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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark | website

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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3.94
pDev:
11.93%
 
 
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 GarrisWH
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a somewhat hazy orangish-amber color with a frothy two-finger off white head. Good retention and light lacing.

S - Citrus hops dominate with a little bit of caramel malt in the background.

T - Taste first hits with some fairly bitter grapefruit and pine hop notes. Well balanced with sweet, caramel malts. Grassy, "earthy" hop aftertaste. Very nice fresh hop bitterness on this one.

M - Medium bodied and quite resinous. Very smooth going down.

D - I really enjoyed this one and found it to be a very drinkable offering. If they weren't almost $10 a piece, I could easily down a few of these in a sitting. Very nice balance of flavors and I enjoyed the hop character and level of bitterness a lot.

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Photo of cvfish
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer poured a darker amber color that looked usual for a IPA, but it was still good, produced a fluffy white head that good retention and laced the side of the glass nicely

S - The aromas produced were nice grainy malts, and bunch of citrus hops, not overpowering as in a "Hopbomb"

T - The flavors of this beer was along the lines of the nose, nice grainy malt beginning, a grapefruit and orange fruits taste, and good blast of hops to finish off

M - The mouth on this beer had a medium body and a moderate amount of carbonation

D - This was one of my favorite IPAs, the taste, hops, and mouth were all in balance with each other, Mikkeller has once again crafted a masterpiece

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Photo of HotHabanero
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Pours hazy with a deep yellow body with an off-white head. It has a very complex, hoppy aroma, with orange and citrus fruits. Very hoppy and grassy flavour, fruity with lemon, grape, orange and apricot notes. Full bodied. It has a very long and bitter finish. Very tasty!

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 fl oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear, orange color with a huge off-white head that left lots of lacing.

S - sweet citrus hop aroma.

T - bitter citrus taste upfront is balanced out with a sweet caramel malt flavor on the back end.

F - medium bodied, silky smooth.

D - smooth, easy drinking brew.

Skaal !

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Photo of atsprings
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Tripel Karmeliet glass a nice crisp orange with a very frothy off-white head that left great lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine hops and caramel. The taste is a wonderful hop blend that balances on pine and citrus hops that are greatly balanced with caramel malt flavor. The beer is on the low side of medium bodied with slight stickiness. This is a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of jera1350
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden orange color with a decent head that is filled with both large soapy bubbles and tiny fluffy ones. Leaves some sticky lace.

Amazing smell not too much unlike a pina collada. Lots of citrus and pineapple, some coconut. Absolutely delicious smelling.

This hop combination is awesome! Sweet and juicy hops. Very sweet and ripe citrus, pineapple, tastes like their is some candi sugar to. I'm sure it's not, but has that presence. Nice amount of sweet malt for backup.

Medium body with a mostly smooth feel. Some prickly carbonation that even feels a bit creamy.

Tastes pretty close to a DIPA, drinks like an IPA. I'm sucking this one down with ease. Great hop profile and overall beer.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint.

A: Pours a nice and bubbly bright orange. Capping this is a slightly orange colored 2 1/2 finger head. The head recedes quickly to a foamy skim that leaves a nice coating of lace.

S: Damn! A surplus of citrus and piney aromas along with toasted caramel malt. Lemon, orange zest, grapefruit and sweet caramel malt.

T: This is just about a perfct balance of bitter and spicy hops, toasted malt, and caramel malt.

M: Bitter, peppery hops, that tingle the lips and tongue, are tempered expertly by the dose of malt in here.

D: Probably the best drinking AIPA I've ever had the pleasure of drinking. Everything fits together perfectly. Seek this out at all costs.

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Photo of albern
4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer for hop heads. It pours a slightly orange copper, a bit hazy, and what a head on this ale! This beer has a very thick, prodigious, off white head that retains about as well as any beer I've seen. The lacing is impressive as well. The smell is oily hop esters, some bready malts, some hoppy floral notes too. The taste is very robust, full bodied, and hoppy. You'll find lots of hoppy resiny tastes, some mint hop as well. There is a dry bready, thick malty character to this beer that completely complements the hops. This is a great floral hoppy beer, just thick, warming, bready, in all of its full bodied robustness. This is very drinkable but there is slightly more aftertaste than I would have preferred, but eminently enjoyable nonetheless. L'Chaim.

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Stateside IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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