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Stateside IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Stateside IPAStateside IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

221 Ratings
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Ratings: 221
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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avalon07

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark orange color and a slightly cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of creamy, long-lasting head.

S: A strong hoppy aroma, combined with a piney quality and citrus.

T: Had a fairly large hops presence, along with pine, mild citrus and malt in the finish. Well balanced.

M: High level of carbonation and a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

D: This is a very good version of an American IPA. It's incredibly drinkable and well made.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2009 15:21:46 | More by avalon07
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WillieMoe

Massachusetts

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!

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2009 21:53:42 | More by WillieMoe
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ATPete

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

looks like im the 100th review on this one.

16.9 oz bottle

Stateside pours a darker than average, rusty orange brown color with a large beige head. Big fresh hop nose, very unlike any import IPA ive had, bright and fruity with notes of pine resin and juicy leaf hop. Big in flavor as well, but surprisingly well balanced, definitely on the bitter end of the IPA spectrum but im loving it, the fresh cannabis/grass aftertaste screams for another sip. No detectable alcohol presence, medium bodied, slightly grainy with good carbonation. Damn i wish this was a little bit cheaper!

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2009 14:58:28 | More by ATPete
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ShrLSU

Louisiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 03:32:10 | More by ShrLSU
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onecrazybreeze

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2008 10:40:20 | More by onecrazybreeze
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden amber with a fluffy white head that sticks to things. Smells of pine and grapefruit with a bit of caramel in there as well. Taste hits you with heavy grapefruit some pine some really sweet caramel maltiness. Hops up front malt in the middle, smooth mix for the finish. Really nice presentation. Body is medium to thick. mouthfeel is sweet and creamy. Carbonation is ample. Pleasantly surprised, I was expecting a hop bomb, but got a greatly balance ipa.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2008 00:43:46 | More by johnnnniee
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

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

Poured from the bottle a cloudy gold brown with three fingers of rich beige head.

Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, and big piney hops.

Taste of big piney hops, caramel malts, and light bitterness at the finish.

Medium bodied, clean and dry, and moderately carbonated.

Mikkeller has really nailed the American-style IPA. A must try.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2008 03:44:23 | More by Monkeyknife
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.97/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear golden amber color color with a huge foamy white head. Beautiful aroma dominate by earthy and citrus hops with a sweet caramel malt presence. Perfectly balanced with huge citrus hoppy flavor up front followed by sweet maltiness and a dry, bitter hop finish. Excellent!

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2008 06:29:42 | More by corby112
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tmoneyba

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Crown #19, Carmel, IN.

Poured a clear copper color with an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.

My expectations where met with another standout beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 02:37:28 | More by tmoneyba
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tadowdaddy

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2008 22:12:51 | More by tadowdaddy
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bbothen

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2008 21:49:30 | More by bbothen
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Donnie2112

Alaska

4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours orange, nice head that sits like a film that lingers on the top of the beer nice sticky lace. Sexy sexy!

subtle sweet malts on a piney citric backdrop, about like it should smell

extremely snappy and hop forward! there is a nice sweetness, there is a charming piney, and citric flavor to it.

nice medium body, snappy carbonation, slightly dry and a cleansing astringence.

this beer is exactly what an American IPA is supposed to be, it's a fantastic beer. I really like this one and it's what a single IPA should be!

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2008 00:37:02 | More by Donnie2112
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a bright rusty-orange, hazy, and was accompanied by a well lasting, creamy beach sand colored head. A slight splotchy and speckled lacing was left. A medium strong visible carbonation is observed.

S: light caramel-oranges with a fresh green flowery hopping right from the vine. Light in nature and not as dominant as I would expect from this brewer but the smell was truly fresh from the vine.

T: musky oranges and caramel malting, quickly followed up by a wet hop bitterness. Fresh, green wet hops greet the tongue with a nice bitter grapefruit hopping that makes its presence known. A light citric and moderate bitterness that finishes dry with oranges and a dry alcohol fade that lingers quite a bit.

M: Pretty good effervesce brings things to life on the tongue initially but quickly fizzles out after that. Tart, citric bitterness with dry oranges laces the tongue on the swallow. Medium viscosity, with a smooth texture.

