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RATINGS: 621   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2006
On tap. Poured a deep orange color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of citrus and caramel. Tastes of caramel, citrus / oranges, and some melons. Definitely sweeter (brown sugary) than it was bitter. Light alcohol in the finish (but overall well hidden). I would have preferred more of a hoppy / bitterness to balance out the sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2009
Very decent hoppy plus IPA. Pours golden colour, with significant beige head, that leaves very decent lace. Only one-third of a litre, I will drink it! Pleasant aroma, even a touch of roast!?! Above average creamy moutfeel, citrus in the background of this beershake. Hops dominate the malt, drinkable. Found at the Warehouse in Cleveland.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2009
Golden pour with a thin white head. The nose is quite hoppy with lots of pine as well as a fairly fruity estery yeast profile that is fairly unusual. A touch berryish and sweet with a little bit of peppery ethanol over the top. It’s fairly sweet although it doesn’t seem sticky. Fairly fresh tasting although I think it could be substantially hoppier. The pine seems to intensify quite a bit as it warms up. It’s nice enough, but it lacks the punchiness that it needs to really stand out.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy copper color with a large frothy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of sticky citrus hops with a tropical and herbal finish. Taste is bitter citrus hops along with mango, melon and a resiny finish. Smooth, medium bodied. The bitterness lingers at the front of the tongue. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8294) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle at home - 08/06/12. Amber in colour with a decent off-white head. Caramel malt base with citrus hops and pine bobbing along on top. Hops, grapefruit, mango, slightly floral flavour. Higher end of medium in body with a little booze in the sweetish crisp finish. Ok - no world beater!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Bottle thanks to drowland. Pours cloudy amber with white head. Nose and taste of caramel malts and floral hops. Predictable Double IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7978) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7885) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2008
Draught Reddish, very carbonated amber beer with just a B.C."H". Very flowery, lunaria , hoppy nose. Very bitter, metallic tang but still some grapey or flowery notes. Unripe strawberries. Slightly burning MF, obviously well-carbonated, at the edge of CO˛ acidity; alcoholwarming. Still a D. IPA, but IMO a slightly oblique interpretation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
On tap. Pours with a hazed amber body and a small white head. Aroma is fruity, caramel, crystal malt, orange, kind of sticky smelling. Taste is fruity, lightly bitter, citrus and floral. Lively bubbles, but not quite as dry as I would have liked.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Draft at DRE. Slightly hazy orangish color with fluffy, one-finger off-white head. Aroma of heavy tropical citric hops, plus some bready malt and fruit notes. Medium, hoppy and fruity palate, with flavors of tangering, mango, and black pepper noted. Very smooth and quaffable with well hidden alcohol, this one is outstanding!


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