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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 180   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Double the hops, double the fun! Double Platinum is dry hopped with Simcoe hops to achieve a very pungent citrus aroma and a well-balanced malt backbone. The beer weighs in at approximately 8.5% ABV.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense) at Great British Beer Festival, day 3, on 4 August 2011. Gingery amber colour. Some haze. Fairly juicy, resinous hop smack in the aroma. The resinous nature kicks in even more strongly on the palate with chewy fruit and some caramel. Strong grapefruit, pine and bitterness on the finish but there’s some sticky sweetness too which takes the gloss off a little for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1191) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2011 Cask at GBBF 2011. Slightly peachy golden colour. Aggressive aromas of citrusy hops. Slightly sweet and oily on the palate, before hops, hops and more hops kick in. Very long finish with grapefruit to the fore. A bit too much alcohol lingering to be best in breed - drinking it served to remind me that it really was an 8.5% beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep amber-reddish with a soft frothy amber-white head. Smells of bittersweet hops, grapefruit, and pine. Taste is bitter grapefruit peel and pine with a slight peppery finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Pretty impressive. Pours amber with a nice white head. So much hops! Aroma and taste are full of them.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13916) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours unclear amber with a small creamy white head. Piney and citrussy hops. Dry and really bitter. A bit of yeast. Smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, fruits, toffee, some earth, mild wooden notes as well. Flavour is wood, fruits, caramel, some earth, quite sugary and mildly resiny. Balanced IIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20805) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, pine needles and citrus. Fruity flavour of hops, caramel, bread and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2011
From cask. Pours cloudy and dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is sweet and malty, caramelish and slight citric. Sweet, slight sticky, dense grapefruity hoppy and malty. Dry and solid fruity following. Dry and herbal bitter finish.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
robgibbens (412) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Double Platinum pours a deep golden amber. The head is short and foamy. The aroma is strong with fresh grapefruit. The taste is very bitter with citrus notes lingering in the back of the mouth. The finish is smooth and tacky. Hoping for more of a crispness there. This Double IPA really stands out from the pack and it really packs a punch at 8.5%.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2011
Draught at GBBF 2011. Pours a near clear amber with very large khaki head and very sticky lacing. Nose is floral and grapefruity pineapple hop. Flavor is the same hop profile, but with a distinct hop sweetness up front, that transitions to a mild bitterness on the very tail end finish. Palate is chewy and medium full bodied, moderately low carbonation.


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