1000 IBU - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by beerdrifter:
4.47/5 rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Picked this up at a great beer store, Tops Liquor, while at a conference in Phoenix. Nice copper, ruby pour with a huge caramel colored head and great lacing. Lots of floaties in this one. The nose is all fresh hops and resin with a touch of malty caramel sweetness. One of those beers you enjoy with your nose also. The taste is, as expected, all bitter hops, at least initially. But it becomes nicely balanced while retaining a nice bitter finish. Nicely complex with loads of bitter hoppy resin and pine offset by some nice caramel maltiness. A unique taste that definitely stands out amongst Imperial IPA's. Hugely drinkable, smooth and creamy, and a little chewy at the same time. As always, Mikkeller has come up with a world class beer. Still one of my favorite breweries that I wish I could get more regularly.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2010 16:59:52 | More by beerdrifter
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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.