Final Frontier Double IPA – To Øl


From the Gypsy brewery To Øl out of Denmark comes their “Final Frontier Double IPA” brewed at De Proefbrouwerij a brewery located in Belgium.  The beer pours a cloudy orange with a beige head. The aroma consists of lots of fruits, floral hops and sweetness. The flavour is of juicy pineapple, tropical fruits, resin, pine, earth, bitterness and alcohol. The alcohol content comes in a 9%. This was a very tasty example of a double IPA.

Commercial Description:  The sequel to To Øls Hop devil “First Frontier” is here and the name is Final Frontier. It is a hoppy DIPA with a little more of everything compared to its predecessor. We recommend taking this baby into the wild!

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Mikkeller Dry Stout (Sauternes Edition) – Mikkeller


O’hare’s Beer Club April 2014 Box

Limited Edition

Mikkeller is a gypsy brewery from Copenhagen, Denmark that contract their beer to be brewed all over the world.  This brew was brewed at De Proefbrouwerij in Belgium and is called “Mikkeller Dry Stout (Sauternes Edition”.  This stout was aged in Sauternes wine barrels.  The beer pours a opaque black with a brown head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, wine, oaky and chocolate.  The flavour is of roasted malts, smoke, wine, grapes, dark fruits, chocolate and some funky notes.  The alcohol content comes in at 4.1% with an IBU of 20.  People seem to be split on this beer as some places give it a 99/100 rating and some give it 54/100.  I come in on the much higher side as I really enjoyed this beer!

Food Pairing according to O’hare’s Beer Club notes are as follows: Dark chocolate truffels

Click here to check out the April 2014 Box

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Mosaic Imperia IPA – Mikkeller


Limited Edition

Mikkeller is a gypsy brewery from Copenhagen, Denmark that contract their beer to be brewed all over the world.  This brew was brewed at De Proefbrouwerij in Belgium and is called “Mosaic Imperia IPA”.  This is one of Single Hop series beers that Mikkeller is producing.  This Imperial IPA pours an orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of fruits, big malts and some floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruits, lemon, citrus, pine, hops bitterness and some sweet malts.  The alcohol content comes in at 8.9% with an IBU of 100.  This is an extremely tasty double IPA and really shows what Mosaic Hops bring to the table!

Check out my Build Your Own 6 Pack that this was a part of!

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Fuck Art This Is Architecture – To Øl


I apologies for the language but this is the name of the beer!

Limited Edition “Fuck Art This Is…. Series”

From the Gypsy brewery To Øl out of Denmark comes their “Fuck Art This Is Architecture” a Saison brett brewed at De Proefbrouwerij a brewery located in Belgium.  This Saison pours an orange colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of mild fruits, gooseberry and some floral hops.  The flavour is of lemongrass, wheat, gooseberry, yest, tea, pepper, Brett, citrus and hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5%.  This is a very tasty sasion although it is a bit understated compared to many saisons.  The name pulled me in and the beer held my attention!  It takes a brave brewer to name their beer this and it shows that they are willing to do their own thing and not care what others think.

Commercial Description:  Fuck Art – This is Architecture is a Table beer or Belgian Pale Ale. It is a massively hopped 5% Pale Ale fermented with brettanomyces, that gives a fat funky ending to this quaffable beer.

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1000 IBU Barrel Aged – Mikkeller


Limited Edition

Mikkeller is a phantom brewery from Copenhagen, Denmark that contract their beer to be brewed all over the world.  This brew was brewed at De Proefbrouwerij in Belgium and is called ”1000 IBU Barrel Aged “.  This double IPA pours a dark brownish red that is very cloudy and almost no head.  The aroma is of whiskey, oak, vanilla, dark fruit and some sweetness.  The flavour consisted of prune, oak, whiskey, sweetness, pine and some hops bitterness.  This beer really did not have the bitterness that I expected.  It was really heavy on the malts and had the bitterness of a 50 to 60 IBU beer.  One thing for sure This beer has a very dry mouth feel. This beer proves that you can have a huge IBU and it does not have to come through in the flavour.  The alcohol content comes in at 9.8% and has an IBU of 1000!  This was a tasty beer although not at all what I was expecting.  It did not really have an IPA taste but more of a Belgian ale and the IBU did not represent the bitterness of this beer.

Commercial Description:  The story of Mikkeller is the story of two young homebrewers, who in a few years have excelled from hobby brewing at home in the kitchen to national and international recognition. Most recently, the two creators, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø and Kristian Klarup Keller, were named Danish brewery of the year and the fifth best brewery in the world in 2006. Believe it or not, this beer is actually very well balanced. Residual sweetness contrasts nicely with the bitterness from hop and the result is a beer, that is much easier to drink than what you would assume. The name IBU 1000 refers to the theoretical IBU of this beer. There are physical limits to how much bitterness beer can soak up. For the benefit of those especially interested in the process of brewing we can tell you that 6½ kilogram of alpha-acid extract was used og 10 kilograms of simcoe-pellets per 1000 liters beer! This means that ‘easy to drink’ is only for hardcore hopheads.

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