First Frontier IPA | To Øl

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95 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
To Øl
Denmark
to-ol.dk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, oats, hops (Warrior, Simcoe, Centennial), yeast.

Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

Added by bark on 03-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
95
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
10.18%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of bark
2.51/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The pale yellow head is very high, firm and compact. The liquid is almost clear (the beer is bottle conditioned), the colour is pale amber. Lots of lacing.

The smell is hoppy, fat and bitter with some grapefruits, but also some stale-earthy notes and a hint of sour milk.

The taste is bitter-sweet with some hoppy-citric flavours. The bitterness is quite light for an American IPA. Some earthy flavours that make me think of tree sap, almonds and ripe flowers. The aftertaste is hoppy with hints of sap, a stale sweetness and a bitterness that borders to sour. Almonds in the finish.

The carbonation is light, the bubbles soft and small. The liquid is thick and sticky.

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Photo of Bloodbuzz99
2.58/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Wow, I love big ipas but this has no balance. all bitter and no taste. Palate buster. If you like lagunitas beers, you will like this. Oily and resiny, what i envision drinking Pledge to be like. Will not be back again, should have stuck with Burton Baton and Hopslam.

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.14/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. Shaker glass. Enjoyed @ Freiburg (Barcelona). Brass color, chill haze appearance. Off-white froth creates a creamy crown that leaves a rocky top & a wide ring on sides while dissipated. Aromas of gentle citrics & resins. Malty upfront, subtle funky & spicy touch. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Hints of chocolate in the middle rounded by citric notes & orange juice touch provides an astringent sensation. Sweet/bitter finish. Pineapple & resins arise on the aftertaste. ABV well masked is just shown as a kind heat into the finish.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Corson
3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbaker67
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stearns16
3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A foreign IPA with an American twist to it.

Right off the pour my entire Stone pint glass filled with a massive white head - it went down quickly but left traces all over the top of the glass.

Has grapefruit/flowery scent but more of a malty taste at first sip. After taste is dry and very bitter.

Overall, a decent IPA - wish it had been a little fresher.

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3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a dirty beige color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine hops is interesting. Taste is a mix between some citrus and pine hoppy notes with some lightly unrefined cereal notes. Body is quite full with good bottle conditioning and good carbonation. Overall, I though this was OK thought the balance between the cereal and the hops is a bit off.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.52/5  rDev -8.1%

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First Frontier IPA from To Øl
3.83 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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