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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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
184
Ratings:
256
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.93%
 
 
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10
Gots:
13
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Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy red orange with golden highlights. A thick head forms and disappears shortly afterward.

The hops smell is very downplayed in this particular IPA, which is a bit odd to me if it's modeled upon an American version. Slight citrusy hop smell, but with tons of sweet malt notes. I've got to dock some points vs. style for the muted hop notes.

Fairly assertive hop bitterness greets me with the first sip. Roasted grains, sweet caramel and citrus fruits are prominent. This IPA is middle of the road in terms of body, and has a nice dry finish.

A very safe, very drinkable IPA, if a little plain.

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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 MarkSCCOT
3.1/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber purchased at Brawley's into a pint glass.

A. Amber brew with a thin wispy head that settles quickly. Strong carbonation.

S. Muted hops. Very grassy with a lack of citrus. Hard to pin down the exact variety.

T. Strong hops but again grassy and one dimensional. Slight malt finish.

M. Very bitter and the carbonation is clean and tart.

D. An American style IPA...no, keep trying.

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Photo of ikats
3.23/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear, light amber in color with huge creamy white head. Very aromatic. Hoppy aroma is full of grapefruit, some pine. There are some malty sweet notes too. Hop bitterness is overwhelming. The balance between dyr, bitter hops and sweet malt is imperfect, and because of that this beer seems too hoppy for an IPA. Mouthfeel is OK, but I don't find this beer very drinkable. I would probably not reach out for the second one at a pub. That said I think it's very interesting that this IPA came from Europe. As I am sure many, I've picked up this bottle to see how Dannish brewers interpret American style. It would be interesting to find out how this beer is received in Denmark.

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Photo of hophead247
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice orange amber with a big frothy yellowish white head. Aroma is a little weak, picks up just a bit of hops and malt. Flavor is soft sweet malts with a medium hop bitterness and a great amarillo and cascade flavor of oranges and tangerine mostly with just a hint of the grapefruit. Reminds me of a more mellow Alesmith IPA. Quite good but not worth the pricetag in the USA. Thanks Anna Lisa.

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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 ShrLSU
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark burnt cloudy orange with a nice white head that settled leaving nice lacing. The scent is citrus hop and sweet malt. Overall taste is we'll balanced. Bitter hops and sweet malt. Wish it had a little more citrusy sweetness to it. Medium bodied and not overly carbonated. I took a chance on this and it was exactly what I expected, a well balanced american ipa. I could crush this as a session beer were it not for its $8.99 price tag.

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Photo of roan22
4.72/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Seeing the attractive, [now familiar] bright, green-striped label immediately makes me want to buy it. I know its gonna be piney and resiney as hell...and it is! Its also got notes of spicy pepper [mmm], and citrus...and its boozy!

But the best part is the sharp pine bitterness that lingers on my tongue an impressively long time...this is my favorite characteristic of a classic American piney/resiney/citrusy IPA.

Import price=$13! I am definitely thankful that I have access to Mikkeller beers however.

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Photo of rxdrewthejew
2.8/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This is a nice change of pace...we're all used to seeing American breweries try their hand at foreign styles. Here's the opposite.

A: Pours a dark reddish amber-darker than most IPA's you see out there. The head is pretty impressive, around 3-4 fingers, but quickly dissolves leaving a bit of film and a ton of lacing. Clear and doesn't look particularly bubbly.

S: Some citrus and pine hops with a bready and moderately sweet backbone.

T: Opening is a big bitter blast, but without much character. Underneath is a very mild malt flavor, but not really much sweetness. Overally hop dominant, but the flavor is a bit boring.

MF: Thin bodied and only moderate carbonation makes this beer a bit too watery.

D: This is a real miss for me...I don't mind a beer that's all hops, but it's gotta at least have some flavor to it. Perhaps this is an old bottle.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy red/amber color, 3 finger foamy light brown head, messy lacing, loads of carbonation.

S: Grapefruit, hops.

T: Malty, grapefruit, hoppy. Bitter on the back end.

F: Drinkable, refreshing.

O: Nice IPA but there are so many others better than this one.

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Photo of gabe23
4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Very deep amber color - quite dark for an IPA. Huge tan head that hangs around for the duration, and leaves copious amounts of sticky lacing behind.

S - Citrus hops aroma is most noticable, but there is a significant caramel malt presence as well. Definitely milder than some of the hop bombs that I've had, with a sweet fruitiness that I found to be really inviting.

T - Bright grassy, citrusy hops on the start, with sweet malt balancing it out very nicely. There is a touch of metallic taste, leading to a dry and mildly bitter finish. This is a hoppy IPA, but not one that assaults your tastebuds.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a touch of mouth-coating oilyness.

D - This is a wonderful IPA that I could drink all night. I likely won't do that anytime soon because of the ABV and price, but I will buy this one again. If you're a fan of nicely balanced IPAs, you owe it to yourself to try Stateside IPA. If you're an 'all hops and nothing but hops' IPA drinker, you might be better off passing this one over.

