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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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jonj
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lmaduells
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Accustomed to Belgian beers Christmas, I did not like this as a Christmas beer. No heir understood. Cerevsa a correct but meaningless. Inadecuat a beer style Christmas

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

Photo of mds1101
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of junaman
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerbom
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoPeL
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Ginger is subtle but the pine is heavy.

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Photo of jzlyo
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is pine needles,spices and hops. The flavor is pine needles, slight ginger, fruit, spices, hops and a mix of tart,slight heat and bitterness in the finish.

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Photo of leginsh
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of parintele
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MShloss
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of somardivad
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of manfromanotherplace
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timmy2b
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zac16125
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle into a pint glass


A: Dark golden, huge light tan head, dissipates very slowly and leaves lots of lacing. 4.25

S: Very hoppy, lots of pine, equal amounts of citrus 4

T: hoppy, tons of pine, Ginger is subtle 4

M/D: medium body, carbonation appropriate, fairly smooth for the style,p drinkablity is good 4

O: Nice beer, one of the better hoppy offerings I've had from Mikkeler 4

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, best by 02/25/2017 printed on the cap, so apparently this is good for two years LOL. A new holiday big bottle to me from Mikkeller, acquired from the local bottle shop.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a honey gold body, lots of sediment haze visible even in the bottle before pouring. Active carbonation, with three big fat fluffy airy fingers of bubbly white head. Fluffy, with excellent staying power. Heavily clouded with sediment upon further pouring.

S - A very distinct and interesting aroma. Prominent smell of sweet honey, with a minty / herbal smell imparted from the pine needles. Traditional earthy doughy yeast presence.

T - Taste follows much the same path as the nose: lots of sweetened honeyed malts, herbs, mint, and authentic pine needle flavor. Very unique & delicious. I am actually really enjoying this.

M - Smooth, fluffy, & creamy. Very easy-drinking and delicious stuff. Piney, resinous, & bitter, but more attributed to the pine needles than actual hops this time.

Overall, absolutely delicious and drinkable. Would love to see stuff like this available is six packs yearly. A sure winner.

Mikkeller Hoppy Lovin' Christmas -----4/5.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drpimento
4.57/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Super tasting beer with hints of the pine needles and ginger. Lots of frothy head and lace. Incredibly easy drinking. Bit of alcohol warmth towards the end of the finish. Fab brew.

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