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750 mL (synthetic) corked & caged, dimple-bottomed, brown bottle. Silver foil adorns the top. It came from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA a few weeks ago.
Pour is a mid-orange body (slight haze) with a high, frothy, cream soda/float like head. Lace is random. Decent retention.
The nose suggests (like the color) a dry-hopped IPA with some floral bitterness and a touch of brett. Drinkability is slow for me at first, but improves slightly as the bottle is consumed.
The tastes replicate the nose. To me, this is a very dry beer with essentially the feel and taste experience of a simple, American IPA. It’s labeled as a “Belgian Wild Ale” and categorized on BA as a BSPA (which it ISN’T), but to me it drinks more like a Belgian IPA, and to be honest you’d be better off swapping “American” for “Belgian”. The brett IS there, but to honest is feels like an afterthought. Finish is a little harsh and repeats the dry-hopped, bitter nature of the beer.
Think “American IPA” and I think you will be less surprised than I was in terms of what’s in the bottle. To be honest, not really my cup of tea and I felt a little let down.

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07/06/2009
Brewery:
Mikkeller
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.43
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