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1000 IBU - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
87
very good

587 Ratings
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Ratings: 587
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 15.72%
Wants: 54
Gots: 48 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
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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dmsohyea

California

2.4/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

2/28/11 poured from bottle into snifter glass.

A: Dark reddish brown with orange tinted 1 finger thick head. Moderate lacing down the glass, but not impressive.

S: Smell was a huge turn off for me. Strong malt flavors and brown sugar. Minimal noble style hops, but they're far overpowered by the malt.

T: Malty and bitter. All I can taste is brown sugar and crystal malts. The bitterness is there, but for something labeled 1000 IBU I was very disappointed in the bitterness. Some alcohol on the finish.

M: very thick and viscus, but had a moderately clean finish. Definitely the best part of the beer.

D: Not drinkable. Poured about 1/2 the $14 bottle down the drain. What a waste.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 05:34:04 | More by dmsohyea
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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.

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1000 IBU from Mikkeller ApS
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