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

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

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  1. StoutChaser7D

    StoutChaser7D Nov 16, 2012 California

    SN Hopsichord (Audition) but soooo tasty
  2. gir02021

    gir02021 Dec 5, 2012 Illinois

    lol, that made my night
  3. Beerthrash

    Beerthrash Dec 13, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

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

    fmccormi Oct 24, 2010 Maine
    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.
  5. fmccormi

    fmccormi Oct 24, 2010 Maine
    Beer Trader

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

    Stankonia Dec 17, 2010 Idaho

    It's been mentioned a couple times..maybe it would be mentioned more if it wasn't so damn expensive :confused:
  7. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Palate wrecker isn't bitter to me at all.
  8. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

  9. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Jan 1, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    149 IBUs...What's bitter to you? Or did you have a mouth full of peanut butter while you were drinking it?
  10. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    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.
  11. sommersb

    sommersb May 25, 2010 Tennessee

    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...
  12. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    It still has some bitterness, but is so malty that it is balanced enough.
  13. BlowstotheBody

    BlowstotheBody Oct 22, 2012 Florida

    Green Flash west Coast IPA I guess. Found it more bitter than Palate Wrecker to be honest.
  14. BB1313

    BB1313 Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    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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  15. sergeantstogie

    sergeantstogie Nov 16, 2010 Washington

    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.
  16. Beerthrash

    Beerthrash Dec 13, 2009 California
    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.
  17. MrRockstar

    MrRockstar Sep 9, 2006 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

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

    RacerX5k Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania
    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.
  19. commis

    commis Jul 21, 2009 Massachusetts

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

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

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

    cmmcdonn Jun 21, 2009 Virginia

    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.
  22. Kadonny

    Kadonny Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
    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.
  23. montman

    montman Mar 10, 2009 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    The appropriately named Palate Wrecker.
  24. jbertsch

    jbertsch Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    Lenny's RIPA
    Clown Shoes Supa Hero
  25. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Nov 14, 2010 Arizona
    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....
  26. enelson

    enelson Dec 2, 2007 Illinois
    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.
  27. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    Palate Wrecker, Hoptimum. Double bastard is pretty hoppy too.
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