Stateside IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 178
Hads: 237
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 10
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sammy on 11-12-2006

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.
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Photo of corby112
4.97/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear golden amber color color with a huge foamy white head. Beautiful aroma dominate by earthy and citrus hops with a sweet caramel malt presence. Perfectly balanced with huge citrus hoppy flavor up front followed by sweet maltiness and a dry, bitter hop finish. Excellent! (282 characters)

Photo of bonbini26
4.82/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oh my, one of the best IPA's ive ever had out of a bottle. Such a nice hop balance. Huge citrus, pine, grapefruit notes. Hits every part of your tongue and the best part is burping up this beer an hour later. Hopheads will fall in love with this beer. Props to a brewery in Denmark to hit the nail on the head on an American style brew. (336 characters)

Photo of roan22
4.72/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Seeing the attractive, [now familiar] bright, green-striped label immediately makes me want to buy it. I know its gonna be piney and resiney as hell...and it is! Its also got notes of spicy pepper [mmm], and citrus...and its boozy!

But the best part is the sharp pine bitterness that lingers on my tongue an impressively long time...this is my favorite characteristic of a classic American piney/resiney/citrusy IPA.

Import price=$13! I am definitely thankful that I have access to Mikkeller beers however. (510 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.62/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a good blend of piney hops, caramelized malts and fruity citrus.

T: The taste starts out with a strong burst of hops bitterness. Then sweet flavors of citrus and caramel come in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and overall there's a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent beer to drink for a whole evening as it has enough substance, flavor and strength so that you wouldn't need to look for something else. (873 characters)

Photo of beereality
4.57/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured half a bomber vigoursly into an imperial pint. big suddsy head, good lacing. looks very nice. dark golden. WOW hops galore. super nice.yummy, crisp dry, very dry, hoppy, with a clean finish. it reminds me of alpha king with a kick. I love this beer. kinda pricey, but would buy again. (291 characters)

Photo of gabe23
4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Very deep amber color - quite dark for an IPA. Huge tan head that hangs around for the duration, and leaves copious amounts of sticky lacing behind.

S - Citrus hops aroma is most noticable, but there is a significant caramel malt presence as well. Definitely milder than some of the hop bombs that I've had, with a sweet fruitiness that I found to be really inviting.

T - Bright grassy, citrusy hops on the start, with sweet malt balancing it out very nicely. There is a touch of metallic taste, leading to a dry and mildly bitter finish. This is a hoppy IPA, but not one that assaults your tastebuds.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a touch of mouth-coating oilyness.

D - This is a wonderful IPA that I could drink all night. I likely won't do that anytime soon because of the ABV and price, but I will buy this one again. If you're a fan of nicely balanced IPAs, you owe it to yourself to try Stateside IPA. If you're an 'all hops and nothing but hops' IPA drinker, you might be better off passing this one over. (1,033 characters)

Photo of WesWes
4.54/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a dark gold/amber color with a thick creamy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is perfect. It has a very bitter hop scent that makes a huge initial impact. The malt bill is well balanced with pale, Carapils, and bisquit malts. The taste is great. This is a truely great beer. It's well balanced with excellent malt and hop character. It's creamy and easy drinking. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a very good IPA. I'm a huge fan of bisquity beers that are well hopped. This goes there and beyond. (577 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another stellar offering I was able to snag recently. I really have been running through their lineup very quickly as of late. This was one I was excited to try as I had really heard some good things. Served cold and poured into a large pint glass, this one was consumed on 09/01/2009.
 
The pour was just what it should be with a rich and hazy copper tinted amber color. Light carbonation could be seen struggling its way to the top to reinforce what could only be described as a mountainous and rocky head that covered every inch of the glass. Thick lacing dripped down the sides throughout the session, really very nice looking example of the style. Rich citrus hops dominate the profile. Bright mix of grapefruit and sweeter notes that were akin to pineapple are really pushing their way forward here. Warming brings out some sweeter notes but still the deep hop profile easily overcomes all other notions and leaves that fresh aroma clinging to the air. Deep, resin filled flavor floods the mouth on the first sip. Very nicely done here with a medium body that comes across just right. Nice carbonation is lively all the way till the end allowing deep resinous and citrus hops to really explore the palate. Grapefruit is leading the charge here by a mile and really pulls the who thing together quite nicely. No hint of the 7% abv to be found here at all and this went down far too easily for something of its caliber.
 
