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Stateside IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Stateside IPAStateside IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

224 Ratings
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 10
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

aztraz, Sep 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

IdrinkGas, Jan 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

javiernano, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of spinrsx
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle - Thanks to Lubiere for sharing

Appearance - Hazy copper colour with a small size frothy off-white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit, pineapple, dark fruits?

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, malts, and caramel. There is also some pineapple and something along the line of raisins. It ends with a malty sweet aftertaste with only a bit of hop bitterness.

Overall - This bottle might have been past it's prime. Most of the Mikkeller beers I've had don't have dates clearly labelled. The ink on the cap with the best before always rubs off. Oh well, still glad to have tried.

spinrsx, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of RustyDiamond
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased at Green's Beverages-Midtown. Been curious to try this 'Stateside IPA' from Denmark. Very pretty IPA in the glass, clear golden-orange. 2F pillowy white shiny frothy head in a std pint glass. All cascade hop aroma without any specific member of the citrus family standing out. Very sharp, bitter taste. Like the aroma, huge citrus mouthfeel. This one is all hops, not at all balanced. Nice attempt at this authentic American style.

RustyDiamond, Dec 25, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

zestar, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of brybeck
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

brybeck, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of GarthT
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

GarthT, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of jophish17
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

KAF, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of ffejherb
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz. bomber on 8/23/08. Thanks to Deuane for sharing.

A - Clear amber body with one-fonger white head that receded and left some spotty lacing. Moderate amount of carbonation.

S - Floral and perfumy hop notes with sweet caramel malt and a bit of a spicy/peppery character.

T - Floral hops abound with plenty of sweet caramel malt to balance. This IPA is on the sweet side of the spectrum, but a fruity character emerges toward the finish with a spicy kick to balance out the sweetness.

M - Light to medium body with a moderately oily texture and a bitterness that increases with each sip.

D - Decent IPA, but doesn't really stand out in the grand scheme of things.

ffejherb, Aug 24, 2008
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3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Poured amber with white foamy head. Smelled fresh, citrusy, slightly earthy and grassy. Tasted like citrusy hops with a slight funk to it. Was expecting something a little more hoppy and a little less funky, I felt like it could use more hops. Not a bad beer by any means, still very drinkable.

onecrazybreeze, Dec 26, 2008
Photo of Gmann
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a nice foamy off-white head that left some sticky lacing. The aroma is of honey malt and some floral and grassy hops. Not a very strong IPA aroma. The taste is big on honey malt, grassy and slightly citrus hops. A bit too malty on taste. The feel is moderate with fairly soft carbonation, finishes bitter. This brew brings a big malt presence to support the higher ABV but not necessarily to support the hop presence. It has a nice hop flavor but not strong enough to warrant the malt profile. Felt more like a DIPA with less alcohol.

Gmann, May 03, 2008
Photo of nickd717
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from K&L Redwood City, shared by bubba83 on BA. Thanks, Kevin!

A - Nice almost clear copper color with a creamy white head.

S - Aroma is sweet malt, apple, and citrus hops.

T - Flavor is slightly oxidized, with caramel malt, orange/citrus hops, green apple, and some sherry. This was not quite as good as other Mikkeller IPAs I've had, although it still wasn't bad at all. May have been less than fresh.

M - Palate is a little astringent with medium body and lingering bitterness.

D - Above average for the style.

nickd717, Oct 19, 2009
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3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge egg-shell white head with great lasting power. The color is orange-amber with a slight chill haze. Unusually light lace (but more than most beers) than the head would suggest.

Lots of raw hop aromas, much like hop pellets from a home brew shop. The malt smells are very much in the background.

The taste matches the nose--lots of hop from the initial sip through the swallow and long afterwards. The malt provides a base but little taste after the first sip. The body is appropriate for the style and the carbonation is equally within expectations.

