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Stateside IPAStateside IPA

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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 kwjd
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a copper-orange colour with thick, soapy white head. Spotty lacing down the glass. At first I smell the hops, then I smell the caramel malt. The taste has pine and citrus hops to accompany the bitterness. Lots of caramel sweetness too makes this very balanced. Very smooth carbonation level makes this an easy drinker. A nice first beer for me from this brewery.

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Photo of meeekyh
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was in a 500ml bottle. I poured it into my belled beer glass.

The beer is a deep orange-hued golden color with a slight haze. The head is off-white or light tan, rather healthy and leaves little lacing.

Smells of this beer are like bread on steroids, really yeasty and grainy with a strong citrus hop kick. there is a bit of pine essence as well.

The taste is much as the nose would imply with a added kick to the piny hops and less sweetness than I expected. There is a nice toffee taste and plenty of tartness with a bitter finish.

The mouthfeel is medium and the finish is clean and dry. Carbonation is light but the bitterness balances this nicely.

Drinkability is good but the beer is too bitter and tart to be really quaffable.

I dig this beer. I would really like to get my hands on a set of single-hop IPAs...mmm Danish beer.

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Photo of Tone
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, citrus, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and sharp with a high carbonation level. Tastes of floral hops, pale hops, strong hops, slight roasted malt, and sweet malt background. Overall, a good body, blend - one of the better non-American American IPA's I've had.

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Photo of brewdogmrb
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I took a few chances on bottles I didn't know much about when I was down at State Line the other day. Among them was Danish brewery Mikkeller's nicely designed and somewhat understated "Stateside IPA" which comes from the brewer's self-professed love for American craft beer. I haven't had much Danish craft beer, and I have to say that the designer inside me (yes, he's in there) was excited by the labels of this beer, which is evidence of a design sense most brewers thankfully don't have or seem to care about. Check out the Mikkeller website for instance, and you can see these guys care about how things look. Which isn't a bad thing, but anyway, to the beer.

I'm a big IPA fan and "Hophead" so I usually go for bitter beers in general, and the trend of European traditional and craft brewers alike responding to American styles and innovations obviously tingles my patriotic brew sense, so I gripped this green and yellow striped brew and took it home. Broke it out last night an was immediately very pleased when I poured it out. This thing stinks! The only other Euro beer that I've had which claims to and actually fulfills its promise of intense bitterness is Alvinne's Gaspar. Mikkeller's Stateside is an awesome IPA, and at 7% ABV is very drinkable. These guys kept it pretty restrained with the malt, and went for three kinds of American hops. There is a really intense smell of pineapple or some other kind of tropical fruit which is bursting all over this beer. It tastes bitter as hell too, with a nice body that is nice but not too thin. Finally, an understated label for an over the top beer, instead of the other way around.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy amber color ale with a huge foamy head with great retention and good lacing. Aroma of floral hops is quite intense and enjoyable with some piney and citrusy notes. Taste is dominated by bitter and citrus hops with some clear piney notes as well as some great caramel malt to sustain all those hops. Body is full with some great carbonation. Probably one of the best west coast IPA outside of the West coast.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought online from Beermerchants.com...

Poured a nice crystal clear golden copper colour. White head with coppery hints poured big thick and foamy with a meringue like topping then faded slowly to good covering with thick edging... barely any carbonation bubbles... lots of sticky lacing...

Aroma - Lots of juicy mouth watering fruitiness (pears, grapefruits, oranges, limes), light sweet caramel malts, buttery, some bready notes, honey, citrus and grassy hops, light pine, quite floral, talcum powder traces, faint rubbery notes...

Taste - Tart fruits (tons of grapefruit, oranges, limes), good peppery and citrus hop bitterness balanced by caramel sweetness, chalky traces, light metallic notes, quite biscuity...

M&D - Smooth initially with a little sharpness underneath... medium bodied... an extremely quaffable brew even at 7%

Overall - Another first class IPA from Mikkeller... not quite as good as the All Others Pale but definitely recommended...

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Photo of Domingo
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a medium to light copper color. Certainly not as dark as most examples. Lots of foamy head, though. Definitely pour this one down the side of the glass.

Smells like a west coast IPA along the lines of Stone or Green Flash. Lots a grapefruity citrus overtones. The yeast is a tiny bit different that most, which gives it a little spice...but you won't mistake it for anything but a US craft from smell alone.

The taste is actually a little more balanced than I expected. It starts off with the citrus wave from the hops, then a creamy caramel malt in the middle, and a really potent super-bitter hop hit in the finish. One of the most bitter aftertastes I can remember. It leaves you wanting more, though!

Mouthfeel's a little thicker than a typical IPA, but it's not syrupy like a DIPA. It's just a little foamy like Belgian golden.

