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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 831   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.


treadyroc's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Aroma is very promising, & the first taste is very promising, but then it just goes straight to bitter. Leaves much to be desired taking the aroma into account. Seems like the floral hoppiness just disappears into bitterness... BUT... maybe this is what they were going for with the 1000 moniker?


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oliodnb (447) - ITALY - APR 20, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours clear reddish amber with a solid thick beige head. Huge yeast flakes floating. Aroma is sweet malts, citrus peel and a lot (really a lot) of resinous vegetal notes along some spice. Taste is almost immediately overwhelmed by the crazy amount of hops, very strong dry bitter finish with lots of resinous and vegetal flavors. Extreme one but still drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cagou007 (396) - FRANCE - APR 10, 2015
Hours an awful muddy brown color with a thin white head. Nose is yeasty and slightly hoppy. Aromas are citrusy and fruity, but totally overwhelmed by a ridiculous bitterness. Medium texture, fizzy carbonation. Long very very very bitter finish. Just an experience, but nothing really interesting here. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (1972) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Coop. Opaque amber brown, thin head. Nectarine and resin aroma, some mint around the edges. Full body, sweet with a honey apple flavour, then a long persistent resinous yeast finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2879) - BELGIUM - APR 6, 2015
UPDATED: APR 9, 2015 Probably among the top ten highest IBU beers in the world; I am a hophead, but I have to admit this scares even me a bit considering most double IPAs rarely exceed 120 IBU. Still, I am always open to new experiences when it comes to beer of course, so let’s give it a try... Has a beautiful orangey copper colour, darker than usual for the style and hovering between light and dark, clear with some dark protein grounds but completely cloudy with deposit and in that state assuming the looks of a ’real’ dark beer; off-white, dense, medium thick head leaving a thick but very regularly structured, attractive lacing. Aroma is obviously dominated by a very, very powerful dank hoppiness, with impressions of grapefruit peel, tonic water, Angostura bitter and bitter root extract, wormwood, hemp, seaweed, blue cheese, leather, earth, pine resin, weeds, bitter honey, some red apple peel, dry white wine, freshly toasted bread (slightly burned even...), roasted pinenuts, walnuts and cranberries. Taste profile starts off with some nice sweetish and sourish fruits (redcurrant, mandarin, lemon zest), medium sharp carbonation, toasted and nutty malts underneath, but those do not get any chance to really develop: the salty and bitter accent at the very start, on the tip of the tongue, already reveals that there is a gigantic load of hoppiness to come, and indeed the bitterness grows and grows and becomes truly enormous in the end, bone dry, peppery, resinous, only lightly citrussy but more earthy, and finally quinine- and bitter root-like; no other flavours are allowed here, even the alcohol (considerable seen its ABV) is masked by the hops, though I do get a warming feeling after swallowing, of course. Needless to say, this huge hop bitterness lasts forever, I am convinced I will still be able to taste it when I get up tomorrow morning - which is exactly why I tasted this beer as the last. A treat if you like your beers thoroughly hoppy, it almost reminds me of Brewdog’s Sink the Bismarck, but at a more ’normal’ alcohol level and just a bit less intense in the hops department. Certainly one of the hoppiest beers I ever had so it delivers what it promises, but at the end of the day, I still prefer double IPAs with just a bit less of this bitterness, only to allow the malt sweetness to provide balance - not so much against the bitterness per se, but against the saltiness which this amount of hopping and dry-hopping often brings along. This one may perhaps be a tad too extreme to be truly classic, but extremes are a necessary thing in the dynamic world of craft beers - therefore, very interesting to taste this tongue- and throat-wrecking monster of an IPA!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (546) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle from Koht in Tallinn (€ 6.50). BB 22/01/17. Dark amber colour (I mean nearing brown), barely translucent. Head massive, thick, creamy beige colour, excellent retention and lacing. Possibly the thickest lacing I’ve seen. The aroma’s got a lot of resiny hops with a citrus (grapefruit) and somewhat musky undertone. Faint cat pee and bog herbs (specifically marsh labrador tea and/or wild rosemary) later as it’s lukewarm. Loads of almost burning esters in the nostrils. Does hint at an extremely bitter beer. Taste begins with a rather (that is, of course, relative) mellow sensation - I’d say juicy and sweet. Then the resin and grapefruit seed bitterness covers the palate, yet remaining very sweet with a kind of malty-marmalady effect. The extreme bitterness hits the back of the roof of the mouth, and the sides and end of the tongue. Encompassing. Numbing. Funnily, it feels quite heavy and at the same time light on the palate. Which makes it strangely easily drinkable despite the bitterness (which I find not as off the radar as I was expecting). It’s really soft in the mouth, helped by the absolute flat carbonation. It finishes - expectedly - extremely bitter, bringing to mind grapefruit seed extract. I don’t feel any alcohol in it. All in all - at first the bitterness seemed just too silly, for its own sake, but as you get used to it after taking a couple of tiny sips, it becomes rather nice and even enjoyable (I mean, if you’re a hophead). I’d say it’s got surprisingly nice balance, and - drinkability. I kind of prepared myself for a rather critical review but I’m actually pleasantly surprised.

Would love to suggest this as the first ever hoppy beer to a macro pale lager person.

P.S. - The aftertaste is so nice I think I’m not gonna brush my teeth tonight.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Serapac (200) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 2, 2015
Bottle from Malting Pot. Dark amber, large creamy light beige head. Aroma grape, quinine. Vivid carbonation, lots of lacing. Taste bitter with some bread tones, turns into a very long bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
thetmaxx (769) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Poured with some sediment, cloudy, nice head. Aroma is kind of citrusy. The flavor is just powerful bitterness. But not in a off putting way, in a balanced manor, balance with the malt, balanced bitterness and aroma and flavor hops. Overall very different beer, but I love it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
20107589 (407) - randers, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
citrus and herb aroma, appear brown with a fine white head. taste heavy bitter, light sweet. unbalanced full bodied, and a long bitter aftertaste

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (1152) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
0,33l fles met lion gedeeld. Amber met een mooie fijne crème schuimkraag deeltjes vormen bijna een eiland. Aroma is volkoren brood, vruchtenyoghurt. Smaak is een sensatie opzich, begint zoet en fruitig met yoghurt, en perzik. Daarna trekt hij vol bitter weg. Elke slok intenser. Spieren spannen aan. Met een afdronk die naar bitterlemeon en zelfs salmiak neigt. Wat een bijzonder bier. Een tip deel hem, hele fles is overdaad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
antonstoop (230) - - MAR 26, 2015
Pours dark amber, lots of yeast floaters, good lacing. Aroma of strong malts, hops, and citrus. Bitter initial hop taste, notes of pine, malts, and lots of hops. Most bitter beer I've had, and to bitter for me! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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