popery (1879) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
1000 IBU pours fire brick red/carnelian with a big thick ecru-colored head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is a smörgĺsbord of hop flavors: floral, pine resin, candied oranges, spruce, grapefruit rind, marijuana, grass, crushed leaves - leaving hops - caramel, bread, malt extract. That said, it’s not nearly as strong of an aroma as I was expecting and this is the biggest fault that separates it from the heights of the style. The flavor loses nearly all of the malt flavor and just hits with a huge pine resin bitterness. This isn’t the bitterest hop bomb I’ve ever tried, but it has the longest bitter hop finish. There’s some sense of malt sweetness, but it’s hard to appreciate as my palate takes refuge from the ceaseless onslaught of hops. A good five minutes after my last sip, it still feels like my mouth is full of resiny essential oils squeezed from pine needles and grapefruit pith. Mouthfeel is about medium and I would actually prefer it a bit thicker.
rumproasts (4828) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Deep amber with small head. Not nearly as bitter as I expected for 1000 IBUs. There’s a solid caramel malt body with mild sweetness. The body balances against the hop bitterness very well.
humpah (79) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33l bottle at home. Aroma has mango, grapefruit and tropical fruits in general, some pine, caramel. Malty and hoppy aroma.
Taste is quite strong and full bodied, the hoppiness is backed up with a big malty body, but still strikes pretty hard, not very smooth. Doesn’t get boozy though.
Fules (500) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Monumentális, nagyon tartós hab, félbarna szín. Még az illatában is érezni a keserűt, kifejezetten komlós, fűszeres. Azt a rohadt… Na, ez a keserű. Csak a komló dominál, keserű, enyhén fűszeres, némi gyümölcsös beütéssel. Utóíze keserű, pici gyümölccsel. Testes sör.
coachd (518) - Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Surprisingly sweet carmelized sugar aroma that is boozy and has some dank earthy hops although not nearly as much as I was expecting. Dark amber color; possibly the darkest DIPA that I have ever seen. Very nice looking but the giant pillow of foam brings it down to a 4. Taste is bitter and very hoppy up front; the hops are strong but not all that complex. Some sweetness for balance, but this was left bitter on purpose. Grapefruit rind aftertaste. Average palate which is a little on the thin side. This delivers what it promises, but overall it is not that good of a beer. Mikkeller can do a lot better than this.
ipabr (118) - Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell of interesting yeast esters and hops, mainly the yeast though, damn nice smell. Taste was everything and more but not in a good way. Some fruits, bovril and gravy, like a meal. Fairly bitter but so sweet that they battle for supremacy. Willy wonka gobstopper Beer.
ElDesmadre (3078) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUN 1, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Floral, spicy aroma, lots of pineapple. Very strong bitterness, lingering, unpleasant. Full body, distinct sweetness, still to no avail, as the beer lacks balance. It is supposed to shock and not to taste good, I suppose.
Ficus (35) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 23, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Неплоха& горечь, но 1000 IBU не пахнет! Маркети& ход, либо надо пить прям свежак. Как вообще ипа может хранить& по 2 года???
Stoned99 (1058) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle from Plattsburgh shared with brother. Aroma: grapefruits, caramel, bitterness yep we can smell it. App: murky brown, medium thick beige head, thick head, little lacing. Taste and palate: full body, medium high sweetness, high lingering bitter finish. Overall: kudos to them for succeeding in making this 1000 ibu. It’s not great and not that fruity but it’s a well made IIPA. Added some point for the challenge.
Turboninja (452) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Kaisla, Helsinki, Finland. Strong/medium, bold aroma with sweet mango and biscuits. Deep orange color with medium naturally white head and hazy liquid. Strong, super hoppy taste of sweet and overaged fruits like mango. Some alcohol comes trough. Balanced, but extensive amounts of hops starts to hinder. medium taste spectrum and long hoppy aftertaste with dryer fruits. Strong/medium body with light/medium carbonation. Overall, Superbly hopped DIPA that starts to show some downsides of the excessive use of hops. Still, a great taste bomb.
tmrmwel (1669) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Mikkeller, Křbenhavn. Pours dark golden orange, with a small creamy head. Aroma is resin and pine, as well as a solid backbone of roasted malts with bread and toffee. Full body, with soft to average carbonation. Flavour is caramel malts with with bread and toffee notes, as well as ever growing and lingering bitter hoppy notes of oranges, resin and pine.