1000 IBU | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

Added by Nickls on 03-16-2010

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Photo of DonFrap
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of jaasen64
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle wrapped in green paper. Picked up from local liquor store that just got it in this week. Poured into CCB snifter.

A- Pours a dark slightly reddish mahogany brown. About a quarter finger of white slightly foamy head that recedes fairly fast to leave a little bit of head, but not much. About average carbonation. Leaves very nice spidery lacing.

S- Caramel malts, citrus hops, grapefruit, a little bit of lemon, a tiny bit of booze, etc. A little bit sweet and citrusy. About average aroma strength.

T- Bitter/citrusy lemons, a little bit of grapefruit, caramel malts, a tiny bit of honey. Definitely very bitter but balances well with the lemon taste.

M- Medium bodied, average carbonation, well balanced, goes down easily especially for it's bitterness and high abv.

O- I was a little bit skeptical about this beer since I don't like beers that are overly bitter. This beer was definitely very bitter, however the bitterness was balanced very nicely with the lemon flavor. The 9.6% abv was also very well hidden. Overall not sure if I'd pay almost $15 to get a bottle again, but definitely a nice experience. I recommend trying it out.

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Photo of let8it8grow
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of PeterIngemi
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 375ml bottle into a duvel glass.

A: pours a rusty brown ruby/amber, with a massive, slightly carameled puffy white head, that dissapates slowly and leavs an absurd amount of lacing... Wow...

S: deep resinous pine, tropical citrus, mango, grapefruit, and caramely malt backbone... Touch of sweetness.... Smells hoppy as nuts, especially as it warms they really come out.

T: as expected, a hop bomb! Sweet, slightly burnt caramel malt backbone, assaulted by chewy resinous pine, and loads of citrus hop notes, very bitter, very delicious, loads and loads of hop flavor, just what I was hoping for here.

M: bitter... Medium/heavy slightly slick body, lightly syrupy but not to much so, it reminds me if drinkin hop resin, that coats your mouth and goes to town on your palate. Long bitter aftertaste.

O: an awesome beer! Just be prepared for a very bitter, very hoppy experience, as should be obvious through the name of this beer. Loads and loads of deliciously bitter hop aggression!

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of trail77
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of standardcherry
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of WillCarrera
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Local Option in Chicago. Served in a tulip glass.

A- Pours an orange/copper color with two fingers of fluffy white head, good retention, leaves good lacing.

S- Huge juicy citrus aroma, grapefruit and orange, also has a pretty big malt background, which is sweet and caramel-like. All this is beneath a huge crushing hop aroma of pine resin, some booziness in there as well.

T- Big caramel bready malt, which over a few seconds becomes submerged in increasingly bitter piney hops. It's very bitter, but the bitterness is somewhat blunted by the malt sweetness, they seem to clash a bit in my opinion. Boozy warmth in the finish.

M- Full-bodied, very sticky, viscous, almost oily, some alcohol warmth at the end, very good feel for such a huge mean beer.

O- An interesting beer, it's extremely bitter, but drinkability is a bit reduced by the huge malt and ABV, which probably could have been better with less.

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Photo of mrtripod
1.71/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a cloudy, dark orange/amber color. I got some off white head that faded very quickly.

NOT much of a "hop bomb." But plenty of malt on the nose. There are some hops, but there are more bready malts - YEASTY.

Medium bodied and OK but definetly not a true american DIPA.

Money better spent elsewhere.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy, ruddy amber with a thick, lingering off-white head.

S: Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, pine, spruce, lemon, lime, grapefruit, mandarin orange, tangerine, and nectarine are present on the nose.

T: Notes of lemon, lime, tangerine, mandarin orange, nectarine, mango, grapefruit, caramel, biscuits, pine, spruce, and brown sugar overwhelm the palate. The finish is long, bitter, and extremely resinous with huge pine and citrus flavors underscored by prickly alcohol.

M: Relatively full in body and sticky. Carbonation is fairly firm. Alcohol is very noticeable. Nothing out of the ordinary for the style.

O: This is more approachable than I was expecting. To be honest, anything over 90-100 IBUs is a bit much, so I was expecting just a muddy wash of bitter hop flavor. Mikkeller, however, somehow manages to make the flavors separate long enough for each to be savored. Very nicely done.

