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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

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185
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258
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.93%
 
 
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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.

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Photo of kmo1030
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

this is a coppery amber colored brew with a thick light tan head. plenty of lacing.
the nose is quite hoppy, with a resinous, but soft, pleasant, orangey citrus quality as well as some faint bitter medicinal asprin type aromas. some pineapple is also noticable along with the bready carmel malts.
the taste has a nice citrusy orange/apricot/pineapple cocktail sort of hop quality. a harsh, but not unpleasant pine bitterness bites towards the back. caramel and light toffee is present throughout, along with something that reminds me just a bit of a belgian tripel, that may just be some of the fruity hop qualities though.
it's got a nice fuller side of medium mouthfeel with a moderate but delicate carbonation that suits the beer well.
good drinkability considering the 7% abv, and for that matter even if it was 5%. i can safely say that this is the finest danish american IPA styled beer i've ever had. but seriously, this holds up to some of the best stuff to come off of the west coast.

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Photo of Donnie2112
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!

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle to a pint glass the liquid is orange with ok carbonation. The head is i finger, white and leave little lace.

The smell is plenty hoppy, pine and citrus notes.

The taste follows a very hoppy brew, nice sweet malt lends balance, really quite good, very good.

The mouthfeel is good, not a huge body, and good carbonation. For an IPA this is really what it should be.

The drinkability is fantastic, really a smooth, easy drinking brew. There guys really nailed this style and maybe even raised the bar.

Prosit und Zum Wohl, MK

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Photo of ATPete
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
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!

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Photo of cjgator3
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy orangish amber color with a sticky off-white head that possesses good retention and lacing. The aroma is very balanced for an IPA, with sweet malt, a touch of caramel and some citrusy hops. The taste like the aroma is well balanced with a good dose of malt to support a nice bitter hoppy finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with the perfect amount of carbonation. Overall, I really enjoyed Stateside IPA. It is not a hop-bomb like some of the American IPAs, but it is solid in its own right. Recommended.

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Photo of jaxon53
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served this one slightly chilled, in a pint glass, from a brown bottle.I love when foreign breweries brew a beer like this.

Appearance: Pours out a light golden copper color that has great clarity. A vigorous pour yields a bright white, two finger head that was quite fluffy and pillowy. Great retention, head just seems to hang there. A thick ring of white lace is left behind after every sip.

Smell: Has a nice hoppy, fruity smell to it. Somewhat flowery and herbal. Lots of orange and lemon zest with a soft touch of pineapple. A big malty backbone balances the hops. Bready and grassy. Smells like it is somewhat sweet.

Taste: Nice thick flavors here. A mild hop bite starts things out and quickly collides with a huge, sweet, maltiness. Sweet and almost sugary. Almost has an orange juice like flavor to it. Notes of lemon zest and grass. Has a mild astringent alcohol flavor in the background. Pretty well balanced in my opinion.

Mouthfeel: Great mouthfeel. Thick and palate coating. Pleasant medium body. The perfect amount of tingly carbonation.

Drinkability: Decent drinkability as well. Overall a tasty, well balanced IPA.

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

American IPA via Denmark? Gotta love it.
Wonderfully minimalist hoppy green label.

Poured into a pint glass.

Hazy, bright but deep copper orange. Big, billowy yet delicate light khaki head.

Nose is cascade hops. Some slight sweet malt character, but this is all about the hops.

Taste is a nice solid IPA. Heavy hops. Slight fresh fruit notes overlaid on malts. Long lingering hop finish. Tiniest hint of ethanol on warming. Good mouthfeel; appropriately carbonated.

Great drinkability. A very easy-going IPA.

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Photo of oberon
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Man if you didnt know you would think this is an old school Oregon IPA on roids,poured into an imperial pint glass a clear full copper color with a well formed one finger white head.Smell like laundry detergent with some caramel and for me thats heaven on earth just beautiful.Resiny and citric this is a left coast American style IPA all the way the subdued but noticeable aramel malt base rounds out the beer nicely and makes it very "Americanized" in my mind,these guys studied well a great "big" IPA" bursting with hop flavors here.

