Tiger Baby: Open Windows Open Hills | Mikkeller ApS

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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
Ratings:
180
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.91%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a - poured a two-fingers thick fluffy, light tan head into a tulip glass that left a thin ring and sheeting throughout. the body was an orange-amber color.
s - big citrus nose with passion fruit coming through.
t - big citrus flavors again with some breadiness and grain coming through to balance it out.
m - bubbly and crisp.
o - very pleasant and a big APA i'd go to again.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of elNopalero
4.73/5  rDev +20.1%
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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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have it in good faith that no actual baby tigers were harmed in the making of this pale ale. But for the mangoes and passion fruit- I feel that it is was a blood bath!

The hyper pale ale pours with a density and richness in color that's exorbitant for standard pale ales. But pushing upwards of eight percent, the added malt gives the beer more visual weight as well. Deep amber and copper colors come together for a rather rusty haze. A loosely knit head of ivory foam tops the beer with randomness, interspersed lace, and reluctant staying power.

The balance of fruit and malt come together in a very pale ale kind of way. But the aromas are all heightened to nearly imperial status. Caramel, light toast and biscuit form the first half of the scent while citrus and tropical fruits bring up the rear. Mangoes and passion fruit are more obvious tones of tropical influence but the citrus is all hops.

The beer's delicious taste is equal to its aromas, except more real. The same balance of toasted and caramelized to tropical and citrus holds true. However, the sweetness of caramel and bread crust saturate the front of the mouth while the citrus hop impressions and mango, passion fruit additions give a riper and juicier sweetness. Fruit acidity offers just as much of a balance in finish as do the hop bitterness. Still, the beer balances evenly from early palate 'til aftertaste with tremendous consistency.

Medium, medium, and more medium- this pale ale starts just as creamy and dry as it finishes. Surprisingly for a heightened pale ale, the beer doesn't feel fuller than it does. Creamy carbonation and moderate residual sweetness provides a pleasant upstart that develops into an extended finish of soft sweetness, mild bitterness, alcohol warmth and light fruit acidity.

Tiger Baby is a very pleasant pale ale of high proportions. Though there's really no flaws, there's not a ton to celebrate above the normal prescriptions of pale ales. It's simply a nice and effortless session on all fronts.

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4.06/5  rDev +3%
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle at Beer Revolution 24/9/12 into tulip

A hazed dark orange with lots of slow bubbles feeding a thumbs width of cream colored foam that leaves a few chunks of lace

S VERY tropical nose, grapefruit, passion fruit, guava and mango with a little candied pineapple, has a little Sauv Blanc cat tinkle thing going on that I associate with Citra or Nelson Sauvin, but who knows? Sounds bad but works very well

T some lemon rind and slightly sweet and sour, still good with the same tropical notes from the nose but its lacking the intensity

M a little left behind in the mouth and creamy from the bubbles almost to the point of foam but it stops short, nice tropical notes linger

O hits the spot and sinks like a ship, smells awesome and I have little to complain about in other areas

I didn’t know what to expect and I wasn’t expecting a fruit beer but it was a pleasant surprise. I could drink a few of these but I’ll look for them in the liquor store because 9$ at Beer Revolution is a little steep

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Tiger Baby: Open Windows Open Hills from Mikkeller ApS
3.94 out of 5 based on 180 ratings.
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