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Stateside IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Stateside IPAStateside IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

226 Ratings
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 10
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Ratings: 226 | Reviews: 177 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

sammo, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of changeup45
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky orange color. A lot of bitter grapefruit and piney hops up front with some caramel maltiness in the middle then bitter, dry and hoppy in the finish. Nice amount of hops but also quite a bit of malts to make this IPA well balanced. It's expensive but also quite good.

changeup45, Aug 28, 2008
Photo of Neffbeer
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Neffbeer, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of rand
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle to pint glass

A: Pours apricot in color, cloudy, almost mirky - there's a surprising amount suspended yeast floating about. The brew forms a frothy, cavernous 2-inch head, leaving a fair amount of patchy lacing.

S: Honey-grapefruit is the first scent noticed, smells really sweet for the style. A little floral, nutty as well. Alcohol is apparent. Strong bouquet overall.

T: Refreshingly bitter up-front, piny, floral. Much more bitter than expected, like bitter grapefruit. There's a woody, nutty tone mid-sip that blends nicely with the bitter overtone. Honey-malts round the profile, but it tastes far less sweet than the nose would have you believe. Bitter citrus tones carry to the finish, drying toward the end.

M: Medium bodied, slightly chewy but plenty of carbonation to wash residue. Actually, carbonation balance is spot on.

I was impressed with this brew. I'm not sure why others thought this was going to be a hop-bomb, I didn't get that impression from the bottle. It's a "single" IPA, 7% ABV, and there are plenty of less-than-hoppy IPA's "stateside", especially in the Northwest. I had this beer in my fridge for a couple of months and it still had that clean, bitter, piny-hop taste you'd expect from a good IPA.

rand, Jun 23, 2011
Photo of theboozecruise
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into an imperial pint glass... 11.2 oz. bottle I'm guessing.

It's an amber color... not a huge head but good retention and lacing.

The aroma is all evergreen and caramel... delicious. What a fantastic smell to this one.

The taste is good, but not as good as the smell... The pine flavors dominate and leave a bitter aftertaste that doesn't compliment the front of each sip well.

A bit lost there... it's a good IPA but it's not quite as well rounded as I'd prefer.

theboozecruise, Sep 30, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Andy_Luft, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of Nickls
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a bubbly, thicker very lightly tan finger and a half of head; really hazy coppery rust color. Good head retention, and OK lacing

S - Zesty hoppiness at first; then caramel and some sweetness from the malt

T - Solid hop bitterness that was a bit more cedary and piney; good burn from the hops; but backed up with a pretty thick malt backing. Not sweet like suggested in the nose, and quite a dry finish.

M - Medium; a bit creamy and silky, but a nice prickly bit of carbonation. Coated the palate really well, but had a nice dryness about it. Really standout here.

D - Good drinking as it is indeed bitter, but very pleasant and not overpowering on any front. Balanced, but interesting.

Overall, I really enjoyed this brew and while it's not as aggressive as its American counterparts, I think it's certainly a good take on the style. Worth a look.

Nickls, Jul 05, 2009
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3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch 409 from Mikkeller Stateside American IPA, bb june 2011.

Rough pour leaves me with 1/2 inch of head. Decent carbonation. Nice copper brown colour.

Smell is solid strong hoppy. Pine, grapefruits, floral. Fresh.
Taste is bitterness from hops. Dry aftertaste.
Easy in the mouth, if you like bitterness. Alcohol is not a real problem.
Maybe this brew is a bit one dimensional. The smell is excellent, but that's about it. The taste leaves no real impression but bitterness, making it not really exceptionally drinkable.

RuudJH, Jun 05, 2010
Photo of csiewert
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy amber color with a trace of white foamy head that doesn't retain or lace well. The aroma is strong with caramel malt and citrusy hops. The taste starts malt sweet, with lots of caramel, then has some citrusy hops and ends hoppy bitter. The mouthfeel is a little off with an astringent aftertaste. Overall a pretty good take on an American IPA.

csiewert, Jul 09, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
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

cvfish, Feb 21, 2009
Photo of blitz134
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an Imperial pint glass. A nice clear, golden-amber color. Off-white head, three fingers thick, superb retention that coats the glass. Its really hard to fault the appearance for anything, head retention is amazing.

