Category Archives: Mikkeller San Diego

Mikkeller San Diego When Hazy Met Sally

Brewery: Mikkeller San Diego
Country: USA
ABV: 10%
Style: American Triple IPA
Other Notes: Hop Series

Brewer Description: (from can) Triple dry-hopped, New England style, Triple India Pale Ale.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.86
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 1 pint can with a Julian canned on date of 18066, meaning that it was canned on 7th March 2018, ‘I’ll have what she’s having’. Poured into a tumbler glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark orange colour with a slightly less than two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Over ripe mango, guava, light citrus, dankness, lactose, yoghurt.
Taste: Sweet, mango, apricot, light citrus bitterness, dank, resin, grass with some light alcohol booziness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: This was ok with good tropical fruit aroma and flavours, but the combination of sweetness and light booze together, just wasn’t the best for me.

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Mikkeller San Diego Fruit Face with Cranberry Rhubarb & Orange

Brewery: Mikkeller San Diego
Country: USA
ABV: 4%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Berliner Series.

Brewer Description: (from can) Berliner style Weisse beer brewed with cranberry, rhubarb and orange.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.71
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A one pint can with a Julian canned on date of 32517 (I think, as it was a bit blurred), meaning that it was canned on 21st November 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy pinkish orange colour with a big two finger white head that dissipated quite quickly while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Wheaty, orange, mixed berries with a hint of lemon.
Taste: Tart orange and lemon, wheat, with hints of mixed berries and rhubarb.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: This had nice tartness but just a bit too grainy for me.

Mikkeller San Diego Easy Ryeder

Brewery: Mikkeller San Diego
Country: USA
ABV: 7%
Style: Rye Beer
Other Notes: Hop Series. Keep It Easy

Brewer Description: (from can) Wheat India Pale Ale Brewed with Rye.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.92
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A one pint can with a Julian canned on date of 17355, meaning that it was canned on 21st December 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear copper amber colour with an almost three finger off white head that had good retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, pineapple, caramel malt, rye, pine, citrusy orange and grass.
Taste: Sweet, marmalade, mandarin, orange and pineapple with caramel malt, rye and pine lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Quite a nice Wheat Rye IPA??? (I guess) Although perhaps it felt slightly too sweet at times.

Mikkeller San Diego Waves

Brewery: Mikkeller San Diego
Country: USA
ABV: 7.3%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: IPA w/ Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic, Polaris & Amarillo

Brewer Description: (from webshop description) IPA Simcoe, Amarillo & Mosaic hops. Aromas of dank tropical fruits. Flavor of pineapple and guava with a balanced bitterness.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.7
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: On tap at Mikkeller Bar San Francisco. A 500ml pour into a mini pint glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour, with a one finger white head, that had reasonable retention and left good lacing.
Aroma: Orange, grapefruit, passion fruit and mango with hints of floral and herbal elements.
Taste: Lightly bitter, grapefruit, orange peel, orange juice, pineapple, herbal, pine and grassy.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Refreshing and easy to drink. Worth a try.