RateBeer
overall
99
97
style
Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company
Style: Imperial IPA
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   IBU: 167   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6480) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1165) - 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 (6833) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle shared at Dean’s 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XaenDovet (1218) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle share. Clear orange. Aroma of pine buds, needles, fruit and caramel. Taste is pine and caramel. Dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2319) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours amber with light head. Aromas of toffee, pine, and New Zealand hops. Flavors are the same though more pronounced with a bit malt component. Chewy. Very nice

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (9174) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
650mL bottle, pours a clear bronze with a small off-white head. Nose brings out yeast, caramel malt, and some resinous hops - quite balanced and more yeasty for a IIPA. Flavour brings out loads of resinous hops, caramel malts, and a bit of candied sugar. The 167IBU is extremely well-concealed. Quite a bit more malty than my ideal IIPAs, but the balance is good enough and it never becomes cloying. Good stuff, but underwhelming.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1173) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
Pours a hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, resin, citrus, and caramel. Flavour is sweet tropical fruit, resin, grapefruit, sweet maltiness, and caramel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1479) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
Pours a clear orangish amber with a small off white ring. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, resin, caramel and passionfruit. Taste is caramel, passionfruit, citrus notes and a nice balance between hops and malts in this one. Excellent iipa.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2013
Bright orange in colour with big white head that dissipated quickly. Citrus/hop aroma. Huge marmalade flavour. Tingly lips, and long bitterness. Super cool 3D label.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4 5 6  7  8 9 10


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50