Hoppy Lovin' Christmas | Mikkeller ApS

Hoppy Lovin' ChristmasHoppy Lovin' Christmas
BA SCORE
78.5%
Liked This Beer
3.95 w/ 246 ratings
Hoppy Lovin' ChristmasHoppy Lovin' Christmas
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ADZA on 11-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
246
Liked:
193
Avg:
3.95/5
pDev:
10.13%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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2.2/5  rDev -44.3%

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2.39/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.12/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the brewery

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a beige colour head of slight cream, okay thickness, and decent retention. Body colour is a transparent pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Good. Hoppy with floral character. Nectary. Citrus injection. An above average strength aroma.

T: Floral hop notes, nectary hops, some orange citrus notes. A bit simple for the style, but balanced and enjoyable. Pale malts.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Complements the flavour well. Good carbonation and palate presence.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. Hides its ABV well. I wouldn't get it again, but it's a tasty refreshing flavorful IPA.

Low C+

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Photo of chrismattlin
3.23/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.28/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Yep! Did it again. Out of a bottle at tha joint - The Playground in Downtown Santa Ana, CA.

Yeah, so the Great Dane done brewed him some spruce juice. N yeah, Raul had some. I get it; a lil different, a lil crazy, a lil good. But that makes Raul think; yeah, it's aite. Yeah, it's defi different. But overall, it don't make Raul want to come back.

Glad Raul tried it, but peace!

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3.34/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzeilinger
3.36/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Pours a clear, medium orange color with moderate carbonation and a dense one fingered frothy head.

S - Aroma is weak - light oranges, caramel, and floral.

T - Light caramel and pine with some light orange tang at the very end with mild pine bitterness, overall well balanced.

M - Medium body with mild carbonation and a smooth finish.

O - Meh. Mikkeller continues to disappoint, especially for the price point.

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3.36/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An off-white billowy head fills up the tulip quickly; jumping beyond the rim with a flurry of bubble activity. After a slow fade a significant lacing is all that is left atop the this pale orange brew.

Has a striking herbal and citrus hoppiness to the nose. Tastes malty and grainy with the bitterness enveloping afterward. A little gummy sweetness at the bottom and some light fruits at the end. Aroma and flavor profile is quite nondescript.

Medium bodied with little to no discernible alcohol heat. Goes down way smooth for a DIPA.

Nothing to get worked up about here either way, and sometimes playing it safe is the best approach.

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3.42/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.44/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Teku glass. Bottle. Amber/orange like with thin to medium, semi-densed, white head, which dissapears fast. Poor lacing. Aroma of caramel and little toasty, in the background maybe honey. Hops aroma is not so noticable mainly some rasin and floral aroma. The taste in the beginning sweet and mild, but quickly it comes with medium bitterness. It becomes most intensed in the middle of degustation with nice hoppy aftertaste. Light to medium body, thin texture, medium carbonation. Finish is bitter and dry. In overall solid IPA, little bit too mild because. It could be nicer if the aroma is more intense.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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Hoppy Lovin' Christmas from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 78.5% out of 100 with 246 ratings
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