Stateside IPA - Mikkeller ApS
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3.8/5 rDev -3.6%
Bottle courtesy of JSquires via Papsoe. Seems to be the most known of the brewer's IPA series. This IPA is brewed with three kinds of american hops (chinook, cascade and amarillo), fermented with an american ale yeast strain. A big soapy head. Grapefruit flavour. Creamy mouthfeel.
11-12-2006 03:52:11 | More by Sammy
2.8/5 rDev -28.9%
Reviewed from notes.
Poured into a tulip glass. The color is a moderate orange-copper and brings a slight white head without leaving much lacing behind. The nose is a bit of light caramel plus some bready malt. There is a faint hint of American C-hops, but not too much. The hops are almost entirely gone from the flavor, and I don't think there was much there to begin with, as this is pretty fresh. I really am not too big a fan of what Mikkeller does with hops. Slightly bitter in the feel, but overall not a very good beer and I much prefer their stouts.
11-14-2010 05:14:46 | More by Thorpe429
4.13/5 rDev +4.8%
Bright mango-orange with honey colored trim. The cap is the color of vanilla-tangerine mousse and is more bubbly than it is creamy. That's more than fine with me because it gives the foam a sticky, textured look that is leading to a gorgeous array of lace.
What happens when an outstanding craft brewery uses Chinook, Cascade and Amarillo hops in their American IPA? Olfactory excellence, that's what. The usual aromas of pink grapefruit, orange and ganja are there for all to smell. The only thing keeping the next highest score at bay is a wee lack of pungency.
Stateside IPA is good beer, possibly even very good beer, but it isn't the outstanding IPA that was expected. With Beer Geek Breakfast as my only previous Mikkeller brew, it isn't surprising that hopes were sky-high. The only thing keeping this one from greatness is a malt component that is too toasted and slightly less than a buzzsaw amount of hoppiness.
The barley is lightly toasted bready and the hoppiness is freshly citric fruity, although less than sunspot bright. It tastes like Amarillo were the least utilized of the three hops, which may be why they're listed last. There's slightly more bitterness than hop flavor, though neither is in short supply.
The mouthfeel can also be described as 'good, not great'. It's full enough without entering the realm of plush or chewy or sticky. The laid back carbonation is right where it needs to be.
You have to love a bunch of crazy Danes who have no qualms about brewing 'American' beer with names like Beer Geek Breakfast and Stateside IPA. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. All of us beer geeks should be thankful that Mikkeller has decided to add their considerable talent to the world of craft beer.
02-11-2008 16:29:42 | More by BuckeyeNation
4.05/5 rDev +2.8%
Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a big head that sticks and laces attractively
Smell: Aromatic floral and citrusy hops as well as a biscuity malt base
Taste: Although there is a brief flirtation with biscuity malt flavors, the beer quickly moves in a bitter, citrusy direction the lingers through mid-palate and after the swallow, though there is some malty sweetness in the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, with a creamy character (from the oats) and moderate carbonation
Drinkability: I have had this bottle for a while and had my doubts whether it would be any good, but boy was I surprised at how the hops have remained close to the top of their game in this brew
12-21-2009 00:18:23 | More by brentk56
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
4.1/5 rDev +4.1%
Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy amber color ale with a huge foamy head with great retention and good lacing. Aroma of floral hops is quite intense and enjoyable with some piney and citrusy notes. Taste is dominated by bitter and citrus hops with some clear piney notes as well as some great caramel malt to sustain all those hops. Body is full with some great carbonation. Probably one of the best west coast IPA outside of the West coast.
06-04-2007 19:06:57 | More by Phyl21ca
3.8/5 rDev -3.6%
Appearance: Pours a clear, copper body with a lush, foamy white head. Lightly bubbly.
Smell: Pleasantly perfumy aroma of citrus fruits and pine with a hint of spice and biscuity malts in the background.
Taste: At the start there's a flash of biscuit malts with a brief, subtle caramel sweetness. Then, you get a bright citric, fruity blast and a taste of resinous pine. Finishes dry with a light, lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Relatively smooth mouthfeel.
Drinkability: One of the best non-American American IPAs I've had, and one that could give many domestic IPAs a run for their money.
11-17-2007 18:57:23 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.83/5 rDev -2.8%
Pours a clear copper with a nice white head.
Nose is assertive floral-lavendar yeast, like fresh white bread.
Mouthfeel is medium with nice body that is enhanced by the big full simple bitter flavors. Big grapefruit/pine bitter hops. A pretty single dimensional IPA with lots of bitter; a bit "heavy" bitter and not the more pleasant "bright" bitter character.
Still, a decent IPA with lots of nice bitter character. Nice pine bitter finish.
11-26-2009 04:48:38 | More by GRG1313
4.2/5 rDev +6.6%
Man if you didnt know you would think this is an old school Oregon IPA on roids,poured into an imperial pint glass a clear full copper color with a well formed one finger white head.Smell like laundry detergent with some caramel and for me thats heaven on earth just beautiful.Resiny and citric this is a left coast American style IPA all the way the subdued but noticeable aramel malt base rounds out the beer nicely and makes it very "Americanized" in my mind,these guys studied well a great "big" IPA" bursting with hop flavors here.
12-09-2007 23:53:16 | More by oberon
4.33/5 rDev +9.9%
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.
