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Ov-ral - To Øl

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BA SCORE
87
very good

78 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 78
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
To Øl visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pixieskid on 05-30-2012)
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Monk's Cafe.

A - Pretty dark at the back bar, but seemed like a dark orange. Little bit of head. Better than average appearance, but nothing too special.

S - My favorite part of the beer. Get some hop aromas, but I can't recall specific hop qualities due to the yeast strain. Made it nice and funky. I believe citrus was the main hop component. Definitely a strong malt component.

T - Way too bready. So much malt it detracts from the awesome yeast strain and mutes the hops. I feel like this could be really delicious if they lowered the malt presence and let the hops interact with the yeast more at the forefront.

M - Really smooth, just a hint of booze. Well done mouthfeel.

O - Disappointing considering the awesome expectations I had since I love DIPAs and I really enjoy Orval. If you enjoy bready DIPAs and Orval you'd probably enjoy it a lot.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2012 21:49:59 | More by nrs207
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To Øl is danish for two bothers (which is a sick name btw), and was induced from conversations with Mikkeller (note this is not a Mikkeler beer, as I thought it was - the similar packaging and mikkeller imprint distracted me). Ov-Ral is the breweries first release (co-brewed with Mikkeller).

Like Mikkeller and Evil Twin, To Øl is a gypsy brewery. Ov-Ral was brewed at De Proef Brouwerli, Belgium, and is appropriately a Belgium IPA of high quality. The nose is strong malt and the taste is complex but resinous sweet in flavor.

Overall, this beer is excellent, though at $6.0, I could opt for a cheaper DIIPA with similar flavors (sixpoint's resin). Should I want strong malt character and complex flavors with strong body, I would consult Ov-Ral.

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Ov-ral from To Øl
87 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.