1000 IBU | Mikkeller ApS

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

Added by Nickls on 03-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
773
Reviews:
287
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
15.76%
 
 
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85
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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bitterness is in full bloom with this beer. Unsure about 1000 ibu, but it is way up there for sure. Dark to caramel in color, off white head. Nose carries the ibus as does the taste.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2017. Purchased ages ago from the Brewdog webshop - I think I've had this for over a year. The label calls it an American-style imperial IPA; as the name implies this is stuffed with hops.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A deep reddish-marmalade hue with low carbonation and tons of floating sediment. Yields a large head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a minute or two before reducing to a persistent surface layer.

S: Aroma of intense resinous hops and sweet malt with notes of pine, citrus peel, caramel, barley sugar, ale yeast and mild earthiness. The sweetness hints at a degree of fading in the aromatic hop character. Good stuff.

T: Tastes of insanely powerful hops with notes of pine resin, citrus peel, grapefruit, sweet caramel malt, mild brown sugar, ale yeast, vague earthiness and more than a touch of booze in the background. An overwhelming hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing, along with a malty sweetness. Impressive but not sure it quite lives up to its name.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and thick, with tingly hop oils and soft carbonation. Good body for the style. Aftertaste of bitter pine-laden hops and sweet malt.

O: A solid mega-IPA, though not quite the 1000 IBUs of the name. Looks OK; carbonation could be better. The aroma and flavour are stridently hoppy, backed up by plenty of sweet malt. Nice body. In character it resembles an American barleywine; I'm not sure if this is the intention or partly the result of age-related hop fade. However, it remains a hop-head's delight. Lupulin lovers should try it if they can.

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Photo of rarigney
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AleSan
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Drinked last summer... bottle... color: copper or dark orange, with a creamy and persistent white hat... aromas: fruit, citrus, hops, pine needles, resins... mouth: character beer, full, persistent, very hoppy and resinous, bitter certainly but perhaps less than expected.

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Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CPAles
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rex_4539
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Murky to deep red color, 3 finger off white head, foamy lacing, nice carbonation.

S: Hops, tropical fruits.

T: Hoppy, bitter, sweet, floral. Insane bitterness on the back end. Superb!

F: The fullest bodied IPA I have ever tasted.

O: Hoppiness and bitterness to the extreme. Good beer!

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank on draft.

Murky dark orange color.

Minimal off-white head; decent lace.

Malt & mango nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Some citrus notes buried under a scorching bitterness. Interesting but over-the-top!

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pisano
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Epiktetos
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Foley67
4.54/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Khaack
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ineluctablemodality
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of datchethilbery
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy, darker amber color. Lasting head with lots of blanketing lace. Very attractive.

Deep caramel aroma to start. There is a pleasant floral nose that only hints of hop behind.

Much stronger bitter presence in the taste. The malt is brief and mild. The hop is straight up bitter without any distinctive subtleties that I've come to expect from Mikkeller. The aftertaste is very long and bitter in a lip smacking sort of way. Creamy body with an adequate carbonation level.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Came out strangely brown actually, didn't look like a 'pale' ale at all. Very thin minimal off white head. Aroma kicked down lots of pine and woodsy green herbal hop components.

Taste, well it definitely delivered on the high ibu claims, but is that something to brag on? Much better beers with lower ibu ranges, especially in the ipa category, something Mikkeller has always had a hard time with, much less providing one affordably. This is no different. Way too expensive to justify a return excursion. Just a big hot, bitter bomb of a beer. So much caramel and toffee.

Its like if Mikkeller made Bigfoot ale.

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Photo of toadsmoto
4.87/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jmg480
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MrMustard2012
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jhfinn
2.25/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours cloudy amber, two finger head. Big caramel and citrus aroma. Taste is similar with caramel toasted bread and tons of grapefruit peel. Bitterness lasts well past the swallow but not off putting. This is a powerful but tasty brew.

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Photo of jws7968
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a lovely rich burgundy-brown. A little like a muddy wine. Very frothy, and foamy off-white head, with a great deal of lacing left behind on the glass sit atop. Citrus, piney, and tropical hop notes form a tremendous aroma. Really enjoying it so far. Sweet, citrus and tropical hops open up, with a bitter, piney hop finish. Very well blended and therefore easy to drink. There is a lingering bitter, hop after taste, which gives me the idea to take another sweet and balanced drink quick. Mouth coating feel, combined with its smoothness, also gives it an easy drinking feel despite the high alcohol content and hoppy taste. Overall, a great beer. Seems well rounded and tasty. On par with other IIPAs I've tried that are considered "world class".

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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