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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

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Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my brother for sending me this bottle.

The beer pours a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma is very nice. I get a lot of pineapple and other tropical fruit, as well as some pine, resin and biscuit malt.

The flavor is also very nice. I get a lot of boozy pineapple notes with some pine and resin mixed in. There is some biscuit and toffee malt, as well as a decent amount of alcohol. The bitterness is about medium for the style.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of spdyfire83
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

20th Review – from notes
Bottle into NB snifter

L: Hazy, burnt orange and very cloud. 1.5 fingernail head on medium pour. Not what I was expecting, but looks good.

S: Hoppy, hoppy, and more hoppy. Sweet with a hint of floral aroma.

T: Hidden malt character straight to well-balanced (not too overpowering) hop flavors. Awesome!

M: Earthy and floral, but smooth. Thin finish down the palate.

O: Well put together IPA that is smooth and sweet start to finish. Good hop character and very nice.

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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 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 thagr81us
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to beeruser and funkydelic for sharing this one with me at one of our weekly tastings! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller flute. Poured a massively hazy yellow-orange with a minimal off-white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, and citrus hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, and orange zest. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good IIPA. I didn't know the alcohol going into this one and never would have guessed it either... No sign of it ANYWHERE in this brew which was nice. The aroma was pretty spot on for the style, while the flavor added some nice touches with the orange zest that I had not experienced before in an IIPA. Really made it quite enjoyable... A definite for any fan of the style without doubt.

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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 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 Lldeegan
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, light orange, peach puree color with a stark white head.

Gives off a tropical fruity nose with mango, pineapple and peach. Sweet citrus with touches of grass and pine.

Bright and sweet on the palate. Hints of caramel and pale malt, then orange zest and bright carbonation give it some lift mid-palate. Tropical fruits then come in and fade to a bitter, floral hop bite and a lingering, heavy booze finish.

Bright upfront and delivers the brawn of an “Imperial” style in the finish.

If the finish weren’t as heavy it would be very good with food, or for outdoor BBQ style drinking. However, it is still a DIPA, a sipper and complex and deserves your full attention.

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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 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 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 VelvetExtract
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a completely translucent Arnold Palmer Iced Tea hue. Nearly impossible to see the bubbles rising without holding this beer up to the light. A peach flesh tinted off-white head forms and retains. The head is about one finger high. Random patches of lacing hang from the glass.

S-This is quite a pungent beer. Sugar crusted candied grapefruit leads the way. A good slap of pine and some other juicy, sweet fruits as well (apricot, pineapple). Sugary caramel malt rounds out the aroma. Smells sticky.

T-Quite an assertive flavor profile here. The pine is a bit more aggressive on the tongue. Pine combines with the huge sugary grapefruit hops and delivers one big punch on the palate. This is an extremely dominating taste. Hops leaves some pretty memorable bitterness.

M-Heavier body. Sticky, resinous feel after each sip. The carbonation is bold but mildly refreshing. The bitterness clings to the taste buds. A big feel for a big beer.

O/D-Better than I was expecting. I am usually scared off by most things Mikkeller. I am glad I tried this however. Not my favorite flavor profile from a DIPA but I did enjoy the aggressive taste. At around $6.30 for a 12 oz. bottle, I believe it was worth the try. Puts a bit more faith into Mikkeller hoppy brews in my book. But that being said, I can get a 22 oz. bottle of Firestone Double Jack for around the same price, and that beer smokes this one. Without being too negative, my final thought on this collaboration beer: Worth a try and better than expected.

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Photo of MrKennedy
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased from Slowbeer and poured into a Mikkeller tulip glass.

Murky appearance, dishwater tinge to an orange colour. Pours with a finger of foam that halves when it settles. No glass lacing whatsoever.

Pine is the first smell that hits you, followed by fruit salad. Very fresh, full on.

Very hop forward flavour, fruity, fresh and flavoursome. Some bitterness, matched by a little malt. Interesting as it tastes like a DIPA, but has a nice intense hoppy flavour without a tonne of bitterness.

Nice and creamy feel to it, well balanced and quite drinkable.

Overall a very solid beer. Good flavour, drinkable, hoppy but not smashingly bitter. Shame it looks pretty ordinary, but hey, so does risotto and it tastes alright.

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Photo of byrdman16
4.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5 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 JayS2629
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Loads of pine and citrus in this hop bomb. Great caramel maltness and breadiness balances things out. An orange hued, light caramel toned drink with a thin white head that fades fast and leaves spotty lacing. Full nose of pine, green apples, pineapple, and citrus peel rides on top of sweet caramel and notes of honey. Delicious, creamy, and full of flavor. Slightly bitter bite of grapefruit, but well rounded and well balanced drink. Awesome.

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Photo of gford217
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle.

Pours a hazy golden orange with a smallish white head that sticks stubbornly to the glass and leaves spotty lacing.

The aroma is very sticky sweet with pithy grapefruit and pineapple dominating the nose. Mandarin oranges and some sweet caramel malts.

Massive lemon and pineapple sweetness up front, with oranges and grapefruit as well. Just a big sweet fruit cocktail flavor. Sweet sugary malts underneath but the finish is juicy as hell.

The mouthfeel is sticky sweet with soft carbonation and bitter with citrus hops, though it's more sweet than bitter.

In case you haven't noticed from my review, this is a seriously citrus-heavy DIPA that's not exactly drinkable but it's full of bold flavors and I kinda dig it.

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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 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 bylerteck
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at Ol Baren in Copenhagen on recommendation from the bar keep. From notes.

A - Eggshell 1.5 finger head on a hazy light copper body. No visible carbonation. Ring of white lacing, that is it.

S - Rich hops. Lovely fruitiness in the form of tropical sort of fruits. Resinous in the nose.

T - Slightly sweet then straight to bitter with a fruity hop profile following the nice sweet malt needed to make this balanced enough.

M - Light carbonation with a medium body works well. Sharp bite on the tongue with bitterness to finish.

D - Another great Danish IIPA. One or two would be more than enough considering the ABV, but it is highly drinkable with no alcohol to speak of in the taste. Nice stuff.

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Photo of baggio
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

[email protected]'s place. Thanks for sharing!

A: Golden with a nice, white, head.

S: Exotic fruit, Pine, Grass, Caramel.

T: Exotic fruit (Mango & Pineapple), Alcohol, Pine, Citric notes, Hint of caramel.

M: Quite smooth with medium carbonation ending with some much needed bitterness and some alcohol.

With a little less alcohol this would have been a winner. This is still a very good beer tho and goes down really easy! A good first brew from a new brewery!

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