1000 IBU - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by womencantsail:
3.9/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: 375ml bottle with a very stubborn synthetic cork which comes out without a sound. Thankfully, the pour appears nicely carbonated with a finger's worth of khaki head.
S: The nose is pure hops, as you would expect considering the 1000 IBU name. Tons of citrus and even more pine. Despite the hop overkill, the caramel malt still comes through.
T: The hops are there, and certainly bitter. However, there is quite a bit of bready malt on the tongue. The bitterness is long lasting and stays in the mouth long after the sip is finished.
M: The body is medium with a somewhat low carbonation.
D: I admit, I mostly bought this beer "just to see", and it's actually not too bad. But, there are plenty of other IPAs I would rather have for much less.
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2010 04:39:20 | More by womencantsail
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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 588 ratings.