Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at mikkeller bar, pour is a yellow/orangy, the taste is a nice bitterness, it didnt seem to bitter, it was drinkable, overall decent offering
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy and dark copper beer with a firm offwhite/orange head. The aroma is malt and hops with citrus. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is bitterness. Overall a really good beer with a good balance despite the high level of hops.
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So, I purchased this expecting a mild and malty beer with a pale colour, fleeting nose and forgettable character. IBU means Insipid Brew Unfortunately, right?
Good presentattion in the glass even though there trip to here must have resulted in the formation of some significant floaties. Fine head and consistent lacing. Well, with this ABV and hop content this should be a given. The nose is complex, grapefruit dominates in my mind with pine and citrus notes as well. Funny that most cleaning agents these days have the same characteristics. The hop flavour of course dominates but it is not so unbalanced as to be off the scale. Still, a great nightcap beer, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Habanero (3765) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2011 Of course, my raiting No.1000 must be Mikkellers: 1000 IBU. Bottled. Pours hazy and amber with a huge, foamy, off-white head. Good residual lacing. Wonderful hoppy nose with grapefruit, pine and notes of caramel. Again powerfull hoppy flavor with citrus, pine, peach and notes of caramel + nuts. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and average carbonation. More dry finish and an expected long and strong duration of bitterness. An excellent brew but you really have to love bitter brews.
fiulijn (18057) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Nya Tröls, Malmö
First pour of the day (I hate that); muddy amber color; generous yoghurt-like head, quite persistent.
The hop aroma, very fruity, mango and oranges, can be felt from meters away; later, also some lemon and cheese rinds. The mouthfeel is soft, the flavor is almost creamy: sweet toffee and caramel flavor, loads of piney and citrusy resins, all very well blended. Long final. Another powerful and satisfying brew by Mikkeller.
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is muddy brown with a 2 finger super dense, tight-bubbled European style head with unreal retention. Aroma is pine forest, caramel candy with tons of resin lurking beneath, reminds me more of a barleywine than an IPA. Taste is intense pine needles, resin, tannins, (licorice?), lightly roasted bread, then tons more resin. Body is medium, creamy, avg carbonation, ridiculously unbalanced bitter finish. Overall, I love IPAs but this is a little too much. Any beer claiming a theoretical 1000IBU is certain to be unbalanced, but if anyone can pull it off, it’s Mikkeller!
JRock72 (605) - - SEP 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mikkeller bar. Light orange/brown with little head. Huge hoppy aroma which is mostly citrus Huge upfront bitterness with a nice citrus finish.
Camons (9388) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Fairbar. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of faint malt, caramel, lots of hops, pine, citruss, catspiss. Taste is malt, citrussly hops, pine, resin, catspiss. Full body, soft carbonation, lasting bitter finish. Extreme hoppy beer, but rather good balanced and drinks quite well. 170410
jonno (2418) - JAPAN - SEP 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Nose is a big citrus, though not crazy fragrant. Murky orange pour. Big blast of citrus, with a decent toffee malt body. Bitterness is a little flat, not vibrant like say some WCIPAs. Much more balanced than you could give a beer with this name credit for. Hides the alcohol pretty well. Won’t be tasting the intricacies of too many beers after this one though. One and done.
JoePeesie (923) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It is as advertised a palate bruising hoppy beast. It was a worth while novelty try but there was no tasting any other brews after this. It’s worth a try if your found a 10 spot in your fall jacket and want to try something that is extreme, but certainly not a beer that I think you need to try more than once or twice.