I really liked this and would gladly drink more. A single bomber's probably enough just because of that bitter finish, but that's not a bad thing.

I'd love to revisit this as it's terrific, BUT the rub is that for a style you can find good examples of left and right in the US...this bomber was over $10. That can be the cost of a 6-pack if not a more of an equivalent local offering. It's great, but at that price it's probably something I won't revisit often.

Mikkeller's making some world class stuff, but for a more sessionable beer like this it's tough to drop $10+ per bottle.

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Photo of ADZA
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a lovely orangey/amber hue and leaves a nice one finger off white creamy head that hangs around for a little while then dissapates slowly,as soon as i put this beer to my nose you can just smell beautiful aromas of a pine forrest on a nice summers day with citrus and grapefruit aromas present aswell definately a beautiful smelling IPA,the taste is very citrusy with a little bitter edge to it but hardly any bitterness at all just perfect actually, i think the marriage of the hops he used for this beer and the malt was just perfect just so right they counteract each other so well to make this one of the most pleasant IPA's i have ever tasted,once again Mikkeller has not let me down.

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Photo of Overlord
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright burnished orange with a nice manageable foam head.

What an aroma! Bursting with grapefruits, tropical mango/papaya/something from a rainforest and a bit of pine.

The taste isn't quite as magnificent, but it still has that great grapefruit and caramel malt background, with some exotics playing around. Despite the sweet, citrus-y aroma this is a beer that leaves a serious bitter twang on the palate. Definitely a cleanser.

Nice bubbly mouthfeel. Maybe the only memorable beer from Mikkeller.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gavage
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a orange color with some yellow highlights on the glass edge. Nice 2" head lasts quite a while. Mild lacing develops.

Smell: loads of floral hops and some orange and grapefruit.

Taste: the malt level provides enough sweetness to cut into the sharp bitterness. Caramel, oranges, and strong grapefruit tones are most noticeable. Some softer pear and tart green grapes are in the background.

Mouthfeel: crisp at the start, crisp and dry at the finish. Medium bodied. Aftertaste is long as the bitterness sticks to the tongue.

Drinkability: if you are in the mood for a nice bitter IPA, this is the one for you. Easy to quaff and it hits the spot.

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Photo of WillieMoe
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a strong, almost reddish, amber color, with a moderate head, that dissolves fairly quickly but leaves some nice lacing.

Gives off a very enticing citrusy hop aroma,mixed well with a slight malt scent.

This one hits you with the power of piney and earthy hop goodness, with mild hints of citrus. The malt taste in the finish provides a good balance, making this a top notch IPA! It has a nice medium body to it and goes down very smooth. Very tasty and highly drinkable. If you have the means, I highly recommend giving it a whirl!

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Photo of erz316
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1pt. 0.9floz bottle into sam smith tulip pint glass

A - thats what an ipa should look like, damn fine colour and head. big head that retains well, head stays locked at about 1.5 fingers aboug the top of the s.s. logo (yeah, yeah, not the friggin' Schutzstaffel). the colour is hazy burnt orange, not completely opaque; has a dark orange turbidity. looks 'proper': not too light and not dark by any means, nice off white (probably because of the body colour) head with decent lacing.

S - pine like hops, ans grapefruit rind are the most memorable and noticeable notes in the nose. the only problem is that the nose is very weak and could do with being more pungent, getting those great smells actually up in the nose instead of only giving a slight temptation.

T - taste is solid; a definitely good beer and representative of its style, though i'm not sure it warrants such a high price. initial taste is a citrusy & piney hop character, though not overwhelming the level is good; malts are of course int he background giving a even playing field for the hops to come out. the finish has more bitterness than noticeable hop flavour. after taste is more malty than bitter, so a nice turn around for this bitter and hoppy beer--not that the hops were really too intense, only that they are the predominant taste.

MF&D - the feel is good and full, though almost chewy it doesnt quite make it to that level. if these buggers werent so expensive then i would drink more; the lack of hop in your face-ness is what turns me onto this brew, i'm no hop fanatic so this is a good balance.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright mango-orange with honey colored trim. The cap is the color of vanilla-tangerine mousse and is more bubbly than it is creamy. That's more than fine with me because it gives the foam a sticky, textured look that is leading to a gorgeous array of lace.

What happens when an outstanding craft brewery uses Chinook, Cascade and Amarillo hops in their American IPA? Olfactory excellence, that's what. The usual aromas of pink grapefruit, orange and ganja are there for all to smell. The only thing keeping the next highest score at bay is a wee lack of pungency.

