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

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4737) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle. A bit lively on opening. Lovely orange appearance. Fruitiness and hops hit you instantly then bitterness creeps in. An in your face, unsubtle double IPA that is quite lovely.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
minutemat (3651) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
500ml bottle, from the Wine Seller, Wolverhampton, courtesy of Simon F. Pours hazy orange with good white head. Aroma is tropical fruit. Taste brings quite a savage bitter hop bite with some sweet exotic fruit coming through. A bit overly hopped and overly bitter for my delicate tastebuds.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (811) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2016
500ml bottle at home, beautiful design. Equally beautiful medium cloudy, golden colour, stable, creamy offwhite head. Nicely hoppy nose with citrus fruits, orange zest, spruce. Taste is orange zesty and resinous, firm, sweet and creamy malty base. Bitterness builds, big-time, in the aftertaste. Big body, medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (1936) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle at THT. Lekker zacht maar toch stevig brandnetel bitter patjakkertje. Backlog from 2015/11/27.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hop_Hedonist (426) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2015
This is my kinda beer - Suberp balance - low malt sweetness - highly hopped - quite savory - lovely aggressive bitterness - well done Tuatara - great DAPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZodiacM (627) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
Fles 0,5l. Een mooi goudgeel bier. Aromas van tropisch fruit, hop, citrus. Volle bittere smaak, hop, tropisch fruit en citrus. Wow, een volle ronde IPA, zwaar en heel smaakvol met een lange bittere afdronk. Begin fan te worden van Tuatara.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (3720) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle @ THT November. Coolest looking bottle ever! Pours a clear golden beer with a thin white head on top. Aroma of tropical fruits, sweet piney resins, hint of peaches. Flavor is malty sweet, not bitter, hop juice and slightly citrussy. Bittersweet, malty aftertaste, soft carbonation. Nice IIPA, but it lacks some power. Maybe an older bottle..

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maakun (2732) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle at THT massive thanks to benzai. Clear golden with small off white head. Lots of sweet grains and caramel, grapefruit, lychee, bitter herbs, alcohol, chicory, light syrup. Medium sweet and strong bitterness. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (12222) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle @ THT. Clear a bit rusty orange color, medium sized white head. Aroma is malts, hops, a little too much overripe sweet hops. Taste malts, hops, again a little overripe fruits again, some caramel. Decent body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (3634) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle, spiked like a lizard. Aroma is very hoppy, with citrus, passion fruit and mild caramel. Taste is a fruit fest, with citrus, peach, passion fruit and a nice caramelised malty body. Great beer.


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