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

A: Poured a bright rusty-orange, hazy, and was accompanied by a well lasting, creamy beach sand colored head. A slight splotchy and speckled lacing was left. A medium strong visible carbonation is observed.

S: light caramel-oranges with a fresh green flowery hopping right from the vine. Light in nature and not as dominant as I would expect from this brewer but the smell was truly fresh from the vine.

T: musky oranges and caramel malting, quickly followed up by a wet hop bitterness. Fresh, green wet hops greet the tongue with a nice bitter grapefruit hopping that makes its presence known. A light citric and moderate bitterness that finishes dry with oranges and a dry alcohol fade that lingers quite a bit.

M: Pretty good effervesce brings things to life on the tongue initially but quickly fizzles out after that. Tart, citric bitterness with dry oranges laces the tongue on the swallow. Medium viscosity, with a smooth texture.

D: A nice bitterness and well balanced. Dry, and nicely hopped makes this a worthy try for both the extreme and non-extreme fans of the style.

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

Hazy dark orange amber body (can barely see fingers on other side of glass), scattered carbonation streams, topped by a mammouth white foam head, which stickily decays.

Pleasant, inviting, but slightly under assertive aroma of American citrus hops, featuring grapefruit and orange.

Sweet malt rolls down the middle of the tongue. Juicy fruity hops fill the sides. Big and somewhat harsh bitter burst over the top at the swallow. Tingly aftertaste.

Solid medium mouthfeel. Almost creamy. Drinkability is good once you adjust to that burst of bitter.

Well worth a try, but at $9/bottle, its one and done.

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Photo of zeff80
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a somewhat cloudy, orange/gold color with a small, fizzy, off-white head. It left some sticy rings of lace.

S - It smelled of citrus, pine and roasted malt. Very floral with a sharp bitterness.

T - Nice roasted malt flavor with a delicious citrus kick. Pine flavors really come through as it warms up.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a great IPA. Very impressive citrus and pine aromas and flavors.

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Photo of jwc215
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazed amber with a thin white head. Some bits of lacing stick.

The smell is of citrus, some pine and caramel.

The taste is of caramel, which comes dangerously close to overriding the hop presence, which is mostly orange. There's a bitterness in the finish, with a toffeeish aftertaste.

It has a creamy, medium body with a nice texture.

A nice interpretation of an American IPA. A firm malty, caramelish backbone supports, though almost overrides, a citric/orange-y hop bitterness. Alcohol is well-covered. To be honest, though - doesn't stand out enough to be worth repeating with the price tag.

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

A-Bright copper with a medium white head that reduced to a thin cap and left spotty lacing.

S-Sweet caramel malt upfront with a bit of floral and peppery hop aroma.

T-Sweet caramel malt up fact a bit too sweet for me. I expected more of a hop kick. It does come in with a nice floral/fruity finish but it is towards the end and more of an balance.

M-Medium body with a building sticky feeling. Hop bitterness does build in the aftertaste.

D-A bit disappointed with this one. I was expecting more of a hop forward brew....and this is not that. Too sweet for me to drink very much at any one time. I'm glad I was able to share this bomber.

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Photo of hwwty4
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sycamore in Columbia for stocking a great beer that we can't get in Kansas City.

Poured 500ml bottle into a New Belgium globe. This beer pours a unfiltered apple cider brown with a big fluffy whit head that left a minimal amount of lacing. The aroma is a mixture of resiney hops and grapefruit with just a mild malt backbone. The taste is hops. Glorious hops. Lots of hops. Grapefruit and pine trees. Straight up, no ice or water. The mouthfeel is full and leaves a nice coating in your mouth. The drinkability of this beer is pretty high. This is my first go round with Mikkeller beers and it is really tasty.

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

500 ml bottle poured into a small tulip yields a glowing orange amber body capped with a finger of fine, rocky white foam. The head soon recedes into a thin sheet that leaves ragged rings and scraps of lacing on the glass.

The smell of the drink is herbal and citrusy, with a sticky resinous pine note, dipped in caramel.

The taste is grapefruity-bitter with a spalsh of orange-infused caramel. An undertone of dilute honey sweetness keeps the spicy bitterness from going overboard, but this is in no way any balanced sort of a drink. Mikkeller's Stateside is a pungent little delight worthy of even West Coast-style hop snobbery.

