Stateside IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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88
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Reviews: 178
Hads: 237
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 10
Gots: 4 | 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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Reviews: 178 | Hads: 237
Photo of hophead247
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice orange amber with a big frothy yellowish white head. Aroma is a little weak, picks up just a bit of hops and malt. Flavor is soft sweet malts with a medium hop bitterness and a great amarillo and cascade flavor of oranges and tangerine mostly with just a hint of the grapefruit. Reminds me of a more mellow Alesmith IPA. Quite good but not worth the pricetag in the USA. Thanks Anna Lisa. (401 characters)

Photo of GarrisWH
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (711 characters)

Photo of ShrLSU
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
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. (447 characters)

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. (859 characters)

Photo of roan22
4.72/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (510 characters)

Photo of gabe23
4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (1,033 characters)

Photo of nezelrac
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a murky copper/amber with a good two fingers of off-white head; good persistence and some lacing

S - smells of sweet malt and plenty of hops; the hops don't have a clear focus - the bottle says citrus, but I am getting more earthiness and citrus pith; there is a yeasty musty note as well, which is a little off-putting

T - palate follows the nose, with nice bitterness front to back and enough caramel-y malt to hold it all in place

M - good weight and texture; CO2 is moderate; a beer of substance that isn't heavy-going

O - a solid IPA, but it took a little getting used to; not as clean or crisp as I was expecting, but an enjoyable brew (655 characters)

Photo of WillieMoe
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a strong, almost reddish, amber color, with a moderate head, that dissolves fairly quickly but leaves some nice lacing.

Gives off a very enticing citrusy hop aroma,mixed well with a slight malt scent.

This one hits you with the power of piney and earthy hop goodness, with mild hints of citrus. The malt taste in the finish provides a good balance, making this a top notch IPA! It has a nice medium body to it and goes down very smooth. Very tasty and highly drinkable. If you have the means, I highly recommend giving it a whirl! (539 characters)

Photo of atpben
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the Tap house in Norfolk. Poured into a pint glass. Appears a caramel color with a thick frothy head. All sweet citrus in the aroma with pineapple dominating. Same profile in the taste with it starting sweet with more citrus and pineapple flavors and then finishes dry. Very smooth and well balanced. My first Mikkeller beer, and I liked it. It was quite pricey. So many great american IPAs can be had for less. (423 characters)

Photo of jbowers56
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange colour with half finger head. Poc marked layer.

Pine, grapefruit, caramel, maybe some sweet fruits. I believe this bottle isnt super fresh, so its impressively potent. Quite resinous, almost like a DIPA.

Pretty similar in the mouth to the nose. Heaps of citrus and piney hop flavours. Quite bitter, though not outrageous. Vey nice. A little sticky malt sweetness in there too.

I am really impressed that they have made a beer of this nature at only 7% abv. The body is suitable for a beer of this strength but the taste suggests atleast a percent higher. Good work. (575 characters)

Photo of lumikuuro
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear amber with big off white head with good retention and lace.

Aroma: Really unusual: Citrusy hop and milky bananas.

Taste: Citrusy hops, herbal. Sweet malt profile with a hint of honey. Some tropical fruit as it warms. Milky banana flavour continues. This unusual flavour must have something to do with the fact that there is also wheat in this IPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full, nice carbonation, dry finish.

Drinkability: A very unusual tasting beer which really has to be tried to be believed, but is so unusual it doesn't seem sessionable. However, a clever achievement. (591 characters)

Photo of mully
3.13/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a -- thick head -- appropriate IPA rich gold color

s-- citrusy a little floral

t-- piney hops malts are a little thin, american hops all the way astringent with malt on the back end

m-- about what I would expect a little on the dry side from no malt sweetness

d-- pretty good, only slightly above average, i would reccomend looking for something else for the price (368 characters)

Photo of beereality
4.57/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (291 characters)

Photo of tadowdaddy
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Murky/Cloudy orange with a very nice cream colored head. Spotty lacing on the sides of my pint glass.

S- Piney, citrusy, HOPPY!

T- WOW! A ton of pine and fresh green hops. A bit of a citrus background. Just amazed at how hoppy this beer is.

M- Oily, leaves a very bitter/delicious aftertaste!

D- Love this beer and it is VERY drinkable. Very glad I found this one at Goebels! (382 characters)

Photo of abankovich
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from its 16.9oz bottle into my snifter a crisp clean amber color with an incredibly thick off-white head that had tons of bubbles in it and held together very well. Immediately began leaving lacing on its way down.

Smells like a delicious IPA should. Citrusy and warm, grapefruits, oranges and lemons from the hops

Bitter and satisfying with some tartness through the middle. A little bread taste on the back end. Overall not as much hop flavor as I would have expected, but that certainly isn't to say it's not there.

Mouthfeel is light to medium, could be a little more full imo but that isn't a complaint. I actually like the slightly lighter body on this beer for some reason.

Drinkability on this is pretty high. I could definitely drink quite a few more. 7% ABV isn't too high and none of the flavors are so strong that it would make it difficult to have more. Unfortunately this is my only bottle right now, so I'll just have to go and pick more up sometime. Overall I really enjoyed this beer and it surprised me from start to finish compared to what I was expecting. (1,086 characters)

Photo of JBStith
3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear and golden/orange. Nice white head and good retention. Lace lingered thru the entire pint.

S: Sweet malt and citrus hops.

