Tiger Baby: Open Windows Open Hills | Mikkeller ApS

Tiger Baby: Open Windows Open HillsTiger Baby: Open Windows Open Hills
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3.89/5
180 Ratings
Tiger Baby: Open Windows Open HillsTiger Baby: Open Windows Open Hills
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named after a Danish elelctro pop group Tiger Baby and its third album 'Open Windows Open Hills'. To celebrate the release Mikkeller and Tiger Baby brewed a special 'Open Windows Open Hills'-IPA, which matches the melancholic pop songs.

Added by Phyl21ca on 02-02-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,935
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
180
pDev:
11.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A clear amber brew, an off-white rather small head, little lacing but good curtains.

The smell has sweet passion fruit, tons of it, tropical fruits in general, nettles and grass.

The taste starts with surprisingly unsweet, then a sourness that is not entirely pleasant, old lime juice, grape-fruit seed and peel bitterness.

Little carbonation, thin body, a watery feeling, very dry finish.

Had expected more from Mikkel, but even the sun has spots.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber with a fading head.
Nose shows heavy tropical fruit, but seemingly more from hops than actual fruit, with an accompanying grapefruit and pine character.
The fruit isn't evident as a flavour, focussing more on pine, grapefruit and some grainy malt.
Carbonation is too high.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Classy label.

Appearance - Hazy orange. Big off white head. Great surface foam. Minimal lacing.

Smell - Great fruit aroma. More mango than passion fruit. Grainy backdrop.

Taste - Much less fruity. A bit of mango up front, but drops off to just grain after that. Mild bitterness. A hint of earthy hops.

Mouthfeel - Very grainy. Light tasting for 8%.

Overall - A disappointing transition from nose to taste. Its flavor is just dull

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3.36/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle, BB 15/02/2015, served gently chilled in a straight imperial pint glass. Notes: the back label specifies that oat, mango and passion fruit are used in this brew in addition to one’s usual suspects.

A: pours a murky, dark amber to light copper colour, coming with a slowly dissipating off-white foamy head and very restrained carbonation.
S: tropical fruits (guava and dried mango) and sweetened semi-toasted tea join force to deliver a fruity and subtly malty aroma, added with a real, sharper tinge of passion fruit (from the real fruit instead of hops?!); given a good swirl, the rather deep dirty-cloth-like pale malts sink in, along with intensive earthy and sprigy hoppiness as well as even thicker fruitiness as of passion fruits and mango juice extract. All in all, the aroma seems to accommodate the lively exotic fruity aroma from hops and the deeper characters from the real juice extract (I guess).
T: rather dry, earthy, sharply savoury- and acidic-bitter, and leather-ish yeasty upfront, coming with very restrained contributions from malts and fruity hop flavours really, as if the yeasts have consumed everything in addition to sugars in the wort; the rather chewy, bitter-herbal hop bitterness and old-leather-ish and intensifyingly dry yeastiness prevail in the aftertaste, where old citrus-peel-ish bitterness presents in the most unexpected manner, in that the stinky side comes slightly more than necessary. To my surprise, mangos and passion fruits do not seem to leave a deep-enough mark following the fermentations, not even in the form of aroma. Instead, the super lengthy and deepening hop bitterness is tuned at such a high level, that the palate is rendered so… dry as if a cup of Chinese herbal medicine has been offered in place of a pint of IPA.
M&O: lightly effervescent on the mouthfeel, this is a medium-minus bodied, highly-attenuated, yet overly yeasty-tart/acidic and highly unbalanced/unusual bitter beer. I can’t find much to enjoy from this glass, really, and I can’t help wondering if the yeasts’ continuing work in the bottle has killed off those more pleasant characters this beer was meant to deliver?

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Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 180 ratings
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