Served chilled from a 12 oz bottle and poured into a pint glass. Pours a golden orange color with a two finger white foam head. Smells are of orange and vanilla. Carbonation is moderate with a medium body. Taste is sweet and of vanilla. The citrusy hops complement the vanilla beans well, and I get hints of peach, mango and grapefruit. The malt is very faint, as the vanilla and citrus overpower it. Aftertaste is bitter and lingering, with a bit of vanilla on the palate.
Overall a pretty solid beer. Anytime I see Mikkeller I buy it immediately. This one was no exception. I had never had an IPA with vanilla before, and think these guys did it the right way.
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