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Overall IIPA - To Øl

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91
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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
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Denmark

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

To Øl/Mikkeller collaboration.

(Beer added by: baggio on 11-25-2010)
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kiki3drt292

California

5/5  rDev +21.7%

12-07-2011 03:33:28 | More by kiki3drt292
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nickthegun12

Alabama

4.83/5  rDev +17.5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 23:14:15 | More by nickthegun12
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cantfindme

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

10-29-2012 23:09:53 | More by cantfindme
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

12-20-2013 21:18:18 | More by Jslay013
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Lee45102

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

11-25-2012 03:00:17 | More by Lee45102
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byrdman16

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
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!!!

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 20:43:11 | More by byrdman16
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 05:14:48 | More by DeanMoriarty
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 23:18:47 | More by Cyberkedi
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

12-03-2012 07:43:35 | More by let8it8grow
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wolfeman007

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

04-28-2012 23:12:16 | More by wolfeman007
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

03-28-2012 00:34:21 | More by polishkaz
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beergoot

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 20:14:52 | More by beergoot
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 01:01:50 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

10-11-2013 01:48:52 | More by kmos27
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sneaks2210

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

11-21-2012 03:00:37 | More by sneaks2210
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smithj4

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

11-22-2012 18:24:27 | More by smithj4
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-22-2014 17:23:34 | More by afsdan
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 02:31:01 | More by drpimento
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 01:59:28 | More by Flounder57
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 14:20:34 | More by avalon07
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oberon

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 21:17:42 | More by oberon
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metter98

New York

4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 18:33:23 | More by metter98
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

09-23-2013 01:23:43 | More by Dawkins
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MrKennedy

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 10:35:48 | More by MrKennedy
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guytyping

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-09-2013 05:04:00 | More by guytyping
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Overall IIPA from To Øl
91 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.