Misty Elliott | Mikkeller Brewing San Diego

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4.21/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
New England Style Triple India Pale Ale

Added by superspak on 02-04-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
35
pDev:
11.16%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of mustbeaweasleyy
2.05/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Deceivingly good look, decent mouth-feel, very distracting taste/smell of black licorice.. that's really all I get out of this, really hard to get through and not worth the price tag.

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Photo of DustyBeerz
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky dark orange with thick, soft foam.

Smell is intense with some sweetness morphing into fruitiness and notes of grapefruit, mango and some piney resin.

Taste is powerful, but not intimidating. Again it leads with some sweetness before the onslaught of fruit in the form of peaches, grapefruit and pine. There is a note that I can only describe as chantilly cream, which sounds odd, but works here. Bitterness is nice and soft, as is the finish. Way too easy to drink at this ABV...

Mouthfeel is terrific! Thick and pillowy, with just the right amount of carbonation.

Overall, a truly lethal combo of drinkability and pure power. My favorite triple IPA so far, I think.

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Photo of CreightonSM
3.53/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Just-the-sip
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ah2golf
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MFMB
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange creamsicle like with a fluffy white head. Nose is full of sweet malt, citrus pith and apricots/peaches. Taste has notes of tropical fruits, melon, stone fruits and lemon zest. Beer is very well balanced with a big malty presence as well. Gets a touch hot as it warms. Maybe a bit boozy at the beginning as well but enough flavor going on to detract from that. Medium body. Expected a bit fuller and creamier but it does help make the beer less overbearing. Hoppy slightly bitter finish.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of festizio
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jykleo
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned date: Has in print but could not read. NOT GOOD.
Poured to Birrateque IPA 18OZ Glass on 9/04.
A: Hazy orange and one finger of clouds.
S: Aroma has sweet malty notes + Apricot + pine.
T: ABV10.5%. TripleIPA. Malts tastes in front. Follow sweetness and hops notes.
M:Heavy body and felt alcohol tastes. Creamy.
O:Some excentric note exist and mild sweetness last long time.
Great IIIPA but do not want to drink every time.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really hazy light golden color with off-white head. Aroma has sweet malty notes with sweet lemon and orange notes. Taste is sweet and fruity, malty with citrus notes. A bit astringent, dry with a touch of bitterness on the finish. Quite easy drinking for a triple IPA.

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Photo of EMH73
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy orange with a frothy one inch white head that was well retained and left excellent lacing. Smells of citrus and tropical fruits with a hint of pine. Tastes of mango, tangerine, papaya, orange peel, some lactose sweetness, pine and a bit of oak on the finish. Medium to heavy bodied, medium carbonation, creamy mouth feel, light bitterness.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 8/1/18, consumed 8/30/18

L: Hazy & cloudy orange juice look with a small head that left terrific bands of lacing.

S: Tropical & citrus fruits, peels, and rinds with lesser piney hop notes.

T: Follows aroma, but more fruits and less peels and rinds here.

F: Smooth, on the thicker and heavier side of medium, good carbonation, a bit sweet, alcohol very well hidden.

O: A nice, decent triple IPA. Very drinkable as long as you can deal with the sweet fruit juiciness.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: pours hazy golden yellow. 2 fingers of head with loads of residual lacing. Very nice looking. Haven’t seen many hazy TIPAs, but this looks good.
S: straight fruit. Pineapple, mango, guava, Passionfruit, apricot, papaya, peach, watermelon, pear, and orange all present on the nose. For a triple, I’m not smelling much hops. Literally straight juice.
T: follows the nose. Full of juice flavor, with a slight bitter hoppy finish. Man, all the fruits mentioned above are all present on the taste. On the finish, there is a grassy hoppy flavor with a lingering fruit sweetness. The thing I’m liking is a vanilla-like flavor that is present as well. Can’t taste the 10.5abv at all. This is dangerously good.
F: Medium/full in body with a nice weight. Carbonation is moderate but not overly done. Very nice feel.
O: can’t say much, other than this is my favorite TIPA (New England version at least) that I’ve had yet. Super juicy with a touch of hops. Can’t fully detect the alcohol, which makes it lethal. I’m very glad to have tried. Cheers!

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super beer fruit smoothie action here! Golden yellow-orange and totally opaque with a finger or two of frothy, creamy foam on top... Bursting with tropical and citrus fruits - juicy, ripe and soft... Suggestions of pineapple, mango, orange, and with an orchard fruit blend beneath and some tangy notes of brighter citrus... Super soft and smooth, plush as can be... Leans toward the sweet side with very little by way of bitterness...

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Photo of XanaduBarnes
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Real Misty hazy enjoyed with a movie

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hop_God
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skempner
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: The haziest of hazy. Impenetrable when held to direct light. Thickly golden, like a freshly squeezed fruit juice.
Smell: Cantaloupe, Pineapple, and Mango. Hints of orange rind, and VERY slight pine notes. Heavy on the fruit.
Taste: A conglomeration of fresh fruit notes directly linked to the smell. Immediate hints of Cantaloupe and Mango. Pineapple in the middle. More sour fruit notes pop up at the end, like Clementine and Orange. I'm blown away with how vivid each fruit is. It sticks around and leaves hints of lemon.
Feel: Thick and unsurprisingly, almost pulp-y. It covers your mouth, and sticks around far after consumption.

I'm blown away. This is one of the most delicious things I've ever consumed. As far as New England style IPAs go, this will be hard to top.

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Photo of GratefulNole
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of afroskully
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rare when a 10.5% triple IPA is way too drinkable. This is one incredible beer... aroma is tropical and sweet, taste is still tropical but not too sweet. get yr freak on...

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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Misty Elliott from Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 35 ratings