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

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1958) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2013
A nice and interesting Double IPA. The pour is a bright gold with a hazy orange in the body. The nose is well hopped with hints of tropical fruits, grapefruit and general acidity. A bit sweet with bready and caramel malts up front and tons of citrus and tropical fruit flavours. There is a moderately heavy bitterness on the finish with a sharp lingering bitterness that subsides after a short while. overall a good Imperial IPA!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7622) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy, TylerDurden, and Rosser. Orange-tinted gold. Aroma is strong on citrus oil hop character, light malty sweetness. Nice hoppy body, grapefruit, light florals, well balanced malts. I much preferred this to Mission Shipwrecked, less sweet, better balance,much more to my tastes.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stantheman (723) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
Bomber from Central City Liquor Store in North Surrey. Thanks to Crit for the recommendation. A medium pale amber color with little head. Hops and fruit on the nose. A curious and distinctive hop note and a bit of fruit on the tongue. A good malt background. Bitter and malted on the finish. Not as bitter as imagined. Quite nice. NOT a session beer!

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 it’s a Double IPA. So it’s a correct beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (632) - 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 (3509) - 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 (27) - 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 (4779) - 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 (5612) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle at the Deanso’s 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 (6321) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
sample at Dean’s Monthly Den Haag tasting. Thin white head. Slightly hazy blond pour. Hoppy aroma. Very bitter aftertaste.


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