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Stateside IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Stateside IPAStateside IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

227 Ratings
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Ratings: 227
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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

MaxT, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

jkane101, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

biboergosum, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +1.5%

mrfrancis, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of soccerfancooch
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

soccerfancooch, May 17, 2013
Photo of mick303
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass, a very pretty beer, a medium caramel gold colour, really good retention and lacing. Aromas are mostly spicey and hop forward, some nutty malts. A bit of yeast as well adding an interesting dimension. Taste-wise I found this an interesting take on the style, still lots of hops but much less of the grapefruit citrus hopiness, more toward the spicy, zesty, almost earthy profile, balanced together quite well. A very drinkable mouthfeel, some of the coating yeastiness that mikkeller does so well. A very nice beer, I would look to get it again if it were reasonable. An interesting departure rather than an imitation of the american styles, and a rather nice beer in its own right.

mick303, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

spycow, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

t0rin0, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of sammo
4/5  rDev +1.5%

sammo, Jul 07, 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
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

whallgren, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of Duke
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Duke, Apr 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

augie, Mar 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

javiernano, Mar 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

jfcaa193, Feb 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

IdrinkGas, Jan 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

bstyle, Jan 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

jak, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Exiled, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

MeisterSmudge, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

djrn2, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 21, 2011
Stateside IPA from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.