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


on tap

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 167   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MunBro (613) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
Aroma is of grapefruit, hops, citrus, pine. Pours an opaque golden color which produced a nice head with lacing. Bitter hop taste and some alcohol heat right off the bat, which quickly subsides to one of the best balances between pine and citrus notes I have encountered. This was great!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1059) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours a fairly clear golden amber, with a small off-white head, which lasts reasonably well, but does not leave much lacing. Peach, kiwifruit and floral hops mix with caramel malt to create the aroma. Kiwifruit and tropical Nelson Sauvin hops up front lead into smooth caramel malt in the mid-palate. Assertive pine and kiwifruit hops come into the finish. This is a nice, potent IIPA, and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
marom92 (47) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2014
650ml Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange colour with a tint of gold. Reasonable head, well laced. Aromas of pine and sweet malts with notes of citrus and hints of passion fruit. Initial flavour is smooth caramel with a malty character, and already bitter. Bitterness is very well balanced and it moves into a stronger citrus flavour. Finish is bitter malty, pine flavour, Very warming and smooth, leaves a wonderful malty bitterness in the mouth. Lightly carbonated with an excellent balance between caramel malts and an aggressive hopping. Awesome beer!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Menofthesea (4) - - FEB 3, 2014 does not count
Full hop blast on the nose when pouring this one. Comes out a clear light copper color. Smells delicious, Big citra-hop aromas. First sip: whoa. Huge hops, big flavors of grapefruit and citrus, but balanced with a bit of malty sweetness. I've had much lower ibu beers that were much more abrasive than this. The bitterness is there, and strong, but somehow not overwhelming. Overall I'm really impressed with this one. Quite delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerwattitude (1) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2014 does not count
Great beer, for those of us for whom hoppiness is next to Godliness. Perfect amount of hops (a lot!), but still retains full flavour, and does not over power the palate, but instead leaves a delicate lingering hoppiness that has you wanting more

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheNucleator (21) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2014
Pleasant, strong American hop aroma. A bit cloudy, with large head that is retained well. Mid amber colour. Strong malty flavour, heaps of bitterness and strong hop presence. Despite the intensity of the parts of this beer the whole is superbly balanced. A very decisive beer that needs to be shared.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyleCameron (21) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 11, 2014
A well put together beer. Big hop bitterness primarily. A lovely malt balance which is still in style backs it up though. Caramel and hops on the nose. Not a lot of floral or hoppy nose, but it would likely over complicate the beer anyway. I am a big fan of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
NBird (435) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2014
Looks..amber with a gold tinge, sml-med head. Smells.. Citrus and very resinous, piney caramel malt, some floral hints with a swirl. Tastes..loads of citrus and pine hops, big caramel and bitterness... Serious hop muscle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
killer hoppy smell nice and pungent pours nice deep amber with nearly white head that laces the cup like no ones bussiness hella good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeZasada (296) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Bomber bottle. Pours a hazy medium amber with a thin white head; moderate carbonation. Aroma is spicey, with some floral hop notes. Taste is bitter, with citrus and floral hop notes, and a roasty caramel malt undertone. AWarming mouthfeel. Athough bitter, quite balanced, a large amount of flavouring and aromatic hops, and hard to think it’s the 167 IBUs as advertised - a very well done IIPA! Very very good....

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