T: Overall, not to bad. A little on the sweet side and maybe a bit of diacetyl (which I don't like in IPAs). Citrus and bitterness that lingers in the finish.

M: Medium body and mouthfeel. Gets a bit "sticky" towards the end of the pint.

D: Avergae drinkability for me. My percedption of diacetyl really starts to turn me off half way thru.

Probably won't buy this again because of its price. Not a bad beer, but not good enough for the price. (579 characters)

Photo of HombreWing
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle...thin lipped high ball glass

Eyes: Bright....orange...white head, so fluffy beautiful typical carbo for style

Nose: some toasted malts....ever so subtle biscuity...hops subtle, citrusy...but fading...overall still smells healthy.

Tongue: Beautiful balance of subtle malt complexities toasty bready with little bitterness but flavor hops to balance.

Texture: Smooth..high end of a medium body.

Overall experience: Give it to me all night but at typical American IPA prices. (493 characters)

Photo of onecrazybreeze
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. (302 characters)

Photo of Duke
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(From a hollow-stemmed goblet)

Appearance: Stateside IPA pours a foggy tangelo with a finger-thick head which reduces to a thin ring.

Smell: The beer's hops are very evident in the nose. Behind the piney hops, the grapefruit joins the party with some nuts as a complementary sidekick. The beer finishes with a malty profile and the hops hang on 'til the end.

Taste: Stateside IPA is boldly and drily hoppy. As with the nose, the grapefruit is supported by the nuts, and I think there might be a hint of peppers in there too.

Mouthfeel: I find the beer very light but also smooth, and the carbonation is light too, which suits the whole experience nicely.

Overall: This excellent IPA manages to be bold and yet well rounded. It's a very good drink. (752 characters)

Photo of beholder_pl
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: a bit hazy light amber in colour with quite big white head that lasts long. Nice lacing.

Aroma: a lot of tropical fruits, some malt and unfortunately a bit of rust and iron. Wasn't expecting that from Mikkeller.

Taste: grapefruit, mango, orange, maybe a bit of pineapple and again the rust and iron. Average to high bitterness. Good, but not great.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, (too) high carbonation. Was feeling full half the bottle down.

Overall: The rust and iron in aroma and taste ruined this otherwise great beer. Probably just a bad batch, that's all. BB: 29.10.2015 so it's a fresh one. Don't get me wrong, it's good, very good, and you can actually barely taste and smell that iron and rust, but it's there, and it's ruining this beer for me. (765 characters)

Photo of badbassrandy
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on draught from Max's in Baltimore, the brew had a nice off-white fluffy head but looked like any average IPA before the aroma hit the nostrils.

A unique nose hinted at the flavor to follow by presenting sweet, hoppy notes that promised a juicy experience.

A bouquet of hops led by bitterness washes over the palate, leaving resinous, fruity, floral, stinging sensations with just enough malt to recreate the American IPA experience. Yeast base is clearly straightforward and clean, showcasing the wall of hops. It's all complimented by a nice chewy, prickly mouthfeel with oily trail of hop nectar.

The bitterness only holds back the drinkability, but I enjoy bitter so it was a treat to have this brew on tap for the first time. Not one of my favorite IPAs, but certainly the best foreign replication of a U.S. hop-centric IPA I've ever tasted, but possibly the only one. (883 characters)

Photo of HotHabanero
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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! (279 characters)

Photo of brewdogmrb
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I took a few chances on bottles I didn't know much about when I was down at State Line the other day. Among them was Danish brewery Mikkeller's nicely designed and somewhat understated "Stateside IPA" which comes from the brewer's self-professed love for American craft beer. I haven't had much Danish craft beer, and I have to say that the designer inside me (yes, he's in there) was excited by the labels of this beer, which is evidence of a design sense most brewers thankfully don't have or seem to care about. Check out the Mikkeller website for instance, and you can see these guys care about how things look. Which isn't a bad thing, but anyway, to the beer.

I'm a big IPA fan and "Hophead" so I usually go for bitter beers in general, and the trend of European traditional and craft brewers alike responding to American styles and innovations obviously tingles my patriotic brew sense, so I gripped this green and yellow striped brew and took it home. Broke it out last night an was immediately very pleased when I poured it out. This thing stinks! The only other Euro beer that I've had which claims to and actually fulfills its promise of intense bitterness is Alvinne's Gaspar. Mikkeller's Stateside is an awesome IPA, and at 7% ABV is very drinkable. These guys kept it pretty restrained with the malt, and went for three kinds of American hops. There is a really intense smell of pineapple or some other kind of tropical fruit which is bursting all over this beer. It tastes bitter as hell too, with a nice body that is nice but not too thin. Finally, an understated label for an over the top beer, instead of the other way around. (1,645 characters)

Photo of pacond
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured really nice with a good head. I was impressed with how long the head stayed prominent in the glass too.

This is a very hoppy for European beers, but I know that is the point. A real good IPA, very sweet and citrusy. Reminded me of lime or orange hard candy. Still the beer had a good bitter kick.

It is very drinkable, not very thick or sticky like some IPA's.

Buy this beer if you can find it. Well worth it. (419 characters)

Photo of bmcclure
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The aroma on this beer lacked any major components, very muted. The color was a dark orangey-amber, a small thin head with minimal lacing. Flavor was fairly malty with earthy hop flavors and some pine. I enjoyed this beer but have definitely had IPAs that I prefer. For the price, I probably won't have this beer again. (319 characters)

Stateside IPA from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.