Beer Thousand - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 22
Gots: 101 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jhartley on 07-24-2014)
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Photo of smakawhat
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Spiegelau IPA glass.

Frothy three finger head wit a soapy retention, thick bubbled collar and puck in the make up. The body color is a gorgeous crystal shimmering bronze, nearly red and with some nice plentiful but not excessive carbonation. This clarity is really stunning and with a good amount of darkness too. Real impressive looker.

What an interesting aroma. Clean with a sharp hop front, hints of mint, but a real candy store sticky peppermint and chewing gum sensation. Big herballity, a bit of tropical juice, there is a whole lot going in there, kind of crazy. Real interesting and lots of fun.

Palate seems to follow the nose. Light clean finish, with a hint of neutral yeast quality. Mid palate fills with juice and a real spice notes, hints of woody and piney hop mixing with a good minty finish. Controlled and growing hop aroma after some time. Real clean mouthfeel, borderline juicy, with yeast sticky finish.

Overall a real unique creation, and still maintains some lager roots, with so much complexity and diversity going on. This could be the ?India Pale Lager? To set the benchmark perhaps.

Photo of Greywulfken
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: clear gold beer with some bubbles winding up from the bottom; a finger of ivory foam on top slimmed quickly but a sheen persisted

S: wet fresh grains and mountain flowers - clean and floral with some herbal aspects, something ripe and fruity underneath...

T: fruity sweetness with a fresh grain base, hops seem to run the floral route with bits of citrus; impressions of rose water, pale fruit, and chewy grain

M: smooth and soft, amply carbonated for some fizz; medium-light weight

O: a nice lager with a dedicated focus on the grains and hops, and the muddling of so many actually worked rather well, creating favorable flavors and aromas that are good for the style while also distinctly unique.

Photo of TBoneJones
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Invested in the whole 4-pack since this brewery's beer got me into craft beers. I saw it advertised in BA mag recently and the ingredients sounded great. Poured into a pilsner glass: Appearance is clear golden, rapid bubbles, light body. Big white head settles to a ring. Moderate lacing.
Smells nice and grainy, bready, with a hint of banana esters.
Taste is similar to the smell, except with more earthiness. Gritty, dry, yet with tasty hops and grains that don't differentiate from one another in order to lend much complexity to the ale. Mostly the corn impression I usually get from imperial pilsners in general. Fruit note involves the banana.
This is still quite drinkable for its strength. That speaks well to its overall balance. Medium body, and moderate carbonation that's more crisp than smooth. As it warms and gets sipped even more, I pick up fruit flavor highlights at the finish, a hint of berry, nondescript mostly. Minty bite. Somewhat boozy. Not sweet to me. Just solid.
A big, lager-looking, heavy-earth grain-bomb. If that sounds good, this is for you.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.6/5  rDev -4%

Ten malts, ten hops and ten percent alcohol provide an exponential taste that boldly steps from the confines of pilsner and becomes an animal all its own. It's pretty safe to say that these brewers went and "Dogfished" it up again!

Beer Thousand pours with an elegant honey amber clarity with a cottony swath of foam. Above it all swirls aromas that extend from those honey appearances and offer a floral, candied and herbal scent. Its flowery bouquet brings out the taste of sugar cookie and biscotti to support light caramel, vanilla and chai.

With the simple syrup taste reluctant to fade, the middle palate is balanced with lingering malt and a rising hop bite. Lemon, grass, pepper and tea flavors offer a much needed complexity for the malty underlayment and counters with its resinous bite. With notions of fruity and fresh tobacco and marmalade ebbs and flows, the taste is rounded, smooth and complex.

The spicy taste of hops and alcohol intertwine upon the finish, giving slight numbing with a peppery prickle and leafy, grassy and stemmy bitterness. Trending mead-like, the beer's aftertaste is honey and biscuit throughout.

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodchipper
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Rotsman19
4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Doomcifer
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Jammyman
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of WeymouthMike
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep gold to light brown in color. A fingernail of off white head covers most of the top. I smell a very light malt forward body. There's a coppery note in there. This is almost a light Barleywine in taste. The mouth is thick and carbonated.

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DLanz
4.36/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Beer21
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Auraan
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Poured a clear golden body with finger and a half of thick, fluffy head. A very nice looking beer, a "classic" beer look. Scents of lager yeast, medium alcohol, orange flesh and floral hops. Overall impression of aroma is of a nice, boozy lager, a combination of a lager and a very boozy beer. Quite nice and appealing. Flavor begins boozy with notes of alcohol, sweet malt, candied orange and floral hops. Middle opens further sweet, floral hop flavors and more sweet alcohol. Finish Iis sweet with the same flavors present. Aftertaste is lager yeast and light citrus. Overall impression of flavor is of an odd imperial lager, quite boozy, but overall good. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation and a slick feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a very good imperial lager, not bad. Overall impression is of a good lager, with a nice aroma, an excellent if boozy flavor and a nice mouthfeel that hides the alcohol evident in the flavor. Quite nice and recommended.

Photo of justme
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of JMS1512
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of brians52
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.11/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours Clear and purely golden in color with a half finger head that gives way quickly yo a flat, barren surface and the faintest trace of suds around the edge of the glass.

Smell - Semi-sweet, semi-tart fruit notes like a blend of red and green apple juice. grape skin. Distant honey. Subtle grain.

Taste - Follows the nose for the most part. Apple fruitiness and a lingering honey sweetness. Slight hints of alcohol. Mild lemon zing in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body with a slightly syrupy texture, yet displays a relatively crisp bite. Smooth, semi-dry finish.

Overall - Drinks a bit like a chardonnay, though with a thicker body. It's good, but I'm a bit confused about its purpose; if I wanted white wine, I'd go get a white wine. I was hoping for something more akin to beer! This isn't the first DFH beer I've had that wished it were a wine, and I'm guessing it won't be the last.

Photo of GilGarp
4.11/5  rDev +9.6%

12 oz bottle served cold into a tulip glass. No date, just a code.

Beer Thousand is a pale golden amber with great clarity. The head is short and settles to a skim layer leaving bits of lace on the glass.

Aroma is fruity and slightly boozy with a honey-like sweetness.

Flavor is initially sweet and mild but the bitterness catches up towards the middle. It finishes dry with the alcohol evaporating from the tongue. The honey character continues here with a white wine vinous element coming though as well.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Balanced towards the bitter.

Overall an interesting, if not a little gimmicky, kind of beer.

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%

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Beer Thousand from Dogfish Head Brewery
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