Stateside IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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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
Ratings:
260
Reviews:
185
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
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10
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Photo of Waggman
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beermanbrian
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Golden orange in color with an ok white head. A few trails of lacing. Smell is a very nice IPA smell. Citrus, grapefruit and a distinct floral note. Also some bready maltyness in there. Very appealing. Taste is maltier than expected up front and then the hops kicks in. Nice bitterness level and very fruity. Mouth is thick and syrupy. This one is going down very quickly. Very nice beer. Interesting to see Eurepean brewers copying American styles. They did a good job with this one.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mikkeller Stateside IPA

Mmmm, aroma just spills out of this one, right out of the gate! Let's look at it first, though....

Clearish, ambery color, big, puffy off-white head. Mighty fine lookin' IPA!

It's all going down in the nose, bitter twist of grapefruit, hint of lemon, plenty of pine. Big hoppy aromatics, vast, and ever-lasting. Intense hop bitterness, out loud and proud!

Drinkin' it: spanks the tongue, slaps the palate, beats the 'buds, and lets every sensory receptor swim in the tastiness! Then after the bitter barrage, it glides softly and creamy-ly along, utterly pleasant. Smooth even, although the slightly above average abv, (7%) sticks out some. But not too much.

I'll say what I always say..."worth it?" the 9.49 for a bomber, I mean?
No. As good or better IPAs are made all the time here in the USA, and I could have picked up a growler of a 6-pack for the same price. But, I had to try it. This is quite cool, that European brewers are emulating American beer innovations, and doing micro-breweries in places like Denmark and Norway.
Way, way cool.

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

Without much effort a big thick head is poured, billowy and like whipped cream...sits on top of glowing copper/gold. Sedimentary stacks of lace coat the glass as the head minimizes, without ever totally disappearing. Very much true to style and quite a looker.

Aroma sits on the toasty side of the IPA world. Certainly some vibrant hops, and those sit on the fresh, sweet side (ie. not all that pungent)...while the toast-factor remains at the forefront. Definitely very "stateside", though not in the hop-attack way of various American IPAs.

But wait! Toasted malts remain very strong in the flavor, yet this time the bitter in "bittering hops" comes through loud and clear. Makes for a coarser, leafier kind of IPA, not as easy-going or creamy as others, but certainly on par with many others that dare to challenge the tastebuds. Has a kind of Pacific NW sort of feel: big-ass but well-controlled bitter hoppiness. Citrus and caramel mingle in the finish, giving a much-appreciated level of depth to this fine, fine IPA. The texture is just right, resting on the buttery, slippery side of the line.

An excellent IPA. By far the most authentically American-tasting of the beers I've had brewed by Europeans going for that distinctively American IPA flavor. It even bests many American versions of the style. Not all Americans brew their IPAs with love, but Mikkeller clearly does. A costly little bugger, but I don't regret it.

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

Super-foamy, even with a controlled pour lost some over the top, two to three fingers of dense microfoam, cream white, eventually starts to dimple but has a slow dissolve, given all this only moderate stickiness in the lacing. Plenty of red rust in the burnt amber orange color, faintly hazy yet still easy to see through, little hue loss around the rims. There's more fullness than penetrating power to the nose, which is a good thing, as much carob and coffee bean to it as tangerine, pink grapefruit citrus, nothing arch in the pine, pepper or pineapple, green apple, apricot scents, nutty breads, the hoppiness shows poise, no showing off. Medium-bodied, again, it's no lie that this is in the American IPA style, however, there's nothing steroidal about it. Green grasses, pine needles, flowers, the pink grapefruit and orange citrus as tart as sweet. White pepper and black tea leaves about as aggressive as it gets. The carbonation is tight and has good follow-through towards the finish. The malts lower here, the same carob, mocha and then coffee but nothing as sweet as caramel, etc. Allows the hops to extend a bitter flourish at the end, about as over-the-top as it gets. Not for those who demand turbo-charged, white light flash of hops in their IPAs.

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Photo of zeff80
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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Photo of Seanibus
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What an interesting experience to see yourself as others must see you. This beer appears to be a reflection of how our European friends see America's obsession with big, citrusy West Coast-style IPAs. The results are fascinating.

Pours a bright orange color with a big fluffy head and uncanny lacing. The aroma is strong and sharp, dominated by bitter orange. The flavor follows right along, with a gigantic slap of bitter orange that fades to a deep hoppy bitterness on the finish. The mouthfeel is thick, coating the tongue with a slight sting of carbonation on the finish.

This is a great, if slightly twisted, version of a West Coast type IPA. It's like seeing a close relative, who looks a lot, but not exactly, like you.

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Photo of pinotboy007
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Copper/brown with a bit of a haze akin to apple cider, only with a superb, thick bubbly head, but no lace.

S - Pine, dried apricots, fresh cut hay, sweet malt.

T - Sweet malt up front that dissloves rapidly with the rush of grapefruit and oily, piney hops. Has a hint of what I would call a Saison-like funk that's really nice. Finishes sour, but clean.

M - Creamy, crisp and refreshing; zesty without being too carbonated.

D - Really superb, especially without the runaway ABV. Break out the Fish N Chips.

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

Pours a copper/amber hue with a nose that brings citric tones. Flavor is a smooth mix of bitter, slight salt, and piney tones. The profile stays fairly consistent. Feel is very smooth and it is very drinkable.

Another good production from Mikkeller, IMO. Not exactly sure what's up with the water over there, but I always keep my eye open for productions from these guys I haven't tried.

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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 Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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 yergermeister
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of augie
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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 stephenlee
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Stateside IPA from Mikkeller ApS
3.94 out of 5 based on 260 ratings.
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