1000 IBU - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by hopfacebrew:
4/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to Kevin for hooking this up! Poured to pint glass the beer arrives a murky amber brown color with a hint of orange in the light, 2 finger light brown head with good retention and some lacing. The nose is citrus with strong caramel malt and bread. Very strong. You can almost taste the resin through the nose. The beer starts with an assault of bitter hops on the tongue. However, it develops into a very drinkable beer as the malty sweetness helps balance the beer. Citrus in flavor with a strong toasted malt. Resin. The alcohol is present but not a deterrent. Full bodied. Well carbonated. Finishes with a bitter citrus toast. Overall, this was more balanced and sweeter than anticipated, not quite the assault on the palette I expected given the name. Glad to have tried it, thanks again Kevin!
Serving type: bottle
04-30-2012 13:01:28 | More by hopfacebrew
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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.