Thurbo Double IPA
Oppigårds Bryggeri AB

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From:
Oppigårds Bryggeri AB
 
Sweden
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,293
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,055
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 10.19%
Ratings:
43
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 22, 2020
Added:
Aug 23, 2013
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  11
SCORE
91
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4.2 by Daniel_Mott from Sweden on Aug 22, 2020
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4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by rex_4539 from Greece

L: Slightly hazy amber color, quarter finger white head, thin lacing, light carbonation.

S: Hops, hops, hops. Smells wonderful.

T: Hops, hops, hops. Delicious!

F: Medium bodied, full of hop flavor.

O: Very good West Coast DIPA. Well done.

Apr 03, 2020
 
4 by paulish from New York on Jan 09, 2020
 
3.51 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut on Jan 19, 2019
 
3.96 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Aug 24, 2018
 
4.3 by stephenlee from England on Jan 18, 2018
 
4.06 by scottspencer from Indiana on Oct 31, 2016
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4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
by Chylenski from Sweden

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.

Sep 08, 2016
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4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by fridayletmedown from Sweden

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.

Jun 19, 2016
 
4.25 by satagajr from Connecticut on Mar 27, 2016
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4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Hallu from France

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.

Mar 04, 2016
 
2.5 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Feb 19, 2016
 
3.82 by MathiasO from Sweden on Feb 13, 2016
 
4.02 by mytu420 from Romania on Jan 18, 2016
 
3.98 by dcmchew from Romania on Jan 05, 2016
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4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Bruno74200 from France

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

Jan 04, 2016
 
4.67 by diawol from Sweden on Apr 25, 2015
 
4.18 by leitmotif from Romania on Mar 20, 2015
 
3.95 by Waggman from Sweden on Mar 17, 2015
 
4 by Ciocanelu from Romania on Mar 16, 2015
 
4.34 by Alex-Alkis from Sweden on Jan 02, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
by aleigator from Germany

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.

Nov 28, 2014
 
3 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Nov 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
by sven_nilsson from Sweden

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.

Sep 20, 2014
 
4.25 by TheGent from New Jersey on Aug 25, 2014
 
4.52 by Petter on Aug 22, 2014
 
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by LagerCognoscenti from England

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

Aug 13, 2014
 
4 by Florya from Norway on Aug 11, 2014
 
3.5 by silamikanico from Sweden on Aug 10, 2014
 
4.25 by psoriasaurus from Thailand on Jul 25, 2014
 
4.25 by jondavidsson from Sweden on Mar 07, 2014
 
4 by benghan from Sweden on Mar 04, 2014
 
4 by Goofster from Sweden on Feb 22, 2014
 
4.25 by aztraz from Sweden on Oct 25, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by bark from Sweden

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!

Oct 10, 2013
 
3.75 by simont1 from Sweden on Oct 04, 2013
 
4.25 by JamFuel from Sweden on Sep 28, 2013
Thurbo Double IPA from Oppigårds Bryggeri AB
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 43 ratings