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Photo of Floydster
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

16.9 ounce bottle purchased from Liquid Solutions in Oregon for about nine dollars

Poured into my Chimay goblet with a golden orange color with a red tint, more of a copper color than anything, big one inch white creamy head that settled after three or four minutes, decent retention and very nice lacing for an IPA

Smell had complexity and was quite nice, citrus and caramel malt dominated the aroma, but there was also some apples and peaches, toffee, other sweet aromas, last but not least some strong grassy hops

Taste was nice and bitter right up front, there were some orange and lemon flavors present as well, caramel malt really started becoming stronger with each sip and less cold the beer got, was nice though because it balanced out the hoppy accents so well, caramel on the tongue along with a dry hoppiness in the aftertaste, some nice kick all the way through, floral and citrus made this one diverse and different than any of the IPAs I have tasted before it, only complaint is that nothing measures up to its initial bite, loses something along the way

Body was nice for an IPA, not too thick but lots of carbonation, taste only lasted a couple seconds after each sip which forced me to drink this a little faster than I wanted to, creamy and dry mouthfeel overall

Could have drank this stuff all night, so smooth and easy to drink for a bitter beer, hoppiness is subtle and not overpowering in any sense, light on the stomach, ABV is fairly high for an india pale ale but not too bad, it is hidden well within, wanted a lot more once I finished my glass

Nice brew from Mikkeller, only had a few of their things and they have all been pretty good, this was not as good as their Beer Geek but totally different styles, highly recommended even with the extremely high price tag

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Photo of tmoneyba
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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

A 500 mL bottle purchased at Capone's. The bottle still has the tell-tale price tag sticker on it.

A: The ale was poured into a Widmer Bros. weizen glass, so a huge five finger head erupted and required two pours to finish the bottle. The result is prodigious lacing. The IPA is a copper penny color, more orange than red, pale with a crystal clear look.

S: The nose is a delicious cascade blast of grapefruit and flowers. The hops are concentrated and fresh-smelling. A nicely paired caramel sweetness also wafts out of the glass.

T: The first sip reveals a hop body that is not as intense as I would have hoped. This is a straight-forward IPA, lots of hops that are met by a strong malt profile. The hops are citrusy, grapefruit-flavored with a rather fleeting taste. The malts are caramel and sweet, enough to cut briefly into the hops. As the malt fades, the hops return with a vengeance, biting at the tastebuds before fading away. The hop profile is good, strong but not overpowering. I'd place this in the second tier of IPAs, perilously close to the top.

M: The hops seem to be restrained, content to take a backseat and then, before you know it a blast of citrusy bitterness bites you in the ass. This is a sneaker, in the best sense of a beer.

D: The alcohol hides itself throughout the drink, allowing the hops and, to a lesser degree, the malt to define the beer. The hop profile strikes you as ho-hum but quickly you realize that it packs a punch. I'm gonna grab another bottle of this.

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

Pours a nice clear orange with a nice fluffy white head that leaves good lace. Nose is hop resin and some clear malt. Taste follows, quite hoppy with relatively clear malt presence. A bit on the sweet side for me, but a very impressive flavor. Mouthfeel is a bit thick as well, but quite good. Drinkability is pretty good, but could be improved upon. Overall I am impressed with this european take of an american take of an english beer style.

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

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Hazy mahogany colored ale with a huge three-finger off-white head after a violent pour. Leaves a gorgeous trail all the way down the glass and ends in a thin wispy lace.

S: Strong hoppy aroma is dominant and satisfying.

