To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Copenhagen N, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
English: The thing about First Frontier is the hops. Easy… This is an IPA “the American way”, no sticky-sweet malt profile, just the real deal potent and aromatic hops. The result is a refreshingly dry, fresh and bitter IPA, heavily dryhopped with the three American hop varieties warrior, simcoe and centennial, dealing a punch of citrus, peach and grapefruit from the deepest of our hearts directly to ya face. Just added a bit of caramel malt; merely to harness and balance the alcohol. ”We all got pieces of crazy in us, some bigger pieces than other”

Danish: Udgangspunktet for First Frontier er at skabe en IPA ”the american way”, uden en kvalm sød maltprofil, der fjerner fokus fra det IPA egentlig handler om, nemlig potent og aromatisk humle. Resultatet er en dejlig tør, frisk og bitter IPA, der er hårdt tørhumlet med de tre amerikanske humlesorter Warrior, Simcoe og Centennial, som giver noter af citrus, fersken og grapefrugt. Tilføjet er en smule karamel malt, der blot er tilstede for at tøjle og afbalancere alkoholen, der befinder sig på 7,1%. ”We all got pieces of crazy in us, some bigger pieces than other”
Ingredienser: Vand, Malt, Havre, Humle (Warrior, Simcoe, Centennial), gær.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2013
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe, drunk today. Hazy gold, with a bit of suspended sediment. Pours very thick white head, with small bubbles, persisting well as full covering, right to the end. Med carb. Aroma - Reasonably pleasant; not that strong. Bittersweet citrus, pink & white grapefruit, orange, bit of tropical, floral, faint yeast. Taste - Mid to strong bitter, quite strong DRY citrus; white grapefruit, some orange. Some grassy, green, polleny, hop oil & floral notes. Lightly spicy (more so on finish). Just a touch of creamy malt. Strongly bitter residues, with little flavour, persisting for a long time on aftertaste. Med-light body, lightly creamy and quite astringent. Nice hops in there and would be a good IPA, if it wasn’t quite so bitter: Just a bit too much for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Holy head, 3-4 finger head, off white creamy, hazy darker golden color, fruity citrus aroma, nice bitter finish not too overpowering, nicely done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fantti (917) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin vaalean oranssina, vaahto on todella iso ja pilvinen. Haju on päärynäinen, mangoinen, pihkainen, havuinen ja greippinen sekä hieman puinen. Kaiken kaikkiaan valtavasti hedelmää löytyy hajusta. Maku on mieto, ja siitä löytyy havua, puumaista humalointia ja greippiä. Suutuntuma on mieto ennen miellyttävän humaloinnin iskemistä. Kokonaisuutena tämä on upean hajuinen, mutta melko miedon makuinen IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Honeyed cereals and flower petals placed on tropical fruit lead to a dominating coniferous hop forest.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-Sizeable foam atop cloudy pale amber.
-A bit too much yeast in the bottle, even when letting the bottle stand for weeks.
-Intense, but not as clearly defined.
-High carbonation produces beautiful head, but also obfuscates the flavor profile as well.
-The aroma offers nuance, but the flavor profile is all pine and bubbles.
-This is a flavorful, but rough-and-ready hop infusion.
-Malts aren’t clearly defined.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2013
From notes - Sample pour of hazed, rich yellow. Nose is light hop, crisp, citrus and lemon with light grain - mostly hop. Flavor is all hop, crisp, bitter, citrus lemon peel, light grassy notes. Light to medium body with decent lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
freekyp (1910) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Purely American by way of Denmark, this is west coast IPA all the way. The hops are luscious and juicy in here. Notes of peach, grapefruit and orange rule, backended with some lightly sweet caramel malt. The flavors meld well here, but the malt fades quickly leaving a drastically bitter lingering finish. Would stand up to a nice fatty earthy cheese.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2986) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Pours a golden yellow color with a ton of fizzy sticky foam... Aromas are big in your face pine, lemon, and grassy grapefruit. On the palate its a solid IPA with a heavy piney bitterness that just gets more bitter as the flavors linger. Nice citrusy lemon notes lead into a grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingstoni (1946) - FINLAND - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Hazy dark golden color with a foamy head. Nice lacing and some visible yeast swimming around. Strong and fresh, slightly acidic aroma of lemon. Balanced taste of hops. Asskicking bitter finish. This is good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2551) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Hazy peachy amber with a slightly biege creamy head. Smooth hoppy aroma with hints of peaches, grapefruit and a bit of melon, then resin comes through and a nice maltiness and some caramel. Moderate to full body, smooth, mild but pleasant carbonation, bitter but balanced, becomes quite dry with a nice malt and resiny hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2012
Big aroma of spruce, earthiness and grapefruit. The faintest sweetness on the palate gives way very quickly to a big dry earthy bitterness that finishes strong. Grapefruit again and some orange.

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