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RATINGS: 630   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Bottle: Deep caramel, large foamy sandy colored head, sticky lacing.   Looks great!   Semi-sweet citrus infused hop nose, slight grapefruit and hop tea.   Rich malty background, hoppy yet not biting.   Very well balanced.   Bouquet of flavors, from floral to hops, with a rich malt bed.   Amazingly well balanced.   Full bodied, with a mouthfeel that is quite smooth.   Malts carry this beer quite a ways, with the hop aspect in check.   Did I mention well balanced?   Not overly bitter, but instead with a HUGE malt base, this is easily one of the better Imperial India Pale Ales I have had in a while.   Simple, yet complex, smooth yet tangy.   If there ever was a session IIPA, this is most definitely what I would drink.   Well done Mad River!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2007
Hop giant. Sweet hop-malt complexity with pine and resin on the back of the tongue. Rich amber hue with tints of golden orange. Very delectable especially for the price. Almost a sessionable double IPA if this is possible.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Pours a hazy golden amber with lots of small floaties which almost looked like sugar granules floating in a thick liquid. Head was medium off white creamy/bubbly with lots of lacing left down the glass. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, lots of pine, grapefruit and some floral. Flavor is very piney and sweet, with lots of caramel, some grapefruit. More on the sweet side than the bitter. Wasn’t expecting a lot from this one but really ended up enjoying it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2007
Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear reddish orange colour with a rich creamy white head. Quite sweet and perfumy aroma of peaches and sweet oranges with a grapefruity hop bite. dryish flavour of lychee and grapefruit with notes of cookies. hoppy finish of grapefruit and lemon-rind. Nice one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Lots of citrus hops in this one.Pours a hazy orange with an off white head.Very nice balance of hops and malt in the flavor.Thin to medium mouthfeel with a well balanced finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Thanks to The_Epeeist for the bottle. Nice citrus aroma comes from a hazy golden brown body. Medium palate. Citrus and pine flavors up front with some good sweet malts in back. This one was better than expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2007
12 oz bottle that poured a hazy orange copper with nice tan head. It has a sizable aroma that seems to be both grapefruit and pine hops as well as some sweet malt. The malt seems to cause the tart grapefruit smell much sweeter. Wow, juicy bitter grapefruit flavor that flows into sweeter and sweeter citrusiness as the malts ante up and kick in. Just beyond midway bitter pine hops join the fun. Ends as any IPA or IIPA should with tasty hoppiness right into the after taste. High on the Yumminess scale.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2007
This is the best IPA I’ve ever had. Wonderful aroma of fruit and hops. Great color, too. BIG taste -- hop, fruit (citrus, apricot) alcohol -- delicious! My new favorite IPA for sure.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2007
12 oz bottle. Very hazy orange. Smallish head. Lots of delicious apricot/mango hop aromas. I should have just smelled it all nite long. Flavor was still very hoppy. Grapefruit and a slight floral character. But not as nice as the aroma. Still a very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAR 11, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2008 This was very good. Poured a cloudy orange. Strong hop start and mellow finish. Grapefruit, orange peel taste. Yummy.


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