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Quick Pour: Mikkeller Crooked Moon dIPA

Quick Pour: Mikkeller Crooked Moon dIPA Quick Pour: Mikkeller Crooked Moon dIPA 2015-10-02 Eric Schiavo Virginia Pour House Review Mikkeller Crooked Moon dIPA - 93 93 93 Points This big, citrusy hop bomb from Mikkeller is surprisingly drinkable and surprisingly American for a foreign IPA. User Rating: Be the first one !

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12 Beers of Christmas: BrewDog Hardcore IPA (Day 4)

The 4th day of Beermas features a beer from the Brew Dogs in Scotland! BrewDog Hardcore IPA Producer: BrewDog Brewery; Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Beer Name: Hardcore IPA Style: English IPA Price Range: $3-4 / bottle (12 oz) ABV: 9.2% Appearance: Mostly clear amber, fizzy off-white head Aroma: Slight booziness, almost metallic, but hoppy Virginia Pour House Review: The beer pours a mostly clear, brilliant amber that reflects nicely in the light, with a small off-white head. The aroma is typical of English IPAs, hoppy but with a boozy, almost metallic aroma. It is not indicative of a typical West Coast-style American IPA but more similar to an East Coast one. The beer is surprisingly light-bodied despite the 9.2% ABV, but packs a lot of nice hop bitterness. The hops in this one are earthy and combine nicely with the light Maris Otter malts. Despite the hop punch and relatively light body, the malts shine through, …

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Beer Review: Mikkeller It’s Alive!

mikkeller it's alive

I went on a bit of a Mikkeller spending spree recently so you may see a few more of their beers pop up soon. I previously reviewed a couple of Mikkeller’s brother’s beers (Evil Twin) but this will be my first Mikkeller review. This one is called “It’s Alive” and the only information that I have on it is that it’s a “Belgian Wild Ale” and that it’s 8% ABV. Here we go! Mikkeller It’s Alive! Producer: Mikkeller Beer; Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium Beer Name: It’s Alive! Price Range: $14.99/750 ml Style: Belgian Wild Ale ABV: 8% Appearance: Dark straw, almost copper, cloudy Aroma: Straw, grass, sugar, spice Virginia Pour House Review: The beer is a dark amber, cloudy with a foamy white head. The aroma is interesting, with notes of straw and grass, a little sourness from the Brettanomyces, and a sweetness with a little spice hiding beneath. It’s very complex. The taste is …

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