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RATINGS: 652   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Malty, hoppy and robust, Double IPA is dry hopped with Amarillo hops for a fresh piney and citrus flavor and aroma. Aggressively hopped, but perfectly balanced.

Malts: 2-row pale malt, Carastan 30/37, Crystal 70/80 and Wheat
Bittering hops: Colombus and Brewer’s Gold
Flavor Hops: Brewer’s Gold, Chinook and Cascade
Finishing Hops: Cascade and Amarillo
Dry Hops: Amarillo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orange_3084 (127) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2014
Fairly clear orange amber colour with thin white head. Slightly disappointingly faint aroma of grapefruit and pine sits atop crystal malts. Slick oily body. Taste is nicely balanced between assertive bitterness, sweet malt balance and a mild spiciness. Decent west coast IPA, but not a standout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy oranga copper with a thin almost white head that left some lacing. Aroma is light and of sweet malt and citusy hops. Flavor is a good balance between the high sweetness of the malt and the citusy, spicy, and orange peel of the hops. Full body, light carb, syrupy texture, and dry feel. For the price this is a very fine bigger beer. The taste is the alpha of this brew so it is good for drinking from the bottle occasions.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TylerPow (122) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2011
A nice head on a beautiful beer. Easy aroma, no grafefruit. Mellow creamy caramel finish, not dry, bitter but not so much that it drags on. Well balanced very good beer. I look forward to having a draft one day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
forsides (118) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2009
amber/orange color with average head. nose - woody piney hoppiness with some spice and citrus. taste - spicy piney hops upfront with a sweet caramel maltiness at the finish. decent body... resiny finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Pours hazy orange and mustardy yellow - looks like cider - with a moderate white foamy head. Aroma is big and hoppy: mostly gooey, resiny pine with some notes of citrus fruit. Not much in the way of malt in the nose. Medium bodied and bitter with grainy malts. Flavor is pretty much still hops throughout. High bitterness but without too much acidity. As IIPAs go, I like this one quite a bit. I knew before I looked that RB folks wouldn’t agree. There are definite departures from the "standard" IIPA, but I appreciate these. One is the malt profile quite a bit less caramel-y and more grainy. The hop profile doesn’t feature a prominent lemon, and the alcohol is not even 10%. God knows there are enough cookie-cutter IIPAs coming out, and I congratulate Mad River for a little originality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2007
This is a low key double IPA that does not leave a lingering funk on your palate or lack in flavor going down. Pours hazy and unfiltered, medium amber color with a so-so head. Smells of faint hoppiness. Tastes of the nectar of the gods. This beer deserves better scores, and I don’t work for Steelhead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 9, 2007
[Compared with Meantime India Pale Ale] The Steelhead is very similar color just a touch darker--golden apricot approaching brown. Richer caramel smell. More hop sting, less sour, but still grapefruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
From bottle to glass! Pours orange with a nice whitehead. Aroma is of grapefruit. Taste is hoppy with a nice malt backbone. An decent dipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Murky, meduim amber with a resiliant head. impressive aroma of citrus, juniper, hops, and some malt. Well balanced between the strong hop profile with the malty undertones. great with a slice of pizza. too much as it was 12 dollars a six pack.

   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

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