Dangerously Close To Stupid | To Øl

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Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Spring

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Added by StJamesGate on 06-07-2013

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Photo of mynie
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Mikkeller and Friends in Iceland.

Pours hazy, honey colored. Smells exquisitely hopped, a wonderful balance of tropical fruit, pine, and spritely white wine against a distinctly scandavian malt base (am I just hallucinating that, or do other people get what I'm spitting?)

Tastes, thankfully, like it smells: big, bursty, wonderfully variegated hop profile balanced wonderfully against malt.

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Photo of BigBry
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle. Looks interesting, can't wait to try it.
This beer poured cloudy, light copper orange. Hard pour created a tall tannish head. Good retention and patches of lace.
Smells of fruity hops, grapefruit, pineapple.
The taste has lots of the same hoppy qualities, but actually isn't as bitter as I was expecting. Solid malt base, citrus hops, grapefruit, pineapple, finishes with more floral, leafy hops.
The carbonation enough to keep it refreshing, but not too fizzy.
Medium towards heavy body. Alcohol is well hidden, smooth, dry finish.
Super hoppy DIPA, but well balanced, not overly 'burning' bitterness.

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Photo of TheBrewo
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

We pour this one off into our Crooked Stave snifters. It shows off a dusty apricot juice coloring and sports a one and a half finger tall head of French vanilla colored bubbles. This retains very well, eventually leaving sticky, crystalline ridges of lacing around our glasses. A dense haze reduces clarity, with specs of sediment suspended towards the bottom of the glass. Carbonation appears to be light. The aroma gives bright citric, soapy, and floral hoppiness, chlorine chemicals, white sugar, wet cucumber slices, warming peppery booziness, vanilla extract, pale toasty grain, with light crystal and caramel maltiness, rosewater, balsa wood, buttery diacetyls, sugary apple juiciness, basement musk, and salted walnuts. The flavoring comes through with fresh tangerine and lemon skins and oils of a heavy citric hoppiness, tiger balm, granular white sugar, unsweetened lemon tea tannins, plastic buttons, maltiness of crystals, pales, and sweaty caramels, warm wax, honey, birch bark, fusel booze, mulled cherry flesh, perfumed florals, soft plastics, aluminum, old melon, and a salted seaweediness. The aftertaste shows off a much soapier, and more bittering hop, but it remains mixed well and balanced by the inherent sweetness of this one’s grain bill. The body is thinly medium, and the carbonation is lightly contributory. Each sip gives nice slurp and smack, but with lesser creaminess or frothiness to substantiate it. The mouth is coated and puckered, with a final tannic dryness to see you off. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks back well.

Overall, this is a well-rounded beer. There were no real surprises. While citrus was a large component of the hop profile, it was the saturating floral inclusions that stuck out in our memory. Very distinct. It did tend to fade out towards the back of the sip, leaving the final taste on your palate a bit muddied and dulled. As embarrassing as this is to admit, this is the first beer we’ve had from these guys. We know they’re a Scandinavian powerhouse, but just haven’t had the opportunity until now. This is a fine example of the style, and gives you a variety of hops to hang your hat on. It is clean, highly drinkable for the abv, and surely worth the try.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

And its with a plethora of fruit flavor that leads this highly creative ale- rooted in the American IPA style, its taste and flavor prefers the fruitier "late-stage" hops over that of the deeply bittered IPAs of yesterday.

Its appearance is hazy, honey-amber as the beer floats a creamy bone-white foam. Its long lasting creaminess trails with broken rings of lace that denote each sip. Its simply a strong looking beer that might be mistaken for orange juice.

Its strong aromatic presence is partly citrusy, partly tropical and partly wine-like as its floral bouquet opens up with notions of honey suckle as the scent of oranges, red grapefruit, pineapple, mangoes, apricots, juniper, white grape and passion fruit all play a part in its complex appetizing effects. Lightly grassy with a zesty lemon character ensures a crisp and clean cilantro effect heading into taste.

Opening with a fruit juice-type flavor, the tart and zesty taste of orange juice, grapefruit juice and tropical fruit juice all come out to play. But with the firm underpinning of lightly bready and powdered malt taste, the fruit locks onto the grain with confidence, just as the hops gain control. The beer's stride hits with all the tropical, citrus, orchard and vine-ripened fruits with a juicy and fresh bitter-sweet taste Nearly teeth-grinding, its "Sweetheart" flavor is as irresistible as it is irritating.

Medium-light on the mouth, the beer's arid and at times, creamy carbonation leads to a fleeting sweet, arid dry citrus-type bitterness and seems to hide the alcohol very well even at near-10% abv. Sneakingly warm as it closes, an aftertaste of citrus, wine, and pine meld seamlessly into the next sip.

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Photo of Daniellehto
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle poured into a tulip.
Very cloudy, orange in color and a nice thick foam.

On the nose it gives you a fair warning of what to expect from this beer, tropical fruits such as pineapple, mango, orange, grapefruit could surely be in this juice blend.

Very juicy and fruity DIPA with a pretty sharp bitterness.
The exotic fruits is definitely present just like on the nose, sweetness from mango/pineapple and orange/grape on the citrus parts. Alcohol is well masked and the bitterness rounds off well.

The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, goes down easy. Once again the beer makes you think that this might be a glas of juice.

Overall a very nice DIPA, well crafted and very nice on both nose, pallate and mouth. What brings the overall score down for me was that it stopped suprising you really quick. You experienced the beer in 3-5 sips and then it had nothing new to offer.

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Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BRB1978
4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of interistacanadese
4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EastBay_Nick
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of dandaugherty1221
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of SjConroy
4.8/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of innominat
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of fionn13
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of stephenlee
4.73/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jtladner
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. One of the better, and more amusing conceits when dealing with attempts at approaching the hop horizon.

This beer pours a rather cloudy, dark bruised apricot amber hue, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly pale tan head, which leaves layered swaths of patchy soapscum lace around the glass as it slowly melts away.

It smells of broad tropical fruit notes - white grapefruit, mango, ripe pineapple, and gooseberries - bready, somewhat crackery caramel malt, pine resin, an edgy leafiness, and bitter vegetal spruce tips - it's hoppy, all right! The taste is much more sweet than the nose let on - gritty caramel/toffee malt, golden sugar, all manner of sugary domestic and foreign fruit (blood orange, pineapple, overripe mango, mostly), a mixed forest floor detritus green bitterness, of pine, of leaf, and of wet twig alike. A twinge of metallic booze nestles its way in at the first sign of room temperature seeping in.

The carbonation is fairly understated in its sub-palatal fizziness, but supportive all the same, the body a sturdy medium-heavy weight, and actually rather smooth, the hops and alcohol sort of cancelling each other out, or something. It finishes well off-dry, the malt and the fruitiness of the hops still really taking it to the wannabe bitterness here.

An admirable college try at an overly hoppy DIPA, but in the end, the choice of input hops seems to comment more on the end result, than the particular amount of them. Fruitiness trumps bitterness, and suddenly 'dangerous' or 'stupid' no longer seem all that appropriate as descriptors. Doesn't mean that it isn't pleasantly quaffable, IMHO, especially with the well-hidden big ABV.

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Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of SamuelR
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of migleskun
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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