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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
India pale ale brewed with wheat and fermented with brettanomyces.

Added by jazzyjeff13 on 04-15-2012

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Ratings:
451
Reviews:
110
Avg:
4
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
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4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Straw yellow color. Finger worth of head on the pour which is light and bubbly. Average to slightly above average carbonation in glass while drinking. Light random lacing.

Smell: Front of the brettanomyces jumps out. Lightly sour, mainly a tart dryness compliments the wheat and prairie grass/straw tones in the front of this brew. Some hops picked up on the back end but no doubt dominated by wheat and brett.

Taste: Hint of some fruit tones pops up first then quickly yields to some dry wheat which is again complimented well by the tartness of the brett. Dry wheat tones continue into the body then surprisingly quick back off the palate. The finish is some light hop fruit tones of lemon and citrus and lingering tartness.

Mouthfeel: Enjoyable transitions of dryness to easier going on the back end. Carbonation is present but plays well with everything going on.

Overall: A unique brew from Mikkeller and Shaun Hill. I didn't know whether to sit on this for a while and hopefully let the brettanomyces develop more or drink it fresh. It was crisp and refreshing with a nice amount of brett character even being so young. Doesn't really feel at all like an IPA as the label states, but who cares. I certainly wouldn't mind a six pack of these during a coming summer months.

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4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours golden yellow with a decent white head, continues bubbling up from bottom of glass
S- Very wheat forward, some noticeable hops, slight brett funk, smells more like Hill's farmstead ales than I imagined
T- Crisp, refreshing, slightly tart, slightly hoppy, tastes pretty saison-y. If this were bottled as Florence or Anna, I wouldn't tell much of a difference. It's very good though.
M- Light on the carbonation, smooth on the palate, lingering malt aftertaste
O- This just recently hit shelves in stores near me, and I'm okay with not having to drive all the way back to Hill Farmstead to try a Hill creation once in a while

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Love mikkeller and the names he comes up with and this was a gift thanks mate you know who you are and pours a dirty yellow blonde with a frothy creamed head and clingy lacing everywhere nice looking and the smell is so inviting to me it's typical Brett mixed with tropical fruit salad,sherbet and freshly torn mandarin leaves it just smells like summer to me and almost reminiscint of the farmhouse invasion IPA,the feel is medium bodied and just a little over carbonated but the tastes of farmhouse funk,Brett,tropical fruit,mandarins,lychee and finished with a bittersweet hit of pineapple and overall it's just what you want on a hot day and another new style that's taken me cheers.

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4.36/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden yellow with little head but great lacing

Smells tart lemon,citrus and hops with a bit of wheat, has a nice bit of bardyard funk as well.

t\Tastes is cirtus hops and a bit of wheat with nice bardyard sourness from the yeast tart, cut grass and lemon peel.this is verry good a nice mix of an ipa and a sour a lot going on here but verry balacned.

Slightly dry, good carbaantion

I loved this beer its is a allmost perfect mix of my two favrite styles.

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