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

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RATINGS: 82   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acid303 (406) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - AUG 7, 2013
65cl bottle, brought from NZ by my best friend. Pours golden, slightly darker than the average, with very little head. The aroma is caramel with lots of citrusy notes, smells nice. The flavour is orangy, lightly malty and hoppy. The palate is definitly dry. Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation despite the small head. Well balanced overall, just tends to be a bit stronger because itís a Double IPA. So itís a correct beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (605) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 31, 2013
Really nice thick malt base supports a big bitter aftertaste. Nice appearance slightly hazy poor with minimal head. Not as floral and aromatic as was hoping for but the taste and flavor was great. Some nice heat from the alcohol afterward.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crit (3394) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
Cloudy amber,small beige head.big piney hop nose.Big bodied malt fore,molasses mid,medium alcohol heat.Huge long bitter hop finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kerrmatt (26) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 21, 2013
Good looking beer to begin, disapates significantly as with most in this style. Have tried this off tap and 650ml bottles. As usual, fresh from tap has more to it. Enjoyable and full of flavour, grapefruit, pine and citrus, bubblegum and caramel malts. Alcohol could be better balanced but it is a strong one to begin with. Good beer, definitely purchasing again.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sic1314 (3812) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2013
Poured a light amber with a thick white head. Aroma of floral hops and some malt. Medium body, flavour is over undeveloped overpowering hop bitterness. Poor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4988) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle at the Deansoís monthly RB tasting, July 2013. Poured a a clear medium amber with a round white head. The aroma is rich alcoholic. The flavour is strong bitter, rich, spicy, alcoholic liquorice. Rather nice and drinkable, but only in small quantities. The liquorice bitterness in the the finish is a little too much for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5739) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
sample at Deanís Monthly Den Haag tasting. Thin white head. Slightly hazy blond pour. Hoppy aroma. Very bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1133) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear copper. Malty and hoppy. Not so many flavours, just hops. Quite bitter but s good backbone. Fairly alcoholic with a lingering bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (5751) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle shared at Deanís sticky table tasting thanks to Deanso. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of big bitter hops, grapefruit, real hop overload, but not in a good complex way. Some caramel malt. Flavour is light moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PJhelm (7) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2013 does not count
Awesome double ipa is right up there with some of the great american imperial ipas. The 650ml bottle goes down well.


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