Crooked Moon Tattoo | Mikkeller ApS

Crooked Moon TattooCrooked Moon Tattoo
BA SCORE
90.3%
Liked This Beer
4.09 w/ 165 ratings
Crooked Moon TattooCrooked Moon Tattoo
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by flyingpig on 04-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,176
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
165
Liked:
149
Avg:
4.09/5
pDev:
8.56%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of epyon396
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.66/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle, nothing about any 'tattoo' on mine, but the label's the same.

This beer pours a rather hazy, medium golden apricot colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat shiny ecru head, which leaves some broad swaths of chunky, sudsy lace around the glass as it lazily bleeds off.

It smells of sharp, sugary, and bitter orange and white grapefruit, further muddled melon and pome fruit notes, grainy caramel malt, gritty, and mildly phenolic yeast, and a not so subtle hovering and menacing booziness. The taste is rather sweet caramel/toffee malt, more complex and complicated tropical, citrusy, and melon fruitiness (don't have the inclination to detail them all here - suffice it to say, it's a veritable fruit salad), a weirdly evolving yeast acridity, some lesser piney and leafy hop bitters, and a still loitering and kind of bothersome alcohol heat.

The bubbles are fairly active in their gentle, lilting frothiness, the body a solid medium-heavy weight, and mostly smooth, the alcohol sort of poking and prodding at one's various palates just a bit too much. It finishes on the sweet side, fruity, malty, and yerp, boozy.

A big, brash, and brawny DIPA, for sure, but its ability to rein things in, and show maybe a little balanced elan, are sorely lacking - too much heat, which overrides the pretty heady and enjoyable fruitiness of the laundry list of hops employed. Not bad, but not something I would order another of, given a choice.

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Photo of HiWire
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DinoBlueShoes
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tdenham
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wfairfld
3.27/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Heavy orange pour. Fruity nose. Wispy head. Heavy carbonation. Tropical fruity spice burst with sweet malty caramel middle and bitter acrid boozy linger.

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Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkhara12
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnParadee
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmeGT
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Too malty for my tastes

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Photo of Seamus
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dataylor21
3.32/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baggedlunch
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of broadway848
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nat1975
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dukeandduke
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2/11/15 - Monk's Pub (Chicago) Draft -Nice mixture of fruity hops and a taste of caramel. Tasted somewhat bitter, yet smooth and enjoyable to drink. Strong flavor and texture is a reason I liked this offering. Well done Mikkeller and hope to find additional offerings from this brewer down the road.

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Photo of murillolopes
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WesM63
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Billquirk
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShowerBeers
3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crooked Moon Tattoo from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 90.3% out of 100 with 165 ratings
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