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Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company
Style: Imperial IPA
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   IBU: 167   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Calling Double Trouble a "hop showcase" might imply that this brutal 167 IBU monster has your best interests at heart. If your answer to the question, "How much hopping would you like?" is simply "more", this is what you wish for. The malt base and Chico yeast together construct the perfect platform for the multiple additions of so many hop varieties no mere beer label could label them all. Your overwhelmed taste buds will know the feeling.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (2784) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2015
bottle sample at a bar. poured a clear dark golden to amber colour with a white head. nose of presed citrus, cut grass, tropical fruits, crisp malts and a note of sweet caramel in the back. taste of fleshy stone fruits, pineapple, with a nice balanced hop bitterness. mouthfeel is medium bodied. enjoyable ipa

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (5473) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Keg at Piccadilly Tap; hazy orange pour with a foamy white head, aroma has some decent tropical hop action along with citrus and grapefruit, taste has tangerine, mango, some pine a hint of caramel, very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6180) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle @ derat, small sample. Clear orange to amber color, short head. Aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruit, some pine, sweet caramel and toffee. Quite sweet in taste, soft to medium bitterness. Caramel, toffee. Bit too sweet for my liking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1771) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2015
500mL bottle from Slowbeer. BB 03/03/2016 Pours an orange gold beer, creamy white head. Hops drive the nose, typically NZ affair - lovely ripe tropical fruits -guavas, paw paws, papayas - leafy herbs, dried herbs, earthy herbs - good measure of caramel malts. Big beer; full creamy, syrupy, resiny, oily, lovely really. Just resiny, sticky, lots of ripe tropicals, tangy citrus, dried herbal hops, doses of caramel - long finish , plenty of bitterness but well balanced. Great beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (4307) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle @ Cafe Derat. Clear golden coloured with an of white head. nose is pine, syrupy, caramel malty. Flavour is caramel malts, pine hops, fruity, citrus, fairly sweet. Medium bitterness, and well hopped. a revved up version of the ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3819) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2015
Rich orange pour strong carbonation large head aromas floral tropical fruit citrus stone fruit rich malt the flavours mango apricot pine strong bitter grapefruit caramel pineapple lots of resin crisp ale good balance like a DIPA really best notes at the finish hop mix strong resin and bitter sweetness is so good lovely ale

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
canadiankiwi (78) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2015
Citrus fruity noise. Hazy bronze Amber colour. Not much of a head when poured from borrow. Quite easy drinking despite its nature.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (1051) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle from Blackrock cellar. Citrus pine, thick caramel notes. Sticky caramel with citrus finish. Slick mouthfeel with a large bite to bitterness. Nice DIPA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (3364) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle. Beer Stop, Dronfield. A month off it’s BBD. Very hazy, reddy amber. Swirly, lasting, white head. Rich, thick, stewed hop. Minty toffee. Bit of marzipan. Oily herb. Hint of vanilla. Taste is sticky sweet, turning big, herby, punchy bitter. Very chewy and resinous. Palate is all of that. Soft carbonation. Finishes lip sticking sweet, and long, slightly boozy, chewy, resinous bitter. Massively tasty. Half a world away from fresh, but I loved this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nezzapunk (27) - - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle 500ml New World NZ 11 bucks down to 9!! Huge tropical banana nose bit of caramel and butter, spose thats toffee! First taste is huge really punchy and bitter . Palate gets used to it about half way thru. Big tangy robust flavours of burnt apple and grapefruit, lots going on , felt the abv before i tasted it kinda thing! palate lacks overall weight as i just think theres way too much going on for this to ever be balanced, finish is really quite bitter but its a beast of a beer and one i need to try again. It has the punch to win but not quite the flair of Epic Hop Zombie or Liberty Citra.


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