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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 849   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   IBU: 1000   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Was lucky enough to receive this as an extra in a recent trade, and am thankful for that since I’d feel really ripped off if I’d plumped for it on my own. How can Mikkeller make such rad beers and such god-awful beers? This is emphatically among the latter. Soupy light brown pour, with a strong sticky head. Nose is harsh yeast and sediment, with some hops on the loose from some asylum. Mouthfeel is sticky and wicked hot. Very little character to the flavor either. Imagine a well aged barleywine. Now imagine more specifically the last inch in that well aged barleywine’s bottle. Now imagine a whole beer of that shit. Ta-da!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maris (1136) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2015 From a 375ml bottle on 23/02/2011. Pours a dark cloudy brown (almost looks like a porter), with a substantial head. Has a huge fresh hoppy aroma with a good dose of caramel malt. The hops explode in the mouth and are joined by an extreme amount of sweet caramel and toffee malt, and some dark fruit. The bitterness is intense and lingers as expected. There’s a fantastic hop/malt bitter/sweet balance here, and it’s actually a relatively easy drinking Imperial IPA. Yet another outstanding beer from Mikkeller. Rating 4.3, Re-rate: From a 375ml bottle on 27/2/2015. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a moderate head. The nose features lots of fruity hops against a background of caramel. The flavours are huge and complex. There’s lots of sweet citrus and stone fruit (orange and apricot), berries, grapefruit, caramel malt, brown sugar and treacle. While having a good dash of the sweet, it is defined by the hops which are just huge - spicy, resiny and lingering. My only serious retraction from my initial review is that I wouldn’t describe this as an easy drinking imperial IPA. It’s big and challenging, and may be too much for some. But it’s an extraordinary brew none the less.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3461) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2011
On tap at Sail and Anchor. Pours a hazy orange with a fluffy white head. Some orange sediment. A Very intense aroma. Lots of pine and earthy hops with some very rich malts. Flavour is big grassy pine, hop resin, sweet malt backbone. Big BIG hops. Good intensity from a good IPA

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2552) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Bottled. A dark resiny orange. The nose is 1000 ibus but the rest of it just tastes like you’re sucking a 2x4. Mediocrity reigns. Not what I was expecting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1408) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Transparent dark orange. The nose isn’t particularly sharp - just intensely pungent - lots of resiny hops, right up front, with actually a decent balance of caramel malts. A sip shows you where that bitterness comes in - inTENSEly bitter, and that taste lingers forever. Although... honestly? If someone told me to guess, I’d have pegged it at about 150 IBU. Cool to try this one, though!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Dark orange pour with a rocky white head. Aroma is orange, grapefruit, lemon, resin pine. Flavor is intensely hoppy, but only lightly bitter. Great citrus notes with some nice resin background. Good malt backbone. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Batch #1 from 2010 -- Dark amber, light tan creamy head. Floral pineapple and orange marmalade aromas ride a soft toffee backbone from start to finish. Initial bitter pummeling fades into some semblance of balance. Piney tropical and citrus-like notes continue on a deep rooted caramelized backbone. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, bittersweet finish. Very nice, but more like a 100 IBU’s…

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
keepersj12 (2916) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Right from the start, this is for me. The aroma hits you with pine and citrus and it keeps coming. The pour is hazy amber with an off white head and a lot of floaters like someone was eating peanuts and took a big swig of your beer. The flavor is all hops, hops and more hops. There is a bit of sweetness but mostly hops. The after taste is great, bitter and lasting. One great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (7498) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle. Hazy amber colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of hops, malt and fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - FEB 12, 2011
The aroma is very malty and full of grapefruit style notes. The appearance is not great. It is very dark and doesn’t seem to have much character with the carbonation and head. The taste is great. It is not very bitter at all compared to some beers that I enjoy regularly. The hop flavor is prominent but the malt almost equals that flavor. These two are backed up by the grapefruit. I am enjoying this beer, however: for the price I’ll take a moylans Hopsickle and a Pliny haha


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