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:
774
Reviews:
287
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
15.76%
 
 
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85
Gots:
75
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Photo of TTripp725
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

I found this to be quite enjoyable. if this is 1000 ibus, im surprised. its less bitter than some less than 100 ibu brews. but the flavor profile of the hops is quite good. for the price, I probably wont revisit, but its good none the less.

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Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of josanguapo
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From elcervecero. In Duvel glass. Watching Breaking Bad 4x11. Surprinsingly drinkable for its high IBUs. There are DIPAs with a much more disgusting bitterness. Its bitterness isnt the best one but isnt bad either. The aroma is great soft and nice. Could repeat if it werent so expensive (6€) Every beerman should taste it to experience a 1000 IBUs brew and im sure they wont be dissapointed

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Photo of CBrodbeck
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

On tap in a 12oz snifter. Poured an almost light-orange/amber, with a thick, one finger head. Smells of hops and almost sweet. I must say that this beer tasted entirely different from what I anticipated for a name that promises such intense bitterness. Not nearly as bitter as many of the bold west-coat ipas. That said, without the bitterness, there was a strong taste of hops, like drinking an ultrafiltrate of the hop plant itself. The closest I can get to describing this flavor is this: it tastes like the hop plant smells. That taste was compounded by a strong malty sweetness, which ultimately gave the beer a thick, warming mouthfeel. Overall, not even remotely what I was expecting, but pleasantly surprising.

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Photo of kmos27
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer_Nye
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyrushire
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChefMacAttack
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Dark amber, surprisingly dark for an IPA. It had a thick 1 finger head with plenty of lacing down the glass.

Plenty of bitter hop in the aroma, but some of the booze is coming out in the nose as well.

This beer is what it says it is. Bitter, with notes of chicory and radicchio on the finish. There is a pleasant amount of carbonation which helps curb the bitterness, and the booze detected on the nose is well hidden in the taste.

As the glass warmed up, hints of orange and spice broke through. Solid effort.

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Photo of leitmotif
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ellis1701
4.62/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For the amount of hops, this is a surprisingly balanced beer. Not overly sweet (the way hops are normally balanced)...just very drinkable. Not the kick-in-the-teeth hops experience I was expecting...and that was, in a way, kind of a pleasant surprise.

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Photo of crow
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaszucs
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sathanas
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.51/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

APPEARANCE - Opaque, cloudy, foamy, lots of lacing, sediment, amber 4FH that really lasts.

AROMA/SCENT - Hops, pine.

TASTE - Hops, bitter, nutty, pine, coffee.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Thick, smooth, very lingering, warming, very frothy.

VALUE - $9.60 for an 11-oz bottle. A bit pricey, even for an import.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - 1,000 IBU is an advertising gimmick, but this beer is worth a try. It is bitter, but that's mostly because it's not malty at all, just zero sweetness to it.

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Photo of desint
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanB1
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bnes09
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Huge towering head appearing like the top of a root beer float. Retention is out of this world. Aroma is malty with plenty of spice from the hops. Flavor begins with a deep caramel, toasty malt backbone. Quickly after, hops lay down an impenetrable fortress on the tongue that is pungent and makes my face muscles tense up as the layers of hops hit flesh. This is a totally new hop experience. Flavor is mostly concentrated detergent, pinesol and grapefruit. Hop do not let up creating a pungent bitterness well into the aftertaste. Full bodied and very dry feel yet well carbonated. Not for the faint of heart and certainly not for those afraid of hops.

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

Photo of sphmiel
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On draught at iTap CWE.
Dark cloudy orange, lingering sticky head.
Piney resin nose, carried into the flavor. Sticky viscous mouthfeel.
Long lingering bitter finish. Alcohol well hidden by the bitterness.
Good to finish the night, cause you won't taste much after this one.

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Photo of waddellc2
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JMUduke
2.04/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I'm a hop lover, but I must say this brew is a tragedy. I paid 250 NT roughly 7 USD for one 12oz bottle, and I want my money back. Sure, it's nice to look at and the aroma is OK, but it tastes like a train wreck.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy brown amber with creamy golden head, long retention. Smell without any revelations and extreme - smooth resiny, tropical fruits. Mouth puckering at first sip, radical hop bitterness. Than goes down smoother. Nice malt medium body. Really bitter bomb brew.

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1000 IBU from Mikkeller ApS
3.87 out of 5 based on 774 ratings.
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