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Beer Thousand - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Beer Thousand
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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 12
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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 +15.7%
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.

smakawhat, Saturday at 01:51 AM
Photo of Jammyman
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Jammyman, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of DLanz
4.36/5  rDev +12.1%

DLanz, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of justme
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

justme, Yesterday at 12:55 AM
Photo of brians52
3/5  rDev -22.9%

brians52, Yesterday at 04:26 PM
Photo of GilGarp
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

GilGarp, Yesterday at 12:57 AM
Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +2.8%

grahuba, Monday at 10:46 PM
Photo of Kayaker
2.6/5  rDev -33.2%

Kayaker, Tuesday at 11:30 PM
Photo of smanson56
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

smanson56, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of jarrett123
3.2/5  rDev -17.7%

jarrett123, Tuesday at 10:51 PM
Photo of twosheds
4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I am a beer lover and have had many Dogfish Head beers in the past, but I mostly heard about and bought this beer because it is inspired by one of my favorite bands of all time.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Color is clear and golden and has a foamy head that becomes very thin as it settles.

Smell is quite complex and kind of sharp. I can't really nail down one way to describe it. I suspect the 10 hop varieties has something to do with this.

Taste is surprisingly well-balanced with an alcoholic aftertaste that doesn't get in the way of the flavor. It's a bit on the sweet side, but has a nice bitter finish.

Overall this beer is a very enjoyable. It pretty much lives up to its concept as a very intense version of a basic lager, and really works as a liquid companion to one of the best indie rock albums ever, Bee Thousand.

twosheds, Monday at 03:40 AM
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3.65/5  rDev -6.2%

SadMachine, Nov 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

LloydBobBoozehound, Oct 04, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

Eastern_Red, Nov 17, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

theschmooz, Tuesday at 12:48 AM
Photo of jrand2621
3.5/5  rDev -10%

jrand2621, Monday at 12:26 PM
Photo of Davepoolesque
3/5  rDev -22.9%

It's a kicked up pilsner. Finishes very clean with almost no flavor that hangs around. Kind of a cardboard after taste. Dry, little to no sweetness.

Davepoolesque, Yesterday at 03:22 PM
Photo of smcolw
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark gold color and crystal clear. Modest starting head that recedes to rim bubbles. No lace.

Well balanced smell--Grainy light barley combined with a floral hop nose. I detect a touch of Belgian yeast--interesting.

The liquid comes across a bit oily to me. With the moderate carbonation, it makes the feel richer than the style suggests. The flavor is crisp and less grainy than the smell. A subtle hop comes through in swallow. Short aftertaste.

smcolw, Nov 15, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -12.6%

CuriousMonk, Nov 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

sgregory, Nov 20, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +10%

RadfordBrewing, Nov 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

slay, Saturday at 01:52 AM
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ejimhof, Saturday at 12:47 PM
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Beer Thousand from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.