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Stateside IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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3.94/5
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260 Ratings
Stateside IPAStateside IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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.

Added by Sammy on 11-12-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,323
Reviews:
185
Ratings:
260
pDev:
10.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours clean amber color with thick puffy head, great retention and sticky lacing. Sweet candy malt aroma. Malt forward taste, some ripe fruit, piney bitterness. Dry finish. Decent IPA, on the sweet malty side.

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Photo of peabody
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a cloudy Ice Tea color with 1/2 finger of off-white suds. No lacing to speak of.
Smell is grapefruit and skunk. Almost a dirty sock/wet sock.
Taste is slightly bitter with a grapefruit overtown. Some sugar and very little malt.
Mouthfeel is a little sticky and the aftertaste is bitter but goes away quickly.
Drinkability is not bad. I just with there was more of a grapefruit flavor and a little more pine in the hop.

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Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle

Pours a light amber color with a thick eggshell head that maintains. Thick, sticky lacing on the glass.

Nice citrusy aroma with some herbal and grassy tones.

Citrusy hop flavors upfront, with a distinct lemon taste. Herbal and grassy flavors are also present. An aggressive bitterness hits midway through and rides through the finish. Finishes out rather dry with a light lingering hop flavor.

Light body, light carbonation.

Wow. This is an impressive American IPA from a foreign brewery. Plenty of hops with a sense of balance and easy to drink. Good to see that our affection for hops is starting to spread across the world.

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

American Style IPA from Denmark (we've come a long way!) - Pours a rather cloudy dark gold color with a bubbly mostly white small head. Smells of both citrusy and piney hops. First sip is a tad spicy with the pine hops attributing to the bitterness. It slowly turns to a grapefruit bitterness that highlights the finish. Medium bodied with slightly below average carbonation, this could be a tad hoppier as it is closer to a APA than an IPA.

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Photo of RuudJH
3.94/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of Bpayne88
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of theghost3
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of csiewert
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle poured into a pint

A rather clear amber body, clean and bright. Huge off-white cap raises quickly and settles slowly. Thick chunks of lace all over the glass.

A very fresh and aromatic IPA. The aromas really leap out of the glass and smack the olfactories. Bitter grapefruit, lemon rind, and pine needles. This boasts a very bold aroma profile, a highlight for me.

A little let down on the taste. A bitter barrage of hops lets up nicely for a smooth finish. Grapefruit and lemon with pine in the finish. A light resiny feel coats the mouth. The booze, at 7%, sticks out a little and detracts from the overall experience. A good try once, it is nice to see the foreign guys emulating the American style.

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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.

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Photo of theboozecruise
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of ViveLaChouffe
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An American style IPA brewed by a Denmark based brewing concern? Yep.

(On a side note, it's interesting to watch the evolution over the years as American craft brewers copied and even saved from extinction many European beer styles and now the American influence is transferring back to the "Old Country"...)

It pours a hazy orange copper with a billowing ivory head that leaves sheeting lace but dissipates to a wispy forth fairly quickly. Lots of hops in the nose. Herbal spicy hops, hints of tangerine and a lightly earthy malt aroma. Very nice!

The combo of hops that make the nose so good make the flavor a bit haphazard. Juicy sweet citrusy hops intermingled with some coarse herbal hops, like amarillo or something of that nature. Quite bitter but there's a decent bready malt backbone to hold it all together.

(edit: after checking the website, they do indeed use amarillo hops, as well as cascade and chinook...)

A sweet grapefruity finish and aftertaste followed by a long lingering bitterness.

Pretty tasty. I wish the bittering hops blended more nicely. If they did, it would be stellar.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle poured into my Unibroue tulip

A; A gorgeous clear copper with a dense off-white head with excellent retention and lacing

S: Pine hops well balanced with a nice malt backbone

T: Sharp and spicy pine hops up front that's well-balanced. Bitter and dry finish

M: Undercarbonated leading to a rather slick mouthfeel that doesn't do justice to the beer.

D: Very pleasant, I'd drink it again!

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Photo of changeup45
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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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.

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Photo of Tdenham
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pencible
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured a hazy dark copper with light tan head. It smelled like pine and copper hops with some pineapple and caramel malt. It tasted like dry pine and floral hops with some citrus and pineapple, and some caramel malt. It was watery with some carbonation, and had a bitter aftertaste. Overall this was a clean and tasty IPA, but nothing outstanding. It had good body and was fairly easy to drink. But it didn't differentiate itself from other IPAs, and its hops weren't as fruity or juicy as I prefer. Good not great, and probably not worth the price to try more than once.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyrushire
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rand
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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

Pours deep orange with a thin head. Honeycomb nose. Sticky toffee malts with floral, pine, and tropical fruit hops. Some burn, sticky, medium to full body.

For an American IPA, a pretty solid malt backbone. Lots of hops going, but nothing to beat Californians.

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Photo of Durge
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

One more from one of those Ohoove sessions next store, this unique IPA was clear amber in color with a huge frothy light oatmeal colored head and gobs of lacing. The aroma is a delicious bready citrus hop and light yeasty malt. The taste is tangy orange bread and caramel. The bitterness dominates so that it doesn't seem very balanced, pretty edgy with a dry bite. The hop is nice, sharp grass and citrus but the tastey malt falls a bit short. Overall it's good but I wouldn't want to drink a lot of these unless they could mellow it out a bit. The mouthfeel is midland, nice, with fair carbonation. Good but not worthy of the import price tag.

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Photo of NCSUdo
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle.

A: Pours a clear copper under a good fingers worth of white head. Good retention, hints of lace.

S: Grapefruit and slightly piney hops, slight hint of alcohol and some caramel maltiness. A little subdued.

T: Mostly bitter, mostly a piney/earthy type of hops. Front end could use more of a malty backbone. There is a orangish quality to the bitter finish that, although confused the hell out of my taste buds at first (and seemed a little off), actually has some redeeming qualities.

M/D: Light to medium bodied, a hint of creaminess, carbonation is light. Drinkability is fine on this one, but the taste is slightly off in my opinion.

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Stateside IPA from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 260 ratings
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