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1000 IBU - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 272
Hads: 714
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 73
Gots: 65 | FT: 2
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Nickls on 03-16-2010

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong, hoppy aroma has a firm overtone of sour citrus, equal parts Mandarin orange and grapefruit. It pours a clear, dark coppery brown with a thick, fluffy, copper-tan head that leaves some good lacing. Flavor is - HOLY GUACAMOLE, ATTACK OF THE HOPS! The bottle (and name) claim 1000 IBUs, and damn, I believe it. This is one fiercely hoppy and ferociously bitter beer. It’s like drinking liquid hops with a side of grapefruit juice. This is definitely not for the faint of heart - or taste buds! Firm body has plenty of fizz, and finish is woody and very hop-bitter. Nevertheless, a whisper or two of fruity sweetness sneaks through. One fierce IPA that only the bravest should challenge. (693 characters)

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from session notes.

Poured out a clouded coppery brown color with a stunty off-white foamy head that lasts for a minute or two, minimal lacing left behind on the glass surface.

Smells and tastes the same : Psuedo-Barleywine. By which I mean a rich caramel / toffee sweetness that plays with an intense herbal / floral / grapefruit peel and pine resin spectrum with a side dish of medium levels of dankness and onion / garlic hotness. Boozey alcohol does rear up somewhat but only in the finish for me, and only once the glass has warmed up. This booziness seems to be what helps the hops hammer the finish down into dryness.

Heavier side of medium thickness, lightly carbonated, somewhat sluggish on the tongue.

It's pretty damn good, but I've had just as good for a more reasonable pricepoint. So, once is enough for me. (834 characters)

Photo of litheum94
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Whole foods.

Brushed bronze body. Presented with a very scant, light tan head.

Aromas of every hop aroma imaginable. Citrus, tropical fruit, spice, pine and everything in between. Onions and some caramel. If you wanted hop essence Ina jar, this is it.

Wow. I have never had a beer that went from biscuity, caramel malts to floral hops, to citrus, to pine, to onion, to bitter as hell in a single sip.

Wow, again. Super complex, as far as hops go. So many flavors. Definitely need to be a hop fan for this, but if you are, you won't be disappointed. (566 characters)

Photo of jaasen64
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle wrapped in green paper. Picked up from local liquor store that just got it in this week. Poured into CCB snifter.

A- Pours a dark slightly reddish mahogany brown. About a quarter finger of white slightly foamy head that recedes fairly fast to leave a little bit of head, but not much. About average carbonation. Leaves very nice spidery lacing.

S- Caramel malts, citrus hops, grapefruit, a little bit of lemon, a tiny bit of booze, etc. A little bit sweet and citrusy. About average aroma strength.

T- Bitter/citrusy lemons, a little bit of grapefruit, caramel malts, a tiny bit of honey. Definitely very bitter but balances well with the lemon taste.

M- Medium bodied, average carbonation, well balanced, goes down easily especially for it's bitterness and high abv.

O- I was a little bit skeptical about this beer since I don't like beers that are overly bitter. This beer was definitely very bitter, however the bitterness was balanced very nicely with the lemon flavor. The 9.6% abv was also very well hidden. Overall not sure if I'd pay almost $15 to get a bottle again, but definitely a nice experience. I recommend trying it out. (1,156 characters)

Photo of PeterIngemi
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 375ml bottle into a duvel glass.

A: pours a rusty brown ruby/amber, with a massive, slightly carameled puffy white head, that dissapates slowly and leavs an absurd amount of lacing... Wow...

S: deep resinous pine, tropical citrus, mango, grapefruit, and caramely malt backbone... Touch of sweetness.... Smells hoppy as nuts, especially as it warms they really come out.

T: as expected, a hop bomb! Sweet, slightly burnt caramel malt backbone, assaulted by chewy resinous pine, and loads of citrus hop notes, very bitter, very delicious, loads and loads of hop flavor, just what I was hoping for here.

M: bitter... Medium/heavy slightly slick body, lightly syrupy but not to much so, it reminds me if drinkin hop resin, that coats your mouth and goes to town on your palate. Long bitter aftertaste.

O: an awesome beer! Just be prepared for a very bitter, very hoppy experience, as should be obvious through the name of this beer. Loads and loads of deliciously bitter hop aggression! (1,001 characters)

Photo of WillCarrera
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Local Option in Chicago. Served in a tulip glass.

