Windy Hill | Mikkeller Brewing San Diego

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Windy HillWindy Hill
BA SCORE
4.16/5
Exceptional
221 Ratings
Windy HillWindy Hill
BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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:
#2,185
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
221
pDev:
6.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
54
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 221 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of Sauced4life
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WheelsPSU
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of bcuz7
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexsergio
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjones5045
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Qwest_35
4.61/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of n2185
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sears538
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pour this into a nice pint glass and enjoy, the look is cloudy with a decent head, the body is somewhat heavy but not to filling. Hints of citrus, and a little lemon, backed by some grapefruit and a little malt.

 211 characters

Photo of broadway848
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Telex29
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

FYI this description sucks by beer advocate. It is NOT an American IPA it is a New England style IPA. But I agree with most other reviews on the citrus notes but does have a tad bitter aftertaste from dry hops that's like a bitter grapefruit.

 242 characters

Photo of DFTKRFT91
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBrewsky
3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had really high hopes for this, but I am afraid my can could have been old. No sign of canning date anywhere to be found.
Poured from 16 oz can into 20 oz Sauvin glass.

Look: Murky, light yellow color with plenty of frothy head. Really opaque.
Smell: Slight hop scent, but over powering metallic scent.
Taste: Metallic can taste, with somewhat juicy body. Notes of orange and grapefruit, but very diluted and subtle.
Feel: Feel is favorite part of this beer. Thick, full and frothy. Carbonation at minimum.
Overall: I had very high hopes for this beer. I think my issue was the age of the can. I would like to try again fresh.

 633 characters

Photo of T-34-85
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This batched is hopped with Amarillo and Citra.

Comes in an opaque hazy golden color. Topped by a foamy white head that dies down after a few minutes in a thin film, and leaves streaks of lacing.

The aroma is mango, peach, pineapple, orange pith, honeydew melon, and grass. Softly tropical and citrusy with gentle herbal qualities.

The flavor is ripe peach, mango, and pineapple upfront. Some tangerine and lemon. Then honeydew melon and green grape. Soft, creamy white bread malt. Grass and slight dankness on the back end, offering a touch of herbal bitterness that does not linger. Finishes lightly dry. Some raw dough flavor lingers just slightly.

Feels medium-full bodied, smooth, creamy, moderately carbonated. Flows smoothly across the palate, silky.

A really nice, flavorful NEIPA. Delicious. I love it.

 827 characters

Photo of brentk56
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives cloudy and amber colored with an impressive head that leaves gobs of lacing

Smell: Citrus fruit and pineapple; somewhat lemony

Taste: Pineapple forward, with the citrus building through the middle, lemon first and then grapefruit; crisp, dry finish

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very approachable IPA that goes down quickly

 385 characters

Photo of rob99er
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of YungAnejo
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can normal pour into a Pilsner pint glass produced two inches worth of off-white almost soft head, lots of bubbling, body is almost pineapple juice color, cloudy ofcourse

Leaves behind nice splotchy lacing

Aroma is instantly that sweet orange peel zest followed by pineapple and light grapefruit, slightly dank hop finish

Taste is fresh, but lighter then the aroma would lead on to assume, fresh dank hops up front with a slightly bitter sweet orange finish, I’m even getting a little bread like biscuit

Mouthfeel is light, feels juicy but dries out quickly, heavily carbonated but highly smashable

Overall the aroma is amazing but it seems to lack the fruit flavors to back it up, priced at $11.99 a 4 pack it seems like a fair deal considering the style popularity, will likely try again.

 803 characters

Photo of RMW66
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ziptosa
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Windy Hill from Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 221 ratings