Dangerously Close To Stupid Amount of Banana | To Øl

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3.91/5
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Brewed by:
To Øl
Denmark
to-ol.dk

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A double IPA with a dangerously close to stupid amount of hops and a strength to match. It’s far too easy to drink thanks to all the delicious fruity flavours provided by the Citra and Centennial dry hopping. Amounts of Banana is a To Øl summer release for 2018, a fruit packed version of the original. It’s banana heaven, made for the laziest of summer days. Sip with caution unless you can handle your exotic hop explosions with ease.

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3
Ratings:
5
pDev:
16.11%
 
 
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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a really beautiful shade of gold with bright white head with heavy lacing.

Aroma is very tropical. No particular fruit sticks out, but very tropical. Banana doesn’t dominate.

Taste is strange. Fruitiness, maltiness, and candied sugar. There’s definitely banana, but not the banana flavor you’d associate with a Hefeweizen. It has a fair amount of much fresher banana with some green on the peel. Not super hoppy. More like a Belgian pale ale to me because the banana/fruitiness neutralizes the hoppiness but not in a bad way. Tasty and strange.

Mouthfeel is maybe the strangest part to me. It’s somehow both crisp and kind of thick? I think? Medium to low carbonation.

Overall this is a super strange and refreshing beer. It doesn’t taste like an IPA to me. Tastes more like a Belgian pale ale to me, and that isn’t a bad thing.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml can into tulip glass, best before 7/4/2019. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden/amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, banana, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, light pepper, pine, honey, toasted biscuit, light caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, bananas, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, banana, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, light pepper, pine, honey, toasted biscuit, light caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, banana, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, pepper, pine, honey, toasted biscuit, light caramel, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, bananas, and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mildly increasing warmth of 9.3% after the finish. Overall this is an awesome fruited DIPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, bananas, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the ABV with the mellowly bitter/resinous/drying finish, not aggressive. Was not sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. The banana fits in just like any other tropical fruit, against a great Centennial/Citra hop profile. Not overwhelming at all. Very juicy and lightly dank/earthy hops/fruit; great bready malt backbone, mild residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and well made style example for being as unique as it was.

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3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a weird one for sure, i dont know if it is actually made with banana, or if its designed with hops to mimic banana, it doesnt seem overly fruit, no matter how they have done it, its definitely big ipa first, with a little more malt to it than many of these, especially nowadays, where all the grain seems to have dropped out of the stronger ipa types. i have to confess i dont get a ton of banana, maybe a baked banana bread or something with the grain and the hops together, body and sweetness to it, definitely some citra hops in here, minerals, the classic yeast in so many of the beers these guys make, maybe a little green banana thing and an ester that fits with that, but it seems like more of a trick of the senses than real bananas, although i havent had many beers actually made with them, and dont really know how they respond in fermentation. either way, its a very tasty brew, a little sweet, citrusy, with a balancing malt base and quite a lot of character. a little harshly boozy though, feel like a lot after a little bit, but i appreciate what these guys are doing. id love to know more about the beers in this series and how they are made. neat banana finish, i suspect there is some real fruit in here, if not, they fooled me.

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Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 5 ratings