Thursday, 8 October 2015

Mikkeller Green Gold American-Style India Pale Ale

Mikkeller Green Gold American-Style India Pale Ale is a tasty ale brewed in Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium, at De Proef Brouwerij by Mikkeller. Pretty punchy at 7%, this beer comes in 330mL bottles. It's a hazy, ruddy copper ale, topped with a sexy cream head. There is a stanky, resinous head that manages to smell pretty boozy. It's an extremely bitter brew that leans heavily toward the dank and resinous side of the hop spectrum. There's also a slightly yeasty tang to give is a definite Belgian vibe.

Green and Gold is a quality IPA, though not quite as bouncy and playful as I was expecting it to be. It's a somewhat dour take on the style, without the bright evergreen or grapefruit notes that tend to characterize my favourites. There is, however, an excellent amount of alcohol that shows itself in just the right way--neither bashful nor braggart.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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