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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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7
For Trade:
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of ncstateplaya
2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
2.92/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Donnelly's Public House in Fairport, NY.

Pours a clear golden amber, with a small half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells kind of weird. There's a bit boozy presence, with some odd woodiness, some grapefruit and pine, and a lot of overly sweet malt.

I honestly don't understand why this gets the ratings it does, it's just not that good. There's some weird woody bitterness, tons of booze, rotten bitter fruit, grapefruit, passionfruit, orange, cedar, leafy hops, soap, and perfume. There are tons of flavors here, and they all clash, horribly. This tastes dirty, unclean, and just not well put together.

This is fairly thick bodied and syrupy mouthfeel-wise, not all that appealing for a Double IPA. Not drinkable, really, at all.

This was a really disappointing miss.

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Photo of duceswild
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of nickfl
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pured with one finger of white from on top of a hazy, dark golden body. The head collapses fairly quickly and leaves light traces of lace on the glass.

S - an earthy aroma of hops with notes of pine and sweat.

T - Toffee and red apple up front with some caramel creeping out. A touch of black licorice in the middle and some orange hop notes. Finishes with caramel apple and herbal hops as well as sights bitterness.

M - A moderately thick body, moderate carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.

D - Not bad, but not quite a world class dips. More English in character than I would have expected. Not one of the better hoppy beat from mikkelller.

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Photo of jdb288
3.44/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle - not sure of release date but this may have been a bit old. No points deducted for that in this review.

Muddy orange pour with small white head. Aroma is orange, bread. Taste is caramel, sweet malts. Lighter bodied and bitter finish. I’m sure this was splendid when fresh.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of vicsju1991
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

ob tap at eulogy in philadelphia, served in goblet
A - very ncie colour, decent hed, that stayed for a bit
S - pretty malty, ttle smell of hops in background
T - follows the nose, very malty ipa
M - easy to drink, little bit flat
O - decent ipa, not that great but definitely worth a try

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a brandy snifter. My bottle reads "OV-RAL IIPA" but I'm reviewing here rather than the Ov-Ral listing to the 10.5% ABV. The cap is stamped 9271204.

A: Fluffy (short-lived) head and murky amber-brown body that is translucent but not trasparent. Noticeable effervescence. Looks like a hefty ale.

S: Brettanomyces. Grapefruit. Passionfruit. Sugars.

T: Hmhmm. I'm pretty sure I like it. The sugar was correct -- it is rather sweet, sugary even, especially right up front. Then citrusy-bitter hops intrude, rather rudely, but not ineffectively. Towards the end of the taste, the funky yeast plays out, leaving you with a tangy finish. The alcohol is apparent, but usually only when you're looking for it. Still, there's something not quite great about it.

M: And that something might be the mouthfeel. It's occasionally sticky and rarely carbonated. Generally, it's largely malty, but rather than being chewy or smackworthy, it's just vaguely lumpy.

O: I mostly enjoyed it, but I probably wouldn't have another. There are a lot of great aspects, but also some significant flaws.

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Photo of dgilks
3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange colour with a small, short lasted white head.

Dank hop aroma with lots of grapefruit, mandarin and pine. Interesting.

Smooth malt with lots of hop character. Really, really fruity with plenty of citrus notes. A touch astringent but good on the whole.

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation. Fine.

A decent beer but ultimately it feels like a little bit of a let down with the flavours not quite gelling the way they should.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.62/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance: cloudy amber, thin off white head and lacing.
smell: Strong pine and citrus hops. Malt lurking in the background. Quite assertive.
taste: Like the nose but not quite up to it's standards. A little harsh and unbalanced.
overall: tasty and enjoyable, but many DIPA's I'd choose before it.

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Photo of SoPeL
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of facundoCNB
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy shade of orange to brown (top to bottom) with a finger of head which quickly dissipates. Smells like barley juice! Still getting some resinous pine notes in the nose, but mainly smells like lightly toasted malts, bready, barley.
The flavor is spot on with aroma.. Mostly barley, a bit of wood like- cedar flavor, bitter hops are still present but not very dominant over the malts. Like a ripe Barleywine.
Medium body with lower carbonation.
I'm sure this was excellent fresh, hell for what it's worth this makes for a hell I a tasty barley wine.. Not too sweet, not too bitter, complex enough grain bill to still stand out with age (who knows how old this bottle is).

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Photo of pigc
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy lemonish orange color with a finger head that fades quickly.

S - Citrus, orange, bready malts

T - First sip hits you with heavy malt followed by a wave of alcohol. Citrus and pine needle like hops seem to play second fiddle to the hops. Finish is somewhat dry.

M - Heavy and thick. Average carbonation.