A- Pours an orange/copper color with two fingers of fluffy white head, good retention, leaves good lacing.

S- Huge juicy citrus aroma, grapefruit and orange, also has a pretty big malt background, which is sweet and caramel-like. All this is beneath a huge crushing hop aroma of pine resin, some booziness in there as well.

T- Big caramel bready malt, which over a few seconds becomes submerged in increasingly bitter piney hops. It's very bitter, but the bitterness is somewhat blunted by the malt sweetness, they seem to clash a bit in my opinion. Boozy warmth in the finish.

M- Full-bodied, very sticky, viscous, almost oily, some alcohol warmth at the end, very good feel for such a huge mean beer.

O- An interesting beer, it's extremely bitter, but drinkability is a bit reduced by the huge malt and ABV, which probably could have been better with less. (927 characters)

Photo of mrtripod
1.71/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a cloudy, dark orange/amber color. I got some off white head that faded very quickly.

NOT much of a "hop bomb." But plenty of malt on the nose. There are some hops, but there are more bready malts - YEASTY.

Medium bodied and OK but definetly not a true american DIPA.

Money better spent elsewhere. (306 characters)

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy, ruddy amber with a thick, lingering off-white head.

S: Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, pine, spruce, lemon, lime, grapefruit, mandarin orange, tangerine, and nectarine are present on the nose.

T: Notes of lemon, lime, tangerine, mandarin orange, nectarine, mango, grapefruit, caramel, biscuits, pine, spruce, and brown sugar overwhelm the palate. The finish is long, bitter, and extremely resinous with huge pine and citrus flavors underscored by prickly alcohol.

M: Relatively full in body and sticky. Carbonation is fairly firm. Alcohol is very noticeable. Nothing out of the ordinary for the style.

O: This is more approachable than I was expecting. To be honest, anything over 90-100 IBUs is a bit much, so I was expecting just a muddy wash of bitter hop flavor. Mikkeller, however, somehow manages to make the flavors separate long enough for each to be savored. Very nicely done. (906 characters)

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours murky copper with a small fading head.
Nose shows piny, resinous hops in abundance with a similar amount of caramel and golden syrup underneath.
Crazily full-on flavours, a lengthy assault of tongue-coating, abrasive hops. Big piny and grapefruit notes again, with some caramel in the background thats almost completely hidden. The bitter seems to linger indefinitely... (376 characters)

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hefty, resinous, and while enjoyable maybe not that memorable a DIPA.

Presentation: 375 ml green capped bottle wrapped in paper. Paper and label with a green stripped background and Mikkel as a cartoon of a thief carrying a sack of hops. Shows IBUs: 1000, and 9.6% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Somewhat hazy deep amber pour, frothy head, medium, retention, fair surface memory and some touches of lacing.

S - Resinous nose, some fruit, grapefruit under the pine, some malty/caramel hint and a bitter salute...

T - Rather resinous, plenty of pine, plenty of malt too, matching style, kinda… grassy notes, grapefruit, hefty malty structure holding the big hoppy bill.

M - Medium/full… OK, full body with medium carbonation carbonation and a syrupy flow compromised by the sticky sense of it all. Yet that caramel and bitter flow finish pretty well.

O - Hefty and compact, but rather quaffable, if you like hops and/or your palate has been burnt out by them… It may seem to flow too easily?

Notes: At what point it is usually said that we humans stop discerning IBUs? Above 90 IBUs or something like that? If that is the case, well, all else is a nice attempt at a provocation at best… Moreover, the way that the palate gets used to this, the way it is scrapped by hops, and that sense that as you break that tongue it never goes back… This felt easy. Intense, nice, long, and very drinkable, but not that extreme or unremarkable. Not a complaint, really, I would repeat it for what it is. But at this point I guess I need something else from a DIPA. This actually lingers more so as a hoppy barleywine, memories of Mikkel's DIPA and Big Worse/Worst etc. (1,682 characters)

Photo of 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! (805 characters)

Photo of tripledbrew
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Wino's in Bowling Green Ky.
Thanks to Blake for scrounging this gem.

