1000 IBU - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by dankbrew21:
4.55/5 rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Nice bottle presentation. Wrapped in green paper with similar bottle design. Cork under wire cage. What appears to be a date printed on the cork 14/01/12.
A- Hazy orangish/brown color. Good two finger head with lots of lacing.
S- Smells like hops! Like a fresh, wet hop field. Plenty of citrus and a good sweet malt presence. Ripe grapefruit.
T- I don't know about 1000 IBU but definitly a great hop base. Well balanced IMO. Super balnced, with plenty of bitterness and hoppy goodness to qualify as an IIPA. Starts out Sweet and bitter followed by the creamy malt background. Leaves a stingy sweet after taste. Alcohol is there but blends well with all the flavors. Not sure if this one lives up to the hype but for sure a well constructed beer that deserves much respect.
D- Very drinkable and enjoyable. A pricy beer that I would not mind buying again. Yum.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2010 22:46:00 | More by dankbrew21
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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.