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RATINGS: 631   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5435) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2007
Poured a copper color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of lemon, floral hops, some tea, with pine, citrus, and a bit of toffee as well. Taste was slightly bitter, grapefruit, citrus fruits, caramel malts. Alcohol was fairly well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - APR 19, 2007
Fairly heady hop aroma is mostly grapefruit, but is not devoid of piney notes. There is also a good dose of sweet malt beneath, but citrus/grapefruit accented hops are the main attraction. The body is a darker bruised orange color and holds a fairly lasting, compact white head. Very citrus/grapefruit and malt accented. The almost sweet citrus notes meld into the malt component very nicely. Goes bitter and stays that way faqr into the aftertaste. I would prefer a little less bitterness, but this is a pretty nice brew on the whole.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - APR 16, 2007
bottle- strangely, I loved this beerís smaller IPA brother, but not this. thin mouthfeel, hop presense not felt as sweet fruity maltyness takes over...not a high abv either for an appearent double. just okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2007
Bottle sampled on 12/3/06: Pours a clear copper orange with a thin-lacing wispy white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and fresh grapefruity hops. Body starts full, sweet and malty with a good grapefruity hoppy presence and a smoother, slightly warming finish. A well-balanced and enjoyable IIPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (1927) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2007
Bottle from trade with jimbowood. Hazy orange pour with a thin film of white lace. Aroma is sweet malt and some sharp hops. Flavor is sweet with a good bite of hops. Sticky body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2007
12 oz bottle. $8.49 for a six at Total Wine. I just got slammed with a cold and so I will have to give it the benefit of a doubt, besides a high abv beer is just what the doctor (me!) ordered to treat it with. Typical pleasant IPA aroma from what I could detect with this cold. Flavor is very good with an initial sweet pale maltiness, and then the hops come on crisp and citrusy, heavy grapefruit, and a strong, lasting bitterness. Bold IPA flavors but the brew remains light and drinkable. Very juicy with hops, and fairly balanced for an extreme beer like this. I like it. Iím feeling better already.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2742) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2007
Bottle from Padrefan98: Pours a hazy copper/orange color with a modest off-white head. Thick lacing. Nose is citrus and piney hops, some sweet malts and fruitiness. Taste is more hops, both citrus and floral. Hints of pine. A nice, sweet malt balances out the taste into a lingering bitter trailer. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2342) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Bottle. One of the neatest aromas Iíve ever smelled from a beer. The malts has a straw smell and thereís an earthy yeast aroma with dried fruit in the background. The hops smell like , get this, pot pipe resin. No kidding (and no I wasnít smoking). Color is a hazy red/tan with tiny particles. There was really no head on this pour, maybe my fault. Taste is very complex, though a bit out of balance. Sweet, bitter and acidic to start and a long, dry, bitter finish. Body is medium and oily and the carbonation was soft, almost flat. Not my favorite Double IPA but itís uniqueness makes me want (crave?) more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4729) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 9, 2007
Bottle in San Diego. Cloudy dark orange with a lasting creamy head. Orange and grapefruit aroma with some spruce and sweetness. Thick body. Tasty alcohol presence. Nice drinkable balance. Hard to believe the alcohol or the double hops. Light citrus flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TampaBeer (256) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2007
Very nice double IPA. It does everything right - while not being exceptional it is certainly very tasty. Outstanding balance.

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