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Mikkeller / Anchorage Invasion IPA

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by VladTepes, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. VladTepes

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    So, thoughts about that?

    I just bought one and wondering should I age it a bit (brett) or dring fresh, because it is still IPA.
     
  2. Thevanpelt

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    I have the same thoughts, I bought the Invasion IPA and The Bitter Monk.
     
  3. VladTepes

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    Yeah, I have that one too.
     
  4. danieelol

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    Sounds sexy
     
  5. drgarage

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    Bitter Monk ages quite well, at least up to a year. The aroma hops fade, but the bittering hops really don't, and they blend well with the amped-up funk and ever-drier mouth feel from giving brett more time to do its thing.

    No idea on Mikkeller Invasion. In theory, it should work similarly, but I think it's an inferior beer to begin with, so I don't know its long-term prospects.
     
  6. gueuzehead

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    Mikkeller Invasion was very hoppy when I had it so I would drink it now. Lots of brett came through in the taste and it smelled like dirty socks, I loved it!

    Drink it now, if you like it enough buy some more and see what it does in 6 months.
     
  7. VladTepes

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    Thanks a lot for replies!

    I certain love brett and also like hops a lot, so I have quite high exceptations. I have also liked a lot other Anchorage beers.

    I just put Invasion to mu fridge. I was really expensive, so probably I won't buy more, even I would like it.
     
  8. Coldstorage

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    Bumping this for some advice.

    Big fan of anchorage collabs. Dont really care for Mikkeller.
    Big fan of gnarly Brett. Worried about the IPA side of things.
    Any chance a 2012 bottle is still going to be any good or is that 100% hopeless at this point..?

    Got a trade offer i'm sorting out. Thanks for any guidance.
     
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    I'd just pick up a bottle or two of this year's batch of Invasion. The Brett character is already coming through really strong and has a bit of that wonderful Anchorage yeast characteristic. Haven't had the 2012 but I'm very confident that the 2014 batch will continue to develop.
     
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    Invasion is one of my favorite brett ipa's. Super balanced and hoppy. I say drink now.
     
  11. VladTepes

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    I drank my only 2012 bottle fresh and I liked it very much. Brett was really strong there, only little bit of hoppiness. So, it was brett bomb when fresh and I think it is brett bomb still now. If that sounds beer you like, then it is good idea to trade it.
     
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