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Final Frontier IIPA | To Øl

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3.81/5
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96 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
To Øl
Denmark
to-ol.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is it! The sequel to the hop success of First Frontier. This beer is the final in every way. We recommend it as the final of your evening! This is an extremely potent and yet well balanced Double India Pale Ale. This beer is well suited in extreme environments, whether it be Siberian winter, Volcano eruptions on Java, Danish earthquakes (They exist!) or rush hour. This beer is seeking out frontiers and built for the test.

Ingredients: Water, barley malt, flaked oats, Hops (Simcoe, Centennial, Columbus) and yeast.

Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium

Added by digita7693 on 11-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,983
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
96
pDev:
11.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy amber orange color with a thick beige head with excellent retention and leaving laces.
Aroma with notes of caramel, some pine, lychees and grapefruit. Below expectations.
Flavor with notes of grapefruit, toasted and caramel malts, pine, hint of booze, candy, oat and lots of resin and tangerine. Quite dry aftertaste with a long lasting bitterness.
Medium body with appropriated carbonation. A bit sticky. Alcohol of 9% is felt but not harsh.
Potent American DIPA, very resiny, but a bit overdone with the caramel malt. Assertive, definitely not complex.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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330ml bottle - we've had the First and the Southern Frontier, now comes the Final - how Star Trekkish!

This beer pours a mostly clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with two chubby fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some splendid cobwebbed lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of bready, lightly pastry-like caramel malt, muddled orange and grapefruit citrus peel, a decent tropical fruitiness, Pez candies, and further leafy, piney, and well-perfumed hop bitters. The taste is semi-sweet, grainy caramel malt, a bit of biscuity toffee, some hard water chalkiness, mixed and matched domestic and tropical fruit esters, and more sort of robust piney, leafy, weedy, and now faintly booze-tinged hops.

The carbonation is fairly tame in intensity, but more upbeat in its playful frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and more or less smooth, both the hops and shy-ass alcohol taking a pass on ruining our day at this point in time. It finishes off-dry, the malt still keepin' it real, while the various hops kick their virtual cans about, and the booze, well, we're starting to get a little worried about it, not calling home, and all that.

Wow, a pretty heady, and yet eminently enjoyable version of the style - I'm getting all the metrics I expect (sturdy base malt, Choose Your Own Adventure hops), some I don't (the Vermont-evocative chalky thing), and all under the non-existent umbrella of an elevated ABV. Yup, this is some good, good stuff.

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Final Frontier IIPA from To Øl
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 96 ratings
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