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The most bitter beer you've ever experienced...so far

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MaddMatt639, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Premo88

    Premo88 Champion (865) Texas Jun 6, 2010

    nothing big for me yet: just Arrogant Bastard and Stone IPA

    I've got a Moylan's Hopsickle in the fridge and am VERY much looking forward to it ...
  2. SN Hopsichord (Audition) but soooo tasty
  3. lol, that made my night
  4. Beerthrash

    Beerthrash Savant (265) California Dec 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    Im shoked that no one has mentioned Mikkeller 1000 IBU Light that shit destroys ur palate.
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  5. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (890) Florida Oct 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    You say that, but . . . I swear Mikkeller UltraMate 1000 IBUs was really gross stuff. Just all kinds of medicinal-type astringency, to the point that the mouthfeel was just chalky-dry. Unpleasant to drink.

    Palate Wrecker, though . . . is beautiful.
  6. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (890) Florida Oct 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    Ha! Just barely beat me to it, apparently. I think UltraMate is the same thing.
  7. Stankonia

    Stankonia Aficionado (215) Idaho Dec 17, 2010

    It's been mentioned a couple times..maybe it would be mentioned more if it wasn't so damn expensive :confused:
  8. Palate wrecker isn't bitter to me at all.
  9. This.
  10. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Advocate (515) California Jan 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    149 IBUs...What's bitter to you? Or did you have a mouth full of peanut butter while you were drinking it?
  11. I have had it many times as well as almost all of the over the top DIPA's. I find the lower ABV high bitter beers lack the balance so come across too bitter to be a good beer. Palate Wrecker is a nice easy drinking beer for the style, I do love my hops and have for many years.
  12. sommersb

    sommersb Advocate (600) Tennessee May 25, 2010 Subscriber

    Same here for me. I couldn't finish a bomber of AB when I first got into craft. I'm curious what my opinion would be now a few years later...
  13. It still has some bitterness, but is so malty that it is balanced enough.
  14. Green Flash west Coast IPA I guess. Found it more bitter than Palate Wrecker to be honest.
  15. BB1313

    BB1313 Poobah (1,010) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

    I agree. It's a really good beer, but I don't think it's appropriately named. I personally judge bitterness by what my palate is telling me, not the IBU.
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  16. Hoptimum. I love IIPAs and this one was tough for me to drink. Not sure if it was the batch or what. I tried it back in August so not sure if the batch I got was old or fresh. I had to force myself to drink the 3 remaining in the 4 pack after I was already pretty much loaded.
  17. Beerthrash

    Beerthrash Savant (265) California Dec 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    The regular ibu was mentioned, not the light version. I found the regular 1000 ibu to be rather malty but the light version is the one that is truly intense.
  18. MrRockstar

    MrRockstar Savant (380) Pennsylvania Sep 9, 2006 Beer Trader

    one more vote for Green Flash Palate Wrecker, it couldn't be more appropriately named
  19. RacerX5k

    RacerX5k Savant (320) Pennsylvania Feb 11, 2013 Beer Trader

    freeze some fresh Hop 15 draft, then enjoy the slushy mix as it defrosts. extremely bitter, strong and delicious. think ill try it with Ruination this weekend.
  20. commis

    commis Savant (340) Massachusetts Jul 21, 2009

    A few batches of Death by Hops for sure. Not all of them, but several of the earlier batches were just brutal.
  21. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Palate Wrecker for me...beer was offensive to me.
  22. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Savant (410) Virginia Jun 21, 2009

    Maybe it was due to drinking it when I was first getting into craft, but Brewdog's Hardcore ipa (pre recipe change) still haunts me in my dreams.
  23. Kadonny

    Kadonny Advocate (705) Pennsylvania Sep 5, 2007 Beer Trader

    Are you confusing tart with bitter? Festina Peche is not bitter at all.

    My top 3 bitter beers are:

    1. Mikkeller 1000 IBUs
    2. Founders Devil Dancer (fresh, must be fresh)
    3. Moylans Hopsickle

    It was a few months old, but not overly so. I think they stopped brewing Hoptiimum in May. I love that beer.
  24. montman

    montman Advocate (520) Virginia Mar 10, 2009 Beer Trader

    The appropriately named Palate Wrecker.
  25. Lenny's RIPA
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  26. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Advocate (595) Arizona Nov 14, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Palate Wreck for a "good bitter" and Hoptimum for a "not so good bitter". What can I say? my taste buds were conflicted....
  27. enelson

    enelson Advocate (635) Illinois Dec 2, 2007 Beer Trader

    120 minute is up there, but it's been awhile. Wife thought she was doing me a favor when she bought two last night. Not for me.
  28. Palate Wrecker, Hoptimum. Double bastard is pretty hoppy too.