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style
Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 959   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 1000   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (5415) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Cherry and aspirin nose. Clear auburn medium yellow head. Aspirin, overripe oranges. Bitter aftertaste lingers a long time on the palate. Good, but I donít buy the bitterness for bitterness sake concept.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1406) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2011
On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY. Poured a hazy dark gold with frothy head, long-lasting. Smell is strongly of pine, and taste is similar as well. Certainly bitter, a lot of bite in it. Not an exceedingly deep taste to it. Pretty good, but nothing Iíd go out of my way to seek out, especially considering the price.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Draft at Redís. Poured a murky, somewhat fluorescent, medium orange color. The head was thin and yellowish white. Fruity aroma, ala bitter orange juice with additional perfume, pine, and toffee notes. Medium bodied with delicate sugars up front which were brutally suppressed by assertive bitterness. Amongst the most bitter beers Iíve sampled, possibly THE most bitter. There was an array of jumbled flavors that included pine, grapefruit zest, vodka, earthy root, and subdued bitter orange juice. A bit much for me, but worth a try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2011
Pours deep orange with lots of sediment. Good hop aroma. Taste is pleasant. Not too citrusy, fairly tame taste-wise for a beer of this nature. Fairly good malt backbone, slight caramel edge with oranges. Nice

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Tap. Aroma: smells like sticking your nose in a bag of hops; pine sap, citrus, very floral, tropical fruits. Pours a very murky amber-light brown, about 1/4" of off-white head, average retention. Flavor is quite bitter, lots of strong pine hop flavors, some grapefruit and tropical fruits, but the pine and resin are dominant. Bitterness is impressive, but somehow the hop and malt flavors come through. Full body, medium carbonation, some astringent bitter aftertaste, which is not surprising given the amount of hops in this monster. Very interesting brew, if done in moderation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (11759) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2011
Keg at Craft Beer Co. It pours clear amber, with a thin foamy white head. The nose is intense hop, grapefruit, resin, grass, pine, cheese and earth. The taste is resin, grass, pine, intense fiery hop, caramel sweetness and alcohol warmth, with a long, insanely bitter-dry finish. It felt like I was eating raw hops (again) and temporarily destroyed my palate. For me this is an interesting experiment, but it is too extreme to enjoy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3853) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2011
On tap at Mikkeller Bar. Hazy, dark amber liquid with small off-white head. Aroma is very hoppy with notes of hop cones, grapefruit, resin, pine and some caramelly malt. Maybe some alcohol. Taste is extremely bitter and also dry. Not balanced at all, but that isnít the intention either. Scores very low on the drinkability-scale. Light to medium bodied with OK carbonation and looong finish. I had to let my mouth rest for a while before ordering the next beer, but my taste buds were a bit off a long while after. A bit of an awakening for a hop head like me, for the first time in a long time Iíve considered a beer "too hoppy". All in all, a really interesting and fun creation but already the 20 cl glass that I ordered was way too much. Really nice aroma though! Gets an extra point in overall since it was a fun experience, but Iím very ambivalent towards this beer. I almost felt a bit sorry for the poor fellow at the table next to me who ordered 40 cl of this.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2011
12.7 oz bottle. I really hope this is good, cause it is expensive. Pours a dark copper brown color with a huge pillowy tan head that coats the side of the glass. Smells of hops, hints of citrus or fruit, a bit of alcohol, and a lot of malt. Taste is fairly similar to the smell, but with the hops overpowering much of the flavor (assuming their is flavor in there). Not bad, but not worth the price.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7594) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2011
Bottle at Sigmunds. Pours cloudy golden with a a small head. Aroma of cat piss and grapefruity hops and even some pine forests.Taste is malty as hell, just kidding, it is more like a hopped tea party, where everyone bring their own pot of fresh made hop tea, where pine cones float on top. Sugar anyone?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Draft at Farmersí Cabinet. Pours a hazy dark copper color that is completely opaque with dark golden orange hues and a two finger creamy white head. Good retention coating the glass with soapy lacing. Dry earthy hop aroma with resinous pine and a boat load of sweet malt. Lots of caramel and toffee but the hops are still prevalent. Full bodied with a dry, earthy pine hops . Kind of like biting into bark with a very dry bitter flavor that lingers throughout. A ton of malt in the backbone with lots of sweet hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit and nut. Lots of booze especially in the finish. Faint citrus and tropical fruit notes. Intense, boozy and very dry with too strong of a malt presence.


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