patricks110 (2556) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
I had the Barrel Aged version a few years ago which I loved. Pours out a dark orange/rusty amber with a thick finger of yellow head. The head dies slowly to a thin cap but leaves tons of spotty and sticky lacing on the glass. The nose is potent and pungent with a ton of citrus fruits and a herbal pine note. A bunch of toffee and caramel sweetness and notes of grapefruit, tropical fruits, resin and some leafy floral hop goodness. The first taste hasa huge resin sweetness in the middle with some great citric fruit and a mild caramel malt. Bitterness encroaches on the fruits and malts quickly and leaves a massive dry and astrignent hop bitterness in the finish. Big resin smack on the tongue and a lingering aftertaste for minutes. Quite a bit of pine and floral spice hop on the finish. This is a simply fantastic IIPA. Doesn’t hide what it is...a simply massively hopped beer. brigg (704) - New York, USA - MAR 2, 2012
(12.7oz bottle) Opaque cloudy brown copper body with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet, caramel malt; lots of fruit, orange and grapefruit; some floral notes and a bit of musk. Medium to full bodied, chewy and slightly oily. Big flavor of bitter citrus hops, but balance with sweetness. Hops win in the end with a lasting finish and a touch of warming alcohol. KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 1/28/2011. Served on tap at Local Option in a tulip.
This has a crazy color that I have never seen in a DIPA before, or any beer for that matter. Originally I thought it was amber, but it is actually more of a cherry ruby color with a subuded tan tint. The taupe head is perfectly creamy and retains perfectly well. It leaves a sheet of lace down the side of the glass. I have a feeling each layer of lace has more IBU’s than most IPA’s have in a glass.
This smells dangerous. Skip the fruit, this is all alpha acid - it practically rips out the skin in my nostrils. Spicy notes, sweet caramel malt, and a bit of booze come through once I get over the pure bitterness.
There is a strong caramel sweetness that hangs on for as long as it can before a blistering bitterness kicks in. Pure bittering hops & straight alpha acids, with a little pine and spice. The finish is destructively bitter.
Paint-peeling bitterness cleans my mouth of any living organisms. Medium body for such a big ABV beer. Lots of hop resin in the residue.
Well I cannot really drink anything after this, or at least taste anything. It actually gave me goosebumps to drink this. A bit pricey for me to ruin my palette very often. My bartender and I agree, this is a fun experiment. Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
S: dark orange, opaque, good head, light tan color head
A: dry, honey stickiness, orange
T: dry, but not mouth puckering, there's a lot of hops, but not over the top
O: a solid IPA, great hoppy beer, but not crazy
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 29, 2012
Pours a dark amber colour with a large amount of thick sediment and a huge dense off-white head. Aroma is, as you might expect, very hoppy with hints of fruit. Taste is also extremely hoppy with notes of fruit like oranges leading to a punch-in-the-face bitter finish. It’s a euphemism to say this is a little unbalanced. I’m definitely a hop head but I’m afraid this is a little too extreme. Interesting experience though.
Swillbur (62) - Arizona, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Beer pours a nice golden honey color. Take one whif of this beer and it smells amazing! Taste is slightly sweet with a huge hop bite, pretty well balanced. If it wasn’t 12 bucks i would drink it all the time! YUM Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2012
(Bottle) Pours cloudy brown with some red hints. Off-white head. The aroma is hoppy with tones of wet wood, black currant leaves, canned pineapples/peach, sweet pink grapefruit and resin. Undertones of summer rain and a light wet dog-like oxidation. Malt brings caramel, cookies and wet bread. The flavour is light to medium sweet, near heavily bitter and near medium acidic. Tones of resin, sour berries, citrus/grapefruit and spicy wood alongside a robust malt profile. The mouthfeel is sticky both from the hops and malt with a light carbonation. Aggressive hop bitterness lingers. Medium bodied. high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Pours a cloudy amber/brown with a small tan head and plenty of lacing. The aroma has some floral notes and plenty of resin. The flavor has a spicy hop profile with enough malt to keep the hops from being too strong. It has a sweet finish with a syrupy body. A very interesting IIPA.
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Forget the 1000 IBU moniker; this DIPA is all that and a can of hopjuice. Pop the cap and you are met with a roaring onslaught of deep resin, mint and high alpha goodness. Pours a tawny light brown with a thick frothy ran head replete with scads of sticky lacing smattered across my goblet. The best thing about 1000 is that it is not a one trick pony. This brew has an inpeccable rich chewy caramel malty backbone. While not balanced at all, the malty keeps the spicy tingling hop assault from running off the scale. Long earthy bitter finish and some chest warming finishes things up. Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Overall a let down considering the bottle label. Pours hazy dark brown, two finger off white tan head with considerable staying power. Muted citrus on both aroma and flavor, basically a typical IIPA, although very smooth. The part that gets me about this beer is the 1000 IBU part, after buying the beer I looked it up and the brewery states this beer has a theoretical 1000 IBU, and they claim they never stated it has 1000 IBU. I care to differ. If you look at the label, the name of the beer is 1000IBU, ok cool, but then look at the small print where is says alcohol and IBU again. It says alcohol: 9.6% and IBU: 1000. The name of the beer is different than the statistics of it, if you put in the statistics that it has 1000 IBU, it better have 1000 IBU, not theoretical. Overall, this beer cost way to much considering it was a generic IIPA. ($14 for 12.7 oz).