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To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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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.


Tomy63's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tomy63 (190) - Clermont-Ferrand, - JAN 13, 2014
couleur or pâle, mousse bien présente pour une IPA, très beau nez sur la résine, les agrumes, beaucoup de pamplemousse, quelques notes de fruits exotiques. Bonne ampleur en bouche, assez légère, très fruitée (surtout du pamplemousse encore), pas de caramel ici, texture un peu épaisse très agréable, bonne carbonatation. Finale de bonne longueur, amère, sèche mais pas trop, fruits frais, résine. Une très belle IPA.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybion (66) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours cloudy amber/orange with half a finger of off-white soapy head, which doesn’t stick around long. Extremely strong notes of pineapple and citrus on the nose, which almost totally dominate save for some hints of caramel malts, grass and earth. Taste is much more of an earthen and grassy nature, with less-dominant cirtus hoppy notes and edges of grapefruit and apple. Tends much more towards bitter than sweet, with caramel notes from the aroma being much diminished in the taste. Body is a tad watery but carbonation is minimal and texture is smooth, so this one is easy on the palate. Decent alcohol warmth to finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2602) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
330ml brown bottle. Gold-orange, slight cloudiness. White soapy foam, a few odd spots of lacing. Nose has citrus notes - a mix of zesty and sweet peels, sweet malts/caramel. Taste has light biscuit malts, caramel malts, grapefruit, zesty orange peels, light floral/fruity. Long grapefruity finish, late bitter kick. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden body with a big white head. Citrus hoppy aroma with grapefruit, tangerine, light grass notes. Taste follows the same fruitiness, with hints of caramel, good balanced bitterness, with a light sweetness carrying it through without becoming harsh, hoppy fruity aftertaste. Simple, refreshing and fruity, sometimes those ipas are the best.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AriOnnela (5) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2014 does not count
Dry and refreshing indian pale ale - haven’t tasted a bad one from to brewery so far.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wvhoran (238) - Tasmania, - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange with a large, creamy and lasting white head. The aroma has notes of peach, lemon, grapefruit, plenty of simcoe. Come to Daddy. The flavour follows up on the aroma with plenty of fruity hops, grapefruit, peaches, orange, dry and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Xavalias (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle, 7.1%. Pours cloudy amber with a persistent creamy medium off-white to pale yellow head, lots of lacing. Aroma is medium hoppy, pine resin, earthy, grassy. Taste is medium bitter, dry, slightly astringent. Medium bitter finish. I expected more in aroma from a To Øl, this one isn’t more hoppy than the lager Raid Beer for instance, though a bit more bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matis (115) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Draught. Hazy, dark orange colour with thick head. Great collection of citrusses on nose. Hoppy, without a malty base. Dry in taste, west coast IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle share with Desverger. Cloudy amber pour with a white head. Nice nose of summer fruits and herb. Dried fruit and citrus in the taste. Quite a tasty number.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1340) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
Butalka 33cl. OCZY : zamglone o kolorze pomarańczowym. Piana jest spora i trwała o kolorze białym. NOS : intensywne aromaty cytrusów i egzotycznych owoców takich jak marakuja, ananas i mango. Szklaki, tarta, herbatniki i delikatnie sernik. USTA : piwo jest trochę bardziej gazowane niż przeciętne IPA. Konsystencja piwa przypomina oranżadę z kapką mleka. Piwo jest faktycznie wytrawne i mocno aromatyczne. Słodkość jest oczywiście wyczuwalna ale od początku jest tylko w tle. Pod tym względem przypomina belgijską IPe. Nuty słodowe herbatniki i tarte. Do tego dochodzi herbaciana ziołowość. Cierpkość cytrusowa zapowiada gorzkość, która jest podobna do niedojrzałego mango i pestki mandarynki. Posmak jest cierpki i gorzki. ODCZUCIA : świetne piwo. Tak właśnie lubię IPe : jak najbardziej wytrawną możliwie. Do tego wzorowo aromatyczna. OCENA : smak : 8/10 pijalność : 7/10 styl : +2

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MunBro (354) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Aroma strongly of strong citrus and hops. A lighter golden orange pour with a perfect two fingers of creamy white head. Very lovely tropical flavours with no malt presence which I like a lot. A great IPA.


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