Category Archives: American Double IPA

Mikkeller IIPA Simcoe

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 8.9%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Brewed & canned by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij

Brewer Description: (from can) Single hop IIPA – Simcoe

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.47
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 15th November 2017. Poured into a Mikkeller tasting glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Candied pineapple, passion fruit, grapefruit, pine and caramel.
Taste: Sweet and only lightly bitter, caramel, citrus rind, honey, pine and surprisingly strong alcohol especially since it was well hidden with Citra and Mosaic.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Aromas were pretty nice but the surprisingly strong alcohol in the taste was not pleasant on the palate. Not as good as Citra and Mosaic.

Mikkeller IIPA Mosaic

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 8.9%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Brewed & canned by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij

Brewer Description: (from can) Single hop IIPA – Mosaic

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.87
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 15th November 2017. Poured into a Mikkeller tasting glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy dark golden orange colour with a two finger white head with good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Nice pineapple, pine, citrusy orange, peach and hints of caramel.
Taste: Bittersweet candied pineapple, pine and lemon tea on top of sweet caramel malt.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Tasty and enjoyable. Easily the best out of Cascade, Citra and Simcoe.

Mikkeller IIPA Citra

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 8.9%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Brewed & canned by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij

Brewer Description: (from can) Single hop IIPA – Citra

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.58
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 15th November 2017. Poured into a Mikkeller tasting glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark golden orange colour with an almost two finger white head that had decent retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Orange juice, lemon, pine and caramel with hints of mango.
Taste: Bittersweet tangy citrus fruit, orange rind, biscuit malt, toffee and hints of honey.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was nice and enjoyable to drink. Second favourite to Mosaic, and much better than the Cascade and Simcoe versions.

Mikkeller IIPA Cascade

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 8.9%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Brewed & canned by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij

Brewer Description: (from can) Single hop IIPA – Cascade.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.17
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.1

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 15th November 2017. Poured into a Mikkeller tasting glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with a two finger frothy white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Orange juice, honey, pine and caramel with hints of grapefruit.
Taste: Bittersweet orange juice, grapefruit, pine and caramel while at the same time, quite boozy.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: This was one was not really for me. My least favourite of the four single hop IIPA’s that I tried. It was the clear booziness that took away from my fully appreciating this.

Pipeworks Ninja Vs. Unicorn

Brewery: Pipeworks Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA

Brewer Description: Not much info on the can or the official website.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.5
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 14th April 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left great lacing.
Aroma: Very nice tropical mango, peach and pineapple with hints of citrusy orange rind.
Taste: Grapefruit, mango, caramel, bready malt, pine, orange and orange pith giving it a nice bitter finish. There was hints of booze here and there, but this doesn’t take away from how good it tastes.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A very nice DIPA that is balanced and with great flavours. Very close to being a must buy for me.