Liam Deegan

Beer Review: To Øl / Mikkeller Overall IIPA

In Double IPA, Reviews on June 17, 2011 at 1:10 am

One of my favorite breweries, Mikkeller has done it again in collaboration with another Danish brewery: To Øl.  They have done another take on the American Double IPA.  Here’s my review:

Pours a hazy, light orange, peach puree color with a stark white head.

Gives off a tropical fruity nose with mango, pineapple and peach.  Sweet citrus with touches of grass and pine.

Bright and sweet on the palate.  Hints of caramel and pale malt, then orange zest and bright carbonation give it some lift mid-palate.  Tropical fruits then come in and fade to a bitter, floral hop bite and a lingering, heavy booze finish.

Bright upfront and delivers the brawn of an “Imperial” style in the finish.

If the finish weren’t as heavy it would be very good with food, or for outdoor BBQ style drinking.  However, it is still a DIPA, a sipper and complex and deserves your full attention.

Style: Double IPA

ABV: 10.5%

Cheers!

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