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RATINGS: 157   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2011
6-pack from Growlers on Hilton Head Island. Bright golden pour with a decent white head, bits of lace. Pungent aroma of big citrus, piney as can be, some heat too. Lots of pine and citrusy fruit from top to bottom. Lovely mix of lightly sweetened fruit and bitter hops. Mouthfeel was big and slick, oily, carbonation somewhat tingly. A top notch double from Starr Hill.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Unclear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, overriped orange, mandarin. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, overriped orange, citrus, alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110804]

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle. Clear, amber, and with a prolific head of rocky foam, this beer expels the sickest, piney aroma I’ve enjoyed in a while now. This drinks with a warmth worthy of furniture polish, but has a medium body. (#4241, 9/8/2011)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7396) - 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 (1227) - 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 (1228) - 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 (14041) - 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 (20620) - 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 (21081) - 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.


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