Color is dark orange, maybe even a little brownish.
Hop bomb! Oh yes. Citrus, pine and grapefruit wrapped in a juicy,succulent decadent package.
This is a sipping beer that you must take your time with to fully enjoy. This thing was sweet, thats right, I said sweet. This beers flavor lingered for at least 20 minutes after I polished off two snifters. I think I may have experienced a little numbing of the mouth while drinking this concoction.
Do yourself a favor and try this beer. (565 characters)

Photo of tdm168
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jtd1969 for splitting this bomber with me.

Pours a cloudy, brownish amber with some orange hue. There is a foamy, brownish head that sits atop this brew that has good retention. The nose has notes of baked apples, citrus, bread, caramel, and it's a bit musty. The flavor is complex; orange, grapefruit, caramel, pine, herbal, bread, sweet, hints of dark fruit, pineapple, alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, smooth, and well carbonated.

This is a nice beer, but not nearly as bitter as the name may lead you to believe. It has great flavor though a bit unbalanced at times. It's also a bit sweet, but it does showcase every aspect that hops can provide. If you're a hop head, you should check it out. (725 characters)

Photo of TwelveOunces
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7 Oz bottle

No date whatsoever
Poured into a tulip glass

A- Pours hazy as hell brown, or dark orange. Beautiful carbonation and lacing, a 1.5 finger of a frothy off white/tan head. An odd looking beer and a very odd looking IPA. Definitely bottle condition, there is also some sediment sitting at the bottom of my bottle.

S- A Smooth caramel maltiness and A slightly bitter dark fruit tone. Some citrus tones from the american part of this IPA but a lot of dark funky fruits and overly ripened grapefruit. A sugary sweet heap of funky fruit. Strange, but pretty nice.

T- A lot of carbonation up front livens the tongue as a wave of bitterness sweeps over. 1000 IBU's? Probably not because that may burn a hole in your tongue but a lot of hop bitterness reminiscent of biggest american DIPA's. The hop profile is funky old american hops, A lot of over ripened grapefruit. Some citrus and pine but I think my bottle is a bit older and some of the fresher qualities have faded and I got a lot of strange fruits, dark fruits like and a little bit of pine. This beer is complimented by a light caramel backbone. No alcohol whatsoever and this brew is silky smooth as long as your used to bitter.

M- Very bitter, but hopefully you knew that going in. Very smooth and I cant taste any alcohol, a well made IPA. Fairly easy to drink if your ok with the bitterness. A good drinking beer for your IPA special occasion.

O- This is a really nice beer, its strange and unique but definitely a nice drinker for all you IPA fans. It has a funky hop profile and brutal bitterness. This beer is quite pricey but the cool packaging and reputation of this brew makes me glad I tried it and It will look nice in my collection. (1,716 characters)

Photo of SawDog505
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy reddish orange, with a nice half inch off white head with plenty lacing. Smell is grapefruit, oranges, apricot, pine, grass, and hard candy. Wow grapefruit mixed with cutt grass and oranges. Body is on the large side, plenty of life, a touch dry, and fairly drinkable considering how powerful it is. This solid, a must try for hop heads. (352 characters)

Photo of AgentMunky
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12.7 ounce bottle into an Allagash cervoise glass.

A: Opaque-dark amber. Three fingers of head with great retention and solid lacing. Great looking beer.

S: If I've smelled something more pleasant, I can't remember when. The dank, oily-thick, fat-wet hops I can smell from many feet away. Up close, there is is fresh pine, towering grapefuit, caramel-sweet malts. Mmmm. Like a sticky barleywine.

T: What could possibly follow that smell? Not this. First off, not noticeably super-bitter; certainly not 1000 IBU. Obviously a Double IPA, but the hops are light, spicy, grassy, and pleasant. The huge malts provide the well-needed counterweight, and the the maintaste is more sweet than not. At the halfway point of taste, though, the flavor changes. Here lies the pine, the bite, the bitterness, the joy, the sheer unadulterated hops. Grapefruit juice, so strongly that I feel it must have been added to the beer. A bitter, eternal aftertaste. All the same, after time, it wears. So big, so bold, too much?

M: Despite the maltiness, not very substantial. Light and hoppy.

