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To Øl Dangerously Close To Stupid

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To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial IPA
Copenhagen N, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The next beer in the To Øl hop adventure is now a reality – we present to you Dangerously Close To Stupid. An Imperial IPA at 9,3 % ABV with a close to stupid amount of Citra and Centennial Hops in it. It is a bright crisp and super dry-hopped IIPA with a smooth and balanced body. To make a tight transition between the hop profile and the body we have removed all caramel malts and focused only on basis malts. This is resulting in a nice fresh Spring/Summer IIPA that has a Dangerously Close To Stupid drinkability. We have for a long time been wanting to do a pendant to the Final Frontier Double IPA, that has this rich caramel body and we think we nailed it Dangerously Close to Perfect with this one


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (8564) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2015
330 ml bottle. At the Pudel Baar, Tallinn, Estonia.
Hazy orange color with a small white head. Extremely unfresh hops and bitterness... unfortunately no idea of the bottling or BB date. The flavor is as unfresh as the aroma. Moderate bitterness and dry maltiness. A big disappointment.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (3953) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle 0.33l at home, Vantaa. Thanks to FatPhil! Enjoyed straight from the bottle. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, grape, hops, caramel and malts. OK, this is hoppy but not very enjoeyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (567) - Elche, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2015
Orange color with lots of hophaze and medium white head. Aroma has passion fruit, papaya, grapefruit, pine, citrus fruits and some resin. Medium body. Taste follows the aroma, really Centennial forward, lots of citrus fruits, with a good kick of tropical fruits and pine. Aftertaste is lsightly bitter, but I expected much more from "Dangerously Close To Stupid amount of hops beer". Really easy drinking, alcohol is not present whatsoever despite de 9.3% ABV. Really nice and "sessionable" dIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2775) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle at Dogstar Vienna . Hoppy melon and pine nicely bitter attractive lacing. Cool beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2349) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
A big big beer. Feeling all of its almost 10% alcohol after a few sips. Aromas are mostly citrus hops. Big citrus bitterness and maybe some booze coming through. Sweet maltiness too. Really good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (2102) - DENMARK - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle. Hazy yellow/orange with a large frothy off white head. Fruity nose; mango, apricot, citrus, passion fruit. The flavour has all the fruityness of the nose and some sugary sweetness and alcohol warmth. Light hay and dust too. Drinks ok for the abv.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (10485) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 9, 2015
courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy amber-orange beer with a long lasting white foam; nice lace; strong piney and resiney hoppiness; fair notes of peach too; full-bodied, a fair malt sweetness, velvety palate and a huge bitterness; very long resiney, peachy and apricot-ish hoppy finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (851) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle. Amber in colour, white solid head. Great aroma of flowers, citrus fruits, mango. In taste medium sweet from malts, very hoppy with big bitterness to balance it all. Great DIPA from To Ol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (3266) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle at April Tasting in Belgrade. Very pretty, soft haze, grapefruit. Small thick foam. Yeasty grapefruit. Soft citrus, fresh squeezed. Great body, only a touch sweet, lovely deep tart citrus. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (3240) - BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2015 To Öl’s best known IIPA, with Citra and Centennial. Milky, creamy, yellowish white, thin but surprisingly stable, soapy and clearly hops-enhanced head over a misty peach blonde beer with a deeply orange ’heart’, greenish hue on the sides and a fog of yeast floating below the surface; in adding the deposit, I get an even murkier orange colour. Pleasant, ’dank’ and ’green’ dry-hopped IPA aroma, a bit less pronounced than I’d expected, with suggestions of lemon cake, lemon ice cream, yellow grapefruit flesh, a whole bunch of summer field flowers, acacia honey, mandarin peel, bitter herbs, pineapple, soft biscuit, hints of whisky, pine resin, lavender soap, hemp oil, pear, raspberry and white bread. Quite intense, but balanced flavour opening with lively citrus peel, lending it some fraîcheur, paired with sour berries, pear and starfruit, perhaps a touch of pineapple, sweetish-sourish, sustained by a lightly minerally but softish carbonation; mouthfeel is supple and smooth but quite ’filling’ at the same time, stuffed with a pale malt sweet backbone with some honeyish traits. Early on, spicy hoppiness (and even umami taste) appears at the very beginning only to grow in strength towards the finish, resulting in a drying, deeply bittering (Centennial effect!), bit leafy and peppery, resiny and lightly citrussy ending, lasting for a very long time but still well in balance with the malt sweetness; a deeply ’heart-warming’, whisky-like alcohol effect also appears after swallowing, adding complexity rather than becoming a bore, though admittedly it does make its presence noticeable already in the middle, as a very lightly ’heating’ astringency on the top of the tongue. The deep, peppery Centennial bitterness lasts and lasts, uncompromizing and throat-drying. This beer feels like a compromise between biting in an orange and biting in a yellow grapefruit, it balances between seductively sweet and harshly bitter and performs this exercise to the point of perfection, yet it is the resiny bitterness which gets the final word; in fact, the deep hop bitter effect was still lingering in the back of my mouth the next morning. Uncompromising indeed, but this brewery’s quality stamp is clearly there. Everything is well-considered and well-balanced, this is a juicy, crisp, refreshing DIPA, just too bad for the ’mistiness’ in its appearance - I think this should have been cleared a bit more. Still, exemplary double IPA.


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