Windy Hill | Mikkeller Brewing San Diego

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4.16/5
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265 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
California, United States
mikkellersd.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Windy Hill IPA dry hopped w/ Mosaic & Simcoe.

Added by GRG1313 on 05-03-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,011
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
265
pDev:
6.25%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
73
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 265 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy dirty orange juice color with a thick cream colored head that falls back to leave generous lacing. Aroma is full of orange juice and other citrus notes. Flavor follows with only the slightest of hop bite on the finish. Feel is soft and smooth. Overall basically just another hazy juicy IPA without anything special to help it stand out. At the price point a one and done for me.

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

Pours a nice looking hazy golden color with a fresh white head. Smell is tropical fruit with mango,papaya,citrus and pineapple. Taste had all tropical hops sweet and ripe with a dose of malts. Very soft moutfeel with very little bitterness. A very good NEIPA,very juicy with hops.

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Photo of Dsharpe02
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BierRunner
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice New England IPA. Not as hazy as I would have thought but dank and fruity with a nice balance. Perfect carbonation and chewy mouth feel.

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Photo of PaleAleWalt
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beersampler6
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very nice, refreshing, flavorful IPA. Nice orange-yellow hazy color with a little residual head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells great, piney and citrus hops. Tastes similarly, along with some floral hops, caramel and malt. Great aftertaste with just the right amount of bitterness. Smooth mild mouthfeel and great carbonation. Very nice, juicy IPA that’s both flavorful and sessionable but it’s just tough to justify the high price tag.

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Photo of smithj4
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikePacheco12
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timmy2b
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hondo
3.38/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Loosecannon
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love it

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Photo of AD17
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnydeBrewin
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring this beer you are met with a hazy, orange straw body with a well-defined white, lacy head. The foam subsides after three sips, forming an island in the glass' center. The 16 ounce can allows you to rejuvenate the head if needed, depending on the glassware.

Pine or citrus zest on the nose.
The taste is adequately representative of an NE IPA. Juicy, yes, but bitter on both the back and front end.

Overall: I'd seek out this beer again, and not just because I bought a four pack. It's great a la carte for a summer night and easily compliments a meal. As an NE IPA, it fits the bill. And yet, it offers more than just juice due to its easily discernable hop profile.

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Photo of DaveCash
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mcmexface
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy but bright golden color with a thick and long-lasting white head. The aroma was there but a bit restrained - some citrus but more berry fruit along with grass and pine needles. Pine up front on the palate, but balanced nicely with some lime-citrus and tropical notes. Even some juniper was in there. Moderately bitter. Dry, bready malt with a clean finish. Enjoyable.

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Photo of BklynBryan
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kitch
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A one pint can with no canned on or best before date. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a big three finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.

Aroma: Grapefruit, citrus rind and peel, orange, mango and passion fruit.

Taste: Lightly bitter and sweet, orange peel and rind, grapefruit, melon, cantaloupe with hints of mango, grass and biscuit malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Quite nice and tasty, but I think I would prefer it even more if it was less sweet.

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Can poured into a chalice

Silky white two finger foam cap, sticky lacings

Hazy orange liquid

Aroma of citrus, tangerine, orange, passion fruit

Taste is citrus hops over malt base

Low sudsing, hop nibble, lingers nicely but doesn’t bite

Good bber

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Photo of cb8282
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heerboth
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grill20
4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Windy Hill from Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 265 ratings