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Overall IIPA - To Øl

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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of 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
Photo of 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
Photo of aasher


3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 18:17:48 | More by aasher
Photo of polishkaz


4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

03-28-2012 00:34:21 | More by polishkaz
Photo of Rickythejeweler


4.23/5  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

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 01:13:46 | More by Rickythejeweler
Photo of zonker17


4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-29-2012 01:20:49 | More by zonker17
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 04:37:47 | More by Sammy
Photo of kiki3drt292


5/5  rDev +21.7%

12-07-2011 03:33:28 | More by kiki3drt292
Photo of pigc


3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 00:37:19 | More by pigc
Photo of Cyberkedi


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
Photo of Mora2000


4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 19:23:40 | More by Mora2000
Photo of spdyfire83


4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 18:16:49 | More by spdyfire83
Photo of GRG1313


3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 06:18:02 | More by GRG1313
Photo of TheBeerCarl


3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: The beer is a nice caramel color with a golden yellow head. The head is fairly thick and stays for a little bit. The beer is cloudy and almost resembles a hefeweiss.

Smell: The first notes to hit you are grapefruit and pine and as the head wears down you get more of a bourbon, oak and malt character to it. The heat is slightly present in the nose. When it heats up it almost has a barley wine blend of malt and heat.

Taste: The flavor is thick and malty with some citrus up front and a piney residue. The flavor is almost watery with a lot up front and then just kind of washes clean with a tiny bit of lingering hops.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and rich mouthfeel with small bubbles up front and on the back of the palette.

Overall: Its a good beer and worth trying. I find that Mikkeller often does a really good job with their beers but they're nothing so amazing that its worth consistently paying the close to $10 per 12oz bottle for them.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 05:02:16 | More by TheBeerCarl
Photo of thagr81us

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 02:10:10 | More by thagr81us
Photo of DeanMoriarty


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
Photo of daveytheformer


3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 19:18:15 | More by daveytheformer
Photo of Lldeegan


4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 02:34:45 | More by Lldeegan
Photo of drpimento


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
Photo of nickthegun12


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
Photo of VelvetExtract


4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 18:43:54 | More by VelvetExtract
Photo of MrKennedy


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
Photo of byrdman16


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
Photo of JayS2629


4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 02:58:12 | More by JayS2629
Photo of gford217


4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 03:29:18 | More by gford217
Overall IIPA from To Øl
91 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.