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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2012 Drank from a tulip. Floral and hoppy with a decent malt backbone. Chewy mouthfeel. Nice


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2209) - New York, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottled. Clear orangey brown pour with white head from bottle. Citrus and a bit of malts. PRetty drinkable for a IIPA, not too much booze taste. Pretyy good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3650) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Poured an amber color with aromas of malt, light caramel, floral hops and some light pine. Flavors are the same malt forward followed by some pine and light citrus, lightly hopped for a DIPA more malt forward.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HellesBunny666 (158) - Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Basic citrussy and grassy hops aromas. Really pretty looks, color and a thick foamy head. Way better on tap then bottle. Smooth, caramel, grassy, syrupy, hides the alcohol content.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HippieFee (62) - - JUL 20, 2014
Cask - Mostly a pine smell on the nose. There is some hops on the palate but mostly a pine taste. It was really hard to get past the pine smell/taste on this beer. I was expecting more of a hop flavor on this DIPA but I didnít get it. Pine covers the high alcohol content on this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (918) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Aromas of citrusy, piney, and floral hops, some bready malts. Clear amber with burnt copper highlights, and a fully lasting satiny off-white head. Off-dry, some aromatic, floral hop notes, a nice malt cushion. Medium bodied, pretty darn smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1723) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2014
First had this 4 years ago when I was beginning my craft beer journey up in the Virginia mountains. Severals years later this still holds up as very solid double ipa. Easy drinking iipa with lots of caramel, floral, medium citrus. Quite balanced if you like that kind of thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Tasty beer, but too malt-forward for a double IPA, IMO. That said, it does have some tasty malt flavors of toast, caramel and brown sugar. Hops are grassy, floral and somewhat citrusy. Balanced bitterness. Fruity alcohol. As a "beer" itís pretty solid. As a "double IPA" itís way too malty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1128) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Starr Hillís best offering. Look- amber with sticky head. Best way to describe this IPA is "wet". Hops are floral, citrusy, spicy, lovely. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rajendra82 (949) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2014
Standard DIPA appearance, with an orange-amber colored clear body, one finger thick head, and lots of streamers. Why mess with success, right? The smell was a little subdued, as the hops didnít hit me in the face. I could detect some grapefruit, and mandarin orange smells, as well as a bit of fresh cut hay. The taste was also not very hoppy to me. There was a herbal bitterness, and a touch of spice, but mid palette and finish was dominated by honey like malt. The sweetness overpowered the hops, but it was not a dark fruit like sweetness approaching barleywine character, but rather a sugary, syrupy taste, making this an odd DIPA. It did feel good and soft in the mouth, and the finish was clean. It was a different take on the style for sure. The closest similar beer I can think of is the Green Flash Green Bullet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Advocate_Ames (426) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a reddish orange color. The head retention is rather nice with some lacing. The aroma is of citrus hop tones with minor pine and mild to moderate booze. In tasting I noticed how sweet this beverage was. It has a descent malt flavor but the malts were a tad overpowered by the sweetness and the mild bitterness of this beverage. The finish was rather enjoyable with a sweet malty flavor reappearing and a lingering bitterness. Overall I enjoyed this more than I thought, it was a spontaneous choice.


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