minihame2 (123) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky brown colour, tan head. Hoppy aroma with some caramel. Taste is really bitter as one might expect. It’s a bit overpowering at first but then you get the sharp IPA taste. The bitterness will taste in your mouth for quite a while. Mouthfeel is soft, carbonation is quite on this one. This beer might be a little bit too extreme for me.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-08-17. Hazy dark orange body small beige head. Aroma is green and leafy light resin character. Flavour is similar with green leafy hop profile, pleasant bitterness throughout. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Relatively simple and the hops lack the depth I was hoping for but enjoyable. Bottle at Campground Brewdown.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at CGBD. Pours hazy amber with a thin white head. Toffee malts and aggressive grassy hops. Quite bitter. Too bitter. It’s tasty, but I’d have a hard time putting back more that 5 or 6 ounces of it in one sitting.
dfearnley (562) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to flute
What can intelligence you...it smells awesome. Cloudy amber, thin head. Taste is a heavenly hop blast.
mnmike (942) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into a tulip. Heavy lacing. fluffy brownish head. Red brown color. Strong hop aroma. Sticky palate. Bitterness lingers long after the swallow. I can only detect 999 IBU
pieeetr (24) - Hägersten, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy hoppy hop, this has a hoppy taste. Pretaste is nice but the aftertaste is extreme.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/23/2011: Mikkeller 1000 IBU... Aroma: Hoppy and
quite floral with a noseful of toffee maltiness following right behind
along with a splash of rubbing alcohol... Appearance: Dirty and
murky dark orange color with suspended sediment and a frothy beige
crown. Flavor: Chewy toffee and caramelized maltiness with a huge
amount of floral, perfume, and herby hops; moderate bitterness; a
touch metallic in the alcoholic finish. Palate: Thick and oily;
medium-full body. Overall: Big, but doesn’t really trip my
12.7 fl. oz. synthetic corked and caged bottle (9.6% ALC/VOL; 1000
IBU) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #624 for this
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A vigorous pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a two finger thick, amber tinged, tan colored head; the hop character makes this head long lasting and tightly textured. The beer is a concentrated amber color that shows a hazed, almost pink in its red tinged, pale amber / gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of a concentrated mix of crystal malt / sweet pale malts and citrus hop character. Grapefruit, caramelized citrus zest, brown sugar coated bread, sweet tea, and caramelized cracker notes all play a similarly leading role here. It is interesting that this has such a big malt character still noticeable; this is exceedingly well balanced between malt and hop in the nose considering this is called 1000 IBU.
The beer is definitely bitter throughout, but really has a lingeringly bitter bit in the finish. It is funny, this is likely the most bitter beer I have had, and I am barely fazed by it; to think at one point I thought Sierra Nevada Pale Ale was the most bitter thing ever, oh how a hop-heads palate changes over the years. The malt character plays more of a supporting role to the hops in the flavor, but is still incredibly noticeable and rich; caramelized / candied citrus zest infused sweet, whole grain crackers, some sweet tea like notes, a spicy crystal malt character, and just a rich crystal malt chewy malt character all provide a lot of structure to this beer. The body is chewy, rich and definitely makes this a sipping brew; really more of a hoppy Barleywine than an IPA of some sort. The hop flavors focus on concentrated ruby-red grapefruit, candied citrus zest, some lingering bitter pine sap, and a woody, herbal hop character that melds into the scathing bitterness.
I was expecting more of a hop focus, though this is certainly one of the more lingeringly bitter beers I have had in quite some time. An interesting experience, but I was not expecting the sticky, caramelized, crystal malt presence in this beer. Interesting, but not the focus in hop excess that I was hoping for; the caramelized malt focus just gets in the way and is muddy and just muddles what should be a hop focus here.
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep red with a thin off-white head. I swear, 800 of the IBUs were in the nose alone. Mouth-sparingly bitter, but with enough deep rich sweet malt character to (sort of) balance. Crisp body and good carbonation. Just... fantastic.
cstuartj (853) - Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, pours a cloudy dirty yellow brown, big fluffy head. Amazing hop nose, like a handful of fresh hops. Attack is surprisingly mild, hoppy, citrus, a bit of malt. Finish is insane hops, like after you’ve chewed fresh hops off the vine.