Stateside IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Stateside IPAStateside IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

230 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 10
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at Ørbæk Bryggeri, Ørbæk, Denmark. Some batches are brewed at De Proef Brouwerij.

Ingredients: Water, malt (pilsner, munich and caramunich), flaked oats, hops (chinook, cascade and amarillo) and ale yeast.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 11-12-2006)
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

330ml brown glass bottle with simple green label and unbranded black pry-off pressure cap acquired at a local bottle shop in Budapest, Hungary and served into a Zlaty Bazant .3L pils glass in me friend's gaff in Budapest. Reviewed live, as an IPA - because the label and name clearly identify it as such. 6.9% ABV. No best before date is listed. Cost was 1000 forent.

Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Pours a two finger wide head of off-white colour. Somewhat thin. Inconsistent spotty lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Fairly creamy and thick. Okay complexion and consistency. Above average (~3-4 minute) retention.

BODY: Dark murky copper with faint amber hues. Translucent. Nontransparent. Some yeast particulate is plainly visible about the bottom of the glass. No hop sediment is visible.

It's looking rather unfiltered, which I consider a good thing. It's a pretty standard looking IPA otherwise. I'm optimistic.

AROMA: Mango, tangerine, floral, some nectar, light citrusy zest, and some lightly bitter grapefruit round out the hop profile. Pale malts provide the unobtrusive foundation, allowing the hops to be emphasized. Seems to have a good bitterness/sweetness balance, but these hop choices don't seem ideal - at least not for my personal tastes. A pleasant aroma of mild strength.

No yeast character, spices, alcohol, or off-character is detectable.

TASTE: Citrusy zest, some grapefruity hop bitterness. Assorted fruity hop notes - tangerine and mango, mainly. Pale malts. Floral hop character. Average intensity, duration, and depth of flavour. Has fair complexity and subtlety, but it's not intricate or nuanced for an IPA, and I've definitely experienced more complex layering and better flavour amplitude. It's definitely well-balanced in terms of sweetness/bitterness, but I'm not a huge fan of these choices of hops.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, light to medium-bodied, on the thinner side for an IPA, clean, and perfectly carbonated.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, rough, scratchy, or biting.

Decent presence on the palate. This texture suits the flavour profile decently, but doesn't feel custom-tailored to the taste.

OVERALL: Quite drinkable, and certainly enjoyable. I like it but I wouldn't get it again. It's a nice IPA from Mikkeller but the price point even by Hungarian standards is pretty unreasonable. I'm sure it's fairly priced in Denmark. I could down many in one sitting, but it's far from world class. Worth trying, sure, but only if you can get it fresh.

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Appearance: a bit hazy light amber in colour with quite big white head that lasts long. Nice lacing.

Aroma: a lot of tropical fruits, some malt and unfortunately a bit of rust and iron. Wasn't expecting that from Mikkeller.

Taste: grapefruit, mango, orange, maybe a bit of pineapple and again the rust and iron. Average to high bitterness. Good, but not great.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, (too) high carbonation. Was feeling full half the bottle down.

Overall: The rust and iron in aroma and taste ruined this otherwise great beer. Probably just a bad batch, that's all. BB: 29.10.2015 so it's a fresh one. Don't get me wrong, it's good, very good, and you can actually barely taste and smell that iron and rust, but it's there, and it's ruining this beer for me.

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Stateside IPA from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.