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


on tap

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   IBU: 167   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2357) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (9348) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1190) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1513) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerledgend (1196) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BreathingHeat (13) - Newtown, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2013
Really tasty beer. Has that je ne sais quoi that you can only get from NZ hops. Only disappointment is that it’s painfully under-carbonated. Still a really nice example of a PROPER (by US standards) Southern Hemi IIPA. Well balanced for my pallet. Reminds me of a massive 8 Wired Hop-wired.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (1102) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 Bottle from liquor barons Carlisle. Pours deep copper with nice white head. Aromas of passionfruit, toasted coconut and other tropical fruits. Taste is all about the tropical fruit hops. Heaps of passionfruit in this one, bitterness from the 167 IBU’s goes on forever. What a winner! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2179) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
beer 3 of 5 from the "I Had to Not use Hot Water for 4 Months to Afford Beer" Review tour. Why am I still awake? Last half of bottle. Little head, standard colour. Sweetish. Caramel base, bunch if things you’d expect, citrus things, I’m so tired. This is a battle. Whatever - this is a standard just abo e average iipa with no special qualities. Tastes better than it smells. Massive bitterness. Orange, gf, caramel, light heat. Other things you can find yourself. Lazy review but I’m gassed. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2323) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2013
Pours dark amber with a small head. Very fruity aroma but also a lot of sweet clean malt. Some booze. Caramel, pine and resinous hops dominate. Very aggressive flavours, with a big hoppy bitterness throughout. A fair bit of clean sweet malt as well, but the resinous, grapefruity hop bitterness wins out. Nice moderate carbonation. The bitterness seems to sharp and aggressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7691) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle - Pine, citrus and the candy floss sweetness I love. Clear orange with a thin ring of head. The malty sweetness starts, then followed by the bitterness and alcohol head with a finally of pine and citrus. Medium body with a dry finish. A huge hop bomb that is over the top but not unbalanced or overwhelming. A great Double IPA.

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