This is a fine India Pale Ale. Medium-bodied and very crisp, the brew is very refreshing with terrific drinkability.

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Photo of changeup45
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky orange color. A lot of bitter grapefruit and piney hops up front with some caramel maltiness in the middle then bitter, dry and hoppy in the finish. Nice amount of hops but also quite a bit of malts to make this IPA well balanced. It's expensive but also quite good.

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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 MiScusi
3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- a little bit darker than I like to see an IPA but it pours a brownish-orange, and the head is amazing. Fluffy off-white head sticks forever.

S- The smell is definitely hop forward. Slightly orange citrusy, earthy, and sweet resiny.

T- More towards the sweet resiny side here. Finishes with quite a bitterness.

M/D- really has some body to it for a 7% IPA. I think a lot of it contributes to that background sweetness.

I'll tell you why this didn't completely impress me. It did have a nice hoppiness to me (which I love), but the sweetness, in it's syrupy fashion, was a bit too much for it. It doesn't seem like the hops were able to completely shine through here because of that.

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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 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 Seanibus
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What an interesting experience to see yourself as others must see you. This beer appears to be a reflection of how our European friends see America's obsession with big, citrusy West Coast-style IPAs. The results are fascinating.

Pours a bright orange color with a big fluffy head and uncanny lacing. The aroma is strong and sharp, dominated by bitter orange. The flavor follows right along, with a gigantic slap of bitter orange that fades to a deep hoppy bitterness on the finish. The mouthfeel is thick, coating the tongue with a slight sting of carbonation on the finish.

This is a great, if slightly twisted, version of a West Coast type IPA. It's like seeing a close relative, who looks a lot, but not exactly, like you.

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

16.9 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy orange copper with 2 fingers of creamy looking off-white head that retains well with a solid 1/2 of foam that leaves a big cascade of lacing behind. The aroma is a tingling mix of fresh grass, piney esters, citrus tang, with some grainy smelling malts underneath.

The taste is a bit of resinous hops mixed in with some earth, spice, and citrus character that is well balanced out by a backbone of roasted grains and caramel sweetness. Finishes with a nice, lingering bitterness to it. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a smooth and easy carbonation. The overall feel though just seems like it could go a touch deeper considering the ABV and full flavors involved. Alcohol seemed to be hidden very well.

Wow. I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, wanted to love this but just couldn't. I liked all of the character that this IPA contained but not one thing really POPPED out at me that would have put this up in a higher rating for me. A freshness issue maybe? Possibly. It was still a tasty affair though and I had no problem finishing off the bottle.

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Photo of WesWes
4.54/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a dark gold/amber color with a thick creamy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is perfect. It has a very bitter hop scent that makes a huge initial impact. The malt bill is well balanced with pale, Carapils, and bisquit malts. The taste is great. This is a truely great beer. It's well balanced with excellent malt and hop character. It's creamy and easy drinking. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a very good IPA. I'm a huge fan of bisquity beers that are well hopped. This goes there and beyond.

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

Pours a nice clear orange with a nice fluffy white head that leaves good lace. Nose is hop resin and some clear malt. Taste follows, quite hoppy with relatively clear malt presence. A bit on the sweet side for me, but a very impressive flavor. Mouthfeel is a bit thick as well, but quite good. Drinkability is pretty good, but could be improved upon. Overall I am impressed with this european take of an american take of an english beer style.

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Photo of bonbini26
4.82/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oh my, one of the best IPA's ive ever had out of a bottle. Such a nice hop balance. Huge citrus, pine, grapefruit notes. Hits every part of your tongue and the best part is burping up this beer an hour later. Hopheads will fall in love with this beer. Props to a brewery in Denmark to hit the nail on the head on an American style brew.

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Photo of jmmakare
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very good IPA. It pours a hazy orange with a decent head and has a strong hoppy smell. It certainly tastes good and is an above average IPA. Its cost, however, is not worth it. Being from St. Louis I would rather enjoy a locally produced IPA from O'Fallon or Schlafly for much cheaper. I bet that much of its cost is due to that fact that it has to be transported overseas and because Mikkeller is a hyped name in beer right now. I would definitely drink this beer again if somebody gave me one for free, but I won't be buying another any time soon.

