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


on tap

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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.

Pdubyah's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (592) - Auckland, - DEC 7, 2012
And surprise you can smell the hops and the bitterness they promise in spades. The beer is pale golden beer colour and a decent off orange head. Very grassy on the nose, nice carbonation, but, a fairly muted bitterness received, compared to what I expected. Iím getting a citrus tone in this as well, I could be making it up to impress you I know what Iím tasting of course, but I spy grapefruit and orange. This is a bit of a nice thing, very difficult to deny itís bitter, but itís not grimace bitter it more a wry smile bitter, cunning bastards!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (15541) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2016
Keg at the Queens Head, St Pancras, 21/04/16. Golden orange with a decent off White head that retains well. Nose is a touch farty, bitter orange, light pine, toasted bread, juicy citric peel. Taste comprises caramel, pine needle, sticky tropicana, light mineral notes. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close. Ok DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (1451) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2016
A superb aroma of citrus, grapefruit and hops, pours a clear dark Amber color with a lasting white head with nice lacing. A fruity taste, apricot, grapefruit and hops. A medium body slightly oily feel with a bitter slightly chalky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nj_lee (10) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
A super-hoppy sensation! Surprisingly palatable once you get over the initial massive hit of hops. A lovely complex flavour. A winner ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2551) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2016
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours slightly hazy amber. Nose is resinous hops, sweet caramel, fruits. Tastes citrus, resinous hops, fruits, light booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2016
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours hazy orange, nose is sweet toffee, pine, grapefruit, minty, taste is similar, chewy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (19732) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2016
Keg at the hanging bat... Golden amber... Thin white lacing... Soft sweet fruits... Light soft fruits.. Juicy fruits.. Caramel fruits.. Juicy fruits

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (8678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2016
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours hazy golden amber with a thin white head. Aromas of resin, pine. Taste is bitter, caramel . Oily texture, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (1831) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 19, 2016
0,5l bottle at home shared by Saeglopur, big thanks. Sticker from the importer says BB 30/06/2016. BB from the brewery (tiny stamp on the bottle neck) says 03/02/2016. amber quite hazy color, small white head. smells of pines, sweetness, some sweet herbs, citric notes, exotic fruits. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes citric, some lemon grass, also rather watery, no pines, bit of resin. lightly bitter with notes of resin and some citric notes. lovely smell, but taste is way too simple. bit of a cheat really that the bottle has two bb-dates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (1566) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 19, 2016
500 ml bottle from BeerLovers Vienna, bb 03/02/2016.
Amber-orange, hazy body, with a medium, creamy, off-white head.
Aroma of biscuit, orange, citrus, pine, some lychee and some more tropical fruits.
Tastes of pine, citrus, orange, some passion fruit, biscuit, some honey.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes bitter, dry, piney, zesty, a bit alcohol warming, fruity, a bit sweet malty.

Very nice. Not so fresh anymore, but still with some nice piney notes and subtle tropical fruits. Alcohol is noticeable, but drinks quite smooth, with a very good balance. Enjoyable DIPA, but this is propably much better when fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4726) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle. A bit lively on opening. Lovely orange appearance. Fruitiness and hops hit you instantly then bitterness creeps in. An in your face, unsubtle double IPA that is quite lovely.

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