1000 IBU - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by Patrick999:
4.15/5 rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a tulip. Surprisingly dark, not IPA-like at all. This is barleywine or even brown ale territory. Some sediment floaties. Excellent retention and some nice lacing. Odd appearance, but I can't say it's bad, nor am I going to penalize it for being unfiltered.
Aroma is hoppy, of course, but kind of a "cheesy" hop aroma if that makes any sense. Green piney hop but also some cheesy funk....not funky in a wild ale/lambic sense, funky in a veiny blue cheese way.
So what does 1000 "theoretical IBUs" taste like? Well, bitter, but this has an odd bitterness about it. I can't perceive any more straight-up bitterness than in your average DIPA. Yet it coats the tongue and makes its way to the side and underneath more so than most other beers. And it seems to linger, building on the palate like a hot pepper. Yeah, this has a very long finish. Big malt profile here too, falling just short of that of a barleywine. Thick, resinous feel, no doubt helped by being unfiltered.
This may seem like a gimmick, but I think to call it that would be to sell it short. If you're looking for an exponentially more bitter Ruination, you'll be disappointed. Think of this as a different take on DIPA, and you'll be fine. I'm neither here nor there on the 1000 IBUs, but I can say that it does have a different character than any other DIPA I've sampled. A good treat. I couldn't drink it every day, but given availability and price that would be difficult to do even if I wanted to.
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2010 22:21:53 | More by Patrick999
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4.96/5 rDev +27.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
One badass beer.
Appearance: Nice, a bit hazy amber in colour with a yellowish, thick head that lasted very long.
Aroma: Most double IPA's I've tasted had a very sweet or alcohol aroma, but not this one. Amazing hoppy, citrusy aroma from the bottle and even better from the glass. Very intense.
Taste: Extreme hoppy bitterness, little bit of caramel, resin and earthy flavours. Tons of citrus. No alcohol aftertaste, just how I like it.
Mouthfeel: soft carbonation, medium to high bodied.
Overall: Never have I tasted an IIPA so amazingly good. Best IIPA I've ever had and probably one of the best beers I've had so far.
Enjoyed from a teku glass.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2014 20:07:13 | More by beholder_pl
4.44/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: Murky brown with a very light brown head.
S: Nose is a hop bomb with a touch of grass, citrus, and a general citrus/pine hop character.
T: Pineapple, citrus, and malt as well. Sweet malt and citrus are the predominant flavors. It's really not that bitter.
M: Medium bodied, a bit less than average carbonation than your typical IPA.
O: Not what I expected. It's extremely drinkable, not at all the most bitter beer I've ever had.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2014 18:52:58 | More by BierJager89
3.25/5 rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Not sure how to rate this on a lot of things. Reading some reviews feels like I may have had a different beer (I had this on tap in May 2013) because it was outrageously bitter; dried out my mouth for an hour and took about as long for the flavor to dissipate. That said I enjoyed the taste as I crave this kind of bitterness but I know it’s not enjoyable for most people.
Serving type: on-tap
01-14-2014 04:47:53 | More by smitty4657
2.14/5 rDev -44.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
A full paper cover contains this bottle, which is a 12.7 fl oz green glass (come on, Mikkel!) bottle with appealing fun label art and an unbranded pry-off pressure cap. 9.6% ABV confirmed per the label. Reviewed as an imperial IPA becuase the label clearly identifies it as such. IBU: 1000 (yeah, right). Imported by the Shelton Bastards. Mikkel is my favourite brewer.
Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
No liquid surges out upon opening.
A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.
Pours a two finger wide head of gorgeous off-white colour. Very creamy and thick. Great even consistency and soft complexion. Retention is good - about 8-9 minutes. Lovely even consistent lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.
Body colour is a murky opaque brownish caramel. Abundant yeast particles are visible. Not a real appealing colour.
Overall, it's not a flattering appearance for an imperial IPA. I'm optimistic, but it's not unique or special. There are no egregious flaws.
Sm: Floral hop character, biscuity yeast, pale malts, cream, grapefruit pith, and biscuit malt. Seems pretty bitter, but not particularly hoppy. Bready.
A decent aroma of moderate strength. I can't say I'm real excited to try it based on the aroma.
T: Bready malts, cream, heavy floral hop character, hop bitterness, biscuity yeast, grapefruit pith, and pale malts. It's quite resinous. Unremarkable tropical fruit (pineapple, mango, etc).
More balanced than anticipated, but still a damned mess. Average depth and duration of flavour. Below average intensity of flavour,though it does come on quite strong on the climax.
Cohesive, but far from gestalt. Lacks complexity, subtlety, intricacy, and nuance. I can't say I'm a big fan of it. There just isn't a lot going on, and I'm not horribly interested in what is.
At least it's not too soapy.
Honestly, it isn't as bitter as I expected. I've had far more bitter brews, some of which still had more balance than this does.
Mf: Creamy, smooth, and wet. Too thick. Somewhat hot, actually. Okay presence on the palate. Unrefreshing. Doesn't suit the flavour profile all that well.
Not gushed, harsh, astringent, or rough.
Dr: Downable but very forgettable. It does hide its ABV fairly well, but it's not up to par with Mikkel's best offerings. Nice to try once, but I wouldn't get it again or recommend it to friends. A bitter bomb with little to offer the discerning drinker. I'm glad I'm splitting this with a friend. Terrible imbalance is its undoing. Coming from my favourite brewer, it's a huge disappointment.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2013 04:36:19 | More by kojevergas
1000 IBU from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.