D: A nice bitterness and well balanced. Dry, and nicely hopped makes this a worthy try for both the extreme and non-extreme fans of the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 22:13:09 | More by beerthulhu
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2008 04:46:02 | More by RonfromJersey
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zeff80

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2008 02:04:25 | More by zeff80
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2008 05:08:01 | More by jwc215
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cnally

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2008 00:23:25 | More by cnally
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ckeegan04

Texas

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

A - Pale golden brown color with a thick light brown foamy head. Sheets and chunks of lace abound with excellent head retention as well.

S - Big, juicy hop punch in the nose. Primarily citrusy with grapefruit and a little tangerine. A light aroma of alcohol lingers underneath mixed with a light sweetness.

T - A light bready maltiness initially is quickly overcome by a citrusy hop blast. More bitter than juicy hoppiness but still a very nice flavor.

M/D - Medium bodied with a slightly resinous coating of the mouth. Easy drinking but the bitterness is slightly overwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2008 22:08:17 | More by ckeegan04
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A-Bright copper with a medium white head that reduced to a thin cap and left spotty lacing.

S-Sweet caramel malt upfront with a bit of floral and peppery hop aroma.

T-Sweet caramel malt up front...in fact a bit too sweet for me. I expected more of a hop kick. It does come in with a nice floral/fruity finish but it is towards the end and more of an afterthought.to balance.

M-Medium body with a building sticky feeling. Hop bitterness does build in the aftertaste.

D-A bit disappointed with this one. I was expecting more of a hop forward brew....and this is not that. Too sweet for me to drink very much at any one time. I'm glad I was able to share this bomber.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2008 12:48:46 | More by Deuane
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hwwty4

Missouri

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

Thanks to Sycamore in Columbia for stocking a great beer that we can't get in Kansas City.

Poured 500ml bottle into a New Belgium globe. This beer pours a unfiltered apple cider brown with a big fluffy whit head that left a minimal amount of lacing. The aroma is a mixture of resiney hops and grapefruit with just a mild malt backbone. The taste is hops. Glorious hops. Lots of hops. Grapefruit and pine trees. Straight up, no ice or water. The mouthfeel is full and leaves a nice coating in your mouth. The drinkability of this beer is pretty high. This is my first go round with Mikkeller beers and it is really tasty.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2008 03:47:38 | More by hwwty4
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cvstrickland

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle poured into a small tulip yields a glowing orange amber body capped with a finger of fine, rocky white foam. The head soon recedes into a thin sheet that leaves ragged rings and scraps of lacing on the glass.

The smell of the drink is herbal and citrusy, with a sticky resinous pine note, dipped in caramel.

The taste is grapefruity-bitter with a spalsh of orange-infused caramel. An undertone of dilute honey sweetness keeps the spicy bitterness from going overboard, but this is in no way any balanced sort of a drink. Mikkeller's Stateside is a pungent little delight worthy of even West Coast-style hop snobbery.

This is a fine India Pale Ale. Medium-bodied and very crisp, the brew is very refreshing with terrific drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2008 19:28:28 | More by cvstrickland
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changeup45

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2008 23:04:21 | More by changeup45
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2008 18:40:54 | More by ffejherb
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MiScusi

California

3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- a little bit darker than I like to see an IPA but it pours a brownish-orange, and the head is amazing. Fluffy off-white head sticks forever.

S- The smell is definitely hop forward. Slightly orange citrusy, earthy, and sweet resiny.

T- More towards the sweet resiny side here. Finishes with quite a bitterness.

M/D- really has some body to it for a 7% IPA. I think a lot of it contributes to that background sweetness.

I'll tell you why this didn't completely impress me. It did have a nice hoppiness to me (which I love), but the sweetness, in it's syrupy fashion, was a bit too much for it. It doesn't seem like the hops were able to completely shine through here because of that.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2008 03:24:17 | More by MiScusi
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Gavage

New Jersey

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

Appearance: pours a orange color with some yellow highlights on the glass edge. Nice 2" head lasts quite a while. Mild lacing develops.

Smell: loads of floral hops and some orange and grapefruit.

Taste: the malt level provides enough sweetness to cut into the sharp bitterness. Caramel, oranges, and strong grapefruit tones are most noticeable. Some softer pear and tart green grapes are in the background.

Mouthfeel: crisp at the start, crisp and dry at the finish. Medium bodied. Aftertaste is long as the bitterness sticks to the tongue.

Drinkability: if you are in the mood for a nice bitter IPA, this is the one for you. Easy to quaff and it hits the spot.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2008 18:46:31 | More by Gavage
Stateside IPA from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.