1000 IBU - Mikkeller ApS
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District of Columbia
4.13/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured with a nice-half finger of fluffy white foam that stayed nearly the whole way through the samping; great curtains of lacing really left their mark; hazy coppery brown hue, but not too hazy. Really a great looking brew.
Some dank hoppiness in the aroma and then its a really interesting spectrum of hop aromas: cedar at first; then grapefruit, floral notes, and then back to a citrus aroma. Light caramel in the nose, but the hops really shine. Not nearly as aggressive as I thought, but showcases several different hop aromas. Not as bitter in the flavor either, but still pretty damn hoppy. A bit of a heavier malt backing, but not nearly sweet as some others I've had in the range. In another couple of months the hops would be competing too much with the malt, I think. Great range of those hops that mirror the aroma, and lead to a really dry finish. Medium body with nice carbonation, and coats the palate really well. Nice drinking DIPA, especially given the more extreme hop treatment. Would only take this one as fresh as possible.
Serving type: on-tap
03-16-2010 19:50:34 | More by Nickls
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4.14/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
So what would 1000 Ibu's taste like, feel like, or smell like? It turns out that the end result is the ultimate resin taste and sticky-dry texture but the grassy and woody character adds woodsy rustic and charm.
Darker than the common IPA, its garnet hues lead straight into the beer's toffee and biscuity start. But that's all overcome when the dominance of hops set in quickly. Citrus, pine and fresh-cut grass swirl about the olfactories while those supporting caramel and maple sweetensses struggle to contend.
White sharp grapefruit ribs, tea-like herb, dried bitter orange, shaven sassafras, sawdust, and pecan all begin to sculpt the bulk of taste while a deep drying sensation sets in. Despite its "imperial status, the reckless abundance of hops bullies its way toward bitter dominance and chases all sweet balances away; much like standard American IPA
Diving unapologetically into a resiny, earthy, and stemmish finish- the way the beer closes is uncomfortably dry and spicily heated, but still tantalizingly peppery and controlled. Its unique taste is balanced like IPA but at elevated alcohol which shouldn't happen with such harmony, but yet it does.
Though the taste bogs down with its own seeping dankness, and rootish quality; this ale rivals the most bitter beers that have ever been tasted.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2014 16:11:22 | More by BEERchitect
1000 IBU from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.