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To ØL / Mikkeller Overall IIPA - To Øl

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
To Øl visit their website
Denmark

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
To Øl/Mikkeller collaboration.

(Beer added by: baggio on 11-25-2010)
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Reviews by nickthegun12:
Photo of nickthegun12
4.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn this beer is great!

pours an orange to yellow hue...loose little head and splotchy lacing.

smell is complex!....grapefruit, pineapple, a little citrus.

the taste is the best ever!!...of all time out of anyone that has ever tried to do this style!...not overly bitter, in perfect balance....you can't even taste the heat from the 10.2% alcohol.

the feel is perfect!...kinda tingles around in your mouth for a few minutes.

overall this has to be the absolutely best ipa i've ever had in my entire life!

nickthegun12, Jun 27, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.35/5  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.

oberon, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my brother for sending me this bottle.

The beer pours a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma is very nice. I get a lot of pineapple and other tropical fruit, as well as some pine, resin and biscuit malt.

The flavor is also very nice. I get a lot of boozy pineapple notes with some pine and resin mixed in. There is some biscuit and toffee malt, as well as a decent amount of alcohol. The bitterness is about medium for the style.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev -2.4%

innominat, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of daveytheformer
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from notes.

Pours a hazy burnt orange with a decent sized white head that quickly fades to light lacing.

Smells syrupy like pine and citrus hops. Pretty pungent.

Tastes malty sweet with a lasting bitterness. Tastes fruity but with a big malt character as well.

Mouthfeel is a light medium with lots of carbonation.

Overall is good and am glad I got to try this.

daveytheformer, Jul 26, 2011
Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev -2.4%
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?

biboergosum, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of Dawkins
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Dawkins, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Sammy, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of let8it8grow
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

let8it8grow, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of MrKennedy
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased from Slowbeer and poured into a Mikkeller tulip glass.

Murky appearance, dishwater tinge to an orange colour. Pours with a finger of foam that halves when it settles. No glass lacing whatsoever.

Pine is the first smell that hits you, followed by fruit salad. Very fresh, full on.

Very hop forward flavour, fruity, fresh and flavoursome. Some bitterness, matched by a little malt. Interesting as it tastes like a DIPA, but has a nice intense hoppy flavour without a tonne of bitterness.

Nice and creamy feel to it, well balanced and quite drinkable.

Overall a very solid beer. Good flavour, drinkable, hoppy but not smashingly bitter. Shame it looks pretty ordinary, but hey, so does risotto and it tastes alright.

MrKennedy, Jun 11, 2011
Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev -2.4%

zonker17, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to beeruser and funkydelic for sharing this one with me at one of our weekly tastings! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller flute. Poured a massively hazy yellow-orange with a minimal off-white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, and citrus hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, and orange zest. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good IIPA. I didn't know the alcohol going into this one and never would have guessed it either... No sign of it ANYWHERE in this brew which was nice. The aroma was pretty spot on for the style, while the flavor added some nice touches with the orange zest that I had not experienced before in an IIPA. Really made it quite enjoyable... A definite for any fan of the style without doubt.

thagr81us, Aug 17, 2011
Photo of GRG1313
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brewed and bottled by Mikkeller and Tool at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium

Pours an almost clear orange amber with a fast fading white head.

Nose is unique. Smells like lemon chiffon and sweet walnuts; spiced orange with hints of sugared clove and sweet grass, all very perfumy. A truly unique nose.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, medium creamy with light carbonation and a high hop balance.

Flavors a very complex with a sweet bitter grapefruit/lemon merangue front palate that is long lasting that blends into a lemon oil mid palate and a grapefruit skin bitter assertive big finish. This is a complex drink and while complex and big you don't feel or taste the 10.5% alcohol.

Bitter finish goes on forever. This is one that really shows its character at room temperature.

GRG1313, Sep 19, 2011
Photo of wolfeman007
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

wolfeman007, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

CrazyDavros, May 10, 2013
Photo of cantfindme
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

cantfindme, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance: cloudy amber, thin off white head and lacing.
smell: Strong pine and citrus hops. Malt lurking in the background. Quite assertive.
taste: Like the nose but not quite up to it's standards. A little harsh and unbalanced.
overall: tasty and enjoyable, but many DIPA's I'd choose before it.

cindyjeffsmith, May 27, 2011
Photo of guytyping
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

guytyping, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -2.4%

DrBier, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of metter98
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

metter98, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of ystazi
4/5  rDev -2.4%

ystazi, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev -2.4%

calcnerd, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of JayS2629
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Loads of pine and citrus in this hop bomb. Great caramel maltness and breadiness balances things out. An orange hued, light caramel toned drink with a thin white head that fades fast and leaves spotty lacing. Full nose of pine, green apples, pineapple, and citrus peel rides on top of sweet caramel and notes of honey. Delicious, creamy, and full of flavor. Slightly bitter bite of grapefruit, but well rounded and well balanced drink. Awesome.

JayS2629, Jun 01, 2011
Photo of aasher
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

aasher, Mar 29, 2012
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To ØL / Mikkeller Overall IIPA from To Øl
91 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.