This is a hop-lovers beer. Do not look for balance. I like this style, but I would also place it close to the extreme level of bitterness.

smcolw, Feb 23, 2008
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3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - translucent orange, a nice off-white head of two fingers. Shiny crystalline lace as the cap recedes.

Aroma - earthy, minty, grassy hops. A light twangy caramel to accentuate.

Taste - a short whisper of grain, some sharp grapefruit citrus, then a bitter wash of hops. Still displaying the grapefruit rind with a little Amarillo balance late to take the medicinal edge off. Ends a little harsh but pretty nice flavor overall.

Mouthfeel - good bit of smoothness, even carbonation, a sturdy body.

Drinkability - a little rough, glad to try it but not something I'd generally go for.

brewdlyhooked13, Dec 04, 2009
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3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into Sam Adams Lager glass. Soundtrack: Superdrag's Headtrip in Every Key.

Pours hazy copper with a big, fluffy 2.5-finger khaki head. Head settles in to a thin soapy cap. Nice lacing.

Nose is nicely citric, a bit of bready malt underneath. Clean and effective. Almost tropical.

Taste is toasty, bready. Lots of hop bitterness, soapy towards the finish, with some citric and grassy notes in there and quite a bt of astringency. This one had to have sat on the shelf awhile, just doesn't taste fresh. Hits all the basic note sof a good IPA, they're all just a bit flat.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, a bit coarse, medium body.

I think so many of these Mikkeller brews end up on the shelf for far too long. When they're fresh, they're phenomenal, easy home runs, and even when they're far past their prime you can tell they SHOULD be good beers. But this one unfortunately is just stale tasting. If it had a best buy date I would know, but it unfortunately doesn't. Thus, it gets reviewed.

JohnQVegas, Apr 24, 2009
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3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark red-amber colour, darker than I expected, and that goes for the head as well which is very dark beige - almost ochre in colour. Varying bubble size with some large ones belying its otherwise tight, dense appearance. Lace clings nicely in a ring of whispy foam. Bit of haze in the glass. Not bad but odd.

Smells pleasant, with lotza hops. Largely fruity and floral with a big aloe vera smell being noticeable at the front. Lots of citrus and nectar characters backing up, all undermined by a rich caramel maltiness that threatens at times to engulf the hops. Pleasant, indeed, but doesn't quite pack the whallop I expected.

Very rich, deep caramel malt on the front takes on flavour hops early; tangy and fruity with citrus and a burdock kind of note. Retains that aloe vera flavour on the mid - a fresh, vegetative flavour with a crisp tang to it, very succulent - where it's joined by the signature Mikkeller nutty malt and a rising hoppy bitterness. Very piney, woody on the finish, ending very dry, and making for tasty drinking, if not a thorough flooding with crisp hoppy goodness. Bitter hang takes on a touch of the ashy bitterness.

Quite carbonated texture but not harsh, just a nice tingly texture to cut through the noticeable malt body.

Overall a pleasant IPA, could have pulled back on the bitterness a bit and upped the flavour hop ante a bit more. It wouldn't strangle the IPA credentials but it would make for an overall more strikingly delicious beer.

laituegonflable, Apr 15, 2011
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3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is dark dark amber going on ruby with minimal head - just soapy lacing

The smell is IPA style with lots of comlex hops but much fainter than I am used to.

The taste is truly IPA but there is NO balancing malt flavour whatsoever so not as good as the best ones

The mouthfeel is light body lighter than I expected but I am drinking this after a Weienbock so will cut some slack...

DerBayer, Nov 01, 2009
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3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cloudy copper with a moderate-sized white head. Good lacing. Piney hop nose with a smaller blend of orange and grapefruit. Smells fresh. Bubbly, lighter mouthfeel akin to an APA. Taste is very similar; clean, hoppy, but not overdone. More grapefruit with maybe orange zest. Kind of a metallic tang at times, like crystal malt. More pine in the back, but not strong or resiny. Pleasant, easy drinking, but not extraordinary.

magictrokini, Aug 27, 2009
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3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks alot to Abrand for this great brew!

