Struise Mikkeller (Elliot Brew)

11.2oz bottle from State Line Liquors. The ratebeer, SM No.12 edition (if that matters).
Rust colored, hazy pour with nice head, and very impressive, sticky lace. Aroma is sweeter than expected, and does not reveal as much hop character as I expected.
Smooth in the mouth, and not too hoppy or edgy at all. Quite a bit of sweetened grapefruit, but also a decent drop of aspirin/herbal content. In that respect, a little reminiscent of a more balanced Masala Mama. Quite sweet in the finish.
Definitely a beer that has been highly influenced by West Coast/American DIPA’s, but still maintains a certain character of its own. Not something that I would be really keen to drink much of again, but nevertheless tasty as a one-off.

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04/27/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 9.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.63
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