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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: baggio on 11-25-2010

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Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 44
Photo of GreesyFizeek
2.92/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Donnelly's Public House in Fairport, NY.

Pours a clear golden amber, with a small half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells kind of weird. There's a bit boozy presence, with some odd woodiness, some grapefruit and pine, and a lot of overly sweet malt.

I honestly don't understand why this gets the ratings it does, it's just not that good. There's some weird woody bitterness, tons of booze, rotten bitter fruit, grapefruit, passionfruit, orange, cedar, leafy hops, soap, and perfume. There are tons of flavors here, and they all clash, horribly. This tastes dirty, unclean, and just not well put together.

This is fairly thick bodied and syrupy mouthfeel-wise, not all that appealing for a Double IPA. Not drinkable, really, at all.

This was a really disappointing miss.

Photo of facundoCNB
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy shade of orange to brown (top to bottom) with a finger of head which quickly dissipates. Smells like barley juice! Still getting some resinous pine notes in the nose, but mainly smells like lightly toasted malts, bready, barley.
The flavor is spot on with aroma.. Mostly barley, a bit of wood like- cedar flavor, bitter hops are still present but not very dominant over the malts. Like a ripe Barleywine.
Medium body with lower carbonation.
I'm sure this was excellent fresh, hell for what it's worth this makes for a hell I a tasty barley wine.. Not too sweet, not too bitter, complex enough grain bill to still stand out with age (who knows how old this bottle is).

Photo of jdb288
3.44/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle - not sure of release date but this may have been a bit old. No points deducted for that in this review.

Muddy orange pour with small white head. Aroma is orange, bread. Taste is caramel, sweet malts. Lighter bodied and bitter finish. I’m sure this was splendid when fresh.

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep amber with a fading head.
Masses of pine and resinous hops on the nose along with a massive hit of clean malt and caramel.
Super full-on flavours, heaps of pine and resinous, spicy and earthy hops along with loads more clean malt underneath. Finishes with an aggressive but balanced bitterness.
Carbonation could be a bit higher.

Photo of jzeilinger
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very cloudy tan orange color, no head, barely any lacing.

S - Aroma makes up for the scary color. Dank fruity and piney hops - grapefruit, and light orange. Caramel doughy malt.

T - Follows the nose. Light doughy caramel sweetness underneath from start to finish with a very assertive hop presence: grapefruit and pine bitterness, light bubblegum, slight earth, and a very noticeable alcohol warming on the way down, especially after that first sip. Ends with a layer of wet, sweet malt and a lingering coating of peppery grapefruit and pine.

M - Medium body, slightly and still dry, bitterness is aggressive and lingering leaving the mouth with a coating of peppery grapefruit, oranges, and pine. The alcohol effervescence creates a layer of dryness over top of a wet palette.

O - Another high octane IBU palette trasher with Mikkeller's hand in the brew kettle. Plan on everything tasting like water after this beer. Powerful and aggressive.

Photo of metter98
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very hazy dark yellowish amber in color. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderate to strong aromas of a mixture of hops (pine resin, tropical fruits, citrus) and caramel malts in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a moderate amount of bitterness. There are balanced flavors of mats and hops in the initial taste and bitterness lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very well balanced between the malts and hops and any traces of alcohol are non-existent.

Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. I know that it's To Øl, but I still very much want to crank some Tool while I do this...

This beer pours a dark, hazy golden apricot hue, with two fingers of dense, foamy off-white head, which leaves a decent array of coral reef lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of sweet toffee/caramel malt, moderately bitter grapefruit and citrus flesh, a musty pale breadiness, some piney forest goodness, and a pungent, but still reserved, booziness. The taste is sweet caramel and toffee malt, a soft untethered mustiness, sassy grapefruit pith and squeezed orange juiciness, all under the spell of a subtly obscured alcohol burbling.

The bubbles are rather well understated, the body a pretty full weight, all comers welcome to protest, and smooth in a hedonist's sense of the word - i.e. overdone, just a smidge. It finishes sweet, but not overly so, the multi-toned malt doing well to keep things well in concert with the still puff-chested bitter-ass citrus hops.

A decent, no holds-barred DIPA, fo sho. Nothing really stopping this from delving into Barleywine territory, I suppose, given a year or two to pat down the still peppy hops, but hey, choose your own adventure, eh?

Photo of wordemupg
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into tulip 13/10/12

A very hazy light amber with lots of slow tiny bubbles steaming up the side, dense cream colored foam hangs around long enough to leave a few rings of lace followed by random patches, pretty solid looking DIPA

S piney rind hit me right away followed by caramel malt and dry cereal, a little booze but 10.5% I'd never guess, some sweet tropical notes are working well

T all sorts of citric rind and loads of pine resin, mimics the smell well but the piney rind takes over from the other aspects and some balance is lost, don't get me wrong I don't mind some overkill

M its a bit of a palate wrecker but not quite enamel stripping, fairly full bodied and only after the liquids in my stomach do I feel the booze. long finish of rind and pine with a faint herbal aspect, sticky on the lips and a little gritty in the mouth

O solid example of a DIPA, balance in the nose but becoming a runaway in the mouth, well concealed booze and no shortage of hops

pretty big DIPA that I'd drink again no questions asked, price is reasonable and I could see this one turning into a nice Barley Wine if you sat on it for a year or two

Photo of AgentMunky
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a brandy snifter. My bottle reads "OV-RAL IIPA" but I'm reviewing here rather than the Ov-Ral listing to the 10.5% ABV. The cap is stamped 9271204.

