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RATINGS: 652   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2011
12oz bottle. Almost totally hazy amber-orange color, lots of pretty floating particles... A visual element which I really enjoy. Minimal white head, but decent lace. Very nice crisp carbonation. Great hoppy bittersweet taste, with excellent balance. Iíve never heard of this brewery, but Iím very impressed with their DIPA... which is one of the styles Iím most familiar with

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (9620) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"earthy and sweet malt, juicy hops, but perhaps not quite enough. a decent IIPA, but nothing Iíd go out of my way for. pretty good fresh, otherwise skip."

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9405) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Mildly hazy orange pour with a mostly white head. Citrus and resiny nose. Medium mouthfeel with some sharp carbonation. Sharp hop bite early, then piney resin, citrus, and malt present. Finishes clean. Really nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9268) - 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. Itís fairly sweet although it doesnít 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. Itís nice enough, but it lacks the punchiness that it needs to really stand out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9250) - Ursel, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Pours deep orange with white head, aroma is some nice citrus and spicy hops. Taste is sweet citrus, caramel, and a rather sweet and not so bitter finish. Not a bad DIPA, but with those you usually expect a bit more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9224) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Deep orange colour, off white head. This is a malt-heavy IIPA, with a sweeter profile, still with an abundance of hops, ending with an aspirin-like bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2009 My Bottom Line:
Within this lush Double IPA thrive citrus-bearing wooden, spicy hops, efficient companions to the caramel and bread crumb flavors generously offered by the malts. I would expect no less quality from a West Coast I2PA and Mad River delivers with this intense yet balanced number.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the cloudy amber.
-The hop fruitiness is rather orangey, quickly developing into hop cologne when accompanied by the wooden components.
-The mouthfeel is one of its best features, imho; plump, comfortable, never syrupy.
-This may not be as bright as my favorite Double IPA examples, but it sure is a very pleasant West Coast hop fix.
-Light alcohol warmth is felt alongside the hop bitterness.

Bottles.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9059) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2007
12oz bottle. Shouldnít 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, itís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9033) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2009
Draught at Popeye. Medium amber color. Big fruit and citrus aroma with strong hops. Very smooth, with huge fruit, plus citrus and bubblegum. Slightly too sweet.


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