kraddel (917) - deurne, - DEC 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
lets go ahead and open this baby !
nice that they have a label underneath the wrap as well, love it !
pours dark amber, slow fading white foam that isnt extreme like in other IPA’s ( in being big i mean)
smell is bitter hops, definetly, yet not as overwhelming as i’d expect it to be
taste is.. waaw, the best job ever on the carbo !
very very nice hoppy taste, even fruity ! aftertaste is pundingly bitter, hell yeah, that IS great ! definetly one hell of a good IPA !
bmerz (490) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Brouwerij lane. Aroma is surprisingly light but is deep intense ripe grapefruit and hop acids on top of some caramel sweetness. The flavor is bracingly bitter, vegetal, acidic, spicy. Very little sweetness gets through like the sweetness in a lemon or grapefruit only. The feel is thick dense mouthwatering and dry mouth at the same time. good as a experiment or statement but not really enjoyable.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1087) - FINLAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange color with a huge foamy off-white head. Malty aroma with orange, grapefruit and pine. Flavor is quite sweet with caramel malt, orange, grapefruit, pine and bitterness. Medium to full body, aftertaste is sweet and bitter. Not as bitter as I expected, a bit of a letdown.
oops (36) - - JUN 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap in Pudel. Light brown, orange. Thick white head. Taste is as the name says - really strong hop bitterness. Can’t drink too many of those, but for the last beer of night really perfect.
Shaney (1807) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-braun, sehr trüb, viele Schwebeteilchen und viiiiel Schaum. Citrus-Grapefruit-Melone und reife Ananas, der reine Obstsalat im Aroma. Startet im ersten Augenblick trügerisch toffeeartig süß, um dann von Mandarinen begleitet bitter auszuklingen. An diese Bitterkeit gewöhnt man sich nach dem dritten Schluck, denn sie ist nicht so bretthart wie 1000 IBU vermuten lassen. Die knapp 10% Alkohol sind nicht halbwegs sprittig. Mehr als nur ein Werbegag, dazu gefährlich süffig!
punkska101 (649) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 onz bottle shared with jf and Seb. A: citrusy, grapefruit some pine. App: hazy copper small white head. T/p: med body super long bitter finish. O: crazy. Super bitter, intense, a threat for the hophead.
HopRedHead (151) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours orange brown with a short off-white head. Big grapefruit aroma, citrus fruits and pine. Upfront bitterness, wasn’t as huge as I expected, very drinkable. Citrus hop flavours with a light roasty malt. Bitterness definitely accumulated over the sitting, but was never too harsh or offensive. Slight booziness in the finish, big IIPA!
EHopper (576) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brother Jeff, a not so respectable monk, made me by this. Grapefruit and linen. Very fresh with some random fruit in the background. Has the super drying and flavor of a fresh, underripe grapefruit, possibly after you’ve brushed your teeth. Still taste some malt, not balanced, but helpful. Loved it, but understand that this could be difficult to palate.
dchmela (2416) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Oblivion. Pours a light brown with a thick off white head. Medium malt body with hints of caramel, but really tongue destroying hop bitterness is what comes through. Pungent and vegetal, needs to be sipped. The aroma is big and hoppy, but no where near the assault that the taste brings. Lots of residual hops on the tongue. A real brute.
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sloshgator (185) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mikkeller 1000 IBU is somewhat a novelty beer that might have contributed to its overrating. Pours dark and murky looking almost like a juice with a thin head. Aroma is light and somewhat fruity. Initial taste is reminiscent of prune juice followed by an intense bitterness. Taking another sip makes the bitterness go away, but it quickly reappears. I get the high IBU thing, but I don’t believe the more bitter an IPA is, the better (even a double IPA). I’ve had IPAs and double IPAs that were complex and flavorful more than bitter which is what I consider an outstanding specimen of the IPA style. 1000 IBU is something more like a high scoville hot sauce -- something to impress others that you did it, but not something you want to have on a regular basis.
Tulle (294) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
orange, cloudy, minimal head, cereal, roasty, citrus, leaves, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter,