Mikkeller ‘Windy Hill’ NE IPA


27459335_809844219199725_331396491039173476_n“Windy Hill IPA dry hopped w/Mosaic & Simcoe”.

Glassware: IPA glass.

Appearance: Conventional cloudy mustard yellow with a whopping three and a half finger head. Excellent retention and lacing for days! Looks superb.

Aroma: While it does offer some breakfast juice notes it doesn’t overshadow. There’s still loads of mango, pineapple, cream, lemon sherbet and hints of grapefruit. Somewhat pithy, getting some orange peel acidity peeking through as it settles. Maybe a hint of pine showing as well. Very nice!

Flavour: Good transition from the nose. Not a huge focus on the fruit juice aspect which allows more pineapple, cream and zesty citrus to come forward. Picking up a subtle white grape acidity with a very delicate and slightly dry cracker malt at the base. Nice well rounded finish with a dry bitterness in the tail.

Mouthfeel: Gelatinous texture, a touch creamy as well. Medium body and co2. Well behaved bitterness (70 IBU) and booze (7% ABV).

Overall: Brilliant interpretation of a NE IPA. Pulling that fruit juice back a fraction to let some of the other hop flavours and aromas in to the mix. Top notch drinking.