10-26-2008 02:04:25 | More by zeff80
3.8/5 rDev -3.6%
330ml bottle, 6.9% ABV. The label is made up to approximate the American flag (in green and gold) with a weird array of single-cell organisms where the stars-as-states should be - I guess that they're meant to represent the American ale yeast.
This beer pours a slightly hazy, bright medium copper amber hue, with four fingers of slowly climbing, puffy, loosely foamy beige head, which leaves some nice thorough broken Swiss cheese lace around the glass as it lazily abates.
It smells of orange, grapefruit, and pineapple rinds, a bit of pine resin, caramel/toffee malt, a soft earthy yeastiness, and a twinge of simmering metallic alcohol. The taste is more fairly bitter, earthy fruit - muddled grapefruit, overripe orange, some hints of black plums - bready caramel malt, tame brewer's yeast, some airborne black pepper, and further piney, leafy hops.
The carbonation is obviously quite active, leading to a subdued frothy character, the body a so-so medium weight, and gamely creamy in its smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the malty sweetness holding up more stringently than any of the fading hops.
This appear to be an American-style IPA, as seen through a wacky Dane's eye, and further coloured via a typically Belgian brew process. While tasty enough, it's not really all that similar to the American standards it espouses, mainly due to the yeast. Worth a try, but not a repeat for me.
06-28-2013 00:36:00 | More by biboergosum
4.33/5 rDev +9.9%
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.
01-30-2008 23:06:07 | More by RblWthACoz
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
4.1/5 rDev +4.1%
16.9 oz bottle into a tulip glass.
Pours a hazy orange copper with 2 fingers of creamy looking off-white head that retains well with a solid 1/2 of foam that leaves a big cascade of lacing behind. The aroma is a tingling mix of fresh grass, piney esters, citrus tang, with some grainy smelling malts underneath.
The taste is a bit of resinous hops mixed in with some earth, spice, and citrus character that is well balanced out by a backbone of roasted grains and caramel sweetness. Finishes with a nice, lingering bitterness to it. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a smooth and easy carbonation. The overall feel though just seems like it could go a touch deeper considering the ABV and full flavors involved. Alcohol seemed to be hidden very well.
Wow. I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, wanted to love this but just couldn't. I liked all of the character that this IPA contained but not one thing really POPPED out at me that would have put this up in a higher rating for me. A freshness issue maybe? Possibly. It was still a tasty affair though and I had no problem finishing off the bottle.
08-13-2008 16:49:38 | More by Kegatron
4.3/5 rDev +9.1%
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.
12-18-2007 07:42:47 | More by feloniousmonk
3.93/5 rDev -0.3%
Picked up at State Line in Elkton MD, Poured cold from the 16.9oz brown bottle into a goblet and allowed to gradually warm tasted at 45 degrees
A - A brilliant medium amber w/ a 3 finger cap that rises out of the goblets opening. Spacious bubbles leave great sticky lace like webbing along the sides as the head recedes and condenses to about 1/2 inch of tight bubbles
S - A nice juicy amarillo aroma w/ orange and mellow grapefruit notes, there is a nice sweet malt aroma which is a bit bready from the yeast which gives a kind of doughy note. There is a sweet floral essence at work here too - I guess it might be cascade w/ a slight lemon zing
M - Nice sweetness w/ a slight bitter twang from the hops. The carbonation is mild to medium w/ a bit of oily resinous smoothness. The spice comes at the tail end w/ a slight astringency. A bit mild in feel which is good so a '4' not a '3.5' for not overbittering.
T - A very flavorful NW hop taste right off w/ a slightly sweet malt back w/ sweeter taste at warmer temps(less carbonation) The juiced resinous nature is a very appetizing w/a slight sour orange and lemon mix w/ a brown sugar flavor at its lightest. Almost like sugar dusted ruby red with the bitterness coming on late in the taste. I like the mix of sweet malt and citrus, but it could finish a little bit more on the dry side. I consider this very tasty and a great ale
D - Very drinkable IPA, slightly on the heavy side feel wise and abv. I have had some bottles which have a mineral/chalky aspect, but blame my taste buds not the bottle. This one was picked up a month ago and kept refrigerated. I imagine the travel across the pond may add age to an IPA, but this bottle tasted fresh. I consider this a great example of an American Ipa - I won't hesitate to buy this in the future.
07-17-2008 19:29:53 | More by Slatetank
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
3.43/5 rDev -12.9%
Thanks to my brother for sending this beer my way.
The beer pours a hazy brown-orange color with an off-white head. The aroma is resiny hops with some orange and caramel malt. I also get some floral notes. The flavor is very bitter. I get some resiny hops and some bitter orange peel notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not terrible, but not one of the better Mikkeller IPAs.
07-01-2010 04:15:17 | More by Mora2000
3.75/5 rDev -4.8%
Pours hazed amber with a thin white head. Some bits of lacing stick.
The smell is of citrus, some pine and caramel.
The taste is of caramel, which comes dangerously close to overriding the hop presence, which is mostly orange. There's a bitterness in the finish, with a toffeeish aftertaste.
It has a creamy, medium body with a nice texture.
A nice interpretation of an American IPA. A firm malty, caramelish backbone supports, though almost overrides, a citric/orange-y hop bitterness. Alcohol is well-covered. To be honest, though - doesn't stand out enough to be worth repeating with the price tag.
10-18-2008 05:08:01 | More by jwc215
Stateside IPA from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.