gunnar (9333) - 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?
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Draft at Farmers’ 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.
Sigmund (7766) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle, at local beer tasting. Deep golden to orange colour, moderate white head. Very hoppy aroma and flavour, but feels not too extreme, untill the aftertaste sets in ... OMG! glennmastrange (2897) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle. Moderate aromas of caramel for the malt, lime for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with background notes of solvent and berry. Head is average size, frothy, off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is muddy light brown with lots of big chunks in it. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic and heavily bitter, then finishes lightly acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a soft carbonation and has a very dry finish. Obviously a very extreme DIPA, this a fragrant hop lovers dream. philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Saw mixed reviews so I never bought this in a bottle, and I finally found it on draft at farmers cabinet. Wonderful beer that really lives up to the name... extreme bitterness to please the most zealous hophead. Like me
treadyroc (150) - 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? beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Pours a thick and syrupy, murky and hazy brown with a little head formation, not much though. Thin sheets of lace. Chocolate, coffee, toffee, caramel with a distant sweet citrus hop aroma kind of hiding. Some earth and wet basement with very rich malts. Not a very strong hop presence at all though. Initially, it’s very sweet with the caramel and chocolate being at the forefront. The bitterness builds and ends with a slightly bitter finish. Somewhere in the middle, things seem to get lost a little with the taste almost disappearing completely. Mouth feel is very thin. dmac (6395) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Draught at Farmers Cabinet shared with Dean during RBSG Saturday lunch crawl. Poured a murky brown with a nice tight foamy off white head. Aroma of citrus, cat piss, grapefruit. Strong carbonation with a fuller chewy body and a dry bitter finish. Flavor isn’t quite as nice as the aroma with the cat piss dominating followed by yellow grapefruit, earth and dry toast. Seemed a little on the drier side but still good stuff. bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2011
12.7 oz bottle shared with beerchugger. Pours brownish orange with very little head. Smells of tons of malt, toffee up front and just a hint of pine and citrus hops. Not at all what I would expect on the nose from a 1000 IBU beer. Taste to me reminds me a lot of a barley wine, a ton of malt sweetness, toffee, chocolate, some pine and citrus hops come through close to end of the swallow. Mouthfeel is rather thin finish is kind of bitter. Overall I don’t know if we got a bottle that has sat for a long time or what but for this beer to boast 1000 IBU and to me only have so so hop profile is disappointing. pineypower (3346) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Draft at Farmer’s Cabinet. Pours a cloudy orange/amber color with a small to moderate off white head. Aroma is of heavy hops, citrus, pine and that cat piss creep into the aroma with a slight alcohol note. Taste is big, with tons of citrus rind, pine and a slight malty note in there, and a little bit of the alcohol bite also, but rightfully so, the hops take over in this one, and I’m totally ok with that.