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To ØL / Mikkeller Overall IIPA - To Øl

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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | 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

To Øl/Mikkeller collaboration.
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Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 44
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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 ejimhof
4/5  rDev -2%

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 pixieskid
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of bluesplit63
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of wolfeman007
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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 polishkaz
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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 zonker17
4/5  rDev -2%

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 kiki3drt292
5/5  rDev +22.5%

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!

Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  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.

Photo of spdyfire83
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Photo of GRG1313
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Photo of TheBeerCarl
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Photo of thagr81us
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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