Sunday, 1 December 2013

Beer Advent Calendar 2013 Day 1- Mikkeller Crooked Moon Tattoo dIPA

Good evening all. It's been quite some time since I wrote one of these blog posts and quite a lot has changed; I'm now living up in Nottingham working as an analytical chemist but still finding time to enjoy the finer beers in life, which has lead me to realise that it's already the first day of December and I should probably try and do another beer advent calendar at the very least. I haven't intentionally sourced any of the beers that I'll be reviewing and I'll probably be a bit rusty for the first few, but it's a good excuse to drink a beer a day in the run-up to Christmas. First up is Crooked Moon Tattoo dIPA, a double IPA from Mikkeller (Copenhagen, Denmark). Review after the pic....

Crooked Moon Tattoo dIPA (9.0% ABV) pours a hazy orange/sunset colour with an inch of head that maintains itself well over the course of the beer. The nose is more subtle than I was expecting but still packs a decent amount of grapefruit, caramel, pine, some vinous notes and a hint of funk in the background. The hops eventually show themselves during drinking, with plenty of tropical fruits, lip-smacking bitterness and enough sweetness to balance everything out. Great mouthfeel and conditioning on this one too, making it dangerously drinkable- mine certainly didn't last long! Another solid DIPA from the ever-consistent Mikkeller, with enough resinous quality to ease anyone into the Christmas spirit!

1 comment:

  1. welcome back to blogworld and what a good beer to begin with! well done on the degree-relevant job too!