Thørsth Bonanza | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by MasterSki on 08-01-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of dansmcd
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden amber body, dense creamy white head with streaky lacing.

S - Fruity hops, grapefruit mainly, sweet sorbet, toffee apple.

T - Hop forward as expected with some pine and citrus touches. Slightly bitter and pleasantly sweet also.

M - Light to medium body, carbonation at the lower end.

O - Nice summery and sessionable pale ale.

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Photo of ADZA
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A-Very hazy orange amber hue with average carbonation that leaves behind a one finger head that forms to a couple of foamy islands on the side and not really any lacing to note.

S-Piney resinous hops,mangoes,pineapple and boiled candy.

T-Alot of sweet mangoes at the start with a touch of pineapple and finished with a touch of pine bitterness but not really its more like a APA to me than a AIPA with the tastes not really helped by this watery mouthfeel.

M-Watery and very light bodied but on other hand easy to knock back on a hot day like today but not a mouthfeel for the beer freak like me.

O-Im glad this only cost me a tenner but since its over 30degreess today ill easily polish it off as its better tasting than water cheers.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.07/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours an orangey-amber, head is whispy and bubbly, thin film mostly without much lace. Slight cloud. OK, not really impressive.

Largely resinous hop notes on the nose. Bitter with floral characters and a sour fruity character - unripe peach, banana, a little bit cloying but enough edge to keep me interested.

Taste is also very light and fruity, lots of banana with light peach and mango notes, all fairly smooth, but it's just one note through the palate. Underwhelming but a decent bitterness on the finish. Could swell more; it's really very subdued for an IPA. Slightly sour, kind of empty.

Bit of a tingle on the feel but mostly just fails to let its presence be felt.

Bit unimpressed and disappointed with this offering. Flavours are OK but just not enough for an IPA. Simple and a bit dull.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Local Taphouse in Sydney for their Mikkeller Tap Takeover.

Pours a bright but hazed light orange colour, with a very full, frothy and very solid head of white. Lacing reaches in fingering steppes up the glass. Decent body. Looks pretty good.

Nose is full and fruity, with big tropical characters and a touch of greenness. It's very pleasant, if not round or completely strong and robust. Not bad though.

Taste is a little rounder from the nose, giving a slight sweetness on which the sharper hops are balanced nicely. Together, they give a pleasant menthol note and a sharpness that cleanses the palate and invites you to take another sip.

Nice beer. A very mild, but very hoppy blend, in some way staying balanced in some paradoxical way. Nice.

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3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Collaboration between Mikkeller and Kihoskh, a beer store in Copenhagen. Brewed with Citra, Columbus, and Sorachi Ace hops. Thanks to Papsø for the hookup. Think this is about 2 months old.

A - A finger-plus of white foam settles to a thick cap, leaving sticky glass-coating lace behind. Retention is excellent as the cap persists as the beer is consumed. Hazed orange body with reddish highlights and plenty of tiny bubbles visible.

S - The initial whiff brings plenty of lemony hops, but subsequent smells reveal more in the way of grapefruit, floral notes, and pine that grows in intensity as the beer warms up. Malt character smells largely of bread and lacks significant sweetness. Reminds me of many East Coast American IPAs.

T - Taste actually reminds me a little of lemonade, but with significant bitterness in the finish. Some light grass and tropical fruit flavors as well. Pretty minimal malt character - mostly yeast and bread. Bitterness is a bit intense for such a low-ABV beer. Could use a little more flavor depth.

M - Zesty but mostly soft carbonation, medium-light body, fairly smooth texture, and lots of enamel-coating hops resins in the finish as well as some dryness.

D - A nice lower ABV summer IPA. I'd have this one again if it were cheap and fresh. I killed a 33cl bottle in under 10 minutes. A nice offering from Mikkeller that I prefer to what we get stateside.

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Thørsth Bonanza from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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