T : Hoppy brew as called for by the style. This is a smooth bitter beer with hints of citrus and a little sweetness. Alcohol is present but masked nicely by the hops.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation

O: I love Mikeller and I love a good IPA – so I was excited when I got a chance to try this bad-boy. I was not disappointed. I could drink this all day.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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

Pours amber with a good initial head that fades to a ring. Smells of citrusy hops and sweet malt. The taste is more big citrusy hops followed by more sweet malt. Very fresh and full tasting and imo balanced in the same way a West coast ipa is. Lots of hops, but the malt is there to back it up too. Mouthfeel is balanced and fairly big, but smooth with a bit of spice. A pleasure to try this beer from the Scandanavian brewing revolution.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Mikkeller Bangkok
4.25/4.25/4.25/3.75/4.25
brown and hazy. Really appealing. It smells fruity and pleasant, with a hint of musk and earthy spicy bitterness. The taste is really nice as well. It's as if the abrasive American hops have taken a chillpill while maintaining their essential characteristics. Not muted or stale, just toned down and a bit earthy. The sweetness is golden and really desirable, with a hint of apples. The aftertaste is dry and bitter and moderately lengthy. Recommended.

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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!

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

16.9 oz bottle into a pint glass...shared with trep.

Mikkeller is an interesting brewery. They're one of the few (that I know of) foreign breweries that seems intent on making American Micro-style beers. Suspicions arose after having their delicious "Beer Geek Breakfast", an american style Double Stout, and their Stateside IPA confirmed my beliefs. With that said, I hope the trend continues.

The body pours straw golden with hints of orange; it's clear as can be with a frothy light yellow & khaki head. Great retention and nice spackles of lacing highlight the sides of the pint glass. The aroma is hoppy for sure (as one might expect). Lots of pine and foresty notes. I found the label-advertised citrus dominance to be more of a side note, however...

The flavor is one for hop-lovers. Hops galore pack an orange peel-esque bitterness with malts providing a touch of caramel. Again, the label description let me down a bit, but the beer is good enough to hold its own without the brewers hyping it up...I can't really blame them, I'd probably do the same thing. The mouthfeel is the bread-winner of Stateside IPA. Its body is of perfect thickness, carbonation level, and packs an everlasting, bitter hop note. Very memorable... This beer is definately drinkable, I really enjoyed it and would have more around the house if it weren't so rare (at least for now).

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Photo of brendan13
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a tulip glass a hazy orangey/amber colour with a thick fluffy inch of off white head. Bit of lacing lingers.
S - Piney & citrusy hop notes are quite dominant but there is a slight toasty malt touch.
T - Pine and citrus hops on the taste as well as a dry toasted bready maltiness.
M - Light to medium bodied, fairly high carbonation. Slightly sticky malt and a bit of lingering bitterness.
D - A very good example of the style. Something I'd drink again quite happily. Now if only it was cheaper...

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Photo of merlin48
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz bottle pours a mostly clear, apricot amber hued body with a lavish and creamy offwhite head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is citrusy grapefruit hops with some pine cone in the back. Caramel is also prominent. Mouthfeel is very nice. Medium body is bolstered by a creamy medium carbonation. Some hop oiliness and earthiness add character. Taste is mostly hops. Grapefruitiness is dominant but with more of a citrus rind presence. Pine bitterness adds some edge. Caramel maltiness adds an ideal balance. Very well done.

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

Have had this beer many times, but this is the first time I've ever seen it on draft. On tap at Max's tonight.

The beer pours an orange amber color with good very good, pillowy head retention and decent lacing. The stateside IPA nose just makes me smile. I get cereal, orange citrus, light tobacco and a hint of ginger. Really having a hard time staying objective once I taste this beer, it's such a distinctly yummy IPA. In any event, the beer shows considerable orange citrus, more cereal, some peppery bitterness and light vanilla. This isn't a mindblowing IPA, but the flavor profile is just so enjoyable and easy going. Mouthfeel is fairly light, and both in bottle and on draft, it has something of a creamy consistency. Drinkability is exceptional. The alcohol is well hidden, and the beer has so much flavor, yet retains very good balance.

Just an all around delicious beer, and an absolute treat to see on tap.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of jneiswender
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Ebenezer's Pub in Maine. Served in a pint class. Cool not cold.

A-orange/gold body and an off-white head.

S-juicy, citrus, tangerine smells

T-piney, some cereal flavors but muted

M-dry, light-medium

D-Not a bad representation of the style. I would drink this beer again. Certainly could drink several of these in spite of the hefty percentage of alcohol for the beer.

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Stateside IPA from Mikkeller ApS
3.94 out of 5 based on 258 ratings.
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