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Ultramate 1000 - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
72
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 26.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 04-04-2012)
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Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

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1/5  rDev -66.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -40.7%
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!!!

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 17:56:35 | More by WVbeergeek
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VeganUndead

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -23.7%

03-07-2014 17:11:51 | More by VeganUndead
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +44.1%

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New York

3/5  rDev +1.7%

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mfnmbvp

Illinois

2.83/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +35.6%

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Wisconsin

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Delaware

2.74/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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South Carolina

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United Kingdom (England)

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Ontario (Canada)

2.7/5  rDev -8.5%
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...

Serving type: bottle

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North Dakota

3/5  rDev +1.7%

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Finland

3/5  rDev +1.7%

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Louisiana

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

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Alabama

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Louisiana

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Ultramate 1000 from Mikkeller ApS
72 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.