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Photo of Tim460
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of aztraz
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of DaveHack
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of decay_of_mind
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of wagenvolks
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours murky copper with a small fading head.
Nose shows piny, resinous hops in abundance with a similar amount of caramel and golden syrup underneath.
Crazily full-on flavours, a lengthy assault of tongue-coating, abrasive hops. Big piny and grapefruit notes again, with some caramel in the background thats almost completely hidden. The bitter seems to linger indefinitely...

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Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hefty, resinous, and while enjoyable maybe not that memorable a DIPA.

Presentation: 375 ml green capped bottle wrapped in paper. Paper and label with a green stripped background and Mikkel as a cartoon of a thief carrying a sack of hops. Shows IBUs: 1000, and 9.6% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Somewhat hazy deep amber pour, frothy head, medium, retention, fair surface memory and some touches of lacing.

S - Resinous nose, some fruit, grapefruit under the pine, some malty/caramel hint and a bitter salute...

T - Rather resinous, plenty of pine, plenty of malt too, matching style, kinda… grassy notes, grapefruit, hefty malty structure holding the big hoppy bill.

M - Medium/full… OK, full body with medium carbonation carbonation and a syrupy flow compromised by the sticky sense of it all. Yet that caramel and bitter flow finish pretty well.

O - Hefty and compact, but rather quaffable, if you like hops and/or your palate has been burnt out by them… It may seem to flow too easily?

Notes: At what point it is usually said that we humans stop discerning IBUs? Above 90 IBUs or something like that? If that is the case, well, all else is a nice attempt at a provocation at best… Moreover, the way that the palate gets used to this, the way it is scrapped by hops, and that sense that as you break that tongue it never goes back… This felt easy. Intense, nice, long, and very drinkable, but not that extreme or unremarkable. Not a complaint, really, I would repeat it for what it is. But at this point I guess I need something else from a DIPA. This actually lingers more so as a hoppy barleywine, memories of Mikkel's DIPA and Big Worse/Worst etc.

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Photo of stairwell2811bre
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of hopfacebrew
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kevin for hooking this up! Poured to pint glass the beer arrives a murky amber brown color with a hint of orange in the light, 2 finger light brown head with good retention and some lacing. The nose is citrus with strong caramel malt and bread. Very strong. You can almost taste the resin through the nose. The beer starts with an assault of bitter hops on the tongue. However, it develops into a very drinkable beer as the malty sweetness helps balance the beer. Citrus in flavor with a strong toasted malt. Resin. The alcohol is present but not a deterrent. Full bodied. Well carbonated. Finishes with a bitter citrus toast. Overall, this was more balanced and sweeter than anticipated, not quite the assault on the palette I expected given the name. Glad to have tried it, thanks again Kevin!

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Photo of j_jahn
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of zachary80
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of tripledbrew
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Wino's in Bowling Green Ky.
Thanks to Blake for scrounging this gem.

Color is dark orange, maybe even a little brownish.
Hop bomb! Oh yes. Citrus, pine and grapefruit wrapped in a juicy,succulent decadent package.
This is a sipping beer that you must take your time with to fully enjoy. This thing was sweet, thats right, I said sweet. This beers flavor lingered for at least 20 minutes after I polished off two snifters. I think I may have experienced a little numbing of the mouth while drinking this concoction.
Do yourself a favor and try this beer.

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Photo of tdm168
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jtd1969 for splitting this bomber with me.

Pours a cloudy, brownish amber with some orange hue. There is a foamy, brownish head that sits atop this brew that has good retention. The nose has notes of baked apples, citrus, bread, caramel, and it's a bit musty. The flavor is complex; orange, grapefruit, caramel, pine, herbal, bread, sweet, hints of dark fruit, pineapple, alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, smooth, and well carbonated.

This is a nice beer, but not nearly as bitter as the name may lead you to believe. It has great flavor though a bit unbalanced at times. It's also a bit sweet, but it does showcase every aspect that hops can provide. If you're a hop head, you should check it out.

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1000 IBU from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 781 ratings
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