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1000 IBU - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
87
very good

621 Ratings
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Ratings: 621
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 59
Gots: 56 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

(Beer added by: Nickls on 03-16-2010)
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Reviews by TheFightfan1:
Photo of TheFightfan1
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the Hulmeville Inn for this one.

Poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy brown with alot of sediment. Almost equivalent to muddy brown water with a great light brown heading.

Smell is more of a malty beer. All roasted and a bit of a bitter hop aroma but not what you would expect for a 1000 IBU beer.

Taste again more of the same a heavy malty taste with alot of a burnt caramel leaving's of sediment. Again decent hoppiness but 1000 IBU's I would question it just doesn't seem to be that bitter.

Mouth is medium bodied with great carbonation, does leave a heavy oil hoppiness that makes a film on the palate.

A decent IIPA but nothing spectacular. More of a malt lover IIPA with a decent hop kick.

TheFightfan1, Jun 22, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a imperial nonic a cloudy(alot of chunky's and floaties)russet tinged burnt orange with a large fluffy top that settled into a creamy mass leaving a few broken chunks behind.A mix of brown sugar and powerful resinous and earthy hops,the hops are in full effect here no doubt,not much alcohol presence to be had.Dry on the palate,no sugary sweetness like way to many of the style,earthy and resinous,some light brown sugar-like sweetness is there but it dont stand up to the intense drying hoppiness.This beer is no joke,you better like the cones to like this beer,I do and I like it...alot.

oberon, Feb 02, 2011
Photo of RoyalT
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - This is a beautiful but unusually dark brown color with a gorgeous brown-white head that came up easily and was very delicate.

Smell - This is complicated. Hops are not very aromatic so take a bit of digging to find the right description. There's a light bittering mint aroma and some good citrus, and the citrus is very sweet. I'm getting a lot of spices here especially chili powder and no I just didn't eat a taco.

The malt backbone though is huge. It is very bready with some strong toasty notes and maybe even a little English biscuit. There are tons of malty sugars in here as well. I'd say that, being the purist that I am, the malt was a little big for the hop profile.

Taste - The malts really do dominate this ale. The mix of toasted grain and bready dough highlight the flavor profile. The bittering hops make themselves known but otherwise the hop profile is fairly bland.

Having said that, and having said that you expect great hops from a DIPA, this malt base is amazing and well worth the trip. The bread is incredibly well done and I'd say even maybe the best bread I've found in a DIPA. The toasty flavor is amazing as well. It manages to bring out a powerful toasty flavor without a hint of burntness if that's a word at all. The sugars are of the highest quality as well. It's one of the few times that I've tasted a good baker's style sugar with hints of raw cane to boot. Exceptional.

Mouthfeel - This is the ale's strongpoint IMO. This beer is medium to full-bodied with a light but satisfying carbonation. The smoothness though is beyond reproach. I don't know how to begin to describe it. It feels like someone put a shot of novicane in my tongue before drinking this. The bitterness, which is big but 100% unoffending, somehow smooths out the feel of this ale and the sugars, which aren't overly sweet, played perfect with this bitterness to tone things down and smooth things out. The malt base managed to somehow be intense and harmonious at the same time, and I mean super intense but super harmonious. It is just an incredible mouthfeel and not only deserves a 5.0 rating but is unquestionably the best mouthfeel in a beer I have ever felt. I don't know why Europeans seem to be able to do this so well, but this is a clinic in the art of beermaking right here.

Drinkability - This beer lacked a hop complexity and intensity that I expect from the style which was the only thing keeping me fron doing sumersaults, but otherwise this was an amazing brew that was borderline perfect in every way.

RoyalT, Aug 07, 2010
Photo of t2grogan
1.5/5  rDev -61.2%

t2grogan, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of brownbeer
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured extra slow as to not disturb the sediment. Got some anyway. Deep red color with a creamy white head that really holds on well. Cosmic blasts of bubbles erupting from the bottom of the glass bumping the sediment around.

The nose reminds me of DIPAs that I drank when I first got into hoppy beers. Minty, piney, and grassy as all get out. It's like a floral hop forest with hints of red grapefruit, cranberry, and a touch of dark candi sugar. Solid, though not mind blowing.

At first, it seems to be not all that bitter. Then, on the back of the tongue, it hits. Though it tastes somewhat like a lawnmower blade from time to time, you have those in between moments where you have dried cranberries, prickly pine, and a little bit of litter box as it warms. The mouthfeel is great, the carbonation soft and splendid with a slight chalkiness on the back of the tongue. The finish is dry and quite bitter, surely, as the name implies. I'm not sure what else to expect.

I drank the bottle without issue, but I definitely need a glass of water. A great treat for a hophead.

brownbeer, Apr 02, 2010
Photo of trail77
5/5  rDev +29.2%

trail77, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

tbryan5, May 18, 2013
Photo of BenTherHppedThat
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

BenTherHppedThat, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of joemetric
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

joemetric, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of orbitalr0x
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep hazy red brown pour with a creamy light tan head that leaves sticky lacing in its wake. Big dense bready / caramel malt backbone alongside a blast of piney resinous hops. Earthy and herbal it's a bit of an odd hop profile. Somewhat fruity as well in there.

First sip brings a sweet candy inflected malt upfront with a bready caramel backbone and decent sweetness. Big piney, resinous hops kick in a bring a blast of bitterness. Flows down with lingering earthy, herbal hop tones and a long puckering bitter kick. Pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and creamy. Good mellow carbonation throughout. Goes down pretty smooth and really this is not as bitter as I was hoping. Nowhere near 1000 IBU, not that it is even possible. Fairly drinkable, sorta like an imperial barleywine. Glad to have checked it out.

orbitalr0x, Jun 19, 2010
Photo of briang01
3/5  rDev -22.5%

briang01, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

OSUHopHead, Jul 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

SuperbikeShaun, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of tigg924
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, cloudy with sediment, amber in color, moderate carbonation

Smell: pine hops

Taste: sweet caramel with pine hops in the background. some floral hops.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweet with a bitter background..really bitter aftertaste

Drinkability: I do like the caramel and pine taste. This is a sipper and I want this again, but only one per tasting.

tigg924, May 24, 2010
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a brownish-amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is strong caramel with some pine and citrus notes. It smells like a barleywine. The flavor is a strong mix of pine and caramel. There are also some resiny hops. The tastes is similar to a hoppy barleywine. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Jun 01, 2010
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

JupiterJesus, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Marius, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +3.4%

innominat, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of jaminjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

jaminjohnson, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of standardcherry
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

standardcherry, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of Mizfit019
4.72/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pouring this beer into my snifter the aroma hit me instantly, deliciously resiny and floral. The taste followed suit with semi-sweet piney and floral notes. Appearance is very cloudy and inviting.

The only quarrel I have with this beer is the label of 1000 IBU's. Is this for real???
Overall I enjoy this beer very much (just not the price tag at almost $14.00 for 12.7 oz) It is definitely worth it to try just once.

Mizfit019, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +3.4%

virinow, Feb 20, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -54.8%

JeffNev, May 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

fionn13, Feb 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

doremite, Jul 01, 2013
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1000 IBU from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 621 ratings.