Mile HI.P.A.
Wynkoop Brewing Company

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American IPA
Ranked #6,280
Ranked #39,106
3.62 | pDev: 12.71%
Wynkoop Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 83
Photo of DenverHopHead
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the Wynkoop, poured into a pint glass.
Appearance - a hazy, dark gold/orang; some streams of carbonation that lead to a thin white head. Lacing is surprisingly phenomenal!
Smell - tame hops, primarily pine and floral; sweet candy malts.
Taste - far more hops on the palate than the nose would indicate. Nice balanced IPA with the pine, floral and some grassy hops ultimately beating out the sweet, flavorful malts!
Feel - creamy, light to medium feel. Nice bitter finish!
Overall - another underrated CO IPA; the nose isn't as profound as I'd like, but beyond that, outstanding!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a well made but rather generic american ipa. pours golden honey colored with a lacey white head. smells like bitter citrus hops, notes of grapefruit peel are present, backed up by a biscuity sort of malt character. flavor is sticky fresh hops on the citrus end of the spectrum. this was definitely dry hopped aggressively. plenty bitter at the end. mouthfeel is pretty good, lighter body and medium carbonation. its very drinkable, although at wynkoop id suggest mixing it up a bit. overall a pretty nice ipa, but nothing particularly unique.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on draft at the brewery.

Appearance: hazy golden yellow orange color. Somewhat foggy with signs of carbonation and some lacing too.

Smell: citrus and grapefruit up front, some nice bready and biscuity. Bitterness lingers around for a little bit.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, medium carbonation, medium bodied, a little chewy, and easy to drink.

Overall: we came here last year and happy to have some of their beers once again this afternoon.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: single finger head. Nice retention. Tons of lace.

S: wet sock hop aroma which is pungent and malty.

T: nice hop character which is mostly pine oriented. Citrus in the finish.

M:medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: another good wynkoop brew with a complex hop content. If I lived nearby this would be my go-to beer while here.

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Photo of yesyouam
4.19/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Wynkoop Mile HIPA is a hazy golden ale with an off white head that fades to a dense, splotchy film that leaves a dense sheet of foam on the glass. The strong, resiny, pine aroma is very fresh. The smooth, medium body ends with a very dry, astringent finish. It's heroically bitter, like pine resin nectar. The bitter hop oils dominate the flavor from the start and persist long after the swallow. It's a little soapy and there's a hint of orange peel. This is an aggressively hopped American IPA. Only drink it when you're sure you don't need to taste anything else that day.

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Photo of emmasdad
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on tap yesterday at the Wynkoop Brewing Company downtown. Poured a medium golden color with a decent rocky white head. Aromas of citrus, pine and bread dough. On the palate, medium bodied and drinkable, with flavors of citrusy hops, pine and bread dough.

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Photo of ccrida
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught at the brewpub, Mile HI.P.A is a clear brassy gold with a small off-white head leaving decent foamy lace.

Smell is fruity, mango, with some citrus hops, light bread. Smells like an English pale ale with the esters.

Taste is more assertively hoppy then the nose, with resinous pine flavor and a firm, lingering bitterness. Nice malt back bone with plenty of esters as well.

Mouthfeel is crisp, slick and dry, but with creamy carbonation and a medium light body.

Drinkability is good, tasty but could use more hop aroma and taste. Maybe not super fresh, but then again, I'm drinking it at the source...

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Photo of HeroJH
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A real nice extra hoppy IPA. It could probably pass for a double IPA even in my opinion. Quite hoppy and good. I think any hop head could enjoy this.

A - Rich gold color. Big foamy frothy head that left behind real nice lacing.

S - full fresh hops. A lot of pine and citrus oil smell. Some sweet background.

T - Full bitterness range, not too bitter. Very nice citrusy and pine like hop aftertaste. Enough of some body behind it all to carry it through. Tastes strong, but I wasn't sure of the abv.

M - very smooth and a bit viscous. Nice level of carb.

D - Good. It's hoppy but not too hoppy. I had 2 pints.

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Photo of bluetravlr
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice one finger of frothy head with good retention and decent lacing. Golden/yellow coloration.

S: Spicy hops with a clear caramel backbone.

T: Nicely bitter, more so than most standard AIPAs. Citrus, floral, and piney flavors are present with a resinous pine in the forefront. Slight toasty caramel carries through. A tad bit watery.

M: Medium body with a fairly strong resinous feel. Nice carbonation.

D: Tasty and therefore fairly drinkable. I can tell, both by the bartenders comments and my own experience, that this one is up there in ABVs. Still, there is little alcohol presence and just a very strong bitterness.

I must admit that keeping this growler overnight proved to greatly impact this beer. Much of the carbonation was released, and this impacted both the beer's appearance and mouthfeel greatly. For this reason I'm bringing last nights experience of this brew into consideration, and it has influenced this review.

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Photo of shivtim
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper, with a lasting bright white head. Nose is citrus and pine hops. Taste is syrupy pine hop that lingers on the tongue. Somewhat one-noted hoppiness, but it's a good fresh west coast hop flavor. Mouthfeel is decent, as is drinkability. Not a bad IPA from Wynkoop.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on St Patty's weekend. A good looking beer, nice lacing on top of a light golden/amber body. However, the Imperial IPA aspect just doesn't fit. The hops were nice, and this beer is good, but for the style it falls short. Citrus and flower overpower the pine aspect in the taste. And they aren't that strong. Malt characteristics are nice, a I suppose since they are a bit weak this makes it the 2IPA. A good beer, nonetheless, just labeled incorrectly, imo.

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Photo of GilGarp
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at the brewery today.

Color is a hazy pale golden orange with creamy white head. Very nice lacing left behind.

The aroma has lots of fresh citrus and piney hop goodness to it.

Flavor is sweet and creamy with an almost buttery character to it. There's definately a lot of hops going on here but the flavors are sort of muttled together. Pretty well balanced for a DIPA with good levels of sweetness. Finishes with a grassy, earthy, spicy sort of taste.

Smooth, but edging on slick, mouthfeel. Very bitter and potent. As a hop head, I was drawn to it initially by the name but I'm glad I only ordered a sample. That was enough.

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Mile HI.P.A. from Wynkoop Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 83 ratings