Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial IPA
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 838   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   IBU: 1000   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Like your beer bitter? Getting tired of inventing zesty kitchen tricks trying to spike your beer in search for that fulfilling kick in the palate? Look no further as 1000 IBU was brewed to satisfy all hop-heads with a craving for some serious back-burning action.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Ah Mikkeller, you always trick me into buying your stuff and I almost always come away disappointed. This beer pours a dark amber color with thin off-white bubbly head. Aroma is of intense resinous, danky, earth hops. Taste is of citrus, intense resinous stick hops, tangerine and apricot. Very intensely bitter and just overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GJF (1351) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Intense beer, although the hop profile is not as overwhelming as the name might suggest. Serious malt backbone and tons of grass and grapefruit flavor, followed by a dry bitter finish that lingers way at the back of the throat. Very unique beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2011
From memory. Poured a dark, murky amber. Smelled pleasantly like copious amounts of hops. Just reeked of floral hop. Taste wasn’t as hoppy as the aroma would leave you to believe. Dominantly bitter, lingers for a very long time. Very interesting mouthfeel, bitter spots being hit hard and a flash second of malt sweetness. Gimmicky, maybe. Worth trying, yes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1822) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2011
bottle: hazy dark orange/brown pour. arouma is citrus and wheat grass juice, danky hops. Up front you actually do get some sweet malts, a hint of caramel. The hops come up next and rushes up like a freight train, reaching a cresendo of extreme hoppy flavor and astringent bitterness and planty. lots of plantiness in the finish. Nice soft body, smooth mouthfeel with medium carbonation. The beer takes a lot of work to get through, I wouldn’t recommend going solo on a bottle, but enjoy in sips!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Thanks to zdk for a birthday bottle. Pours hazy copper/brown, bit of tan head that sticks around. Aroma is all hops, lots of flash squeezed orange, grass, floral, citrus, pine. Dry and fairly bitter, a bit harsh, herbal hop finish that lingers on and on. Overall very solid, regardless of the bitterness, quite a drinking experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
avantdagare (148) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2011 375ml bottle, served in snifters and shared with two friends. 1" beige head. Dark reddish amber body. Nose: Anise and pine needles. Taste: Powerful tounge-numbing, "The king of Demark" (norwegian camphor sweets eaten only by old people), cough syrup (hop syrup?), anise, pine needles. Very dry with a woody aftertaste and masked alcohol. Lovley!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Pours amber. Aroma is very hoppy. Taste is all hops. fairly bitter taste. Not my favorite beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Man not often has a beer left me speechless. This is one of those times another time was mikkeller black. Meh nostalgic beer. Overly bitter & astringent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brinehart (212) - Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2011
On tap at Max’s in Baltimore. Hazy auburn pour. Nose..like the rest of the beer...is all about hops. Huge pine aroma. Just like a glass of spruce sap. Huge pine and grapefruit hop flavors - Simcoe hops? Finish is super bitter - my mouth was numb! WTF?!? Never thought I would say this, but this beer is too bitter. No real balance at all...it would have to have an enourmous terminal gravity to get enough malt in there to balance these hops! Full mouthfeel. Some alcohol presence as it warms. This was an exciting beer with tons of hype - I’m glad I tried it, but not what I would consider a very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zoney (144) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle 375ml. Pours redish, brown on a short tan/white head. Aroma of hops. Taste is intence, aftertaste a little bitter. Taste also bitter, turning a little "old" in the end. Generally better then the barrel aged one in my opinion.

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