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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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OG: 19.0, FG: 4.0, ABW: 6.4, ABV: 8.0, IBU: 80 This double IPA is BIG! It is brewed in the Pacific Northwest style that includes copious amounts of Pilgrim, Styrian, and Cascade Hops. It is dry hopped with ample amounts of Simcoe and Cascade hops that will send you into hop nirvana. Enjoy this Doubleback Double IPA on a fall day with full flavored foods and goods friends!


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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2483) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Medium sized light tan head with good retention and a fair lace. Murky, copper/orange colored brew. Nose of stale hops, mint, lil must and some sweet malts. Medium bodied, bit oily,soft carbonation and a hint astringent. Sweet malts up front, caramel, followed by some moulded hop flavors, ice tea notes and a heavy grassy, silage notes. Sorta dry finish with no real bitterness to speak of. I knew better. Bomber from statelineliquors.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Served on-tap at the original Cameron Street location into a standard pint.

A - Pours amber orange with a small one finger tall white head leaving light lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of sweet caramel malt, light citrus twang; most notably orange; and some dulled citric hops. If this is a double IPA then their single is a pale ale.

T - Starts off with a light caramel sweetness from the malt quickly giving way to a mix of light citric hop bitterness and some citric fruit. Finish is a mix of light hop bitterness and caramel sweetness. Not the worst I have had but far from the best.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Not much bitterness in the feel with some light caramel malt lingering thru the finish.

O - Not too bad. I am not sure what makes this one a "Double IPA" as it really doesn’t taste like one. I actually think they should scrap their single IPA, Hoppy Trails, and replace it with this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1935) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 29, 2014
On tap 4 oz. sampler at Dan's Restaurant and Taproom in Boonsboro , MD. Clear copper with a creamy off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of toffee, caramel, hops, brown sugar and toast. Taste of citrus, toffee, toast and brown sugar. Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation. A different, by respectable type of IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2111) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear copper with a medium sized white head, solid Retention. The aroma is dominated by the grapefruit skin and orange juice. The taste has a nice early bitterness, plenty of grapefruit and tart lemon, a lingering dry bitterness in the finish. I approve.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (816) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bomber into snifter glass, rusty copper color with off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt sweetness, powdered sugar and lighter than expected fruity/piney hops. Taste starts with a piney/citrus hop hit, fades quickly into sweet notes of caramel, tea, toast and grass. Medium-heavy body, low carbonation, soft, syrupy with some faint lingering cascade hop finish. Without a bottle date not sure if this is an oldie or not. Pretty hop subtle double IPA which is an odd thing for any IPA to be. With that a decent malt forward IIPA but not my thing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ck1698 (1) - baltimore, USA - JUN 6, 2013 does not count
Caramel, vanilla, spruce dark rich nice hops, floral, butterscotch, grass, citrus, cereal

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (1826) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2013
Pours an orange-brick into the glass, with a light frothy head that reduces to a tiny ring of bubbles, leaving mild soap lacing. The nose is of floral hops. Flavors are nicely balanced between caramel malt and peppering Cascade bitters, light candied citrus and finishes with a resinous pine. The mouthfeel is oily and a tad sticky to the palate. It has a semi-full body and is nicely drinkable, with appropriate carbonation to actively balance the quaff. A nice take on the Impy IPA, and although not over the top, my favorite offering so far from the Appalachian Brewing Company.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (745) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Cooper, nice head, cask. Smooth. Not too floral. This is solid. Different kind of dipa. Alcohol hiding. Very enjoyable, not excellent but good. Not agressive at all.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whoviant (1) - Sewell, Alabama, USA - JAN 29, 2013 does not count
Not last season’s double IPA. Understated aroma and hop taste MASKS high alcohol content. Much easier drinking than previous incarnations. Still satisfying caramel and clove taste with little astringency. On draught.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8539) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bomber from State Line. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee malts, candied citrus, brown sugar, toasted notes. The taste is toffee malts, bitter citrus hops. Medium bodied. Decent.


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