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1000 IBU - Mikkeller ApS

Not Rated.
1000 IBU1000 IBU

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

276 Reviews
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Reviews: 276
Hads: 732
Avg: 3.87
pDev: 25.84%
Wants: 76
Gots: 67 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Nickls on 03-16-2010

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.
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Reviews by hopfacebrew:
Photo of hopfacebrew
4/5  rDev +3.4%
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!

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Photo of jooler
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1000 IBU, hell no.
Hoppy and bitter, you bet your sweet ass it is
Any good, meh
Balanced, you bet your sweet ass it's not

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Photo of oberon
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a imperial nonic a cloudy(alot of chunky's and floaties)russet tinged burnt orange with a large fluffy top that settled into a creamy mass leaving a few broken chunks behind.A mix of brown sugar and powerful resinous and earthy hops,the hops are in full effect here no doubt,not much alcohol presence to be had.Dry on the palate,no sugary sweetness like way to many of the style,earthy and resinous,some light brown sugar-like sweetness is there but it dont stand up to the intense drying hoppiness.This beer is no joke,you better like the cones to like this beer,I do and I like it...alot.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - This is a beautiful but unusually dark brown color with a gorgeous brown-white head that came up easily and was very delicate.

Smell - This is complicated. Hops are not very aromatic so take a bit of digging to find the right description. There's a light bittering mint aroma and some good citrus, and the citrus is very sweet. I'm getting a lot of spices here especially chili powder and no I just didn't eat a taco.

The malt backbone though is huge. It is very bready with some strong toasty notes and maybe even a little English biscuit. There are tons of malty sugars in here as well. I'd say that, being the purist that I am, the malt was a little big for the hop profile.

Taste - The malts really do dominate this ale. The mix of toasted grain and bready dough highlight the flavor profile. The bittering hops make themselves known but otherwise the hop profile is fairly bland.

Having said that, and having said that you expect great hops from a DIPA, this malt base is amazing and well worth the trip. The bread is incredibly well done and I'd say even maybe the best bread I've found in a DIPA. The toasty flavor is amazing as well. It manages to bring out a powerful toasty flavor without a hint of burntness if that's a word at all. The sugars are of the highest quality as well. It's one of the few times that I've tasted a good baker's style sugar with hints of raw cane to boot. Exceptional.

Mouthfeel - This is the ale's strongpoint IMO. This beer is medium to full-bodied with a light but satisfying carbonation. The smoothness though is beyond reproach. I don't know how to begin to describe it. It feels like someone put a shot of novicane in my tongue before drinking this. The bitterness, which is big but 100% unoffending, somehow smooths out the feel of this ale and the sugars, which aren't overly sweet, played perfect with this bitterness to tone things down and smooth things out. The malt base managed to somehow be intense and harmonious at the same time, and I mean super intense but super harmonious. It is just an incredible mouthfeel and not only deserves a 5.0 rating but is unquestionably the best mouthfeel in a beer I have ever felt. I don't know why Europeans seem to be able to do this so well, but this is a clinic in the art of beermaking right here.

Drinkability - This beer lacked a hop complexity and intensity that I expect from the style which was the only thing keeping me fron doing sumersaults, but otherwise this was an amazing brew that was borderline perfect in every way.

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Photo of t2grogan
1.5/5  rDev -61.2%

Photo of brownbeer
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured extra slow as to not disturb the sediment. Got some anyway. Deep red color with a creamy white head that really holds on well. Cosmic blasts of bubbles erupting from the bottom of the glass bumping the sediment around.

The nose reminds me of DIPAs that I drank when I first got into hoppy beers. Minty, piney, and grassy as all get out. It's like a floral hop forest with hints of red grapefruit, cranberry, and a touch of dark candi sugar. Solid, though not mind blowing.

At first, it seems to be not all that bitter. Then, on the back of the tongue, it hits. Though it tastes somewhat like a lawnmower blade from time to time, you have those in between moments where you have dried cranberries, prickly pine, and a little bit of litter box as it warms. The mouthfeel is great, the carbonation soft and splendid with a slight chalkiness on the back of the tongue. The finish is dry and quite bitter, surely, as the name implies. I'm not sure what else to expect.

I drank the bottle without issue, but I definitely need a glass of water. A great treat for a hophead.

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Photo of trail77
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of BenTherHppedThat
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of joemetric
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Ben7773
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep hazy red brown pour with a creamy light tan head that leaves sticky lacing in its wake. Big dense bready / caramel malt backbone alongside a blast of piney resinous hops. Earthy and herbal it's a bit of an odd hop profile. Somewhat fruity as well in there.

First sip brings a sweet candy inflected malt upfront with a bready caramel backbone and decent sweetness. Big piney, resinous hops kick in a bring a blast of bitterness. Flows down with lingering earthy, herbal hop tones and a long puckering bitter kick. Pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and creamy. Good mellow carbonation throughout. Goes down pretty smooth and really this is not as bitter as I was hoping. Nowhere near 1000 IBU, not that it is even possible. Fairly drinkable, sorta like an imperial barleywine. Glad to have checked it out.

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Photo of briang01
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of OSUHopHead
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of R_Kole
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of TTripp725
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SuperbikeShaun
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of tigg924
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, cloudy with sediment, amber in color, moderate carbonation

Smell: pine hops

Taste: sweet caramel with pine hops in the background. some floral hops.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweet with a bitter background..really bitter aftertaste

Drinkability: I do like the caramel and pine taste. This is a sipper and I want this again, but only one per tasting.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a brownish-amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is strong caramel with some pine and citrus notes. It smells like a barleywine. The flavor is a strong mix of pine and caramel. There are also some resiny hops. The tastes is similar to a hoppy barleywine. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of JupiterJesus
5/5  rDev +29.2%

4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found this to be quite enjoyable. if this is 1000 ibus, im surprised. its less bitter than some less than 100 ibu brews. but the flavor profile of the hops is quite good. for the price, I probably wont revisit, but its good none the less.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jaminjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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