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To l Baltic Frontier Seabuckthorn IPA

To l
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Fruit Beer
Copenhagen N, Denmark
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
This puppy is an IPA beaten with juniper berries and sea-buckthorn and trashed with hops. It is a celebration of a potent beer culture shared between scandinavia and the baltic region. Ingredients: Water, Malt, Seabuckthorn, Hops (Centennial, Columbus and Cluster), Juniper Berries and Yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HPDalen (194) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2016
Floral, citrus and resin aroma - really quite refreshing. Colour is spectacular, deep orange with a solid, white head. Sour and bitter flavour, both citrus, grapefruit and orange. Medium body, quite lively, sour finish. A very interesting beer, definitely not your average IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vinx (105) - ITALY - JUN 7, 2016
The aroma is that of centennial: resin above all (just adore it!), citrus, some tropical fruit hints... Its just like smelling some fresh hop. Hazy light amber color, medium white foam. I cant smell the juniper berries but they show up while tasting with their peculiar sour character (which I actually dont love in a hop-forward beer). Medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, thin feel, lively carbonation, astringent finish. I think it wouldve been better without the berries since they dont give any complexity but they just increase the sharpness of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nosajhongkong (9) - HONG KONG - MAY 18, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2016 0,33L bottle from Craftissimo at Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Appearance: Pours a hazy, orange colour (from the seabuckthorn?) Medium and foamy white head which slowly fades away and leaves lacing on the glass. Aroma: Blossom and floral aromas from the Centennial hop. Refreshing berry smell from the juniper with notes of peach, tangerine, grapefruit and pine. Taste: Fruity and zesty flavour at first. Then the powerful sourness and bitterness from the seabuckthorn and juniper dominate the rest of the taste. Palate: Medium to full body with sticky mouthfeel. The carbonation is moderate with sour and bitter juniper aftertaste surrounding the mouth and throat. I am totally amazed by the juniper and seabuckthorn flavours which have blended in perfectly with the Centennial and Columbus hops to provide subtle bitterness and rich aromas. They have elevated this fruity IPA to another level. Looking forward to tasting more innovative and mind-blowing beers from To Ol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmargarucci (251) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - APR 4, 2016
Pours a cloudy pale orange. Aroma is filled with flowery hops and sour berries. Has a full mouth feel. Hop grapefruit bitterness quickly subsides to sour berries. Interesting and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (2060) - CROATIA - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Shared with Miro. Pours orange with medium white head. Sourish fruity, grapefruit, bit zesty. Bitterish finish. Refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (5062) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2016
Hazy blond colour. Intense aroma. Fruity, zesty a little bit herbal. Flavour has tart berry and grapefruit juice and a bitter pithy finish. Complex interesting and very intense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatusBeer (339) - Koice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 10, 2016
Tap at pokhoi. Dark orange colour with white head off. Aroma of citrus fruits, spicy. Taste of orange, grapefruit, sour body, light bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (1243) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 20, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2016 Unique bread dough aroma in a cloudy amber pour. Different taste too. Totally different from any IPA Ive had before - with tart berry and woody body and dry finish. Variety is the spice of life for sure (I like).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (13054) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
On tap at Bs Craft Beer Lounge, pours s cloudy opaque yellowish orange with a tiny head. Aroma is quite dry, with lots of pithy notes from the seabuckthorn, tart citrus and light hoppy astringency. Flavour is fruity and tart, with pith upfront from the seabuckthorn, tartness from the berries and medium funk. Not terribly cohesive, with a lot of earthy yeast ones. Not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (11085) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle - Bright sour citrus peel. Cloudy gold with a small white head. Herbal and bitter tart peel. Herbal and tart, but not great.

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