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Downtown Joes Double Secret Probation IPA
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A strong and aggressive ipa with lots of citrus, pine and apricot notes and a slight residual maltiness.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - MAR 26, 2008
Darker amber with minimal head and an aroma of pine and some grapefruit. Frutiy and citric with a bitter hop flavour. A touch malty but not really deep or complex. Finishes with a sugary sweetness under the hops.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2228) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Draft at the brewery, firm bitterness, big American hops character, citrusy, grapefruit, bready maltiness in the finish

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (826) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a hazy orange gold color with a quirky dissipating off-white head. Lacing coats the glass. The bouquet is phenomenal. Dried sweet fruit, grapefruit, and mown grass. The flavor is a little less bold than the bouquet, but much the same as what is picked up in the olfactory. In fact, the flavor was a little disappointing after having first gotten a whiff of the wonderful bouquet. Mouthfeel is decent, but a little flattened. All in all, a very good DIPA, but I’ve had so many ridiculously good DIPAs recently that it doesn’t rank well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (264) - - OCT 23, 2012
Very drinkable, albeit pretty strong in alcohol. I had this at the pub in Napa. My senses might have been dulled by the Tantric IPA that preceded it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadRobin (1829) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 17, 2012
On tap 3(?) oz. sampler at Downtown Joe's Restaurant & Brewery. Clear, bright amber with white head and very good lacing. Aroma of pine, caramel and citric hops Taste of citrus hops, caramel and pine. Medium/light body and medium/light carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigguns22 (623) - Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2012
This is a very good double ipa very hoppy but not to bitter. I like bitter ipa but the floral flavors are what bring me back to ipa over and over. Had on draft a Joes started out with a small white head and a full amber to orange color. The aroma was just ok a touch muted. What it was missing in aroma it made up in flavor full body,rich and very floral. Over great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5930) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Tap at the brewpub in Napa. This one is a keeper. Nice rich golden pour with a great clingy white head. Big citrus with a hint of pine on the aroma. Moderate palate. Taste is citrus hops, a touch of caramel malt, and a touch of pine hops. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csaso (1292) - Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Tap - small foamy head, light amber color, big hoppy aroma and flavor - very good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 22, 2011
I had this on tap at the brewpub in downtown Napa. I thought it was a nicely balanced IPA, with some good citrus notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Draft pour from the Napa brewpub. Came in the glass a clear amber with small white head. Nose of citrus and pine. Medium body and oily mouthfeel. Flavor is nicely bitter with lots of citrus. Well balanced between malts and hops. Bitter finish. Nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - OCT 8, 2010
On tap at the brewpub
Appearance: Pour clear amber with a nice white head and some lacing
Aroma: Fruit, citrus and grapefruit
Taste: Grapefruit and pine
Nice DIPA, clean and crisp.


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