Glassware: IPA glass.
Appearance: Hazy straw yellow with a foamy 1cm cap forming on top. Gradual reduction sees the head settle to a wispy overlay which still manages healthy lace work on the glass.
Aroma: It reeks of citrus, pine, lemon tart, yellow grapefruit, unripened pineapple and spicy herbs. We’ve let this bad boy settle and still we get hardly any coffee from it. That being said there’s still plenty going on…a cheeky spice-driven rye and the subtle citrus from the yeast. A solid aroma considering the lack of feature coffee!
Flavour: Follows on from the nose with punchy citrus, pine needle, mild grapefruit, spicy hop and a kind of delicate earthiness. It hits a bit of a herbal note mid-palate and goes on to reveal a flutter of the coffee in an underwhelming finish of mild citrus and spice on the back palate.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied. Good co2 levels. The 6.9% AbV has been concealed really well.
Overall: It’s just a big old meh! The coffee is totally MIA which is the most disappointing part. It’s not a bad drop by any means but we have to say it…we were expecting a lot more from Mikkeller!