O - I was hoping the hops would play a more dominant role. This beer seems to drink more like a hoppy barleywine than IIPA. Decent beer but overpriced IMO.

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Photo of bizzy54
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of shagal
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of cjac
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of bluesplit63
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of daveytheformer
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from notes.

Pours a hazy burnt orange with a decent sized white head that quickly fades to light lacing.

Smells syrupy like pine and citrus hops. Pretty pungent.

Tastes malty sweet with a lasting bitterness. Tastes fruity but with a big malt character as well.

Mouthfeel is a light medium with lots of carbonation.

Overall is good and am glad I got to try this.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: single finger off white head on a very murky golden amber body.

S: tart fruits, mostly red apple and pineapple with some herbal notes. little on the malt side.

T: very tart and fruity, almost like one of those multi-fruit not from concentrate juices with red apple, pineapple and orange. Bittering and floral hops in the finish. Has almost a root beer or cola note to it as well.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: the hops arent very strong. Nice fruit cocktail flavors and the right amount of bitter balance.

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Photo of TheBeerCarl
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: The beer is a nice caramel color with a golden yellow head. The head is fairly thick and stays for a little bit. The beer is cloudy and almost resembles a hefeweiss.

Smell: The first notes to hit you are grapefruit and pine and as the head wears down you get more of a bourbon, oak and malt character to it. The heat is slightly present in the nose. When it heats up it almost has a barley wine blend of malt and heat.

Taste: The flavor is thick and malty with some citrus up front and a piney residue. The flavor is almost watery with a lot up front and then just kind of washes clean with a tiny bit of lingering hops.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and rich mouthfeel with small bubbles up front and on the back of the palette.

Overall: Its a good beer and worth trying. I find that Mikkeller often does a really good job with their beers but they're nothing so amazing that its worth consistently paying the close to $10 per 12oz bottle for them.

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Photo of aasher
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This just arrived in Indy last weekend. Overall pours a light bodied very cloudy dingy gold in color with a one finger soapy white head. The nose is fresh and has a lot of citrus hoppiness going on. The tangerines are nice and there is a moderate malt sweetness. The flavors are instantly full of citrus and soap with a prevalent bitterness. It drinks light in body and is pretty dry. The bitterness lingers into the after taste. Overall the beer is pretty solid but nothing spectacular. It holds up to American IPAs pretty well.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very cloudy tan orange color, no head, barely any lacing.

S - Aroma makes up for the scary color. Dank fruity and piney hops - grapefruit, and light orange. Caramel doughy malt.

T - Follows the nose. Light doughy caramel sweetness underneath from start to finish with a very assertive hop presence: grapefruit and pine bitterness, light bubblegum, slight earth, and a very noticeable alcohol warming on the way down, especially after that first sip. Ends with a layer of wet, sweet malt and a lingering coating of peppery grapefruit and pine.

M - Medium body, slightly and still dry, bitterness is aggressive and lingering leaving the mouth with a coating of peppery grapefruit, oranges, and pine. The alcohol effervescence creates a layer of dryness over top of a wet palette.

O - Another high octane IBU palette trasher with Mikkeller's hand in the brew kettle. Plan on everything tasting like water after this beer. Powerful and aggressive.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brewed and bottled by Mikkeller and Tool at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium

Pours an almost clear orange amber with a fast fading white head.

Nose is unique. Smells like lemon chiffon and sweet walnuts; spiced orange with hints of sugared clove and sweet grass, all very perfumy. A truly unique nose.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, medium creamy with light carbonation and a high hop balance.

Flavors a very complex with a sweet bitter grapefruit/lemon merangue front palate that is long lasting that blends into a lemon oil mid palate and a grapefruit skin bitter assertive big finish. This is a complex drink and while complex and big you don't feel or taste the 10.5% alcohol.

Bitter finish goes on forever. This is one that really shows its character at room temperature.

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Photo of rudzud
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this at Julio's. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a wonderful hazy golden sun orange hue with a big, fluffy dense two finger off white head that faded to a thick quarter inch blanket. Not much left in the way of lacing.

S - Great aromas of pine forests and citrus (oranges, light grapefruit). Surprising amount of tropical notes here, very light pineapple and a surprisingly little amount of malt. Considering the ABV the lack of overwhelming maltyness is great.

T - Hmm..now thats a IIPA. Gone are the tropical pine forests (they are still there super faintly). In its place are sweet malts and a rather large amount of alcohol. Based off the nose and appearance I really had hoped for a non malty clean beer. Ah...oh well.

M - All things considered the mouthfeel isnt all that bad. The alcohol is present, but at this ABV it should be expected. Not syrupy but nicely carbonated.

O - Overall this isnt a bad beer. Great, great nose on such a high ABV IPA. Really wish that translated over to the taste though.

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4.06 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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