Thurbo Double IPA
Oppigårds Bryggeri AB

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,135
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,545
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 10.34%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
40
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Oppigårds Bryggeri AB
 
Sweden
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  4
Gots
  11
SCORE
91
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 40
Photo of Chylenski
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Fantastic beer. One of my absolute favorites in the Oppigårds line and overall as well.

Amazingly hoppy and great taste even when nearly frozen.

No head at all to talk about, but the frostiness/cloudiness look of it, is extremely appeling.

When it comes to taste, apart from all the hop, there is a light citrus tone that goes through some delightful bitterness and alcohol, ending up with a great sour and fruity taste in your mouth.

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Photo of fridayletmedown
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oppigårds beers - basically american style pale ales - are often pretty dry, compared to their american counterparts. personally, i like that. oppigårds ales are clean, refreshing and yet rich in taste and flavor.

their DIPA is no exception to this. smell is lovely with tropical fruits; citrusy, grassy, flowery, and some resin but not too much. taste is, for being a DIPA, pretty light, almost a pilsner-like dry malty body, resin and some alcohol sweetness. bitterness is quite moderate, but enough to balance the malt.

overall a nice DIPA: relatively dry, yet still fruity, hoppy, full-bodied and refreshing. much better than most american versions ive tried. however, it is a, i guess, fairly moderate DIPA.

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Photo of Hallu
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is one of the best smells you'll ever find in IPAs, America and Europe combined. It's so persistent because of the thick lasting foam it's amazing. Omnipollo beers can have similar smells, but they don't last as long. It's very tropical, with a piny backbone. You sense from that strong pine that it's a double IPA. The taste hits you with the bitterness at first, then the malts and herbiness, then the fruits. It's not as linear as most Imperial IPAs, for example I find it better than Amager Bryghus Batch 1000 in that aspect. You can clearly tell there's citra hops in there ,backed by West Coast IPA hops such as columbus and cascade. Adding chinook and nugget makes it quite complex, the herbal taste is very powerful for example, and may be the a drawback. So is the lack of fruits in the taste and final. The IBU is 74, it's not for everyone. But damn, it's good. I could drink this for a whole night, no problem.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Original review : L -4.25 S - 5 T - 4.5 F - 4.25 O - 4.5
L - clear amber colour with almost no head
S - what a smell! Lots of tropical fruits: mango, pineapple,litchee, pine needles
T - a strong bitterness comes first, then litchee and pine, bits of booze comes next
F - quite smooth
O - incredible dipa, a real hopslam! Fantastic brew from Sweden!

On a second tasting almost two years later, I found the smell less incredible than previously but the taste still gives me a good impression with caramel, pine and citrus. Very nice DIPA

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Photo of aleigator
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Yellow clear color, with small head.

Fruits, pineapple, mango, papaya and peach, hay, and sweaty feet - unusual, still on the fruity side, nice.

Exotic fruits, papaya and ripe peach, including a tremendous bittering aspect, as well as sweeter malts, lead to an intense opening. Bitterness stays on the tongue for a very long time, without being unpleasant. Hints of alcohol become detectable for a split-second, as the beer warms up, gets hidden by sweet fruit flavors again. Ripe fruits go along with a sharp, dry hoppy bitterness creating a medium body. The whole beer tends to be a little sweeter due to the higher alcohol, still the hoppiness succedes. Very enjoyable, complexity, which doesn’t get too extreme on either the hops nor the sweetness, perfect balance leads to a unusual refreshing and fruity double IPA with just a lot of hops.

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Photo of sven_nilsson
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Extremely rich in flavor, with an unfiltered cloudy appearance that is very tempting. Strong in alcohol but remarkably well balanced and it does not disturb the finish. An excellent mix of sweet caramel and syrup held back by a fair amount of bitterness.

I tried it both medium cold and near freezing, it tasted slightly better when super cold, which is a bit unusual for high quality beer like this.

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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was pleased to try this new beer to me on a visit to Sweden. I always enjoy the Systembolaget's reasonably priced American and other international offerings!

Good appearance. Dark amber with good head that fades away but leaves good lacing.

Aroma is strongly hoppy. More pine than citrus but there is a bit of marmalade aroma there.

Taste is very bitter as one would expect from a DIPA. A piney earthy bitterness with a nice malty foundation. A well balanced IPA that does not overplay tropical or citrus notes.

Oily and resinous mouthfeel is entirely pleasant.

This is a very tasty double IPA. I wish I'd had a more appropriate glass than the small tumbler I drank this from as it. Maybe I would've picked up more aromas.

A good DIPA well worth sampling.

89/100

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Photo of bark
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The colour is pale amber (25 EBC), the liquid is clear. The two finger head is off-white and compact. Good retention, fine lacing.

The smell is intensive with lots of American hops. Pine needles, honey, grapefruit, lemon peels, pineapples, peaches and a grand bitterness. Clean sweetness in the background as well as some alcohol.

The taste is smooth and very bitter at the same time. Exotic and citric fruits, some cedar and pine wood. Clean powerful bitter flavours. Some orange juce and honey, bitter almonds and a touch of toffee. Medium to full body. The aftertaste is surprisingly smooth with bitter herbs and fruits, some citric notes (mostly oranges) and some wheat flour. Mangoes and pineapples. The long finish is bitter, dry and fruity.

The carbonation is medium strong, the mid-sized bubbles fresh. The liquid is smooth and a little sticky.

A wonderful DIPA without any flaws. And dangerously drinkable, too!

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Well, at least some wheat in this one; pour is all tan creamy head at first. After a while the head sinks as the murky orange liquid rises. Small lacings.

S: Sweet caramell malt and bitter hops is obvious but the floral hops is what the smell is about; tropical fruit-salad-galore; grapefruit, pineapple, ripe oranges, lemon sezt, apricots and peaches.

T: Breadyness alongside with the sweetness in the caramell malt. Bitter hops are stronger and more dominant than in the smell, but still the floral hops is what this is about - the fruit-salad mentioned above is what this is about!

M: Full body and mild carbonation makes this a very smooth experience. Afterates lingers with both sweetness and bitterness as does a warming feeling from alcohol.

O: Well crafted and well balanced, eventhough the floralhops dominated. This is how I love a DIPA.

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Thurbo Double IPA from Oppigårds Bryggeri AB
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 40 ratings