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Photo of ViveLaChouffe
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An American style IPA brewed by a Denmark based brewing concern? Yep.

(On a side note, it's interesting to watch the evolution over the years as American craft brewers copied and even saved from extinction many European beer styles and now the American influence is transferring back to the "Old Country"...)

It pours a hazy orange copper with a billowing ivory head that leaves sheeting lace but dissipates to a wispy forth fairly quickly. Lots of hops in the nose. Herbal spicy hops, hints of tangerine and a lightly earthy malt aroma. Very nice!

The combo of hops that make the nose so good make the flavor a bit haphazard. Juicy sweet citrusy hops intermingled with some coarse herbal hops, like amarillo or something of that nature. Quite bitter but there's a decent bready malt backbone to hold it all together.

(edit: after checking the website, they do indeed use amarillo hops, as well as cascade and chinook...)

A sweet grapefruity finish and aftertaste followed by a long lingering bitterness.

Pretty tasty. I wish the bittering hops blended more nicely. If they did, it would be stellar.

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

Pours a nice clean/clear golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy thick off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with some nice malt tones, nice touch of citrus and some pines. The taste is slighlty sweet/bitter, hoppy, some maltyness, citrus, and some pines. Medium body, the finish is slightly dry/bitter. Drinkable, this is one of the better Mikkeller's for me, recommended.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was wondering what those green head wraps were on the heads on the bottle label. Oh, i get it, they're hopheads! How will this American-Danish IPA compare to the ones I've had locally? On to the beer:

Very pretty appearance: pale amber orange color, big rocky head holding up on top. The nose is what I call "sweet hoppy", where the hop aroma is more like a tropical juice than pure earth shattering hops. Shall I taste it out? Sure, can't hurt, right? Not as taxing to your palate as American-made IPA's; think of this as a scaled back version. Grapefruit and "mild" hops dominant here, with some bits of tropical juice. Teh hops sometimes become a tad pungent, but overall this is a good Danish concoction to turn Danes into hopheads.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at State Line in Elkton MD, Poured cold from the 16.9oz brown bottle into a goblet and allowed to gradually warm tasted at 45 degrees

A - A brilliant medium amber w/ a 3 finger cap that rises out of the goblets opening. Spacious bubbles leave great sticky lace like webbing along the sides as the head recedes and condenses to about 1/2 inch of tight bubbles

S - A nice juicy amarillo aroma w/ orange and mellow grapefruit notes, there is a nice sweet malt aroma which is a bit bready from the yeast which gives a kind of doughy note. There is a sweet floral essence at work here too - I guess it might be cascade w/ a slight lemon zing

M - Nice sweetness w/ a slight bitter twang from the hops. The carbonation is mild to medium w/ a bit of oily resinous smoothness. The spice comes at the tail end w/ a slight astringency. A bit mild in feel which is good so a '4' not a '3.5' for not overbittering.

T - A very flavorful NW hop taste right off w/ a slightly sweet malt back w/ sweeter taste at warmer temps(less carbonation) The juiced resinous nature is a very appetizing w/a slight sour orange and lemon mix w/ a brown sugar flavor at its lightest. Almost like sugar dusted ruby red with the bitterness coming on late in the taste. I like the mix of sweet malt and citrus, but it could finish a little bit more on the dry side. I consider this very tasty and a great ale

D - Very drinkable IPA, slightly on the heavy side feel wise and abv. I have had some bottles which have a mineral/chalky aspect, but blame my taste buds not the bottle. This one was picked up a month ago and kept refrigerated. I imagine the travel across the pond may add age to an IPA, but this bottle tasted fresh. I consider this a great example of an American Ipa - I won't hesitate to buy this in the future.

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Photo of Kraken
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Firm pour yields 2 finger bright white head that diminishes to a thin skim with a concentration around the edges. Beer pours a wonderful cloudy dark golden amber. There is no doubt about this beers nature as the nose is bright hops with citrus. On the palate, you get a nice initial bite that lets you know you are drinking an IPA. Light citrus and fairly firm malt body to balance the hops. Exceedingly long bitter finish. This beer has a nice balance of malt. Very nice and worth a try. Price is a little steep, thanks again crappy American Economy.

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Stateside IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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