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Dangerously Close To Stupid - To Øl

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.7%

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

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StJamesGate on 06-07-2013)
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New York

3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 23:28:18 | More by StJamesGate
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4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours with huge, off-white (orange hue), thick rocky head. Very slow retention, mostly lasting. Lots of good sticky lacing. Cloudy yellow, amber hue color, visible particles, low carbonation. Quite sexy.

Smell: Best trait of this beer. Passion fruit and tropical (mango, pineapple) the most dominant. Also lots of grapefruit, citrus, tangerine, orange, zest, pine, floral hop freshness. Sweetness (light caramelish, fruity). Basically very fruity, rich and complex. Well done.

Taste: Grapefruit, citrus zest, pine dominate. Tropical part is now a bit more subtle, but there is still combined with sweetness this yummy fresh candy effect. Light/medium sweet caramelish middle and ends with heavy bitterness. Bitterness with a hint of sweetness lasts for quite a while. Also a light floral spike just before you swallow.

Mouthfeel: well built medium body with some tingling dryness. Alcohol very well hidden.

Overall: Surprised. A well crafted imperial IPA, very fun, rich and complex smell that translates good into taste. Will buy a few more when I get the chance.

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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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10-31-2013 03:18:48 | More by Dbrag
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4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
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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10-27-2013 07:16:38 | More by BEERchitect
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: dirty yellow tending towards amber and hazy with thin head and mild lacing
S: initial smell was fantastically floral citrus (orange), but dissipated (perhaps due to improper glass for IPA)

T: maltiness to begin with some fruitiness of prune to raisin and some lemon notes. Fades into an earthy taste, but gradually and nicely. Ends with a little grass, but again, subtlety is the key to this beer.
M: even the dryness on the tongue is subtle, and lightly lingers

O: what one might expect from a foreign brewer doing American IPA (ok-what I might expect). The balance of flavors and transition between them are not do in-your-face, which can be refreshing now and then.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-03-2013 21:09:42 | More by smakawhat
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

09-20-2013 05:32:31 | More by Soto
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

09-20-2013 03:16:23 | More by bpfrush
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne.

Pours a rather pale golden colour, with a solid haze and an even more solid head, forming a firm persistent crown of white froth. Some streaky lace is left behind. Body is quite fluid, and the carbonation isn't particularly noticeable in the glass even when tilted and swirled. Overall, though, it looks pretty good.

Nose is clean with hops for the most part, rounded with stonefruit characters and a suggestion of citrus. There's a faint carbonic and cardboard character that comes through a little bit, but not a lot, and it doesn't really harm the beer beside potentially muting the hops a little. It's a robust nose, but not really close to stupid.

Taste is also far from being stupid, but with a definite kick of resiny hops on the back that bends almost into a minty freshness in the finish. Front is more rounded, with peachskin and a decent malt presence to take up the weight. Finish has a slight medicinal bite to it, while the malt stays long enough to ensure length on the palate. It's pleasant.

Feel is also good: a decent balance to the rest of the characters.

This is probably a little bit old: I can imagine that were I to drink it fresh from the brewery it would indeed be Dangerously Close To Stupid—all of the marks of big hop characters are there. Until that day though, I'm perfectly happy to drink this mellower and more integrated version: it's a mark of quality that it's as good as this even when the hops have somewhat dropped out.

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4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap into wine-tulip glass at Mikkeller Bar SF. Part of my birthday tasting. Review is from my notes. Nothing like trying cool Danish beers in one evening!

Pours an amber orange color that is similar to any good American DIPA - indeed, I had no idea that this was not American until I found out afterwards. A modest white head of froth coats the top of the glass, leaving behind some sticky lacing at the top. Slightly viscous, often resembling a fruit juice of sorts. Definitely a good example of the style, although it doesn't really add anything new.

The aroma is definitely one that brings back to my favorite American hoppy beers, and I wonder if the brewers who made this were inspired by the same ones in mind. Strong citrus and tropical fruit notes abound, ranging from grapefruit and orange peel, to mangoes and passion fruit. There's an undeniable earthy grassiness that lurks underneath, as well as some mineral elements of dried soil. Definitely dank, but rife with sweetness from the booze and extra toffee and lightly caramelized malts. Dry, yet balanced overall.

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Awesome stuff from a brewery I've been meaning to try for a while. Greener and fruitier than most DIPAs I've had domestically. I will be searching out more from these guys, and definitely will keep my eyes open to find this fresh once again.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz, no date but think it's summer 2013

A: Pours a cloudy bright yellow gold color. Looks like grapefruit juice in the glass. Sticky white lacing. Head is a thin layer of bright white.

S: Herbaceous. Resin. Dank. Some fruit. Sweet malts.

T: Not overly bitter upfront. Little bit on front of the tongue. Sweetness in the mid palate. Dry earthy hops. Finish is dry with lingering bitterness. Don't taste abv

M: Full bodied.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 15:04:52 | More by inlimbo77
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