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Kihoskh IPALOT

Rating: 3.7

A final Danish beer for a while now, this one was yet another Mikkeller offering that I managed to try whilst in Copenhagen last month and it was the final beer from the country that I managed to try on my trip; it was my penultimate beer from the trip though, a review of my first Finish beer will follow soon after this one. The beer is the second of two beers I managed to try from Mikkeller that was brewed in collaboration with the Kihoskh store that was located near our apartment in Copenhagen and one that follows on from their Kihoskh Brown Braids Ale that I reviewed here previously. Although it might be my last Danish beer for a while now, Mikkeller have pretty good distribution in the UK so it shouldn’t be too long before I grab something else from them again. This one is an American IPA style offering that I actually tried on my last morning in Copenhagen that thankfully it proved to be a relatively refreshing beer to enjoy that early in the day; here’s what I thought of it.

Kihoskh IPALOT

Appearance (4/5): This one poured a hazy, golden-yellow colour and was topped with a half centimetre tall, white head that had a frothy texture and broke up slowly over the course of the opening minute to leave a touch of lacing on the glass.
Aroma (7/10): Fresh and quite light on the nose, there was some pleasant lemon and citrus notes to open things up alongside some touches of fruit that sat in the background. The beer hinted at some sweetness and there was some apricot and peach coming through alongside faint notes of coriander. Quite a zesty aroma overall, the beer had some orange smells and a few grassy hops in there too.
Taste (7/10): Following on from the nose, the taste opens up quite fresh and zesty with some good floral hops in there and a lot of lemon/citrus flavours. There was again some fainter orange showing as well as the grassy hops from the end of the nose and I got some hay in there too. Towards the middle some light, pale malts came through and there was a touch of lime with peaches and a faint pine bitterness making itself known towards the end.
Palate (4/5): Medium bodied, maybe just a touch lighter and coming through with quite a fresh, lively feel thanks to the citrus. There was a nice tang to proceedings and overall it was a well carbonated, crisp and zesty beer with a faint bitterness towards the end and a few floral touches as well.

Overall (14/20): Quite a fresh and lively beer with strong carbonation and a crisp, zesty flavour that helped things down. The beer was dominated by citrus flavours although the odd tropical fruit did manage to sneak through and the balance wasn’t too bad really. Definitely not an overly complex beer but it was interesting and drinkable whilst also proving itself better than the Kihoskh Brown Braids Ale I tried previously

Brewed In: Copenhagen, Denmark
Brewery: Mikkeller
First Brewed: 2013
Type: American IPA
Abv: 6.3%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: Kihoskh (Copenhagen)
Price: 28 Danish Krone (approx. £3.08)

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