Stateside IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
260
Reviews:
185
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
Wants:
10
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13
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Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of javiernano
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of spinrsx
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle - Thanks to Lubiere for sharing

Appearance - Hazy copper colour with a small size frothy off-white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit, pineapple, dark fruits?

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, malts, and caramel. There is also some pineapple and something along the line of raisins. It ends with a malty sweet aftertaste with only a bit of hop bitterness.

Overall - This bottle might have been past it's prime. Most of the Mikkeller beers I've had don't have dates clearly labelled. The ink on the cap with the best before always rubs off. Oh well, still glad to have tried.

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Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gasc0igne
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of mltobin
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of brybeck
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of GarthT
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of jophish17
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured to a pokal glass.

A: The body is amber with some opaquenes. The head is white, one and a half finger thick and shows some good retention. Lots of lacing.
S: Not sure if this aroma is the result of not drinking this IPA while it was fresh but the aromas are very very mild of pine, fruity aromas tending for citrus and some hops. This beer is not that much aromatic.
T: The taste shows some toffee, some pine, not that much citrus even though they're present. In the end, hops and barley are strong.
M: Body is medium to medium high. Carbonation is *perfect*. Bitterness should be a lot tougher but it's very mild.
O: This beer should have an aromatic profile that would speak a lot more to the drinker since it's an IPA. The taste is very faited but probably due to not being fresh. Would like to drink this right out of a fresh keg. It could be interesting.

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Photo of RustyDiamond
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased at Green's Beverages-Midtown. Been curious to try this 'Stateside IPA' from Denmark. Very pretty IPA in the glass, clear golden-orange. 2F pillowy white shiny frothy head in a std pint glass. All cascade hop aroma without any specific member of the citrus family standing out. Very sharp, bitter taste. Like the aroma, huge citrus mouthfeel. This one is all hops, not at all balanced. Nice attempt at this authentic American style.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - This is a pretty brown in color with a good, easy head that tingled the lips.

Smell - The smells here are very sharp. The hops are classic Americana and unabashed while the malt is more like a stiff English bitter.

Taste - This is a tale of two cities. The hops are heavy-handed pleasing the die-hard hophead but scaring off the casual drinker or the veteran looking for an easy Belgian flare.

Mouthfeel - This is medium-bodied with a harsh bitter malt bite.

Drinkability - The flavors are powerful but they don't meld well.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz. bomber on 8/23/08. Thanks to Deuane for sharing.

A - Clear amber body with one-fonger white head that receded and left some spotty lacing. Moderate amount of carbonation.

S - Floral and perfumy hop notes with sweet caramel malt and a bit of a spicy/peppery character.

T - Floral hops abound with plenty of sweet caramel malt to balance. This IPA is on the sweet side of the spectrum, but a fruity character emerges toward the finish with a spicy kick to balance out the sweetness.

M - Light to medium body with a moderately oily texture and a bitterness that increases with each sip.

D - Decent IPA, but doesn't really stand out in the grand scheme of things.

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Photo of onecrazybreeze
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Poured amber with white foamy head. Smelled fresh, citrusy, slightly earthy and grassy. Tasted like citrusy hops with a slight funk to it. Was expecting something a little more hoppy and a little less funky, I felt like it could use more hops. Not a bad beer by any means, still very drinkable.

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Photo of OmahaKF
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smell is floral/herbs, malt, a slight bit of alcohol, and pine resin. The taste is a pretty close match to the smell with big malt sweetness, citrus, pine, and a fairly bitter finish. The mouthfeel and taste are much more reminiscent of a double IPA. A little too sweet for my palate.

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Photo of Gmann
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a nice foamy off-white head that left some sticky lacing. The aroma is of honey malt and some floral and grassy hops. Not a very strong IPA aroma. The taste is big on honey malt, grassy and slightly citrus hops. A bit too malty on taste. The feel is moderate with fairly soft carbonation, finishes bitter. This brew brings a big malt presence to support the higher ABV but not necessarily to support the hop presence. It has a nice hop flavor but not strong enough to warrant the malt profile. Felt more like a DIPA with less alcohol.

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Photo of DerBayer
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is dark dark amber going on ruby with minimal head - just soapy lacing

The smell is IPA style with lots of comlex hops but much fainter than I am used to.

The taste is truly IPA but there is NO balancing malt flavour whatsoever so not as good as the best ones

The mouthfeel is light body lighter than I expected but I am drinking this after a Weienbock so will cut some slack...

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Photo of nickd717
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from K&L Redwood City, shared by bubba83 on BA. Thanks, Kevin!

A - Nice almost clear copper color with a creamy white head.

S - Aroma is sweet malt, apple, and citrus hops.

T - Flavor is slightly oxidized, with caramel malt, orange/citrus hops, green apple, and some sherry. This was not quite as good as other Mikkeller IPAs I've had, although it still wasn't bad at all. May have been less than fresh.

M - Palate is a little astringent with medium body and lingering bitterness.

D - Above average for the style.

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Photo of smcolw
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge egg-shell white head with great lasting power. The color is orange-amber with a slight chill haze. Unusually light lace (but more than most beers) than the head would suggest.

Lots of raw hop aromas, much like hop pellets from a home brew shop. The malt smells are very much in the background.

The taste matches the nose--lots of hop from the initial sip through the swallow and long afterwards. The malt provides a base but little taste after the first sip. The body is appropriate for the style and the carbonation is equally within expectations.

This is a hop-lovers beer. Do not look for balance. I like this style, but I would also place it close to the extreme level of bitterness.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - translucent orange, a nice off-white head of two fingers. Shiny crystalline lace as the cap recedes.

Aroma - earthy, minty, grassy hops. A light twangy caramel to accentuate.

Taste - a short whisper of grain, some sharp grapefruit citrus, then a bitter wash of hops. Still displaying the grapefruit rind with a little Amarillo balance late to take the medicinal edge off. Ends a little harsh but pretty nice flavor overall.

Mouthfeel - good bit of smoothness, even carbonation, a sturdy body.

Drinkability - a little rough, glad to try it but not something I'd generally go for.

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Photo of braican
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnQVegas
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into Sam Adams Lager glass. Soundtrack: Superdrag's Headtrip in Every Key.

Pours hazy copper with a big, fluffy 2.5-finger khaki head. Head settles in to a thin soapy cap. Nice lacing.

Nose is nicely citric, a bit of bready malt underneath. Clean and effective. Almost tropical.

Taste is toasty, bready. Lots of hop bitterness, soapy towards the finish, with some citric and grassy notes in there and quite a bt of astringency. This one had to have sat on the shelf awhile, just doesn't taste fresh. Hits all the basic note sof a good IPA, they're all just a bit flat.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, a bit coarse, medium body.

I think so many of these Mikkeller brews end up on the shelf for far too long. When they're fresh, they're phenomenal, easy home runs, and even when they're far past their prime you can tell they SHOULD be good beers. But this one unfortunately is just stale tasting. If it had a best buy date I would know, but it unfortunately doesn't. Thus, it gets reviewed.

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