1000 IBU - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by Provocajade:
3.33/5 rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Bottle found at Khourys Liquor in Las Vegas, NV. Poured into a snifter.
Appearance- it's a dark orange honey color. Not much head, but creamy looking.
Smell- it has a resin type sweetness, malt notes, a bit of forest like hop note...not very strong of a hop smell. Surprisingly not heavy on hops which I thought would be prevalent.
Taste- taste is definitely hoppy. It evolves into a few stages of bitterness- a orange peel type of bitter, then grassy, then a medicinal almost quality and leaves a lingering back on the throat bitter. That's the only time I taste a bit of the characteristics I smelled. The front has a mild sweetness left on the palette while the back contains the bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel- Theres mild carbonation in the front which is fine and helps the hops flavors develop. I am not too sure I like the after effects of the sip...the back of the throat bitter is really lingering in an unpleasant way. It's almost stuck to the back of the throat making it feel dry yet wet from salivating at the same time.
Drinkability- Hrmm...? Share this bottle with a friend perhaps. I don't really find this to be very pleasant enough to even finish my half. It's wrecking my throat and mouth without much enjoyable payoff.
I am impressed that there is a "drinkable" 1000IBU beer, however I am not sold on it. There are other mean hop machines out there I'm happy with thats easily attainable. Glad I got one, but this is one for the "I've had that!" list and not to be bought again.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2011 03:38:25 | More by Provocajade
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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 585 ratings.