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Tiger Baby: Open Windows Open Hills | Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
3.89/5
Very Good
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:
#9,390
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
180
pDev:
11.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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3.84/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of elNopalero
4.73/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Saw this listed as Tiger Baby. Had no idea about the extended title.

This pours a light pale orange-yellow in color with great foaming. It has a simply amazing aroma, followed by an incredibly vibrant flavor. I pick up a lot of citrusy and tropical fruit on the nose, with passionfruit, guava and mango being the most distinct. The flavor is lightly bitter with this great tropical fruit flavor and finish. Hoppy enough to satisfy my IPA-itch, while floral and fragrant enough that I’d share it with those friends who could care less for any IBUS. Fantastic.

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Photo of Morey
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of ehammond1
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Cloudy burnished orange and yellow with a small, eggshell colored head that eventually leaves regular lines of lace down the glass.

The aroma is quite pungent and certainly fruit-forward. It also happens to be the best aspect of this beer. The mango and passion fruit really do shine in an authentic, vibrant way, along with some sweeter citrus candy notes and some caramel and mild pine.

The flavor too is fruit forward with a moderate level of bitterness, candy sweetness, a touch of pine, and some very minor medicinal notes, though they are not distracting.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Certainly my favorite hop-forward beer I've had from Mikkeller--by a long shot.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy copper-orange with a finger of frothy, slightly off-white head. Fades normal.

S - Grapefruit, citrus, pine hops, mango and passionfruit, caramel and bready malts, lemon zest.

T - Grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, grassy hops, some lightly resiny bitterness, passionfruit and mango, sweet caramel and bready malts, and some lemon zest.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, dry, and lightly bitter finish.

D - Nice fruity pale ale. Good hop and malt balance.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a rich looking amber with half an inch of a creamy, off-white head that fades quickly. The nose is quite bitter with big notes of tropical fruit and alcohol. It has a surprisingly hoppy aroma despite the fruit addition, but this is not uncharacteristic of the style. The fruit is far more pronounced in the taste (compared to the nose) and even more so when the beer is given a chance to warm. There is a slight acidity from the fruits giving this beer an interestingly dry mouthfeel. The body is rich, but there is plenty of carbonation to make it refreshing as expected when drinking an APA. The aftertaste is slightly tart, bitter, sweet, and semi-dry...at the same time. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer and also mikkeller's take on an APA that incorporates some of the actual fruits which many attribute to the various hop profiles seen in APAs today.
And surprisingly this beer is pretty well priced!

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3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pinkish orange with thick, dense cream colored head, much of which sticks around for the whole glass. Smell: passion fruit, sugared mango and more pale malt sweetness, light musty graininess, stonefruit note. Taste: pale malt sweetness, biscuit note, passion fruit throughout the sip, citrus peel, lemon, finishing tangy / snappy. Medium bodied, creamy + fluffy feel, drying + semi sticky finish. Tasty.

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Photo of rarbring
3.08/5  rDev -20.8%
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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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.29/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.46/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tiger Baby: Open Windows Open Hills from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 180 ratings
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