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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Double Strike Imperial India Pale Ale has been crafted to be very bitter, have a very high hop flavor, and high hop aroma. At the same time we have used our brewing and fermentation experience to craft a dry and malty beer. Please enjoy this when young for the best enjoyment of its novel hop and malt characters. Cheers!


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (859) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Faint hop and citrus aroma. Copper/orange in color with a thin foam rim. Fair bitterness with some bready/biscuit malt backbone. Slight caramel and alcohol burn on the finish. Overall, nothing special. Just a standard IPA. I’d give this a B- rating.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2684) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2014
On tap at the brewery. It poured a copper color with a tan head. The aroma was of orange, grapefruit and some pine. The taste was of bitter hops with grapefruit, lemon, lime and some pine. Very nice IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"(cask) comes off as an average in every way iipa. restrained, well balanced. id like for the hops, and especially the aroma, to be a little more assertive in the doubles. nice fruity, citrus thing going on, just a little tame."

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DonCaudle1 (1) - Artesia, California, USA - SEP 22, 2014 does not count
Very good Double IPA. Taste great, very smooth and strong. Its kind of Dangerous because its so smooth. I enjoyed it and will enjoy it again.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GT2 (8690) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2014
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Lightning ][ $1-2 ][ Plastic Cup ][ 7.19.14 ]
>> Clear amber orange pour, weak foam. Nose is sticky, nutty, stanky old fruit. Taste is harsh, salty, nutty, extremely papery. Some mango, big paper. No thanks.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhunter151 (570) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange brown with a white head. Very bitter, grassy, resin, pine. Mediocre. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (3002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Orange and cloudy pour from 22oz bottle. Very fruity and bitter. Floral hoppy and grassy notes. Smooth. Haven't heard of the brewery but would like to try more their beer

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
valleyann83 (15) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Very clear orange, yellow, no real hop aroma, fair body, just bitter...that’s it just bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13946) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
Almost clear, dark golden in color, topped by an off-white head of moderate size. Pine cones, resins and hop pellets in the aroma, some malty hints and orange too. The flavor is piney and resiny, mostly keeping the malts outside. Full body, lightly warming and full bodied with a long bitter finish. Nice and tasteful, well worth a try. 130817

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (8038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
Draught @ Stone 17th Anniversary
Pours clear deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, caramel and pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6885) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy dark orange with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out big resinous hops, dry fruity notes, and dry caramel malts. Flavour brings out truckloads of resinous hops, dry zesty pine and a big caramel malt backing. Extremely hoppy and malty at the same time. Big bodied but without much residual sweetness. Great meaty IIPA.


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