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RATINGS: 640   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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gonzo46and2 (108) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2008 Pours a cloudy dark orange to near-tan. Big lacing head. Has a pine flower aroma and a nice frothy head from a decisive pour. What surprised me, was the amount of toasty malt flavor on the initial flavor. Bravo. This IPA has malt balls Finish is a bit astringent and metallic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Lots of citrus and grapefruit in aroma. Grapefruit is also present in flavor. A little too much alcohol upfront which makes it harsh, but the finish is kinda nice a warming. Has good strong body of a IIPA but lacks crispness and is a little unbalanced. Still not bad though, nice a warming for the winter season.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RIXbeer (102) - USA - NOV 28, 2008
Pours an light amber orange with NO head at all. doesn’t look very appealing. Really nice floral hop aroma takes your nose by surprise. It is very much the smell of a good DIPA Tastes a little bland for an IPA. Every more bland for a DIPA. I don’t get this even being called a Double anything. This ought to be called a pale ale. It feels pretty good on the mouth with a light coating that makes you go back for more. But alas, there’s no extra hop flavor. Very drinkable but I wouldn’t want to.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Em (102) - USA - JUL 8, 2010
Kind of orange in color. Cream head. Very hoppy tasting and I can also taste a lot of the caramel notes. A pretty good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPagan5 (101) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Super clear gold minimal head no lacing. Citrus hop aroma, bitter hop taste, good overall, more of a single IPA. Enjoyable to say least,,,,,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doctormirk (100) - USA - FEB 19, 2007
Cloudy copper with off white head. Smells of sweet pine, grapefruit, and other citrus. Crisp finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisFields (95) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2014
Pours amber with a nice two fingered head. A lot of sediment in this one, a positive sign in my eyes. Aroma is malty for the style with obvious grapefruit and spicy overtone. Flavor has a nice yeasty malt bill up front and rolls over into a tangy citrus rind bitterness. There is a slight metallic aftertaste. Lightly carbonated, it goes down fairly smooth. Overall, a solidly made DIPA. I would definitely try again.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenleaf (90) - Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Bottle. Pours mild orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrus and expiring fruit. No lacing in the tulip. The hoppy nature of this double is masked by a cidery taste with a rounded aftertaste. Interesting, but not your usual double IPA. I would sample again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lipscomb216 (80) - USA - NOV 27, 2008
definitely a cascade hopped brew, you can smell and taste the grapefruit. decent and yummy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 4, 2010
12oz to tulip glass. Nose suggests an English style IPA with some syrupy sweet notes and the slightest hint of booze. Pours a rich, orange/amber with a 1/2 finger frothy head which dissipates and slides slowly down the glass, leaving some lacing behind. Not only is Steelhead cloudy, but there’s a significant amount of visible sediment swirling around. Palate shot is decent, b ut not as much bite as I expected from a DIPA. Taste is very pleasant and does lean toward the English but not as sweet and syrupy as say, DFH 90 Min. Gets slightly nutty as it warms. Does a great job with the 8.6% ABV and has just enough malt to bring some balance. I’d definitely drink this again.


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