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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 805   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, - SEP 17, 2011
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? Shaaaawinggggg. 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
atrox (286) - Kraków, POLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Deep orange colour, with big, nice, beige head. Sweet, hoppy aroma with tons of citrus fruits, grass and herbs. Sweet, malty and with some caramel in taste. Sweet beginng, but next we’re attacking by strong herbal bitterness with long aftertaste. Interesting experiment.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
heman (128) - Tychy, POLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Piana jest bardzo intensywna i piękna, bardzo drobno-pęcherzykowa, długo utrzymująca się i ładnie zdobiąca szkło. Piwo ma barwę miedzianą, na dnie butelki zalega gruba warstwa osadu, jednak przy ostrożnym nalewaniu piwo pozostaje klarowne. Aromat jest bardzo świeży, chmielowy. W głównej mierze mamy cytrusy i ogólnie zapachy "zielone" - świeżo skoszona trawa i suszone liście tytoniu. Smak jest absolutnie zdominowany chmielem. Od pierwszego łyka zalewa nas goryczka, na początku średnio-wysoka z tytoniowymi posmakami. Piwo jest bardzo pełne, a gdzieś tam w tle majaczy delikatny karmel. Jednak gorycz przez cały czas picia nie daje o sobie zapomnieć, finisz całkowicie paraliżuje kubki smakowe. W ustach pozostaje lekko ściągające uczucie, a goryczka jest bardzo długo zalegająca - każdy łyk 1000 IBU pozostaje z nami na długo.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBlueSky93 (259) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle from Brewdog. Pours Brown-Orange, single finger head, was very syrupy too. Aroma dominated by hops, grass, tropical fruits, citrus fruits, peach, caramel too. Tastes much the same, there is a real fruit blast and awesome bitterness on this, unbelievably bitter, what a great idea!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thearmi (29) - Riga, LATVIA - FEB 14, 2015
A crazy experiment - extremely bitter. I even felt the taste when waking up the next morning. Too much for me. A good experiment but not an excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1260) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2015
The person that came up with the idea that the human taste buds are incapable of registering any increased bitterness when the IBU goes beyond 100, has probably never tasted Mikkeller 1000 IBU. This is some serious bitter stuff. Not 10 times more bitter than a 100 IBU IPA, but it’s definitely by far the most bitter beer I’ve ever had. Despite the ridiculous, extremely long-lasting, lingering, tongue numbing heavy bitterness, this beer actually doesn’t feel unbalanced: there’s plenty of sweetness that backs up the hop attack. The very strong aroma is of course dominated by hops, lots and lots of overripe tropical fruits and citrus, but also a good dose of caramel. Unfortunately I also get some dull notes of sweat. The sweat isn’t present in the strong flavour, instead I get resin, and I also manage to pinpoint sweet peaches in the tropical fruit basket. The body is full, the texture is creamy, smooth and syrupy, the carbonation is soft. It’s a very good-looking beer: it looks syrupy and cloudy with an amber colour. The head is dense, beige and fully lasting: it stays finger thick until the glass is empty. Good lacing. A tasty DIPA and an extremely entertaining brew!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 19 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (574) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2015
On tap at mikkeler sf. Pours a cloudy, brownish orange hue with a frothy, 1 finger head that leaves a massive amount of lacing on the way down. Floral hop notes and piney, sappy resin on the nose. Light caramel flavors on the front end give way to a massive assault of grapefruity, bitter hops that leave a lingering sharp bitterness on the tongue, long after the sip is over. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Really an awesome beer if you are in the mood for a hop bomb.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (113) - POLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Deep, dark amber with medium, densed, white head. Great lacing. Good head retention. Aroma is mainly pine, resin and grassy, also in the background some floral and tropical fruits notes. Taste is very bitter, balanced with good malty backbone. In flavour again resin, pine and grassy accents. Aftertaste is long and very bitter. Medium body, thick texture, soft carbonation, Finsih is semi-dry, long and bitter. I’d say very long. In overall very balanced, hopped DIPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (618) - Poznan, POLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Aromat typowy dla DIPA. Bardzo słodki, owocowy. Nuty mango, brzoskwini i nieco gruszki. Wszystko to na porządnej słodowej podbudowie o aromacie toffi. Piwo mętne, barwa miedziana. Piana obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, trwała. Świetny lacing. W odróżnieniu od typowych Imperial IPA, to piwo w smaku nie ma w sobie nic słodyczy. Zgodnie z zamierzeniem jest tu sama goryczka. Na początku dość delikatna, z czasem zdecydowanie narasta. Pod koniec smaku jest już naprawdę solidna - troszkę grapefruitowa, troszkę alkoholowa. Nie jest ściągająca. Dość przyjemna, długa. Piwo średnio wysycone, dość gładkie. Pomimo potężnej dawki goryczki, nie jest odrzucające, bardzo przyjemne odczucie w ustach. Goryczka faktycznie wypełnia całą jamę ustną. Czuć ją nawet na końcu języka. Ogólnie świetne piwo, bardzo ciekawe. Zdecydowanie wyróżnia się spośród innych.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cruzer (72) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nmckown14 (2) - - JAN 14, 2015 does not count
What a stellar beer! I love a huge double ipa, but this is the next level! It combines all of the great floral and woody flavors you love in a big ipa, first class Mikkeller!


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