Mikkeller ‘Inked’ Hazy IPA



Glassware: IPA

Appearance: Opaque mustard yellow with two fingers of well retained head on top. Beautiful cascading lace clings to the glass as we imbibe.

Aroma: Quite interesting. Very dry and musty, almost funky. The doughy, white bready and oaty malts take centre stage and the pithy citrus hops are working in the background. Sweeter tropical fruits like green mango, unripened pineapple and orange coming through with a leafy/herbal component hinting at vines and shallots. Certainly different we’ll give it that.

Flavour: Much more of the fruit profile coming on – sweet citrus, unripened pineapple and mango. This herbal and leafy character is rather prominent too. White bread, oats and wheat grains getting amongst it as it finishes on a dry, herbal/leafy and semi sweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth but chalky and mineraly texture. Medium body, finely carbonated with that 6.6% ABV very well concealed.

Overall: Kind of in two minds with this one. It’s nice and smooth but the aroma and flavour profile is just…well…strange. We’re putting it down to this combination of musty dryness and leafy herbals. Not sure if they work in our opinion.