Overall as solid as the day is long. I could enjoy this one over and over again and not tire of it. Score another one for the boys, they are really something else with their IPA's/ (1,612 characters)

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I like the label on this bottle, with the Mikkeller guy is wearing a green turbin and the modern simple design.

The pour reveals a slightly turbid glowing orange liquid with a few meandering bubbles noticeable and a sticky, frothy head. The head doesnt last too long but manages to muster up lots of lace patches. The understated aroma is citrus hops mixed with toffee and shortbread. The nose is deceptively balanced. The first sip releases a burst of white grapefruit, under ripe and extremely bitter. Bitterness builds and thick pine resin shows as the beer warms. A vague soapyness described by another reviewer is also noticeable, but not unpleasant. Malt is very minimal throughout. The finish is eminently bitter and lasts for hours, coating my mouth with sweet, sweet lupulin. The mouthfeel is medium and light on carbonation.

A fantastic hop forward IPA. Like concentrated grapefruit extract. Is it worth the hefty price tag? Only one way to find out. I think so. (974 characters)

Photo of albern
4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer for hop heads. It pours a slightly orange copper, a bit hazy, and what a head on this ale! This beer has a very thick, prodigious, off white head that retains about as well as any beer I've seen. The lacing is impressive as well. The smell is oily hop esters, some bready malts, some hoppy floral notes too. The taste is very robust, full bodied, and hoppy. You'll find lots of hoppy resiny tastes, some mint hop as well. There is a dry bready, thick malty character to this beer that completely complements the hops. This is a great floral hoppy beer, just thick, warming, bready, in all of its full bodied robustness. This is very drinkable but there is slightly more aftertaste than I would have preferred, but eminently enjoyable nonetheless. L'Chaim. (770 characters)

Photo of GbVDave
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint.

A: Pours a nice and bubbly bright orange. Capping this is a slightly orange colored 2 1/2 finger head. The head recedes quickly to a foamy skim that leaves a nice coating of lace.

S: Damn! A surplus of citrus and piney aromas along with toasted caramel malt. Lemon, orange zest, grapefruit and sweet caramel malt.

T: This is just about a perfct balance of bitter and spicy hops, toasted malt, and caramel malt.

M: Bitter, peppery hops, that tingle the lips and tongue, are tempered expertly by the dose of malt in here.

D: Probably the best drinking AIPA I've ever had the pleasure of drinking. Everything fits together perfectly. Seek this out at all costs. (719 characters)

Photo of jera1350
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden orange color with a decent head that is filled with both large soapy bubbles and tiny fluffy ones. Leaves some sticky lace.

Amazing smell not too much unlike a pina collada. Lots of citrus and pineapple, some coconut. Absolutely delicious smelling.

This hop combination is awesome! Sweet and juicy hops. Very sweet and ripe citrus, pineapple, tastes like their is some candi sugar to. I'm sure it's not, but has that presence. Nice amount of sweet malt for backup.

Medium body with a mostly smooth feel. Some prickly carbonation that even feels a bit creamy.

Tastes pretty close to a DIPA, drinks like an IPA. I'm sucking this one down with ease. Great hop profile and overall beer. (701 characters)

Photo of HotHabanero
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Pours hazy with a deep yellow body with an off-white head. It has a very complex, hoppy aroma, with orange and citrus fruits. Very hoppy and grassy flavour, fruity with lemon, grape, orange and apricot notes. Full bodied. It has a very long and bitter finish. Very tasty! (279 characters)

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 fl oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear, orange color with a huge off-white head that left lots of lacing.

