This will be my first review of anything from these guys, so let’s get to the website, to-ol.dk, for some information regarding this beer.
“Nature is Satan’s Church”
This is it! The sequel to the hop success of First Frontier. This beer is the final in every way. We recommend it as the final of your evening!
This is an extremely potent and yet well balanced Double India Pale Ale.
This beer is well suited in extreme environments, whether it be Siberian winter, Volcano eruptions on Java, Danish earthquakes (They exist!) or rush hour. This beer is seeking out frontiers and built for the test.
Sounds great!!! Let’s drink.
This brew came in an 11.2 oz. bottle and it had an ABV of 9.0%.
It poured a hazy, caramel brown to orange color. The crown was off white, soft, soapy and rocky. It was sized wonderfully and it provided and excellent retention time. The lacing looked pretty darn good too. Tons of foam and bubbles were left sticking to the side of the glass.
The nose brought forth some fresh and juicy hints of pineapple, grapefruit and orange. A very light aroma of pine and resin as well as a solid bit of caramel sweetness underneath. Just a smidgen of alcohol was detected deep within. A very nice and well balanced bouquet in my opinion.
The taste seemed to release more of the caramel malt than was found on the nose. A lot more dank resin too. The bitter hops were still present and quite a bit of the fruity grapefruit, pineapple and orange citrus were recounted also. Just a touch of a biscuity/grain flavor blended in very nicely while a slight redolence of booze made itself known at the back end.
The mouthfeel was a sturdy medium. Very smooth, chewy, sticky and dry. A light feeling of warmth was felt from the alcohol and a good, medium strength carbonation made for an easy swallow. An excellent amount of flavor was left behind after each sip too.
Man, this was a great little beer. Definitely a sleeper in my opinion. I wish I would have picked up another bottle. It had enough character to satisfy most any craft beer drinker and it is easy enough to drink that it would be a great introductory beer for someone looking to try a DIPA if they have yet to do so. I believe that the To Øl Final Frontier could be enjoyed at anytime of the year as well. With that bit of warmth it would even be satisfactory during the cooler months. So, if you guys happen to see this bottle relaxing on the shelf and being overlooked by most everyone in the store, pick it up and give it a test drive. I really doubt that you will be disappointed.
Thanks for reading and commenting everyone. I really appreciate it.
Until next time. Cheers.
Score: 4.2 out of 5