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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: 80   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2013
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes hops, caramel, and malt soup. The aroma has notes of hops, lemons, straw, caramel, and malt, leading to a very bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from 16th Street Liquor, West Vancouver
Cloudy golden color with generous compact head. The aroma is very fruity, peach and mango. The body is not too thick, the mouthfeel is round, it has a nice malt base, moderately sweet, and good hopping, for once the hopping is more fruity than resiny.
Lovely, dangerous.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6865) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6692) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6559) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2014
Great lemony, grassy nose, some piss, crackers. Sweet and lemony flavor, great hops, oranges, leafy, peaches, a bit of mango. A bit too sweet, and lightly cloying, but good. Great fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5461) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (5413) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4600) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4501) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks bro. pours unclear light but bright golden with a small off-white cap, good retention and lacing. melons, pine, grapefruit, danky berries, sweetish toasted malts, caramel touch, exotic juice - passionfruit-like, bit of booze. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily and a bit sticky, assertive and balanced grassy-spicy-piney-citrusy finish. good stuff!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4474) - 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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