Stateside IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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Stateside IPAStateside IPA

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

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

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Photo of tdm168
3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very hazy, orangish amber with very thick head. Great retention. Bready malt notes and mild hop aroma in the nose. Taste starts quite malty; bread, biscuits, hints of dark fruit. A surprisingly mild hop character; faint fruit up front, mild pine in the finish. Mouthfeel is much lighter and thinner than I had anticipated.

A little maltier and thin than I would have expected, but not a bad beer. In fact I enjoy the fruit flavors and the bready malt. It's worth a try, but it will probably disappoint the true hop head.

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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

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Photo of MarkSCCOT
3.1/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber purchased at Brawley's into a pint glass.

A. Amber brew with a thin wispy head that settles quickly. Strong carbonation.

S. Muted hops. Very grassy with a lack of citrus. Hard to pin down the exact variety.

T. Strong hops but again grassy and one dimensional. Slight malt finish.

M. Very bitter and the carbonation is clean and tart.

D. An American style, keep trying.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.06/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours an opaque dark orange color with a creamy tan head that forms a thick but even layer across the top of the glass.

S - The caramel malt aroma is dominating and up front. There's a little bit of citrus in the back ground but it's so faint that it almost blends in with the caramel sweetness.

T - This bottle has peaked but I will continue with the review because there's enough hop presence left to give some sort of indication of "its former self". I've had this in the past so I have an idea of how it should be. Sweet caramel hits the very tip of the tongue but is quickly beaten down with pine hops and bitter grapefruit. There's no citrus sweetness in the nose or taste that everyone has been talking about. Taste is one dimensional but the grapefruit bitterness dominates the flavor while the malts dominated the aroma. Finishes semi-dry and coats the mouth with a hefty heap of grapefruit while retaining a very small trace of caramel aftertaste.

M - Semi-prickly, medium body, leaves a bitter citrus finish that lingers (which I like).

D - Is average. If one didn't know how the beer should taste, it would probably taste pretty darn good.

Let me emphasize that I will be definitely trying this again and adjusting my review accordingly as Mikeller is an outstanding brewer in my book.

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Photo of July2Nov
2.85/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Muddy brownish color with orange hues around the edges. One inch frothy head that went down to 1/3 of an inch lacing.

Smell: Both malt and hops seep out. Caramel and toffee in the nose. Has a "bready" tinge about it.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Has a sour lemon tartness to it, with a peppery end. The hops are not as pronounced as was expected and seem to just lay there. Aftertaste is dry and bitter with a floral touch. Caramel upfront with a dry uneventful hop in the middle and end.

Overall: Not impressed as I thought I would be with this version of an American IPA from the Mikkeller brand. Too bad as I'm usually very impressed by their beers...guess you can't win them all.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.83/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a tulip glass. The color is a moderate orange-copper and brings a slight white head without leaving much lacing behind. The nose is a bit of light caramel plus some bready malt. There is a faint hint of American C-hops, but not too much. The hops are almost entirely gone from the flavor, and I don't think there was much there to begin with, as this is pretty fresh. I really am not too big a fan of what Mikkeller does with hops. Slightly bitter in the feel, but overall not a very good beer and I much prefer their stouts.

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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.

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Photo of Jeffo
2.08/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Got this at Bert's Bierhuis in Utrecht.

From a bottle into an snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger medium looking off-white head with good retention. No carbonation evident. Pours clear and a nice venetian red in color. Head fades to s wisp and a thick ring. Splotchy lacing remains until the end leaving some splotchy lacing down the glass.

SMELL: A very odd nose. Nothing IPA about it. To be honest, all I can think about when I take a whiff is stinky feet. Not appealing; at least not in an IPA way.

TASTE:: Again, some stinky feet up front. I don't know what went wrong here. Stinky feet are followed up by a bit of red fruits and some hop bitterness on the finish. A bolder and longer lasting aftertaste is plenty bitter, which is the only thing that saved this from the abyss.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Not bad here.

OVERALL: The look and feel on this one were spot on, but everything else was all wrong. I don't think the bottle was off, but whatever Mikkeller were trying to do with this one didn't work at all. It wasn't quite awful, but it certainly wasn't anything like an American IPA. Disappointing, as Mikkeller makes some great stuff. If you're looking for a good example of the style, avoid this one at all costs. I'm quite surprised it's rated as highly as it is.

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Photo of thagr81us
1.99/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Poured red-orange with a TON of floaties with a two finger beige head that subsided to a one finger slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, bitter hop, and subtle citrus. The flavor was of sweet malt, bitter hop, slight citurs, and BIG bitter yeast. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium high carbonation. Overall I was not a fan of this beer at all. The floaties on this one killed it for me. They were suspended throughout and would not settle even upon sitting for quite some time. The aftertaste left by them was quite terrible and was almost unbearable. This one had sat in the fridge for a few days before opening, so the yeasties should have settled out. Alas, that was not the case. Drain pour after muscling through half the bottle.

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Stateside IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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