A: Fluffy (short-lived) head and murky amber-brown body that is translucent but not trasparent. Noticeable effervescence. Looks like a hefty ale.

S: Brettanomyces. Grapefruit. Passionfruit. Sugars.

T: Hmhmm. I'm pretty sure I like it. The sugar was correct -- it is rather sweet, sugary even, especially right up front. Then citrusy-bitter hops intrude, rather rudely, but not ineffectively. Towards the end of the taste, the funky yeast plays out, leaving you with a tangy finish. The alcohol is apparent, but usually only when you're looking for it. Still, there's something not quite great about it.

M: And that something might be the mouthfeel. It's occasionally sticky and rarely carbonated. Generally, it's largely malty, but rather than being chewy or smackworthy, it's just vaguely lumpy.

O: I mostly enjoyed it, but I probably wouldn't have another. There are a lot of great aspects, but also some significant flaws.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a murky dark golden orange in color (almost like an apple cider) with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall creamy beige head that slowly reduces to an extremely thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit and tropical/pineapple hops with some moderate aromas pine/resin hops. Very light amounts of caramel malts in the background.

T: There is a light amount of caramel malts with just a touch of sweetness in the background behind a huge flavor of hops - primarily citrus/grapefruit with lighter notes of tropical/pineapple and pine/resin. Just a light amount of bitterness that quickly fades.

M: Moderate to heavy bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Chewy.

O: This is a really big beer and drinks like it - intense hop flavors and aromas and packs a punch with the high ABV so is best sipped slowly. Enjoyable with a moderate amount of complexity.

Photo of vicsju1991
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

ob tap at eulogy in philadelphia, served in goblet
A - very ncie colour, decent hed, that stayed for a bit
S - pretty malty, ttle smell of hops in background
T - follows the nose, very malty ipa
M - easy to drink, little bit flat
O - decent ipa, not that great but definitely worth a try

Photo of nickfl
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pured with one finger of white from on top of a hazy, dark golden body. The head collapses fairly quickly and leaves light traces of lace on the glass.

S - an earthy aroma of hops with notes of pine and sweat.

T - Toffee and red apple up front with some caramel creeping out. A touch of black licorice in the middle and some orange hop notes. Finishes with caramel apple and herbal hops as well as sights bitterness.

M - A moderately thick body, moderate carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.

D - Not bad, but not quite a world class dips. More English in character than I would have expected. Not one of the better hoppy beat from mikkelller.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: single finger off white head on a very murky golden amber body.

S: tart fruits, mostly red apple and pineapple with some herbal notes. little on the malt side.

T: very tart and fruity, almost like one of those multi-fruit not from concentrate juices with red apple, pineapple and orange. Bittering and floral hops in the finish. Has almost a root beer or cola note to it as well.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: the hops arent very strong. Nice fruit cocktail flavors and the right amount of bitter balance.

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a nice hazy gold/orange, nice creamy white head. Leaves some decent lace behind.

Grapefruit and bready malt make up most of the smell. Light for such a heavy brew.

Daaaang! This is one nice IIPA. Grapefruit, cumquat and country white bread start this beast off. Some mineral and pine notes follow, with a smooth, slightly hot finish. Well balanced, but better hop profile than most of the other IPA or IIPA's Mikkeller is involved in.

I loved this beer. 'Nuff said.

Photo of smcolw
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A collaborative brew from Mikkeller and ToØl, but brewed at De Proef Brouwerij in Belgium. Minimalist label on the bottle.

Thick, frothy head that leaves a blanket of lace after each sip. Cloudy orange-amber color.

Superbly fresh smelling hop, very floral and soft with a touch grapefruit. Notable alcohol in the background.

Soft malt start which continues as long as I hold the liquid in my mouth. The swallow, though, is a lip puckering experience of peppery hop. Smooth but harsh at the same time. Full bodied with a low but appropriate level of carbonation.

Photo of Flounder57
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that has reduced and left a nice thick lacing on the side of the glass. It is a super foggy orange amber with no visitbility, but there is signs of carbonation at the top of the side of the glass.

Smell: citrus, grapefruit, tangerine, bready, caramel, resiny, pungent, and sweet malts. Smells good.

Taste: citrus and sweet malts up front. The high alcohol is noticeable, but very tastey at the same time. The bitterness of the hops balances out with the sweetness of the malts.

Mouthfeel: smooth, full bodied, boozy, medium carbonation, and easy to drink.

Overall: A very nice DIPA to add to the collection. Limited release colaboration is a bummer. Hope they make more because this is a keeper.

