Windy Hill | Mikkeller Brewing San Diego

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4.16/5
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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:
#2,189
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
236
pDev:
6.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
59
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 236 |  Reviews: 47
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BFCarr
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 5/10/18, consumed 5/31/18

Poured hazy, cloudy light brown/dirty hay With a nice thick head that left a good amount of lacing. There were a considerable amount of hop boogers at the bottom.

Aroma is mild overall, sharp citrus with lesser notes of tropical fruits. Light but pleasant.

Taste is stronger - zesty, juicy citrus again with some background tropical fruits.

Feel is medium, smooth but not creamy, no real trace of alcohol, easy bitterness.

Overall, solid hazy from Mikkeller SD. Not mind-blowing, but not a lot of noticeable deficiencies either.

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Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grapeshops
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of stoumi
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From Mikkeller Brewing San Diego comes Windy HIll a 7% New England IPA.

This beer pours a hazy, straw color with a big, inviting, white fluffy head that retains an excellent lacing on the glass.

The smell is dominated by citrus and tropical fruit, with a hint of mango, pineapple and orange and a hint of sweet melon.

The taste was a bit sharp on the palette, up front with a hoppy bite that gives way to the usual fruity juiciness found in a NE style IPA. Hints of grass and a lingering hoppy aftertaste combined with a slightly bready backbone.

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

Photo of Pahn
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(mini review) On tap at Stag's Head in Manhattan.

Years of seeing Mikkeller beers languishing unrefrigerated on shelves, with like 30 different varieties that never move, I was hesitant to get this. It's draft though, so this is just bias/superstition...

It feels unfair to judge a Mikkeller "New England" IPA given all the Trillium and Tree House I've been drinking recently... but this is a *solid* new school IPA. Juicy, looks beautiful (like some kind of fantasy cantaloupe juice), nice fruity punch of hops. Mouthfeel isn't perfect, but everything works.

Almost as good as Industrial Arts Wrench. Better than lesser Grimm and Other Half. Better than every Barrier IPA I've had in the last year or two including Money. Not quite VT or best MA tier, but good enough to pay a premium for a fresh pack of cans and not feel bad about it. Would order on tap over most of what NYC has to offer.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JRTowns
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours a very murky honey gold straw color with big white head and lots of lacing. Nose is lots of fruit ,some herbalness and a whiff of malt. Taste follows more or less ,feels thick with a nice bitterness. Very good.

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Photo of Bammer21
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eddiefl
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sauced4life
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | 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

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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.

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Windy Hill from Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 236 ratings