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RATINGS: 638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2007
cooper color appearance, not much aroma to speak of. The flavor comes on really strong at first and then totally disappears. Fairly hoppy, but short lived

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2007
Sampled courtesy of DYCSoccer17. Iced tea color with quickly-disappearing head. Peachy orangey, apricot-y hops make a show in the aroma, but are surprisingly wan for an IIPA. More peaches and some mango figure at first in the flavor, then a dull, somewhat sweet mixture of malts of various extraction. Really rounded, sweet finish with low (for an IIPA) amounts of bitterness, quite thick and sharp carbonation. Not bad, but pretty pedestrian.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8455) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2007
12oz bottle. Shouldn’t have drank this after eating hot sauce and hummus but damn it helped. Almost no head after the initial pour settles out, but the color is a nice peach and slightly opaque. Big sweaty armpit hops - caramelized grapefruit - and caramel malt in the nose. Sour grapefruit metallic flavor up front, it’s a bit astringent and tastes a bit like sucking on a penny. Chewy bitterness, slick but full palate. Lacks freshness, lacks vibrancy in the hops, and feels weighted down by the body, by the sugars.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2007
12 oz bottle from bottletrek.com. Pours a murky orange, with little to no head. I would have liked a bigger aroma, but you can smell the fruitness, mainly grapefruit and orange. Flavor was similiar, but a lot more noticeable. In addition, floral and piney notes came through near the end. Medium mouthfeel with a big hop bitterness that lingers. I thought the alcohol presence was just perfect. The beer was a bit sweet, could have been a bit more balanced, but overall a decent IIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Pours into the snifter a fairly hazy copper-orange color under a tight, but thin bone white head. Head gradually reduces to several islands of thin wispy foam. Some dispersed spotty lacing noted. Aroma profile definitely leans toward the hops but unfortunately a tad restrained. However, pleasant notes of orange, grapefruit and pine needles greet the nose. Some faint caramelly malt aromas can be detected in the background. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with a restrained CO2 level, but seems slightly thin mid-palate for a DIPA. Flavors were nicely balanced out between the hops and malt resulting in an upfront caramel candy and tropical fruit sweetness backed by a farily prominent citrus rind and hop resin bitterness. Finish is long, crisp and slightly dry. Just a slight alcohol warmness can be perceived. Not a top-shelf DIPA, but at $8.49/sixer its a good value and worth re-visiting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2399) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Pours a cloudy orange caramel color with a medium white head. nice lacing. Aroma of orange citrus, caramel malts and faint floral pine. Taste is caramel malty with hints of faint floral,piney and citrus undertones. Not bad. Nice looking label.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Pours with a reddish-orange body topped by athin head with some lacing. It’s nice and hoppy with a nice grapefruit/citrus note, a slight piney undertone, some grassy notes, and a touch of malt showing through. Medium to full bodied, slightly dry and a little warming.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4300) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2007
The aroma is a little weak for an IIPA but it has the right citrus and pine hops. It also has lots of sweet malt and a lot of alcohol for an 8.6%. The appearance is dark amber with a small head. The flavor is hoppy and sweet but it also has cardboard. The palate is thick with a long bitter aftertaste. Overall a little bit of a disappointment. Even though it’s a solid beer it’s not the best IIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4479) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2007
12 oz bottle thanks to padrefan98. This one poured a rather cloudy/hazy orangey/amber with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy with grapefruit citrus dominating and a sweet caramel malt essence. Flavor is almost harshly bitter with noticeable alcohol and a long lingering astringent finish. Mouthfeel is thick, real thick like syrup. Not sure about this one, try it if you love DIPA if not you might want to hold out for something else.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redave (165) - squaw valley, California, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Fair Double India Pale Ale Pours a tad darkish copper amber [a little dark for me] Nice head that dwindles to a thin ring in the glass Very malty aroma, not much hop action, maybe just a tad. Fairly good balance, it is a DIPA after all, and while some dipa’s are sweeter than bitter, this is less sweeter than bitter. Not the best aftertaste I’ve ever had, but this could be somewhat oxidized. {probably need to try a fresher one some day} I suppose I’ll never meet a DIPA couldn’t enjoy, but this is probably toward the lower end. Yeah, I’d like to try this again.


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