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Stateside IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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Stateside IPAStateside IPA

Brewed by:
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 Beaver13
3.36/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a smal creamy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is bready malts, and minty melon.

The flavor is some sweet caramel malts followed by a big slightly harsh bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium with low carbonation.

Overall, a decent IPA with good bitterness but just OK aromatics and taste. There are much better (and more cost effective at $9 for 16.9 oz) IPAs out there.

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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
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

17oz. bottle

Crystal clear, amber fluid. Huge, light tan head, formed by large bubbles. Great lacing.

Big citrus aroma -- oranges and lemons. Pine as well. Caramel.

Solidly bitter, pine, lemon and grass. Biscuity middle, touch of caramel. Not very balanced, it's the hops show.

Light to medium body, seems too thin. Medium carbonation. Pretty dry.

OK, but give me a San Diego Pale any day. Better IPAs out there at much more reasonable prices ($8 for 17oz. = a $34 six pack). Very easy to drink, and certainly one of the more hoppy offerings from our friends across the Atlantic.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear, copper body with a lush, foamy white head. Lightly bubbly.

Smell: Pleasantly perfumy aroma of citrus fruits and pine with a hint of spice and biscuity malts in the background.

Taste: At the start there's a flash of biscuit malts with a brief, subtle caramel sweetness. Then, you get a bright citric, fruity blast and a taste of resinous pine. Finishes dry with a light, lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Relatively smooth mouthfeel.

Drinkability: One of the best non-American American IPAs I've had, and one that could give many domestic IPAs a run for their money.

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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 pacond
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured really nice with a good head. I was impressed with how long the head stayed prominent in the glass too.

This is a very hoppy for European beers, but I know that is the point. A real good IPA, very sweet and citrusy. Reminded me of lime or orange hard candy. Still the beer had a good bitter kick.

It is very drinkable, not very thick or sticky like some IPA's.

Buy this beer if you can find it. Well worth it.

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Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle

Pours a light amber color with a thick eggshell head that maintains. Thick, sticky lacing on the glass.

Nice citrusy aroma with some herbal and grassy tones.

Citrusy hop flavors upfront, with a distinct lemon taste. Herbal and grassy flavors are also present. An aggressive bitterness hits midway through and rides through the finish. Finishes out rather dry with a light lingering hop flavor.

Light body, light carbonation.

Wow. This is an impressive American IPA from a foreign brewery. Plenty of hops with a sense of balance and easy to drink. Good to see that our affection for hops is starting to spread across the world.

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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 Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of JSquires via Papsoe. Seems to be the most known of the brewer's IPA series. This IPA is brewed with three kinds of american hops (chinook, cascade and amarillo), fermented with an american ale yeast strain. A big soapy head. Grapefruit flavour. Creamy mouthfeel.

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Stateside IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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