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 epyon396
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a curious ipa brewed with ginger and pine needles for Christmas time, probably a little bit past its prime. the pour is a pretty clear golden to orange color with an inch or so of thick white froth that laves some spider web lacing as it drinks. the nose is sweet like hop resin, but the bitterness and hop intensity appears to have decayed a bit. the ginger is present, but im struggling to pick out the pine needles in the aroma. the flavor is a big sticky west coast style ipa, lacking mikkellers usual interesting use of yeast. its pretty straightforward with a touch of fresh ginger on the front of the tongue and a faint pine flavor that could easily be attributed to the hops themselves and not the addition of pine needles. the flavor is good and all, I was just hoping for a uch more accentuated pine element. fuller body, sappy and wet from the hops, slow moving carbonation keeps it that way. finish is a little sweet and quite long. I might have liked this more around holiday time and when it was fresh, but for now its a very confused ipa with the alcohol strength boring a big hole right through the center of it. good not great.

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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 Bizoneill
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of GOGRANDE
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of kaelingirl
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of NateMac13
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of KingdomBobcat
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of petluo
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of leftoverburrito
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of gaborcsupity
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of heresy22
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of durlta
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of WesM63
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Kirk
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of lilnicky068
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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

Photo of Parrotshake
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler from Archive, poured into a Rogue pint glass. A handsome burnished gold with a half-inch of fluffy white head. The head disappears right away but each sip leaves a big scattering of lacing on the glass.

The smell is disappointing. A faint whiff of eucalyptus, tangerine and boiled sweets. Not much, though.

A very interesting hop profile on this one. Pine, papaya, eucalyptus, herbs (mint, mostly). Ginger (is there ginger in it?). A little too-sweet malt and some bubblegum, white grape and alcohol in the finish. Different. Compelling. Big lingering bitterness and spice in the finish. Lighter side of medium bodied, right on for this beer. I dig it. Grows on you.

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Photo of Arborescence
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Golden, slightly hazy. Visible (yeast) sediment in the bottle (I didn't pour it in). Pours a massive, thick & white, lasting head.

Aroma: Hoppy and fresh, with grapefruit and floral aromas

Taste: Rich and lingering, light fruity sweetness and somewhat sharp citrus bitterness. Strng yet fresh.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Sticks to the back of the mouth a bit.

Overall: Pretty good stuff, nice change from super heavy Christmas beers, but it still has the kick!

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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

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