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Photo of nezelrac
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a murky copper/amber with a good two fingers of off-white head; good persistence and some lacing

S - smells of sweet malt and plenty of hops; the hops don't have a clear focus - the bottle says citrus, but I am getting more earthiness and citrus pith; there is a yeasty musty note as well, which is a little off-putting

T - palate follows the nose, with nice bitterness front to back and enough caramel-y malt to hold it all in place

M - good weight and texture; CO2 is moderate; a beer of substance that isn't heavy-going

O - a solid IPA, but it took a little getting used to; not as clean or crisp as I was expecting, but an enjoyable brew

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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 atpben
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the Tap house in Norfolk. Poured into a pint glass. Appears a caramel color with a thick frothy head. All sweet citrus in the aroma with pineapple dominating. Same profile in the taste with it starting sweet with more citrus and pineapple flavors and then finishes dry. Very smooth and well balanced. My first Mikkeller beer, and I liked it. It was quite pricey. So many great american IPAs can be had for less.

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Photo of jbowers56
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange colour with half finger head. Poc marked layer.

Pine, grapefruit, caramel, maybe some sweet fruits. I believe this bottle isnt super fresh, so its impressively potent. Quite resinous, almost like a DIPA.

Pretty similar in the mouth to the nose. Heaps of citrus and piney hop flavours. Quite bitter, though not outrageous. Vey nice. A little sticky malt sweetness in there too.

I am really impressed that they have made a beer of this nature at only 7% abv. The body is suitable for a beer of this strength but the taste suggests atleast a percent higher. Good work.

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Photo of lumikuuro
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear amber with big off white head with good retention and lace.

Aroma: Really unusual: Citrusy hop and milky bananas.

Taste: Citrusy hops, herbal. Sweet malt profile with a hint of honey. Some tropical fruit as it warms. Milky banana flavour continues. This unusual flavour must have something to do with the fact that there is also wheat in this IPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full, nice carbonation, dry finish.

Drinkability: A very unusual tasting beer which really has to be tried to be believed, but is so unusual it doesn't seem sessionable. However, a clever achievement.

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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 mully
3.13/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a -- thick head -- appropriate IPA rich gold color

s-- citrusy a little floral

t-- piney hops malts are a little thin, american hops all the way astringent with malt on the back end

m-- about what I would expect a little on the dry side from no malt sweetness

d-- pretty good, only slightly above average, i would reccomend looking for something else for the price

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Photo of beereality
4.57/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured half a bomber vigoursly into an imperial pint. big suddsy head, good lacing. looks very nice. dark golden. WOW hops galore. super nice.yummy, crisp dry, very dry, hoppy, with a clean finish. it reminds me of alpha king with a kick. I love this beer. kinda pricey, but would buy again.

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Photo of tadowdaddy
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Murky/Cloudy orange with a very nice cream colored head. Spotty lacing on the sides of my pint glass.

S- Piney, citrusy, HOPPY!

T- WOW! A ton of pine and fresh green hops. A bit of a citrus background. Just amazed at how hoppy this beer is.

M- Oily, leaves a very bitter/delicious aftertaste!

D- Love this beer and it is VERY drinkable. Very glad I found this one at Goebels!

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Photo of abankovich
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from its 16.9oz bottle into my snifter a crisp clean amber color with an incredibly thick off-white head that had tons of bubbles in it and held together very well. Immediately began leaving lacing on its way down.

Smells like a delicious IPA should. Citrusy and warm, grapefruits, oranges and lemons from the hops

Bitter and satisfying with some tartness through the middle. A little bread taste on the back end. Overall not as much hop flavor as I would have expected, but that certainly isn't to say it's not there.

Mouthfeel is light to medium, could be a little more full imo but that isn't a complaint. I actually like the slightly lighter body on this beer for some reason.

Drinkability on this is pretty high. I could definitely drink quite a few more. 7% ABV isn't too high and none of the flavors are so strong that it would make it difficult to have more. Unfortunately this is my only bottle right now, so I'll just have to go and pick more up sometime. Overall I really enjoyed this beer and it surprised me from start to finish compared to what I was expecting.

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Photo of JBStith
3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear and golden/orange. Nice white head and good retention. Lace lingered thru the entire pint.

S: Sweet malt and citrus hops.

T: Overall, not to bad. A little on the sweet side and maybe a bit of diacetyl (which I don't like in IPAs). Citrus and bitterness that lingers in the finish.

M: Medium body and mouthfeel. Gets a bit "sticky" towards the end of the pint.

D: Avergae drinkability for me. My percedption of diacetyl really starts to turn me off half way thru.

Probably won't buy this again because of its price. Not a bad beer, but not good enough for the price.

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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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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 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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Stateside IPA from Mikkeller ApS
3.94 out of 5 based on 256 ratings.
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