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Dangerously Close To Stupid - To Øl

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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: StJamesGate on 06-07-2013

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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 18
Reviews by StJamesGate:
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3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber-tinged cloudy lemon with shaved cream head and the odd trailer.
Piles of musty Citra grapefruit on the nose.
Oyster cracker and blonde toffee, a bit of saison-y yeast funk, then grapefruit chunks and slight unripe gooseberry hops to end.
Lemon sorbet finish and bitter rindy linger.
Medium, some chew, a bit hot, soft.

Centennial + Citra = grapefruit x2, and that's the story here. Website says they removed all the caramel malt, and it's pretty well attenuated, leaving the hops no place to hide and the whole thing dangerously close to (heh) out of balance. Creamy body just about saves it, and it's not like it's far out - lines up against something like Hop Wallop - but still a bit of hard work.

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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

And its with a plethora of fruit flavor that leads this highly creative ale- rooted in the American IPA style, its taste and flavor prefers the fruitier "late-stage" hops over that of the deeply bittered IPAs of yesterday.

Its appearance is hazy, honey-amber as the beer floats a creamy bone-white foam. Its long lasting creaminess trails with broken rings of lace that denote each sip. Its simply a strong looking beer that might be mistaken for orange juice.

Its strong aromatic presence is partly citrusy, partly tropical and partly wine-like as its floral bouquet opens up with notions of honey suckle as the scent of oranges, red grapefruit, pineapple, mangoes, apricots, juniper, white grape and passion fruit all play a part in its complex appetizing effects. Lightly grassy with a zesty lemon character ensures a crisp and clean cilantro effect heading into taste.

Opening with a fruit juice-type flavor, the tart and zesty taste of orange juice, grapefruit juice and tropical fruit juice all come out to play. But with the firm underpinning of lightly bready and powdered malt taste, the fruit locks onto the grain with confidence, just as the hops gain control. The beer's stride hits with all the tropical, citrus, orchard and vine-ripened fruits with a juicy and fresh bitter-sweet taste Nearly teeth-grinding, its "Sweetheart" flavor is as irresistible as it is irritating.

Medium-light on the mouth, the beer's arid and at times, creamy carbonation leads to a fleeting sweet, arid dry citrus-type bitterness and seems to hide the alcohol very well even at near-10% abv. Sneakingly warm as it closes, an aftertaste of citrus, wine, and pine meld seamlessly into the next sip.

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4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of stephenlee
4.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of biboergosum
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. One of the better, and more amusing conceits when dealing with attempts at approaching the hop horizon.

This beer pours a rather cloudy, dark bruised apricot amber hue, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly pale tan head, which leaves layered swaths of patchy soapscum lace around the glass as it slowly melts away.

It smells of broad tropical fruit notes - white grapefruit, mango, ripe pineapple, and gooseberries - bready, somewhat crackery caramel malt, pine resin, an edgy leafiness, and bitter vegetal spruce tips - it's hoppy, all right! The taste is much more sweet than the nose let on - gritty caramel/toffee malt, golden sugar, all manner of sugary domestic and foreign fruit (blood orange, pineapple, overripe mango, mostly), a mixed forest floor detritus green bitterness, of pine, of leaf, and of wet twig alike. A twinge of metallic booze nestles its way in at the first sign of room temperature seeping in.

The carbonation is fairly understated in its sub-palatal fizziness, but supportive all the same, the body a sturdy medium-heavy weight, and actually rather smooth, the hops and alcohol sort of cancelling each other out, or something. It finishes well off-dry, the malt and the fruitiness of the hops still really taking it to the wannabe bitterness here.

An admirable college try at an overly hoppy DIPA, but in the end, the choice of input hops seems to comment more on the end result, than the particular amount of them. Fruitiness trumps bitterness, and suddenly 'dangerous' or 'stupid' no longer seem all that appropriate as descriptors. Doesn't mean that it isn't pleasantly quaffable, IMHO, especially with the well-hidden big ABV.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.35/5  rDev +4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows resinous pine, rich sweet malt, nectarine and orange marmalade. Lovely.
Great malty flavours too, with lots of sweetness before pine, spicy and resinous hops enter followed by an assertive, well-balanced bitterness. Very drinkable.
Lovely moderately high carbonation and slightly syrupy body.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap. Shaker glass. Pale brass color, foggy appearance. White foam, thich & lasting crown. Copious rings & collars. Sweet tangerine, crystal malts & burnt candies to the nose. Grapefruit flavor & toasted malts at first sip. Medium to full body. Soft carbonation. Oily texture. Resinous touch in the middle. Long bitter finish rounded by citric & caramel notes. Well maskek high ABV. Refreshing, easy drinkable & delicious !!

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4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Murky deep gold (6) with thick tight white head in my SAPP. Thick lacing as liquid reduces. Grapefruit nose at first whiff mellows to lemongrass notes halfway through. Grapefruit start with alcohol on exhale. Malt and hops balance as it warms. Medium mouthfeel with resinous tongue coating. Excellent bite with citrus hop finish. Worth every penny imo.

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