Whirl Domination
To Øl

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,402
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #22,151
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 6.85%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
18
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To Øl
 
Denmark
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  2
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: Brewed and packaged by Mikkeller Brewing Co., San Diego, CA, under contract from To Øl. Hazy IPA with Idaho 7, Simcoe, Mosaic, and Citra.

European version brewed at To Øl City in Denmark.
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misteil from Ireland

3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

look: two finger rocky white head with good retention and a fair bit of lacing, beer is a super murky opaque straw colour little sediment at the bottom of the glass.

smell: smells nice enough, hint of white bread and biscuit malt, quite dank, resinous hop aroma, pine, but also sweet juicy fruit aroma, orange and mango, especially mango, let’s see what happens.

taste: pretty good, nice biscuity malt on the opening, caramel, quite sweet, lot of mango, some orange, orange pith, pink grapefruit, really dank, lil resinous hop flavour, quite floral, medium bitterness on the finish, sweet fruit flavours linger, good.

feel: medium bodied, light carbonation, quite smooth, lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue.

overall: a good not great ipa here, little disappointed because to øl set such a high standard with their beers, however by all means this is a good ipa, and beer no.2 of christmas day 2020, woo.

Dec 25, 2020
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Bierschenker from Belgium

4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up at a supermarket in Stein (NL), So I'm having the EU version.

Served in my "Seef" tumbler.
Atmospheric candied tropical fruit (papaya).
The head come up very strong while pouring, but vanishes directly (one day I really am going to wash these by hand). Leaves some messy bubbles on top of a banana juice resembling liquid.
Scent gives citrus with passion fruit, pomegranate, papaya and pineapple in combination with vanilla and dough. The undertone is peppery / earthy.
Taste isn't as fruity is I expected, it's mostly malts (bread and thick dough) with citrus hopps.
The aftertase brings forwards the tropical fruit a bit and some of the pepper. Hints of grass and mint as well. Becomes more dry as it lingers. Halfway through the hoppy bitterness intensifies.
Mouthfeel is thick/chewy, as I would expect from a banana juice ;-)


Quite pleased with the find.

Aug 16, 2020
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light orange with soft head.

Smell is fruity and citrusy with notes of grass, pine and melon.

Taste is piney and citrusy, with notes of grapefruit peel and grass. Nice biscuity malt and very crisp and balanced with a moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a nice, balanced IPA.

Apr 14, 2020
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superspak from Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 9/19/2019. Pours opaquely hazy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, wood, mint, peppercorn, pine, wheat, white bread dough, biscuit, light toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, wood, mint, peppercorn, pine, wheat, white bread dough, biscuit, light toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Mild pine, citrus peel/zest, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, peppercorn, pine, wheat, white bread dough, biscuit, light toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Excellent complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, fairly sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.2%. Overall this is an excellent NEIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and pretty refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/resinous/drying finish. Great soft feel for the style. Awesome Idaho 7, Simcoe, Mosaic, and Citra profile. Very juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hops; with a perfectly balanced wheat/oat/malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressively spot on style example as expected. No complaints.

Oct 28, 2019
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Roguer from Georgia

3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thickly hazy, almost perfectly opaque brew. Very good head production, with absolutely astonishing retention and lacing, with a thick off-white cap of foam covering a peachy, dark lemon-yellow body 15-20 minutes after the pour.

Juicy and herbal nose, unsurprisingly implying modern hop varietals, most likely Australian and New Zealand (and perhaps Citra and/or Mosaic). There is also a pungent earthy tone, not unlike dirt or truffles, to go along with mango, pineapple, oregano, pepper, lemon, grapefruit, citrus rind, mandarin orange, star fruit, peach, berries, and cream. Lovely nose, but that minor earthy tone throws it off a touch.

Can't quite deliver on the palate. It's a touch watery, and although it's somewhat creamy, there's quite a bit of sting as well. Mango, papaya, pepper, peach, and lemon make their way onto the profile, along with pale malt grains and honey, but the overall profile is weak, lacking any punch or depth.

It's by no means an unenjoyable brew, but once you get past the appearance and the nose, there's nothing that makes it stand out as great, or even much above average. Per style, I would call this a drinkable and acceptable, but thoroughly unremarkable, take on a New England IPA, and well below the quality To Øl can produce.

Oct 13, 2019
Whirl Domination from To Øl
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 18 ratings