00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a pretty good beer, but the DIPA characteristics were almost completely lost with the bourbon. The bourbon, however was great, but certainly dominated this beer.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Name: Seeing Double IPA, Bourbon Barrel
Date: September 02, 2012
Appearance: opaque burnt orange, fine off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, orange, caramel and vanilla
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, vanilla brings out a candy orange, light oak, caramel sweetness, retains a good dose of hops from the base beer to balance the combined sweetness of the bourbon and the base ipa, bourbon grows as it warms
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
rumproasts (1033) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Light amber with minimal head. Wow, barrel aging really helps this out. Very woody. Slight alcohol warmth. Hop bitterness is mellowed.
Rrauth (637) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Orange with no head. Lacing is present. Not much aroma. Bourbon is a nice pairing with the bitterness. Still finishes very bitter. Yummy
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haukur (1010) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delightful bourbon smell. A bit sweet but well balanced with the hops. Bitter bourbon finish, excellent
Steasy66 (541) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by Jason.
Light amber, little head. Big bourbon nose with a hint of banana. Flavor lacks a bit, hint of hops, light barrel character. Mouthfeel is good.
mwbrady12 (398) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tempting aroma and intriguing appearance leads to a taste that doesn't blend well between bourbon and hops with a satisfying mouthfeel.
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Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasting glass @ Foothills.
Pour: Brown, whiskey-like pour. Thin caramel head.
Aroma: Booze-like nose. Complex and dense with alcohol.
Taste: Too much going on here. Enjoyed the experience, however. Seeing Double is one of my fav DIPAs but the bourbon tones push it beyond IPA land. Like a mixed drink: DIPA + Jim Beam.
Overall: Imbibed for the experience. I respect the effort, but not my thing. The BA Peopleís Porter reflects a much better use of this technique.
TURDFERGUSON (3573) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Milltown. Sweet, sugary, mild bitterness. Bourbon shows through but is fairly muted by the older hops still kicking around. Its drinkable and not oxidized. But Iím not a huge fan.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to Scott from the Charleston Beer Exchange. pours a bright amber. absolutely incredible nose. lots and lots of bourbon, which is great because pappy is one of my favorites. hints of honey, mahogany, and some subtle piny hop aromas. the flavor is surprising mellow, exceedingly smooth and very good. the sweet bourbon aspect is balanced very well with the bitter hops, which take a back seat. glad to have had this one.
redlight (2289) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler shared by BeerExchange! Thanks Scott! Vanilla and bourbon on the nose with hints of citrus with strong oak notes. Pours a pale amber with a thin white head. Strong bourbon character with vanilla and woody notes, with strong hop bitterness, earthy with hints of citrus. Great barrel aged beer!