O: An amazing Double IPA, and an excellent Mikkeller. It probably even lives up to its pricetag. Highly recommended. Will try to drink again. (1,230 characters)

Photo of dmfrench
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big, complex, sweet Barelywine meets DIPA
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A: Very dark, cloudy bronze.orange, probably the darkest DIPA I've seen, topped by a small but persistent off white head.

S: Very... sweet! tons of sugary fruit and caramel, topped with a good measure of hops of pretty much every variety... floral, citrus, green apple, not so much pine... also a bunch of alcohol. There's also somewhat of stink... hard to describe, odd, but not entirely unpleasant.

T: More balanced on the palate (more hops), but still very sweet, just like the nose. Same basic sweetness, plum, apricot, prune, caramel. Hops are very strong, but somehow not overpowering. Finish is bitter, and long on drying, resinous hops.

M: Thick and gripping. (718 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 paper-wrapped bottle. Inside, on the actual label, the creepy detached-arm 'hops thief' that I remember from the barrel-aged version of this offering. And though only in Danish, the ingredient list plays amusingly off of an old trope: "Hops, something, hops, malt, hops, something, hops". Ha.

This beer pours a muddy, dishwater 'golden' brown hue, with three fingers of foamy, rising, cascading beige head, which does a decent Guinness imitation, before giving way to some pervasive Swiss cheese lace around the breadth of the glass.

It smells of bitter, fresh, outdoorsy pine resin, bittersweet citrus peel, and bursting at the tethers caramel/toffee malt. The taste is sweet, almost sugary caramel/vanilla cream, and not to be underestimated tongue-scrape worthy pine and citrus hops, each bobbing and weaving to assume a temporary topside position in this war of palate attrition (and perhaps fatigue), one which I willingly sign onto, as if coerced by an Uncle Sam sign. Oh, and the damned-near 10 points of booze sneakily show no signs of themselves, at least at this point.

The carbonation is present, but nice and reserved, the body a sturdy medium weight, and as smooth as possible, given those meddling hop stragglers. It finishes surprisingly less hoppy than expected, save the bitterness, which goes somewhat herbal, all amongst a drain-circling malt.

Hmmm. While a hell of an agreeable DIPA, I just don't get this marketing pap claim of a nice round 1000 IBUs. Ten times as hoppy as the equivalently bitter offerings I've thus encountered? Not a chance, so overall points deducted for shitty snakeoilsmanship. One well 'balanced' big-ass DIPA, all sides represented? Hell yes. Discuss at will - Imma gonna go and finish this bad boy, woe that there isn't more of it. (1,786 characters)

Photo of Duke
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Mikkeller - 1000 IBU

Appearance: Mikkeller pours a ruddy copper-amber that is very cloudy indeed, and it is loaded with sediment. The head was big and fluffy and left loads of lacing, both of which lasted throughout the drink. Very impressive indeed.

Smell: The beer smells racily sweet with its caramel notes and wildly fresh piney hops. I'm getting a bit of resin in there too, but only a tiny bit of booze.

Taste: 1000 IBU is terrifically sweet. It's like a mesh of tropical fruits lathered in caramel and dotted with prunes and possibly raisins. The boozy finish rounds off the sweet experience very naughtily.

Mouthfeel: This is thick, oily and smooth, and the carbonation is on the low side. The booze warms one a little at the end.

Overall: My wife and I bought this thinking anything called "1000 IBU" should be good for a laugh. Even though I feel like I'm battling somewhat with the excessive sweetness, the beer is just fantastic and I will definitely pick it up again. The mouthfeel is right up there with the best beers I've had, it smells and tastes terrifically fresh, and it even looks great. (1,113 characters)

Photo of zaphodchak
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reddish amber, cloudy. No head or lace.

It's at least 4 months old, smells like faint hops, and quite raisiny. Very pleasant. Vegetal in a way, like green bell peppers.

Piney, honey and raisin, like Christmas if Christmas were a taste. Like really, really dry fruitcake. There are hops of course, and spicy ones. It's not actually bitter at this point, but it's very good.

Slightly light, decent. Not extraordinary.

It's quite nice even for a non-hop-lover. But it's a bit old, so maybe not as it 'should' be. (513 characters)

Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy copper, one and a half finger off white head, great lacing, stream of carbonation bubbles.

S - Lush piney and fruity hops, caramel malt, slightly pungent.

