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Ov-ral - To Øl

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very good

84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

StephRai, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Lemony tart funky barnyard nose with some fruit notes over bready malt
Pours hazy amber under a rich, moussey 2" light tan tinted foam cap that slowly descends to a thick film. lacy.
Palate: Has the gold, rich Imperial/Double IPA malt and the big Belgian style wild yeasts – tastes mostly like lacto with the Brett just starting up. The hops are not big for an Imperial IPA but they are big fro a Belgian and they provide an interesting bitter accent on the end that balances the lemony tartness Some butter-toffee notes in the background.
A rich finely bubbled soft carbonation only possible with wild yeasts and bacterial supports a lusciously creamy medium body. A big, bold, tart and refreshing beer.

pat61, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of jpajpajeff
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Tasty. Nice smooth taste. Doesn't taste nearly as strong as it is

jpajpajeff, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.58/5  rDev -8%

11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass. This one will be interesting: it's not fresh as an DIPA (at all, really...), but that also means the wild yeast will have developed some.

Appearance: Pours a murky copper color with a large amount of sediment floating around. The head is a finger high and barely off-white in shade. Retention isn't that good, but the texture is nice and sticky - ergo, it leaves behind nice streaks of lacing on the glass. (2.75)

Smell: At the first whiff, it smells like an aged DIPA, featuring a lot of caramel malt and subdued hoppiness. But then something strange happens. The wild yeast comes out to play, bringing both earthy funk and some phenolic fruitiness. If I really focus, I can still pick up some of the citrusy hops coming through. Whatever the case, this one is going to be damn interesting... (3.25)

Taste: It opens up with a strong, caramel-laden sweetness to it. There's a definite candied hop note floating around, as well, and even some vanilla. The brett takes on a fruity, phenolic note near the back end. Considering how dryly it was brewed (no residual sugar, allegedly), it's not as alcoholic as it could have been. Still, it does have a palpable booziness on the back end. At first, I wonder where the brett is hiding, but further sips reveal that it's just melding well with the malt/hop combination. This one is really unfolding as I drink it - after many sips, I'm picking up some SMOKY notes. Wha? This is such a strange beer, but not really that cohesive, either. Even still, this is something to be respected. (3.75)

Mouthfeel: Light and dry for 10.5%. Actually, it's only dry on the immediate back end - due to the age, I'd even call it sweet. Throughout, it gently reminds me of its strength, but its light body means it goes down with relative ease. Having said that, it's almost entirely a sipping beer with mild carbonation. (3.5)

Overall: This beer is crazy. It's complex like Orval, but also very much like a(n aged) DIPA with its sweetness. Basically, the old DIPA bottle actually paid off. If you've got some old bottles of this lying around, drink it. It's still really good, just not very hoppy. (3.75)

3.58/5: Light on the DIPA, but high on the nucking futs

ThisWangsChung, Sep 13, 2014
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2/5  rDev -48.6%

Nichols33, Sep 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

ncstateplaya, Aug 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

dogfishandi, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

QueerBeer, Jun 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

MrLacinak, Jun 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Maday, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

cozmo, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

henryclay_, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

KAP1356, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

electtodefer, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Griffith, Feb 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Guitars_and_beer, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

SlickestWilly, Nov 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

ali1987, Oct 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Lovely85, Oct 26, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thin head but decent lacing on a cloudy burnt orange body. Aroma of tart orange, tangerine, resin, yeast. Flavors follow with booze, apricot, grapefruit, candied orange, tart fruit, yeast and caramel. Medium body and moderate carbonation, oily on the palate. This one may have been a bit old, still decent. Little too boozy overall though

kylehay2004, Oct 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

nickfl, Oct 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

TheBeerAlmanac, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Crumpetsnbeer, Oct 13, 2013
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Ov-ral from To Øl
87 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.