To Øl Final Frontier IIPA

Posted: April 30, 2016 in American Double/Imperial IPA, Reviews, To Øl

Happy Saturday! There’s not much going on here, but at least baseball is back. I know my team will be terrible again this year, but hopefully we rebuild a bit. This beer is one I picked up at Half Time and had absolutely no prior knowledge about.

finalfrontieriipa

ABV: 9%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to sheltonbrothers.com, “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.”

Random: If the beer was in volcano eruption, wouldn’t the glass melt?

This beer poured with a pillowy, three finger, tan head that dissipated slowly. It left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was darker than I expected for the style. It was a deep mahogany color with some haziness. There was light carbonation as well. The nose was incredibly sweet. It had caramel and toffee. It had earthy, piney hops as well. There was some astringency from the alcohol too. The taste was much softer than I expected, given the nose. It had the same caramel/toffee sweetness and bread. It went into grapefruit pith and herbal notes. Warming alcohol came through next. I think this may have been an old bottle, because this drank more like an American Strong Ale. A lot of the hop flavor seemed to have mellowed out. The body was thick with light carbonation. It had a long and sweet, caramel malt finish. A bottle of this was expensive at $6.79 ($.62 per ounce), and I don’t think the price justifies the liquid in the bottle. This beer was good, but it was just too sweet for me, given the style. I wouldn’t have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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