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Benchmark San Diego 71 Double IPA

Benchmark San Diego 71 Double IPA
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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We were named the 71st brewery in San Diego County, and we decided we needed to make the 71st Double IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Poured up on tap at the brewery where it exhibits a clear gold body that supports a thin white head. The aroma forces up big pine hop notes that seem sappy fir tree like with thin ribbons of sweet malts and a dash of caramel malts. The taste is full up robust malt sticky hoppiness that’s largely firm resiny pine hops that are tempered slightly by the malt sweetness. There seems to be a bit of citrus hops going on in the background that is trying in vain to be heard over all of the pine that is going on. It gets a little bready here and there as a few more ounces are consumed. This is a big bruising flavor experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hapjydeuce (945) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Tap at O’Briens. Clear golden color with low carbonation. Aroma of grapefruit, rum cake and wet grass. Flavor leans sweet with heavy crystal malt character with strong alcohol and back-end notes of clove and orange citrus. Lasting bitterness. Lacking balance and heavy on the sweetness. Needs more dry-hopping.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Tap at Benchmark. Pours a clear golden with medium white foam. Wispy lacing. Nose is juicy melon, grain, sage. Taste is sticky melon, durian, nutty/aggressive bitterness. Mild vegetal notes. Stickier, thicker body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 2, 2013
On tap @ Benchmark. Light golden pour with a white head. Grapefruit, light alcohol, mild malt, and pine. Sweet flavor of caramel and bread, pine, and grass. Bitter and kind of sharp on the finish.

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