Mikkeller Invasion Farmhouse IPA

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 8%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Anchorage Brewing Company, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Farmhouse India Pale Ale bottled with Brettanomyces.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.65
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.5

Intro: A 750ml caged and corked bottle from Batch #4, bottled in October 2015. Poured into a Mikkeller long stemmed tulip glass.
Appearance: It poured a cloudy golden straw yellow colour with a two finger white head with good retention and left great lacing.
Aroma: Big juicy tropical mango and pineapple, citrus lemon, lemon peel, lime, orange, some brett and funk with a hint of black peppercorn and herbs.
Taste: Quite similar to the aromas with tropical mango and pineapple shouting out followed by lots of citrus lemon and orange, peel and rind. There’s some light farmhouse funk, hay and pepper spice on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Brilliant. Brett doesn’t always work, but it works so well in this Farmhouse IPA. Very nice tropical and citrus aromas and taste that worked well together and coupled with the light farmhouse funkiness was very balanced. The 8% abv just did not feel like it was there and I was drinking it like it was a sessionable beer. A must buy beer in my book.

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