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RATINGS: 625   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottles at Bestway. Hazy orange/amber pour. Copper hues. Thin short lived head. Good lacing on my traditional Bellís tasting tulip. Wonderful citrus/piney zing to the nose. It tastes even better than it smells and looks. Caramel/chewy mouth feel. Thick malt body. The hoppy bitterness appears late in the tasting. Beautiful beer. A totally underrated brew and company. Also, a bargain: 6 pack @ $9.99 ( Bestway). This beer is the reason I started brewing my own. I wanted to clone this bastard.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
seantaylorus (19) - - APR 1, 2014
The only thing that lacked was that there was a lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Half way through, I didn't even notice.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Lucent amber with lots of paticulates, thin white head, sticky medium body, medium carbonation.

Aroma: sweet nutty caramel malt, bread, and a faint note of leafy hops.

Taste: sweet nutty caramel toasty malt, resinous leafy hop bitterness.

This dipa has a wonderful malt profile, and the hops are clearly playing the supporting role, bringing just enough leafy bitterness to balance, but not much pine or citrus aroma. That sets it appart from most dipas, but i really like it. Would not have guessed the abv to be as high as it is.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lgreer84 (1) - - JUL 24, 2011 does not count
This is the second of Mad Riverís beers Iíve had. This is just as or more spectacular than the previous. A truly amazing beer. Honestly, where the best wine always needs food, the most amazing beers, most often, I find, despise pairings. The Mad River Steelhead Double IPA is almost a full meal in and of it self. Appearance: Hazy brick gold with a gold hue, like burnt caramel. There is significant sediment floating in the glass that all settles to the bottom if not consumed quickly (and why would you rush through this glass) Nose: begins with a slight vegetal note of sweet green beans and roasted yellow corn quickly slipping into a rich demi glaze with bright florals and brown sugar. Palette: Rich and creamy. Minimal head but beautifully rich with molasses and candied plum. Very filling, though. Donít plan on following this with anything afterwards.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
durhamlou (13) - - AUG 26, 2012
I thought this beer was great. The malt flavor is so smooth and tasty with a slight bitter hop flavor. This IPA is strong in alc and strong in flavor. Could easily drink many in one sitting and not be able to get up.

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 Iíve 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.

4.5
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7913) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
solsticebrew (61) - USA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle in tulip glass, Honolulu. Pours golden and hazy with white head that dissipates quickly. Pine and Citrus aroma. This beer is great. Good balance and I will drink much more

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (613) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Great brew. Pours a golden/amber color with a nice forming head. Smells of hops and fruit. Good tasting and not overwhelming. Enjoyable double IPA.


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