T - Piney hops, tropical fruits, resin, caramel sweetness, alcohol bite, sweet raisons, candi sugar, bitter finish.

M - Very smooth, oily, sugary as it warms, full bodied, moderate carbonation.

O - This is an extreme beer, great in small quantities.

5721109, $13.99, Stateline Liquors in Elkton, MD (470 characters)

Photo of JerseyKirk
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy, translucent but not clear orange to amber colored liquid. 2 finger khaki to slight orangish head. Laces incredibly. Super sticky to the sides with tons of medium to large bubbles. Looks great.

S: Huge hop nose. Big citrus, tropical fruit, pine, grapefruit hop aroma. Nice toasted caramel. Sweetness and sugar.

T: Caramel/sweetness then huge hop bite. This is still cold so it should change after warming. Alcohol is barely noticeably. Also, I question the 1000 ibu number. I'm sure this lost some hop intensity from age and travel but this is not as hop forward as I would have expected. It is certainly intese but I have a 260ish ibu beer that was more intense in aroma and taste. Almost overkill astringency plus hop bitterness. I don't know if Mikkeller's is just more balanced than my IIPA but I don't see the 1000 posted ibus.

M: Sweet. Alcohol is in the background in the tiniest amount. Carbonated.

O: This beer is excellent. Extremely balanced and delicious. The nose is equally fantastic. I don't pick up the quantity of hops that Mikkeller used so this loses 0.5 but otherwise I really like this beer. (1,124 characters)

Photo of evlu1441
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well obviously I had to buy a beer that says it's 1000 IBUs... It was pricey, and regardless of whether or not it's any good

It pours a cloudy reddish amber with a thick, creamy head. It looks really viscous as I'm pouring it. Almost looks like it could be a cloudy Belgian.

The aroma is oily and extremely hoppy, with a lot of citrus punch backed up by some earthy notes. Definitely a beer for hop heads. There is also a hint of something like angel food cake in the background.

Well... for starters, this beer is nowhere near as bitter as I expected. It's actually very pleasant, albeit very intense. It starts with a bang as cirusy hops burst through and some sweet molasses-like flavours drip across the tongue. It finished with some residual oily hops and a nice whack of bitterness. The finish is sustained by a faint sweetness. It's very thick, and makes for a heavy drink.

Overall, this is a nice beer, but maybe a bit overpriced. The 1000 IBUs isn't anything outrageous either. (990 characters)

Photo of wordemupg
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle poured into tulip 7/3/12

A pretty dark for a DIPA nearing brown with a dark tan three finger head to go with it, great retention with the foam slowly falling to an island leaving several rings of lace on the way

S its hoppy but not over the top, in fact I get lots of caramel but along with it is a mess of hops, rind, pine, tangerine and grapefruit

T a little sweet and and just a little booze but considering the strength its pretty mild, has a little candy thing going for it, along with all I smell

M yes it's bitter, also fairly thick and syrupy, a little sticky on the lips and a big finish that seems to take some of my mouth down with it

O I thought this would be more of a hop overkill to be honest, its a hop monster don't get me wrong but I thought it would be more intense, do I dare say there was balance... well no not quite but it wasn't the run-away I thought it would be

Worth a shot for sure but I'm not sure if it's worth a second bottle for 10$ (988 characters)

Photo of WMEugene
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Pours a murky brownish-amber color with a thick off-white head (excellent retention) and great lacing.

S - Hops are very noticeable (mostly citric in nature), but the bready/caramel malts are just as powerful. Some dark fruit/fig smells as well. Alcohol is noticeable as well.

T - Sweet, caramel malts with hop undertones. Slight citric. Some bitterness, but more in the aftertaste after the sweetness fades. Tasty enough, but this doesn't taste like an American DIPA.

M - Medium bodied, nice carbonation level. Pretty drinkable with a nice touch of bitterness in the finish.

O - 1000 IBU is an enjoyable beer, but there are two things that cause me to dock points here: 1) This really isn't in the style of an American DIPA as the labeling claims; and 2) This is really, really overpriced. It is an enjoyable beer, but be prepared for a lot more sweetness and malt than you would find in a regular DIPA. It was tasty, but with its price tag, I doubt I will ever have this one again. (991 characters)

1000 IBU from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.