Stateside IPA is good beer, possibly even very good beer, but it isn't the outstanding IPA that was expected. With Beer Geek Breakfast as my only previous Mikkeller brew, it isn't surprising that hopes were sky-high. The only thing keeping this one from greatness is a malt component that is too toasted and slightly less than a buzzsaw amount of hoppiness.

The barley is lightly toasted bready and the hoppiness is freshly citric fruity, although less than sunspot bright. It tastes like Amarillo were the least utilized of the three hops, which may be why they're listed last. There's slightly more bitterness than hop flavor, though neither is in short supply.

The mouthfeel can also be described as 'good, not great'. It's full enough without entering the realm of plush or chewy or sticky. The laid back carbonation is right where it needs to be.

You have to love a bunch of crazy Danes who have no qualms about brewing 'American' beer with names like Beer Geek Breakfast and Stateside IPA. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. All of us beer geeks should be thankful that Mikkeller has decided to add their considerable talent to the world of craft beer.

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Photo of Gusler
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Upon the pour from the 500ml bottle, it appears a slightly hazy amber with a two-fingered creamy white head that fades leaving a complete blanket of lace upon the glass. Nose has a delicious hop floral aroma, followed quickly by the sweet malt, crisp and clean, mouthwatering. Start has a delectable malt presence, hop bitter at the back, somewhat sweet with the top moderate in feel. Finish has a persistent acidity, the hops powerful and spicy, aftertaste is bone dry and the hops stick to the palate, quite a refreshing beer.

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great luminescent copper color. A few stragler bubbles here and there and a decent head after the first pour that quickly dissipates to nothing. The aroma is a strong floral scent thats lightly perfumey mixed with a touch o fruity malts. The first sip is a mix of a fruity, citrus malt and flowey hops. The middle and finish develops the flowery notes of the hops into a bouqet. Great hop profile. The palate is complexly bitter with a well mixed malt bill. The malt add an essence of syrupy fruits to this well done Danish IPA.

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Photo of DanielCseklye
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle ordered from Csakajosor.

Served straight from the fridge in a 0,5 l IPA glass.

Look: Murky amber, deep orange colour, nice head with decent retention, lacing is fine

Smell: notes of resin, pine, orange, interesting malt character in the background

Taste: does follow the smell in my opinion, balanced with a weird malt sweetness, but it is okay

Feel: medium body, sweet aftertaste accompanied by a bitterness boom, i like this balance but it is only my point, active carbonation

Overall: it is worth trying, i am keen on this experimental approach of Mikkeller. I will try the single hop batches in order to be able to improve my hop detection. Nice brew.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a cloudy gold brown with three fingers of rich beige head.

Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, and big piney hops.

Taste of big piney hops, caramel malts, and light bitterness at the finish.

Medium bodied, clean and dry, and moderately carbonated.

Mikkeller has really nailed the American-style IPA. A must try.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dated 13/01/17 ... whish I knew how fresh it was!

appearance is darkish golden orange with a fat flufy head. great retention and lacing.

upon cracking the can I got a big floral and apple scent. in the glass earthyness, pine, and a sweetish malt. apple note coming out as it warms.

taste is much the same, interestingly earthy, fruity, and malty at the same time - creating a taste that is really unique compared to the IPAs ive previously tried. perhaps its the yeast?

overall a good IPA that is worth trying

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Photo of ckeegan04
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pale golden brown color with a thick light brown foamy head. Sheets and chunks of lace abound with excellent head retention as well.

S - Big, juicy hop punch in the nose. Primarily citrusy with grapefruit and a little tangerine. A light aroma of alcohol lingers underneath mixed with a light sweetness.

T - A light bready maltiness initially is quickly overcome by a citrusy hop blast. More bitter than juicy hoppiness but still a very nice flavor.

M/D - Medium bodied with a slightly resinous coating of the mouth. Easy drinking but the bitterness is slightly overwhelming.

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Photo of blitz134
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an Imperial pint glass. A nice clear, golden-amber color. Off-white head, three fingers thick, superb retention that coats the glass. Its really hard to fault the appearance for anything, head retention is amazing.

Nice aroma, citrusy sweet, some piney hints, spicy too. A bit of sugary sweetness with some bubblegum hints.

Well balanced flavor for a big IPA. A little bready malt underneath, but quickly covered over by the hops. Spice and pine resin dominate, a bit of bitter citrus pith. Nice bitter finish. Beer is quite clean. Only fault is that it needs a little kick from something in the flavor profile.

Nice dry mouthfeel that coats well with a nice crisp carbonation level.

Overall, this is a really solid IPA that is much better than so many others that are out there. Drinkability is just good, clean finish but nicely bitter. I really dig the residual bitterness that comes across in this; how I like my IPAs. You'd have a hard time convincing someone this came from Europe. An IPA like this is what I would like to recreate with my homebrews.

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