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To Øl / Mikkeller Overall IIPA - To Øl

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Reviews: 44
Hads: 89
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 6.67%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: baggio on 11-25-2010

One of two sequels to the Mikkeller/To Øl collab “Overall IIPA”. The same beer base as Overall, but this time cleverly refermented with wild yeast (Primarily brettanomyces). The tart, funky and odorous aromas of the brett interact with the fruity and bitter palate of the IIPA and results in somewhat of a hybrid beer. This beer might be a reference to some Belgian classic, but you have to figure it out yourself…

Ingredients: Water, Malted barley, flaked oats, Hops (Simcoe, Centennial, Amarillo), Yeast and brettanomyces

Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium
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Reviews: 44 | Hads: 89
Photo of nickthegun12
4.82/5  rDev +19%
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! (521 characters)

Photo of byrdman16
4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

WOW...me likes. This one gives my fav ipa (stone) a run for its money. Pours hazy and golden. Half inch white head. Spotty lacing. TONS of grapefruit and citrus in the nose, mouth, everywhere! Faint malt flavor comes in at the end, and is more apparent when the beer warms. Alcohol is well hidden, in other words, this beer will bite you in the ass if you aren't aware of the high alcohol vol. Well balanced beer. Unlike many IIPA's or imperials it is NOT too malty and is dominated by floral, crisp, hop goodness!!! (516 characters)

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 11.2oz bottle in a trade with Dawson's Liquor in Severna Park, MD and poured it into a pint glass - thanks fellas!

A: Pours a murky straw-like hue, no head and no lacing; looking similar to an unfiltered apple juice or cider.

S: Bready malt up front, a hint of rye as well, tropical fruit and a good dose of pungent citrusy hop at the end.

T: Extremely well balanced - the malt and hop have made a perfect union in this one. I also get some flavors of black tea, fruity esters, fennel, sweet carmel and toasted grains. The incredible citrusy hop, though balanced perfectly, is the dominant flavor and runs the show. Also - where's the booze at!? At 10.5% it's hardly detectable making this not only an amazing DIPA, but a dangerous one as well.

M/D: Solid medium-bodied ale that is lightly carbonated which lends perfectly to the overall mouthfeel and flavor; the hop is oily and coats the mouth leaving a lasting bitterness that is nice. As mentioned above - there is hardly a trace of alcohol, which makes these go down like a standard IPA, but 3 in your head starts to realize it's a 10.5 not a 7%'r.

Overall a truly phenomenal DIPA - one of the best i've ever had, and I live in the land of DIPA's. (1,221 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
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! (409 characters)

Photo of beergoot
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
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. (809 characters)

Photo of drpimento
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Whoaaa! What a beer! I let it warm up a bit out of the fridge. It poured with a huge, foamy, frothy, sudsy, cream colored head that mostly settled down and lots of clingy lace. Color is a cloudy medium amber with plenty of bubble trails. Aroma is a heady whiff of very fresh poetent hops, malt, fruits, caramel, and a faint fleeting hint of solvent. Flavor is much the same. Great body and carbonation. Finish is very long and like flavor. Too rich and strong (although no sense of alcohol) to be a session. (507 characters)

Photo of Flounder57
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
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. (793 characters)

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
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. (478 characters)

Photo of avalon07
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
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. (618 characters)

Photo of oberon
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
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. (604 characters)

Photo of metter98
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
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. (740 characters)

Photo of JayS2629
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
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. (444 characters)

Photo of MrKennedy
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
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. (741 characters)

Photo of smcolw
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
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. (571 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
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. (495 characters)

Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
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 (497 characters)

Photo of spdyfire83
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

20th Review – from notes
Bottle into NB snifter

L: Hazy, burnt orange and very cloud. 1.5 fingernail head on medium pour. Not what I was expecting, but looks good.

S: Hoppy, hoppy, and more hoppy. Sweet with a hint of floral aroma.

T: Hidden malt character straight to well-balanced (not too overpowering) hop flavors. Awesome!

M: Earthy and floral, but smooth. Thin finish down the palate.

O: Well put together IPA that is smooth and sweet start to finish. Good hop character and very nice. (498 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a completely translucent Arnold Palmer Iced Tea hue. Nearly impossible to see the bubbles rising without holding this beer up to the light. A peach flesh tinted off-white head forms and retains. The head is about one finger high. Random patches of lacing hang from the glass.

S-This is quite a pungent beer. Sugar crusted candied grapefruit leads the way. A good slap of pine and some other juicy, sweet fruits as well (apricot, pineapple). Sugary caramel malt rounds out the aroma. Smells sticky.

T-Quite an assertive flavor profile here. The pine is a bit more aggressive on the tongue. Pine combines with the huge sugary grapefruit hops and delivers one big punch on the palate. This is an extremely dominating taste. Hops leaves some pretty memorable bitterness.

M-Heavier body. Sticky, resinous feel after each sip. The carbonation is bold but mildly refreshing. The bitterness clings to the taste buds. A big feel for a big beer.

O/D-Better than I was expecting. I am usually scared off by most things Mikkeller. I am glad I tried this however. Not my favorite flavor profile from a DIPA but I did enjoy the aggressive taste. At around $6.30 for a 12 oz. bottle, I believe it was worth the try. Puts a bit more faith into Mikkeller hoppy brews in my book. But that being said, I can get a 22 oz. bottle of Firestone Double Jack for around the same price, and that beer smokes this one. Without being too negative, my final thought on this collaboration beer: Worth a try and better than expected. (1,514 characters)

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.17/5  rDev +3%
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. (340 characters)

Photo of gford217
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle.

Pours a hazy golden orange with a smallish white head that sticks stubbornly to the glass and leaves spotty lacing.

The aroma is very sticky sweet with pithy grapefruit and pineapple dominating the nose. Mandarin oranges and some sweet caramel malts.

Massive lemon and pineapple sweetness up front, with oranges and grapefruit as well. Just a big sweet fruit cocktail flavor. Sweet sugary malts underneath but the finish is juicy as hell.

The mouthfeel is sticky sweet with soft carbonation and bitter with citrus hops, though it's more sweet than bitter.

In case you haven't noticed from my review, this is a seriously citrus-heavy DIPA that's not exactly drinkable but it's full of bold flavors and I kinda dig it. (736 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
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. (1,045 characters)

Photo of wordemupg
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
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 (1,168 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (867 characters)

Photo of Lldeegan
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, light orange, peach puree color with a stark white head.

Gives off a tropical fruity nose with mango, pineapple and peach. Sweet citrus with touches of grass and pine.

Bright and sweet on the palate. Hints of caramel and pale malt, then orange zest and bright carbonation give it some lift mid-palate. Tropical fruits then come in and fade to a bitter, floral hop bite and a lingering, heavy booze finish.

Bright upfront and delivers the brawn of an “Imperial” style in the finish.

If the finish weren’t as heavy it would be very good with food, or for outdoor BBQ style drinking. However, it is still a DIPA, a sipper and complex and deserves your full attention. (688 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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? (1,211 characters)

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To Øl / Mikkeller Overall IIPA from To Øl
89 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.