Photo of beergoot
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy (appears to be an unfiltered ale), honey-gold body with a thick, sticky head that clings to the glass.

Rich malt grains mix well with a spicy hop aroma. Notes of caramel and sugar cookies with hints of orange and other citrus fruits.

Strong bread-like taste; biscuit and honey; slight raisin and currant notes. Smooth yet vibrant bitterness shows up midway through the taste and lingers nicely through the finish.

Big-bodied in mouthfeel. Chewy, wet, and smooth with a nice, fine-bubble carbonation tickle on the tongue.

This beer comes across big and beautiful. Well-balanced with a great complexity in flavors and aromas. The alcohol content is deceptively low-key. Certainly not a session beer, yet sipping away at a couple over an afternoon or evening would be a most joyful experience.

Photo of rudzud
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this at Julio's. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a wonderful hazy golden sun orange hue with a big, fluffy dense two finger off white head that faded to a thick quarter inch blanket. Not much left in the way of lacing.

S - Great aromas of pine forests and citrus (oranges, light grapefruit). Surprising amount of tropical notes here, very light pineapple and a surprisingly little amount of malt. Considering the ABV the lack of overwhelming maltyness is great.

T - Hmm..now thats a IIPA. Gone are the tropical pine forests (they are still there super faintly). In its place are sweet malts and a rather large amount of alcohol. Based off the nose and appearance I really had hoped for a non malty clean beer. Ah...oh well.

M - All things considered the mouthfeel isnt all that bad. The alcohol is present, but at this ABV it should be expected. Not syrupy but nicely carbonated.

O - Overall this isnt a bad beer. Great, great nose on such a high ABV IPA. Really wish that translated over to the taste though.

Photo of avalon07
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an orange color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A hugely hoppy aroma, with some citrus thrown in as well.

T: Like the aroma, the taste was dominated by hops (as it should be with a DIPA). Also had a strong citrus presence, along with malt and a hint of pine. A powerful, complex, enjoyable flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a clean, smooth, somewhat bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

O: One of the best examples of a European brewery getting the DIPA absolutely right. A totally drinkable beer.

Photo of oberon
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first beer form this Danish brewery.Poured into an oversized wine glass a hazed lemon infused peach color with a rather large white head,it just has the look of hop juice just murky and mysterious.Sharp pithy grapefruit and overripe mango aromas mixed with sweet alcohol,the unlike way to many of the style is dominated by hops with sweetness underneath.Grapefruit rind x 10 hits the palate with some nice mango anf pineaaple flavors to round the hop component,it has a sweet alcohol edge but it never overpowers.This is in your face hop juice and I love it,the Danes make some damn good Double IPA's.

Photo of aasher
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This just arrived in Indy last weekend. Overall pours a light bodied very cloudy dingy gold in color with a one finger soapy white head. The nose is fresh and has a lot of citrus hoppiness going on. The tangerines are nice and there is a moderate malt sweetness. The flavors are instantly full of citrus and soap with a prevalent bitterness. It drinks light in body and is pretty dry. The bitterness lingers into the after taste. Overall the beer is pretty solid but nothing spectacular. It holds up to American IPAs pretty well.

Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy golden-orange, 1 1/2 finger white bubbly head, lacing ring and spots down the glass, steady stream of carbonation bubbles.

S - Orange, fruity, tons of hops, light funk, grassy.

T - Orange zest, bitter hops that are a bit pungent, citrusy, nectarine, light caramel malts, dark breadiness, a little alcohol bite, lingering bitterness.

M - Full bodied, moderate-high carbonation.

O - Great brew! similar to I Hardcore You, but better!

7641102, $7.49 at Stateline Liquors in Elkton, MD

Photo of Sammy
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

There is no denying that this is a big beer from the get go. Some booziness joins the orange hoppy and big malt aromas. Very hazy grapefruit orange colour with bubbling soapy white head. Lots of thick lace. Taste of rich orange, big IBU hop pellets and malt. Well done for a super high IBU. Not something I can drink too often. Thick mouthfeel however palate is numbed. Mashed hop pellet aftertaste.

Photo of pigc
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy lemonish orange color with a finger head that fades quickly.

S - Citrus, orange, bready malts

T - First sip hits you with heavy malt followed by a wave of alcohol. Citrus and pine needle like hops seem to play second fiddle to the hops. Finish is somewhat dry.

M - Heavy and thick. Average carbonation.

O - I was hoping the hops would play a more dominant role. This beer seems to drink more like a hoppy barleywine than IIPA. Decent beer but overpriced IMO.

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Rich aroma is strongly hoppy with a firm citrus undertone that is mainly orange with a note of grapefruit. It pours a hazy dark honey-amber with a fairly thick off-white head. Strong flavor is, no surprise, mainly hoppy yet minimally bitter and has a firm note of sweet citrus plus a sour touch - very tasty. Rough texture is quite fizzy and leaves a hoppy, citrus tingle behind. A must if you like good IPAs!

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To ØL / Mikkeller Overall IIPA from To Øl
90 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.