Ultramate 1000 | Mikkeller ApS

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Ultramate 1000Ultramate 1000

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Brad007 on 04-04-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 16
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4.75/5  rDev +69%

Photo of Brad007
4.55/5  rDev +61.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up earlier along with other Mikkeller libations.

Pours a beautiful shade of amber with a very thick head that fades to leave a good shade of lacing.

Authentic APA aroma with piney hops that don't overwhelm and a buttery malt background.

Ditto on the taste. The only difference is that the hops are very forward. Don't be fooled. This isn't a mediocre APA. This is Mikkeller.

To describe the bitterness, imagine a dry heat. That's what my mouth feels like. Buttery malt is there too.

Hot damn diggity dog! This hits the spot. Would be the perfect summer beer!

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4.25/5  rDev +51.2%

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4/5  rDev +42.3%

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4/5  rDev +42.3%

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4/5  rDev +42.3%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.77/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a recently-washed brandy snifter. Stamped 8571112. Tagline: "We live life to the ultra."

A: Two fingers of pleasant, fluffy head top a murky-translucent, flat light brown beer. Scattered lacing.

S: It smells pretty great. Loads of American hops are full of juicy grapefruit. Very pungent for a pale ale.

T: All bark and no bite? The maintaste is sparse, but quite bitter. QUITE bitter. 1000 IBU got nothing on this, largely because this beer got nothing to support it. Very little body or malt presence, but the dry-hopping shines through, especially on the aftertaste. Astringently hoppy, and not entirely pleasantly bitter. Still, it's to my taste, and reminds of a 'session DIPA' I once tasted.

M: A bit lacking, but not so much for a <%5 pale ale. Good carbonation. Pleasant and refreshing. I enjoy drinking this beer, even considering the drying bitterness.

O: This is an excellently executed pale ale, and I'm surprised it bore the amount of hops Mikkel added, but it works. Might not drink again, but recommended for hopheads.

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3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

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Photo of drpimento
3.15/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hmm. A real hop bomb. Poured at a good temperature and with a decent, thick, foamy, fluffy, creamy, cream-colored head that lasts quite a while and good lacing. Color is a slightly hazy amber with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is mainly hops, then malt, a little caramel and grass. Flavor's like nose, massively bitter, fairly dry, plenty of carbonic tang. Body is full, but the tang and bitterness together create some sharp points. Finish is like flavor and the bitterness really lingers. Guess this beer does what it says, and is well crafted, but I don't really find it too pleasant.

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3/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of avalon07
2.93/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a hazy texture. There was an inch and a half of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A very hoppy aroma, with a little hint of citrus, but not much else.

T: Some problems here. The main one is that the hops level is way out of kilter. It's simply too much. It's extremely harsh, especially in the finish. Way too bitter. There's a little citrus, but it can't compare to the bitterness of the hops. Not a great flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation, but a super-unpleasant, bitter finish does not make for a good mouthfeel. Medium-bodied.

O: This might be my least favorite Mikkeller beer. It's workmanship is surprisingly shoddy. Could have been better.

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Ultramate 1000 from Mikkeller ApS
2.81 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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