Haven’t heard of Mikkeller? Well its time you have! Starting in 2006 Mikkel Bjergsø, a math and physics teacher, began experimenting with homebrewing in his home town of Copenhagen.
Today Mikkel Borg Bjergsø exports his micro brewed beer to 40 different countries and is internationally acclaimed as one of the most innovative and cutting edge brewers in the world.
Most recently Bjergsø and AleSmith owner and brewmaster Peter Zien have reached a business agreement in which Mikkeller Brewing will inhabit AleSmith’s old facility after their move to their new 100,000 square-foot tasting and brewing facility. Zien will also remain a partial business partner while Mikkel will continue to brew as he currently does, attacking a wide-range of beer styles including experimental beers and one-offs, taking chances and brewing as the mood strikes him. That said, he is excited about the possibility of packaging his beers in four- or six-packs at a competitive price. But production at that scale will have to wait. Bjergsø’s current focus is dialing in the brewhouse for his purposes and slowly ramping up production once he is satisfied with the quality of the beers being produced. -http://mikkeller.dk/
With all that being said, the Invasion IPA was brewed at Anchorage Brewing Company facility and the particular bottle that we got our long fingers on was a part of the fourth batch brewed in October of 2015.
Appearance: The Invasion IPA pours a very pleasant hazy golden color with a large creamy white head that leaves nice lacing as you enjoy.
Aroma: Very strong smelling beer. Lots of great aromas such as citrus, lemon, and pine combined with rich hops.
Taste: Lots of floral and citrus notes, with a hint of orange peel. Almost a sweet beer with a mild bitter undertone. Very balanced flavor between hops and fruits. Extremely refreshing.
Mouhfeel: Mild to Moderate carbonation level with a sweet taste that has a mild lingering bitterness. Crisp and clean.
Overall: This beer is awesome. Great balance of fruit and hops. Great flavors of orange, lemon, and other citrus flavors that have a sweet tone to it with a small amount of bitterness. Great beer now that the weather is getting warmer. Great anytime IPA! The bottle artwork is out of this world!!
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