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Mad River Steelhead Double IPA

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RATINGS: 649   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Newest in our line, the Double IPA is the big brother to our Jamaica Sunset IPA. Maltier, hoppier and more assertive, this one is for big beer lovers. Double IPA is one of the hottest new beer styles in the micro and regional beer market.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LuisCFernandes (7) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 6, 2016 does not count
Uma bela Cerveja, bem lupulada como pede o estilo. Aroma bem cítrico, equilibrada.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (799) - - MAR 27, 2016
6 pack with Indian food. Decent, booze sneaks up on you. This one is all west coast- piney, resin, slick, citrus and tropical with caramel malts in the background. Not jumping up and down about this one, but I didn’t stop after one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5312) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Hazed amber colored liquid with a moderate head of small beige bubbles. Decent lace. Grains and citric scents along with hints of butterscotch and ripe fruit. Very malty flavors. Bitterness is more acidic. Full bodied. I would consider this more English in nature with the amount of malt and less grapefruit flavors. Solid, but it has a few rough edges.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBrain (133) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Cloudy amber pour. Nose is grapefruit and intense caramel. Sticky caramel, spruce, grapefruit. Moderate bitter hop finish. Creamy mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChiGuy68 (501) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Tasted on tap at King’s Highway in the Ace Hotel. It poured a murky Amber hue with a frothy off-white head and heavy lacing. Bold grapfruit hop aroma that writes the check that the taste has to cash, and it does. Nice brew to enjoy after enjoying an entertaining Super Bowl.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (3320) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle at Grub. Very nice, chewy, caramel, hoppy, resin. Nice. Sticky. Easy drinking. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2816) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2015
At just on cool and into a chalice. Misty deep amber with a good dose of sea monkeys caught in suspension. Head is up then falls short to settle a sheer island of white. Nose hints at figs, raisins, dried apricot, sticky bark, stewed rhubarb and sappy resin with a perfumed musk and poking tickle of higher alcohol - thick and tantalising. Slightly metallic edge to a flawless, smooth malt and hop offering. Rose petals dominate but there is a monster of a bitter bite that lasts on the palate with a ferocity that I’ve never seen. Big, spicy alcohol hit melds in well. Body is light but it has a good viscosity to it giving it great legs. Like being drowned in grandmothers rose garden. Light oatcake, light dusty malt, light honey smack cereal - everything fades under the hops. Really mouthfilling. Mandarin and the apricot of the nose, some of the stewed rhubarb and plenty of sappy resin form the palate to full. This is a melter of a IIPA. Really had me contemplating liking it whilst kicking me is the arse, saying ’damn straight you like it!’ (12fl.Oz, no date stamp, Int’l Beer Shop, Leederville)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evolutionary (443) - Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2015 Bottle from sunbury beer store. Nose is all hop. Bitter and appropriate for style. Crisp. Caught a hint of Apple at first and a bit of citrus rind too. Doesn't taste like a steelhead fish which may be good. Ok but not as good as other dipa like my favorite, hop slam or even the Great Lakes seasonals, which are easier to find. Hop is upfront and its dry but there's nothing else to celebrate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RodrigoPacheco (132) - - JUN 1, 2015
Excelente DIPA!!! Amarga é uma explosão de lúpulos!!! Amazing!!!!! Surprise me.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Satyroneto (272) - BRAZIL - MAY 23, 2015
Cor de cobre, um pouco turva com depósitos em suspensão e leve brilho; espuma marfim de média formação e alta persistência com muito bom lacing. Aroma de caramelo torrado e cítrico de frutas amarelas (abacaxi e doce de maracujá). Sabor inicial seguindo o aroma com final de amargor intenso, quase extremo; retrogosto persistente adstringente e de muito leve doce de maracujá. Corpo médio e baixa carbonatação.


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