brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
375mL bottle. Pours a cloudy orangey amber. Smells very sweet and oily, maybe a bit soapy, with some alcohol. Taste is like a very old double IPA, very sticky, with bitter anise and malt. Not nearly as bitter as I thought it would be, Iíve had beers that were much more bitter. The finish has most of the bitterness, but itís very astringent and not pleasant.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a hazy orange with lots of crap floating around. Brown tint in the middle, light tan head. Surprisingly malt dominates the aroma with caramel and slight creamy. Citrus and grapefruit comes through. Very very sweet flavor. A ton of alcohol on the finish with hops which linger on the tongue. A bit grassy. Wouldnít expect it to be so sweet.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Seriously, this shit is a joke. Not even remotely hoppy. Nose is apple cider, caramel, and vegetal hops. The taste is very sweet, very lightly bitter... 1000 IBUs? hahahaha.... lots of toffee, stale malts, wet grain, mold. Terrible, terrible, drain pour.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy brown with slowly settling sediment. Lots of sediment. Floating in solution. After 30 minutes it formed a brown layer on the bottom. hops and malt on the aroma. Bitter, but not 1000 ibuís worth. The body tastes bitter on just about every level. The finish is mostly alcohol.
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
# 1400. Sampled draught at Mikkeller Bar. Some of the best ever sampled. Enormous welldosed amounts of hops and it must be a great mans work making this beer drinkable with that IBU. Notes of citrus, floral, caramel, leaves and a beer that must be resampled every day for a long time.
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Caponeís and Frank Smithís. Pours turbid deep orangy mahigany w 2-finger fluffy white head. Nose is big caramel malt, hops, pineapple, tangerine, black pepper, mango. Tastes of huge caramel malt, extremely smooth and well integrated hops, earthy, tropical fruit of the mango/pinepple/tangerine trifecta, black pepper. Tis one is outstanding, and reminds me a little of a souped up, hopped up AlphAlphA. Rich, complex, well hidden alcohol, and a masterpiece.
Jaksmart (357) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky copper colour, with a light-weight, white head. Aroma has a lot of floral hops, fruits, pine, lemon and a little elderflower. Some malt notes as well. Taste of heavy-weight hops, some caramel malt sweetness, a little alcohol, grass and some pine. Long hoppy finish. Slightly oily texture, low-medium viscosity, long duration. Very nice!
Abio (1507) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
222th rating had to be something more or less special. Dark orange-brown liquid, nice big enough off-white head that holdsís good. Sour-sweet-hoppy aroma, flowers, pine. Hoppy/malty with some citrus. Less bitter taste then expected. Even the aftertaste is way less bitter. Ofcourse itís bitter and hoppy, but I expected way worse then this for a 1000IBU. First nip is even some sweet fruity. Way better balanced as expected. Good amount of carbonation. Good brew.
brokensail (9852) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: 375ml bottle with a very stubborn synthetic cork which comes out without a sound. Thankfully, the pour appears nicely carbonated with a fingerís worth of khaki head.
S: The nose is pure hops, as you would expect considering the 1000 IBU name. Tons of citrus and even more pine. Despite the hop overkill, the caramel malt still comes through.
T: The hops are there, and certainly bitter. However, there is quite a bit of bready malt on the tongue. The bitterness is long lasting and stays in the mouth long after the sip is finished.
M: The body is medium with a somewhat low carbonation.
D: I admit, I mostly bought this beer "just to see", and itís actually not too bad. But, there are plenty of other IPAs I would rather have for much less.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Brasserie 4:20, Roma. Reddish amber with a lasting beige head. A huge hop hit of pine needles, flower and citrus. The flavour has a strong caramel malt backbone with juicy fruits and pine hops. A fair amount of sweetness shows through in taste and the finish. A long lasting sweet fruity finish. For sure this is one for the hopheads.