S - sweet citrus hop aroma.

T - bitter citrus taste upfront is balanced out with a sweet caramel malt flavor on the back end.

F - medium bodied, silky smooth.

D - smooth, easy drinking brew.

Skaal ! (332 characters)

Photo of atsprings
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Tripel Karmeliet glass a nice crisp orange with a very frothy off-white head that left great lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine hops and caramel. The taste is a wonderful hop blend that balances on pine and citrus hops that are greatly balanced with caramel malt flavor. The beer is on the low side of medium bodied with slight stickiness. This is a very enjoyable beer. (384 characters)

Photo of GarrisWH
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a somewhat hazy orangish-amber color with a frothy two-finger off white head. Good retention and light lacing.

S - Citrus hops dominate with a little bit of caramel malt in the background.

T - Taste first hits with some fairly bitter grapefruit and pine hop notes. Well balanced with sweet, caramel malts. Grassy, "earthy" hop aftertaste. Very nice fresh hop bitterness on this one.

M - Medium bodied and quite resinous. Very smooth going down.

D - I really enjoyed this one and found it to be a very drinkable offering. If they weren't almost $10 a piece, I could easily down a few of these in a sitting. Very nice balance of flavors and I enjoyed the hop character and level of bitterness a lot. (711 characters)

Photo of cvfish
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer poured a darker amber color that looked usual for a IPA, but it was still good, produced a fluffy white head that good retention and laced the side of the glass nicely

S - The aromas produced were nice grainy malts, and bunch of citrus hops, not overpowering as in a "Hopbomb"

T - The flavors of this beer was along the lines of the nose, nice grainy malt beginning, a grapefruit and orange fruits taste, and good blast of hops to finish off

M - The mouth on this beer had a medium body and a moderate amount of carbonation

D - This was one of my favorite IPAs, the taste, hops, and mouth were all in balance with each other, Mikkeller has once again crafted a masterpiece (690 characters)

Photo of beermanbrian
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Golden orange in color with an ok white head. A few trails of lacing. Smell is a very nice IPA smell. Citrus, grapefruit and a distinct floral note. Also some bready maltyness in there. Very appealing. Taste is maltier than expected up front and then the hops kicks in. Nice bitterness level and very fruity. Mouth is thick and syrupy. This one is going down very quickly. Very nice beer. Interesting to see Eurepean brewers copying American styles. They did a good job with this one. (484 characters)

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mikkeller Stateside IPA

Mmmm, aroma just spills out of this one, right out of the gate! Let's look at it first, though....

Clearish, ambery color, big, puffy off-white head. Mighty fine lookin' IPA!

It's all going down in the nose, bitter twist of grapefruit, hint of lemon, plenty of pine. Big hoppy aromatics, vast, and ever-lasting. Intense hop bitterness, out loud and proud!

Drinkin' it: spanks the tongue, slaps the palate, beats the 'buds, and lets every sensory receptor swim in the tastiness! Then after the bitter barrage, it glides softly and creamy-ly along, utterly pleasant. Smooth even, although the slightly above average abv, (7%) sticks out some. But not too much.

I'll say what I always say..."worth it?" the 9.49 for a bomber, I mean?
No. As good or better IPAs are made all the time here in the USA, and I could have picked up a growler of a 6-pack for the same price. But, I had to try it. This is quite cool, that European brewers are emulating American beer innovations, and doing micro-breweries in places like Denmark and Norway.
Way, way cool. (1,076 characters)

Photo of Metalmonk
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Without much effort a big thick head is poured, billowy and like whipped cream...sits on top of glowing copper/gold. Sedimentary stacks of lace coat the glass as the head minimizes, without ever totally disappearing. Very much true to style and quite a looker.

Aroma sits on the toasty side of the IPA world. Certainly some vibrant hops, and those sit on the fresh, sweet side (ie. not all that pungent)...while the toast-factor remains at the forefront. Definitely very "stateside", though not in the hop-attack way of various American IPAs.

