1000 IBU - Mikkeller ApS
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4.13/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Interestingly enough, a green bottle - except it's wrapped in opaque paper to prevent light penetration. Nice touch.
A: A very murky sort of amber/orange pour. Large off-white fluffy head. Retention is great. Lacing is decent.
S: I can smell it from the glass multiple feet away. Hop A-Bomb. Having said that, it's not the king of strong aromas. I think it's probably not 100% fresh. Fresh Hopsickle or Ruination or Devil Dancer is stronger.
Anyway, mostly pine resin with a strong grapefruit presence. Good pineapple too. Get some lemons too. Mango? Apricot? The whole family is here. Surprisingly strong caramel malt too - not that it's overpowering, it's just that I'm surprised I can smell it at all.
T: Wow, hop flavor is a lot stronger than the smell. It's pure oily, resinous hop juice. As mentioned above, lots of pineapple, mango, apricot and grapefruit. A bit of pine on the back end. Surprising sweetness bursts through and balances out very nicely. Hops are so strong, regardless, that it actually hurts my teeth. It's honestly delicious despite the strength.
M: Pretty heavy, quite drying.
O: I expected this to just be an unpalatable experiment in bitterness. But it's actually quite good! If you can get past the toothache it's a huge, juicy fruit bomb that is shockingly relatively balanced (if there were such a thing).
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2012 07:04:22 | More by Dope
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