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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
To Øl
Denmark
to-ol.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
One of two sequels to the Mikkeller/To Øl collab “Overall IIPA”. The same beer base as Overall, but this time cleverly refermented with wild yeast (Primarily brettanomyces). The tart, funky and odorous aromas of the brett interact with the fruity and bitter palate of the IIPA and results in somewhat of a hybrid beer. This beer might be a reference to some Belgian classic, but you have to figure it out yourself…

Ingredients: Water, Malted barley, flaked oats, Hops (Simcoe, Centennial, Amarillo), Yeast and brettanomyces

Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium

Added by baggio on 11-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
89
Reviews:
44
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
10.1%
 
 
Wants:
6
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8
For Trade:
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 44
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of nickthegun12
4.82/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn this beer is great!

pours an orange to yellow hue...loose little head and splotchy lacing.

smell is complex!....grapefruit, pineapple, a little citrus.

the taste is the best ever!!...of all time out of anyone that has ever tried to do this style!...not overly bitter, in perfect balance....you can't even taste the heat from the 10.2% alcohol.

the feel is perfect!...kinda tingles around in your mouth for a few minutes.

overall this has to be the absolutely best ipa i've ever had in my entire life!

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Photo of cantfindme
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Jslay013
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Lee45102
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of byrdman16
4.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

WOW...me likes. This one gives my fav ipa (stone) a run for its money. Pours hazy and golden. Half inch white head. Spotty lacing. TONS of grapefruit and citrus in the nose, mouth, everywhere! Faint malt flavor comes in at the end, and is more apparent when the beer warms. Alcohol is well hidden, in other words, this beer will bite you in the ass if you aren't aware of the high alcohol vol. Well balanced beer. Unlike many IIPA's or imperials it is NOT too malty and is dominated by floral, crisp, hop goodness!!!

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.64/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 11.2oz bottle in a trade with Dawson's Liquor in Severna Park, MD and poured it into a pint glass - thanks fellas!

A: Pours a murky straw-like hue, no head and no lacing; looking similar to an unfiltered apple juice or cider.

S: Bready malt up front, a hint of rye as well, tropical fruit and a good dose of pungent citrusy hop at the end.

T: Extremely well balanced - the malt and hop have made a perfect union in this one. I also get some flavors of black tea, fruity esters, fennel, sweet carmel and toasted grains. The incredible citrusy hop, though balanced perfectly, is the dominant flavor and runs the show. Also - where's the booze at!? At 10.5% it's hardly detectable making this not only an amazing DIPA, but a dangerous one as well.

M/D: Solid medium-bodied ale that is lightly carbonated which lends perfectly to the overall mouthfeel and flavor; the hop is oily and coats the mouth leaving a lasting bitterness that is nice. As mentioned above - there is hardly a trace of alcohol, which makes these go down like a standard IPA, but 3 in your head starts to realize it's a 10.5 not a 7%'r.

Overall a truly phenomenal DIPA - one of the best i've ever had, and I live in the land of DIPA's.

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Photo of Jayurajun
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Rich aroma is strongly hoppy with a firm citrus undertone that is mainly orange with a note of grapefruit. It pours a hazy dark honey-amber with a fairly thick off-white head. Strong flavor is, no surprise, mainly hoppy yet minimally bitter and has a firm note of sweet citrus plus a sour touch - very tasty. Rough texture is quite fizzy and leaves a hoppy, citrus tingle behind. A must if you like good IPAs!

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Photo of let8it8grow
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of wolfeman007
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of polishkaz
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of beergoot
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy (appears to be an unfiltered ale), honey-gold body with a thick, sticky head that clings to the glass.

Rich malt grains mix well with a spicy hop aroma. Notes of caramel and sugar cookies with hints of orange and other citrus fruits.

Strong bread-like taste; biscuit and honey; slight raisin and currant notes. Smooth yet vibrant bitterness shows up midway through the taste and lingers nicely through the finish.

Big-bodied in mouthfeel. Chewy, wet, and smooth with a nice, fine-bubble carbonation tickle on the tongue.

This beer comes across big and beautiful. Well-balanced with a great complexity in flavors and aromas. The alcohol content is deceptively low-key. Certainly not a session beer, yet sipping away at a couple over an afternoon or evening would be a most joyful experience.

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Photo of kmos27
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of sneaks2210
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of smithj4
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of drpimento
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Whoaaa! What a beer! I let it warm up a bit out of the fridge. It poured with a huge, foamy, frothy, sudsy, cream colored head that mostly settled down and lots of clingy lace. Color is a cloudy medium amber with plenty of bubble trails. Aroma is a heady whiff of very fresh poetent hops, malt, fruits, caramel, and a faint fleeting hint of solvent. Flavor is much the same. Great body and carbonation. Finish is very long and like flavor. Too rich and strong (although no sense of alcohol) to be a session.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that has reduced and left a nice thick lacing on the side of the glass. It is a super foggy orange amber with no visitbility, but there is signs of carbonation at the top of the side of the glass.

Smell: citrus, grapefruit, tangerine, bready, caramel, resiny, pungent, and sweet malts. Smells good.

Taste: citrus and sweet malts up front. The high alcohol is noticeable, but very tastey at the same time. The bitterness of the hops balances out with the sweetness of the malts.

Mouthfeel: smooth, full bodied, boozy, medium carbonation, and easy to drink.

Overall: A very nice DIPA to add to the collection. Limited release colaboration is a bummer. Hope they make more because this is a keeper.

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Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a nice hazy gold/orange, nice creamy white head. Leaves some decent lace behind.

Grapefruit and bready malt make up most of the smell. Light for such a heavy brew.

Daaaang! This is one nice IIPA. Grapefruit, cumquat and country white bread start this beast off. Some mineral and pine notes follow, with a smooth, slightly hot finish. Well balanced, but better hop profile than most of the other IPA or IIPA's Mikkeller is involved in.

I loved this beer. 'Nuff said.

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Photo of avalon07
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an orange color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A hugely hoppy aroma, with some citrus thrown in as well.

T: Like the aroma, the taste was dominated by hops (as it should be with a DIPA). Also had a strong citrus presence, along with malt and a hint of pine. A powerful, complex, enjoyable flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a clean, smooth, somewhat bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

O: One of the best examples of a European brewery getting the DIPA absolutely right. A totally drinkable beer.

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Photo of oberon
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first beer form this Danish brewery.Poured into an oversized wine glass a hazed lemon infused peach color with a rather large white head,it just has the look of hop juice just murky and mysterious.Sharp pithy grapefruit and overripe mango aromas mixed with sweet alcohol,the unlike way to many of the style is dominated by hops with sweetness underneath.Grapefruit rind x 10 hits the palate with some nice mango anf pineaaple flavors to round the hop component,it has a sweet alcohol edge but it never overpowers.This is in your face hop juice and I love it,the Danes make some damn good Double IPA's.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BigDiesel
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of guytyping
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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