But wait! Toasted malts remain very strong in the flavor, yet this time the bitter in "bittering hops" comes through loud and clear. Makes for a coarser, leafier kind of IPA, not as easy-going or creamy as others, but certainly on par with many others that dare to challenge the tastebuds. Has a kind of Pacific NW sort of feel: big-ass but well-controlled bitter hoppiness. Citrus and caramel mingle in the finish, giving a much-appreciated level of depth to this fine, fine IPA. The texture is just right, resting on the buttery, slippery side of the line.

An excellent IPA. By far the most authentically American-tasting of the beers I've had brewed by Europeans going for that distinctively American IPA flavor. It even bests many American versions of the style. Not all Americans brew their IPAs with love, but Mikkeller clearly does. A costly little bugger, but I don't regret it. (1,432 characters)

Photo of farrago
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Super-foamy, even with a controlled pour lost some over the top, two to three fingers of dense microfoam, cream white, eventually starts to dimple but has a slow dissolve, given all this only moderate stickiness in the lacing. Plenty of red rust in the burnt amber orange color, faintly hazy yet still easy to see through, little hue loss around the rims. There's more fullness than penetrating power to the nose, which is a good thing, as much carob and coffee bean to it as tangerine, pink grapefruit citrus, nothing arch in the pine, pepper or pineapple, green apple, apricot scents, nutty breads, the hoppiness shows poise, no showing off. Medium-bodied, again, it's no lie that this is in the American IPA style, however, there's nothing steroidal about it. Green grasses, pine needles, flowers, the pink grapefruit and orange citrus as tart as sweet. White pepper and black tea leaves about as aggressive as it gets. The carbonation is tight and has good follow-through towards the finish. The malts lower here, the same carob, mocha and then coffee but nothing as sweet as caramel, etc. Allows the hops to extend a bitter flourish at the end, about as over-the-top as it gets. Not for those who demand turbo-charged, white light flash of hops in their IPAs. (1,264 characters)

Photo of zeff80
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a somewhat cloudy, orange/gold color with a small, fizzy, off-white head. It left some sticy rings of lace.

S - It smelled of citrus, pine and roasted malt. Very floral with a sharp bitterness.

T - Nice roasted malt flavor with a delicious citrus kick. Pine flavors really come through as it warms up.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a great IPA. Very impressive citrus and pine aromas and flavors. (443 characters)

Photo of Seanibus
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What an interesting experience to see yourself as others must see you. This beer appears to be a reflection of how our European friends see America's obsession with big, citrusy West Coast-style IPAs. The results are fascinating.

Pours a bright orange color with a big fluffy head and uncanny lacing. The aroma is strong and sharp, dominated by bitter orange. The flavor follows right along, with a gigantic slap of bitter orange that fades to a deep hoppy bitterness on the finish. The mouthfeel is thick, coating the tongue with a slight sting of carbonation on the finish.

This is a great, if slightly twisted, version of a West Coast type IPA. It's like seeing a close relative, who looks a lot, but not exactly, like you. (728 characters)

Photo of pinotboy007
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Copper/brown with a bit of a haze akin to apple cider, only with a superb, thick bubbly head, but no lace.

S - Pine, dried apricots, fresh cut hay, sweet malt.

T - Sweet malt up front that dissloves rapidly with the rush of grapefruit and oily, piney hops. Has a hint of what I would call a Saison-like funk that's really nice. Finishes sour, but clean.

M - Creamy, crisp and refreshing; zesty without being too carbonated.

D - Really superb, especially without the runaway ABV. Break out the Fish N Chips. (515 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a copper/amber hue with a nose that brings citric tones. Flavor is a smooth mix of bitter, slight salt, and piney tones. The profile stays fairly consistent. Feel is very smooth and it is very drinkable.

Another good production from Mikkeller, IMO. Not exactly sure what's up with the water over there, but I always keep my eye open for productions from these guys I haven't tried. (389 characters)

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Stateside IPA from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.