Invasion Farmhouse IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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Invasion Farmhouse IPAInvasion Farmhouse IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by HuskyinPDX on 08-04-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
298
Reviews:
63
Avg:
4
pDev:
11%
 
 
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14
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Photo of biboergosum
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml, caged and corked bottle - why shouldn't we review this here? It was brewed and packaged at Anchorage, right? Why am I reminded of that Simpsons episode where they get a huge Olmec head as a 'gift' from Mr. Burns when I look at the label?

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden straw colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and somewhat fizzy eggshell white head, which leaves some sparse and sudsy island group lace around the glass as it gently sinks away.

It smells of funky Brett, um, funk, further sort of sour yeast, muddled domestic citrus rind, hard to focus on grainy and bready pale malt, estery bubblegum, and more leafy, weedy, and piney green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, just a hint of disjointed caramel sweetness, a more evenhanded Brett funk, sweaty blankets, warm-seeming blood orange and white grapefruit flesh, musty and overripe pineapple core, and the same fresh earthy, leafy, and piney hoppiness last enjoyed in the aroma.

The carbonation is fairly assertive in its testy and rough-edged frothiness, the body a solid medium-heavy weight for the style, and way more smooth than I had any right thus far to expect - so, well - good! It finishes off-dry, the fruitiness of the hops thankfully keeping any lingering funk duly at bay.

Well, at least this thing progresses - yeah, the complex funk really brings it right off the bat, but cedes some control to the other heady essences as time marches on, i.e. the base IPA gets its time in the metaphorical sun. At any rate, this is a big, strange, and weirdly satisfying brew, even for those of us who can't fucking understand the current fascination with Brettanomyces', er, 'invasion'.

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Photo of jonj
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jimmygord
4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shawnxa3
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jacklyn459
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LoveStout
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of E190DRVR
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Batch # 4. Bottled 10/2015

Pours a hazy golden-yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediment are seen suspended in the beer after the pour. Smell is slightly sour with citrus fruit, citrus juice, tropical fruit, earth, Brett, funk, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour tropical fruit, citrus zest, earth, Brett, and funk flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness and acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a great use of Brett that works super well with the base beer.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of nakedasajbird
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hermit990
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kplummer82
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 10/2015. Pours slightly hazy golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big grapefruit, lemon/orange peel, lime, pineapple, peach, mango, peppercorn, pine, citrus rind, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, floral, grass, light leather/musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, lemon/orange peel, lime, pineapple, peach, mango, peppercorn, pine, citrus rind, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, floral, grass, light leather/musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange peel, lime, pineapple, peach, mango, peppercorn, pine, citrus rind, hay, straw, floral, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from carbonation, bitterness, and yeast spiciness as well. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately sticky, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding Belgian IPA! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Derek
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HiWire
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy lemon yellow with 2 finger head. Smells touch sour and bubblegum. Light mouthfeel. Tastes of bubblegum and hops at front of sip, finishes with a moderate bitterness. Don't really taste much of the brett, complex amount of stuff going with the smell and taste together. Would drink again as a finisher.

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Photo of jbaker67
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dwagner003
4.69/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding beer, like everything that comes from Anchorage. Straw yellow with some slight haze. THE SMELL!! Smell is outrageously funky and wonderful. Tons of citrus, and farmy funk. Taste is much of the same, with a great dry, bitter hop finish. Could drink everyday.

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Invasion Farmhouse IPA from Mikkeller ApS
4 out of 5 based on 298 ratings.
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