Nice aroma, citrusy sweet, some piney hints, spicy too. A bit of sugary sweetness with some bubblegum hints.

Well balanced flavor for a big IPA. A little bready malt underneath, but quickly covered over by the hops. Spice and pine resin dominate, a bit of bitter citrus pith. Nice bitter finish. Beer is quite clean. Only fault is that it needs a little kick from something in the flavor profile.

Nice dry mouthfeel that coats well with a nice crisp carbonation level.

Overall, this is a really solid IPA that is much better than so many others that are out there. Drinkability is just good, clean finish but nicely bitter. I really dig the residual bitterness that comes across in this; how I like my IPAs. You'd have a hard time convincing someone this came from Europe. An IPA like this is what I would like to recreate with my homebrews.

blitz134, Dec 10, 2007
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

bob727, Nov 21, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, dark copper with an off-white head with golden tints to the head. Minimal lacing.

The smell is mainly citrusy hops and caramel malts, but not real strong. The taste a perfect balance of grapefruit hops and caramel roasted malts. The hops are uncharacteristically mild for an IPA. The mouthfeel s crisp, yet smooth. Not as carbonated as many IPAs.

This is a highly drinkable beer. In fact, it's uncharacteristic balance of hops and malts makes it easier to drink than a lot of other IPAs.

theghost3, Feb 25, 2009
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

SimonTja, Jan 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

gnikola, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

whallgren, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of cnally
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A reco. from the new beer manager at Kahn's. Always love trying new non-U.S. beers. But this Danish beer is doppelganging the popular American IPA style.

The look is a hazy dark amber with an off white head. Looks imposing.

Hop aroma prevalent - sweet smell.

Huge hop flavor but is able to balance out into a yeasty aftertaste. Well balanced and astringent.

The feel, to a certain level of detriment, is extremely dry. It is such a pungent dryness that it impact the amount of flavor I get from it.

Tough to over-drink this beer. Very dry, but flavorful. It is also a great intangibles-beer, with good scent and look.

cnally, Oct 14, 2008
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

bstyle, Jan 09, 2012
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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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4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a clear marmalade like color with a big 2+ finger deep frothy off white head.

Smells of big citrus, grapefruit, mango, lemon/lime zest, pine, spruce. Hops. Chronic hops.

Puckering hop bitterness, pine needles, grapefruit, caramel maltiness, bitter finish.

A bit more carbonated then I like, crisp, light to medium bodied, sticky, oily, lingering bitterness.

Could handle a couple bottles of this easily. Tasty.

A fine example of an American IPA, by a brewery in Denmark. I think that's pretty cool. This beer is recommended. Find some.

bbothen, Nov 23, 2008
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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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3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Has a very frothy head that leaves a lot of lacing along the glass. Nice orange color with a lot of carbonation. Smell is subdued with a little citrus. Taste is citrusy and bready with a bitter aftertaste. Overall, a solid brew.

jdubjacket, Jun 19, 2008
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

MeisterSmudge, Nov 29, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear copper in colour, with a thin head, and heavy carbonation. Clear grapefruit from the cascade hops, along with sharp lemon, pineapple, and the sweetness of caramel in the background. The taste is sweet at the front, with the nutty flavour of praline persisting until the hops deliver a dry bitterness towards the end. Sweet for the style but it's a brilliant interpretation by a brilliant brewery.

PartyBear, Sep 08, 2009
Photo of DrDogbeer
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured entire bottle into a nonic. Huge fluffy off white head sits on an orange body for a long while. SLight haze. Smellsof some citrusy hops with some sweetness. Not a huge aroma. Taste is very well balanced between the citrus hops and some caramel malts. Lingering bitter taste on the tongue. Nice zesty mouthfeel, and very drinkable. A tad pricey for what looks like a bomber, but is much smaller, at $9+. I would try again.

DrDogbeer, Jun 11, 2008
Stateside IPA from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.