Tall pint bottle into a snifter glass

A- Pours a darker golden reddish honey orange with a 2 finger white head on top that leaves spotty lacing on the side as it goes down.

S- Sweet caramel malts up front with a unidentifiable hop nose.

T- Strong hop bitterness hits you first but rather than a hop flavor all you taste is creamy caramel malts.

M- Medium body with moderate carbonation and a strong bitter dryness.

This IPA is decent but I would classify it more as a English IPA rather than American. Barely any hop flavor there, kind of disappointing.

SkÅL!

Arenbeer, May 06, 2010
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3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not bad. A nice orangey-amber, with very little head. Sweet malty smell, with a vigorous zesty hop scent. Reminiscent of an English IPA, but just a bit too hoppy. Quite pleasant.

A little bit bitter on the taste - too much hops. Even the malt comes off as somewhat bitter.

Good carbonation, even somewhat smooth. A good brew, but a little bitter. The malts could stand to be strengthened a bit more.

BDTyre, Jul 19, 2010
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3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy dark orange amber body (can barely see fingers on other side of glass), scattered carbonation streams, topped by a mammouth white foam head, which stickily decays.

Pleasant, inviting, but slightly under assertive aroma of American citrus hops, featuring grapefruit and orange.

Sweet malt rolls down the middle of the tongue. Juicy fruity hops fill the sides. Big and somewhat harsh bitter burst over the top at the swallow. Tingly aftertaste.

Solid medium mouthfeel. Almost creamy. Drinkability is good once you adjust to that burst of bitter.

Well worth a try, but at $9/bottle, its one and done.

RonfromJersey, Oct 26, 2008
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3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a frothy, initially four-finger thick, light tan colored head that leaves a nice lacing pattern on the sides of my glass as it slowly recedes. The beer is brilliantly clear and shows a multitude of carbonation bubbles in this well carbonated brew. The beer is a full, red-toned, copper color. Aromas of hops and sweet caramelized grain intermingle in the aroma. Though the hops dominate the malt still plays a significant role. Aromas of pine, sharp grapefruit, lychee, berries, lightly toasted bread, soda crackers, sweet malt and caramel are all noticeable. The aroma has enough malt to make this beer seem quite appetizing.

Sharply bitter from the start, the bitterness proceeds to get even bigger through to the finish. There is a fair amount of malt to offset this bitterness though. Chewy, with a medium fullness to the beer, this is definitely not on the dry side for an IPA. I like the residual malt sugars here though as they add a much needed balance to the significant hop character. This is an IPA after all, and the hops do dominate the flavor profile; flavors of bergamot, lychee and ruby-red grapefruit play a significant role up front, but then a substantial pine / menthol / green-herbal note start to kick in towards the middle and finish, where it mixes with the substantial, slightly astringent bitterness. The malt flavors are perhaps not as noticeable despite the important role it plays here, but still flavors of honey-like malt, toasty grain, biscuits, slight toffee and a soft fruitiness are all noticeable before the substantial, lingering, bitterness wipes the palate of their presence.

This is a nice interpretation of an IPA. As expected the malt played a fairly significant role here, though I have had many an American IPA that overplayed the malt, which this one has not done. I still prefer a slightly lesser malt character in a standard IPA; this is not quite as quaffable as it could be, though it is certainly quite drinkable and enjoyable.

Purchased: Liquid Solutions

Gueuzedude, Jan 24, 2008
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3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark burnt cloudy orange with a nice white head that settled leaving nice lacing. The scent is citrus hop and sweet malt. Overall taste is we'll balanced. Bitter hops and sweet malt. Wish it had a little more citrusy sweetness to it. Medium bodied and not overly carbonated. I took a chance on this and it was exactly what I expected, a well balanced american ipa. I could crush this as a session beer were it not for its $8.99 price tag.

ShrLSU, Jan 11, 2009
Stateside IPA from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.