Stateside IPA - Mikkeller ApS
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4.97/5 rDev +26.1%
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!
12-05-2008 06:29:42 | More by corby112
4.85/5 rDev +23.1%
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.
08-08-2008 13:20:47 | More by bonbini26
4.72/5 rDev +19.8%
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.
03-01-2008 06:34:32 | More by roan22
4.63/5 rDev +17.5%
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.
03-30-2009 00:04:07 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.6/5 rDev +16.8%
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.
02-18-2009 02:31:08 | More by gabe23
4.55/5 rDev +15.5%
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.
06-06-2008 01:09:27 | More by beereality
4.53/5 rDev +15%
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.
08-12-2008 23:19:02 | More by WesWes
4.5/5 rDev +14.2%
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/
09-04-2009 20:30:02 | More by mikesgroove
4.5/5 rDev +14.2%
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.
01-18-2008 05:21:35 | More by CAMRAhardliner
4.47/5 rDev +13.5%
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.
11-15-2007 23:59:18 | More by GbVDave
4.47/5 rDev +13.5%
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.
03-28-2008 23:57:37 | More by albern
4.43/5 rDev +12.4%
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.
01-23-2010 03:56:57 | More by jera1350
4.4/5 rDev +11.7%
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!
03-09-2008 18:06:26 | More by HotHabanero
4.4/5 rDev +11.7%
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.
06-29-2008 20:39:27 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
4.4/5 rDev +11.7%
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.
12-13-2007 04:43:44 | More by atsprings
4.38/5 rDev +11.2%
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.
05-31-2009 03:15:20 | More by GarrisWH
4.38/5 rDev +11.2%
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
02-21-2009 18:58:29 | More by cvfish
4.35/5 rDev +10.4%
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.
06-01-2008 19:11:08 | More by Metalmonk
Stateside IPA from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.