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
Gots:
13
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Ratings: 260 |  Reviews: 185
Photo of JackieKu
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Neffbeer
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of RuudJH
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch 409 from Mikkeller Stateside American IPA, bb june 2011.

Rough pour leaves me with 1/2 inch of head. Decent carbonation. Nice copper brown colour.

Smell is solid strong hoppy. Pine, grapefruits, floral. Fresh.
Taste is bitterness from hops. Dry aftertaste.
Easy in the mouth, if you like bitterness. Alcohol is not a real problem.
Maybe this brew is a bit one dimensional. The smell is excellent, but that's about it. The taste leaves no real impression but bitterness, making it not really exceptionally drinkable.

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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 gnikola
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of theboozecruise
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into an imperial pint glass... 11.2 oz. bottle I'm guessing.

It's an amber color... not a huge head but good retention and lacing.

The aroma is all evergreen and caramel... delicious. What a fantastic smell to this one.

The taste is good, but not as good as the smell... The pine flavors dominate and leave a bitter aftertaste that doesn't compliment the front of each sip well.

A bit lost there... it's a good IPA but it's not quite as well rounded as I'd prefer.

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

A - Pours with a bubbly, thicker very lightly tan finger and a half of head; really hazy coppery rust color. Good head retention, and OK lacing

S - Zesty hoppiness at first; then caramel and some sweetness from the malt

T - Solid hop bitterness that was a bit more cedary and piney; good burn from the hops; but backed up with a pretty thick malt backing. Not sweet like suggested in the nose, and quite a dry finish.

M - Medium; a bit creamy and silky, but a nice prickly bit of carbonation. Coated the palate really well, but had a nice dryness about it. Really standout here.

D - Good drinking as it is indeed bitter, but very pleasant and not overpowering on any front. Balanced, but interesting.

Overall, I really enjoyed this brew and while it's not as aggressive as its American counterparts, I think it's certainly a good take on the style. Worth a look.

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Photo of windypete
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csiewert
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy amber color with a trace of white foamy head that doesn't retain or lace well. The aroma is strong with caramel malt and citrusy hops. The taste starts malt sweet, with lots of caramel, then has some citrusy hops and ends hoppy bitter. The mouthfeel is a little off with an astringent aftertaste. Overall a pretty good take on an American IPA.

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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 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 bob727
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of simont1
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of theghost3
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, dark copper with an off-white head with golden tints to the head. Minimal lacing.

The smell is mainly citrusy hops and caramel malts, but not real strong. The taste a perfect balance of grapefruit hops and caramel roasted malts. The hops are uncharacteristically mild for an IPA. The mouthfeel s crisp, yet smooth. Not as carbonated as many IPAs.

This is a highly drinkable beer. In fact, it's uncharacteristic balance of hops and malts makes it easier to drink than a lot of other IPAs.

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Photo of Gasc0igne
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of whallgren
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

A reco. from the new beer manager at Kahn's. Always love trying new non-U.S. beers. But this Danish beer is doppelganging the popular American IPA style.

The look is a hazy dark amber with an off white head. Looks imposing.

Hop aroma prevalent - sweet smell.

Huge hop flavor but is able to balance out into a yeasty aftertaste. Well balanced and astringent.

The feel, to a certain level of detriment, is extremely dry. It is such a pungent dryness that it impact the amount of flavor I get from it.

Tough to over-drink this beer. Very dry, but flavorful. It is also a great intangibles-beer, with good scent and look.

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Photo of bstyle
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Waggman
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Arenbeer
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks alot to Abrand for this great brew!

Tall pint bottle into a snifter glass

A- Pours a darker golden reddish honey orange with a 2 finger white head on top that leaves spotty lacing on the side as it goes down.

S- Sweet caramel malts up front with a unidentifiable hop nose.

T- Strong hop bitterness hits you first but rather than a hop flavor all you taste is creamy caramel malts.

M- Medium body with moderate carbonation and a strong bitter dryness.

This IPA is decent but I would classify it more as a English IPA rather than American. Barely any hop flavor there, kind of disappointing.

SkÅL!

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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 GarthT
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of bbothen
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a clear marmalade like color with a big 2+ finger deep frothy off white head.

Smells of big citrus, grapefruit, mango, lemon/lime zest, pine, spruce. Hops. Chronic hops.

Puckering hop bitterness, pine needles, grapefruit, caramel maltiness, bitter finish.

A bit more carbonated then I like, crisp, light to medium bodied, sticky, oily, lingering bitterness.

Could handle a couple bottles of this easily. Tasty.

A fine example of an American IPA, by a brewery in Denmark. I think that's pretty cool. This beer is recommended. Find some.

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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 jdubjacket
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Has a very frothy head that leaves a lot of lacing along the glass. Nice orange color with a lot of carbonation. Smell is subdued with a little citrus. Taste is citrusy and bready with a bitter aftertaste. Overall, a solid brew.

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