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:
53
Ratings:
253
pDev:
6.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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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

Photo of augustgarage
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tall-boy can into my Moonlight shaped pint glass.

Lightly hazy mango body supports a finger of lasting magnolia soft-peaks. Rocky lacing; excellent retention.

Citrus, passion-fruit, garlic chives, and a faintly catty aroma emerge from the glass.

Spicy, rich, and somewhat resinous palate entry suggesting herb-grilled peaches. Moderately bitter with the focus on hop flavor. At the core there is a sweet note like that of an orange/vanilla float. Grain bill seems diverse with hints of wheat or oats beyond the base malt. Finishes medium-dry and zesty.

Soft yet biting mouth-feel draws you back time and time again.

Falls a little short in the aroma I think, but this is a very satisfying NE-style IPA, and is a good showcase for whatever hops they used (Simcoe and Mosaic perhaps?).

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Photo of jykleo
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good NE style IPA.

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Photo of cmurphy7
3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great summertime easy drinking east coast hazzy IPA with citrus notes. Pours cloudy golden haze with white laced head, notes of citrus and smooth bit sharp bites of hoppy flavors with balanced bready malty backbone.

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Photo of BeerMe8
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heymikew
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

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Windy Hill from Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 253 ratings