1000 IBU - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by elgiacomo:
4.28/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12.7oz corked & caged bottle, difficult to open as the synthetic cork didn't give any grip. First time I've used channel locks to open a brew. Recent batch delivered to Georgia. Should be fresh and hopefully will be good considering the $11.99 price tag.
Pours murky copper/brown with lots of floaties and a thick, large foamy off-white head that leaves rings of drippy lacing and holds a rocky island forever.
Aroma is pungent and strong hops, citrus, pine, dank, resinous hops. Incredible strength. Never met more hops per square sniff in my life.
Flavor is resinous hops upon resinous hops, tons of bitterness, some caramel malt that is obliterated by more resinous hop bitterness. An overabundance of hops and I love it!
Mouthfeel is oily, medium to full, medium to high carbonation.
Yes, we are well into the realm of theoretical IBUs, but the bottom line is this is bitter as hell. One-dimensional, but it is the one dimension that I was seeking and expected from this over-the-top brew.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2011 03:17:47 | More by elgiacomo
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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.