Stateside IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Stateside IPAStateside IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

235 Ratings
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 10
Gots: 5 | 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 rxdrewthejew
2.8/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This is a nice change of pace...we're all used to seeing American breweries try their hand at foreign styles. Here's the opposite.

A: Pours a dark reddish amber-darker than most IPA's you see out there. The head is pretty impressive, around 3-4 fingers, but quickly dissolves leaving a bit of film and a ton of lacing. Clear and doesn't look particularly bubbly.

S: Some citrus and pine hops with a bready and moderately sweet backbone.

T: Opening is a big bitter blast, but without much character. Underneath is a very mild malt flavor, but not really much sweetness. Overally hop dominant, but the flavor is a bit boring.

MF: Thin bodied and only moderate carbonation makes this beer a bit too watery.

D: This is a real miss for me...I don't mind a beer that's all hops, but it's gotta at least have some flavor to it. Perhaps this is an old bottle.

Photo of Jeffo
2.08/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Got this at Bert's Bierhuis in Utrecht.

From a bottle into an snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger medium looking off-white head with good retention. No carbonation evident. Pours clear and a nice venetian red in color. Head fades to s wisp and a thick ring. Splotchy lacing remains until the end leaving some splotchy lacing down the glass.

SMELL: A very odd nose. Nothing IPA about it. To be honest, all I can think about when I take a whiff is stinky feet. Not appealing; at least not in an IPA way.

TASTE:: Again, some stinky feet up front. I don't know what went wrong here. Stinky feet are followed up by a bit of red fruits and some hop bitterness on the finish. A bolder and longer lasting aftertaste is plenty bitter, which is the only thing that saved this from the abyss.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Not bad here.

OVERALL: The look and feel on this one were spot on, but everything else was all wrong. I don't think the bottle was off, but whatever Mikkeller were trying to do with this one didn't work at all. It wasn't quite awful, but it certainly wasn't anything like an American IPA. Disappointing, as Mikkeller makes some great stuff. If you're looking for a good example of the style, avoid this one at all costs. I'm quite surprised it's rated as highly as it is.

Photo of thagr81us
1.99/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Poured red-orange with a TON of floaties with a two finger beige head that subsided to a one finger slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, bitter hop, and subtle citrus. The flavor was of sweet malt, bitter hop, slight citurs, and BIG bitter yeast. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium high carbonation. Overall I was not a fan of this beer at all. The floaties on this one killed it for me. They were suspended throughout and would not settle even upon sitting for quite some time. The aftertaste left by them was quite terrible and was almost unbearable. This one had sat in the fridge for a few days before opening, so the yeasties should have settled out. Alas, that was not the case. Drain pour after muscling through half the bottle.

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Stateside IPA from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.