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Ultramate 1000 - Mikkeller ApS

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 25.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Brad007 on 04-04-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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1.97/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

This pours as murky as mud! Solid Brown body with a slightly off white soapy head. Ok, looks good, I guess for a pale ale. The aroma has hints of pine and slightly toasted malts. Smells decent. Let's see what this brew tastes like. This first tastes like the aroma (pine and sweet toasted malts), then fades into a huge bitter mess! This is incredibly bitter. The body is medium light and carbonation is par.

Overall: This beer isn't entertaining me at all! The bitterness is like I just took a handful of Ritalin and just stated chewing on them like bubblegum. I don't usually drain pour, but this one left me no choice! I can see why this brew is "Retired".

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1.88/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Our local in Ohio might have gotten this in last month, I kept wanting to try it. That's crazy if this was brewed in 2013, I know their wholesaler gave it to them at full price. To resell a beer that's already been aged a year would be crazy no dates on the bottle anywhere but the cap has 8571112, I can't tell if there's a date within that mess. Body is clouded deep apricot hue with a big biscuit shaped head forming thick like a big fermenting ale yeast during open fermentation. Fine even lacing spread around the sides of the glass. Aroma has a sour note, lemon zest, herbal character with bready biscuit/fresh cut hay and a bit of aged hop presence going on here. The most unbalanced infected beer I've tasted in a long time, band aids with a lingering pine bitterness that will most likely induce your gag reflex, there's a reason this is no longer brewed and how the hell did I pay 4 something for a 11.2 ounce bottle of it. Straight drain pour nothing good will come out of finishing this beer. Mouthfeel akin to paint thinner with a medicinal/bitter herbal hop finish that lingers and makes you want go brush your teeth. It was like sucking on hop pellets, not a single pleasant note here. Overall, Mikkeller beer makes me nervous throw down big bucks and rarely do I have a good experience, but that new Prairie collaboration American Style, don't pass big thumbs up!!!

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2.86/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Another one-off beer from Mikkeller, and something of a lucky find at the local beer store. I'm typically pretty impressed with what Mikkeller has to offer, so I'm looking forward to this one as well.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours two nice fluffy fingers of off-white / tan colored head. Body is a murky dark orange color with hints of ruby thrown in there as well. Lots of bubbles rushing topside, with some sediment twirling around. Nice fluffy rings of lacing.

S - Smell is mild and subdued: strong presence of dusty bready malts, with faint faded smelling hops.

T - Taste is of extremely strong bitter hop presence, but not the usual array of bitterness that is found in many pale ales / IPA's. And considering this beer's low 4.90% abv, this beer hits your tastebuds pretty hard. Lightly floral, but with a slightly nasty, unpleasant bitterness in the aftertaste.

M - Feel is of bitter hops and dryness, still trying to remove that putrid hop bitterness from my palate, but it's lingering. Body is medium-full, with lively carbonation.

Overall, this was a beer that looked promising, but definitely failed to deliver. Very intense in character for being such a low abv pale ale, it definitely tasted like much higher than 4.90% abv, but that doesn't help it taste any less vile. Not a beer I would try again, that's for sure, especially not at the price small bottles like these go for. Glad to have tried it, but never again. Would much rather have drank a bottle of Mikkeller 1000 IBU over this.

Mikkeller Ultramate 1000 ---3/5.

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2.85/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a DFH IPA glass

A- A very hazy copper/orange color with a massive off white head that became very soapy.

S- Hop bomb, ton of grapefruit, some pine/floral hops, some mint. Big nose for a beer below 5% ABV.

T- Wow, straight hops and nothing else. I love hops and find this a little overwhelming do to the fact it kind of has a burnt hops taste. Getting, citrus hop, piney, some resin and burnt hops in the finish bring this beer down.

M- Crisp, light body.

O- I would love this beer if the finish was not so harsh, really bring down the whole beer. The fact that this was $6 and the beer is tasty before the finish keep me from drain pouring.

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2.8/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottle into tulip.
No visible freshness date on bottle.

A- Slightly hazy dark copper pour. Soapy two finger off white head. Lacing is super sticky sheets on the glass.

S- A huge punch of grapefruit and pine with a sweet malt backing. Slight caramel and strawberry.

T- Super bitter pine and hop oils. Dandelion leaves? Ummm this is kinda awful.

M- Super dry, the top of my mouth feels like sandpaper right now... Carbonation is decent.

O- I really haven't had a lot of bad experiences with Mikkeller, this is borderline dreadful tasting... I'm a hop head but this is almost offensive...

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Ultramate 1000 from Mikkeller ApS
71 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.