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Williams Brothers Double Joker

Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Imperial IPA
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
How do you make our Joker IPA even better?... Double it up of course!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heidbummer (274) - SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours deep gold, slightly viscous. Subtle aroma of pine and orange. Soft mouthfeel. Thick piney quite sweet taste, really soft for a dipa/imperial. Nice but the hops could be bolder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Graham77 (447) - SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2016
330ml bottle. Golden color, white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is dominated by toffee, with lemon , orange and citrus pith. Taste is heavy sweet but well balanced with medium/heavy bitterness. Palate is viscous, oily, softly carbonated. Overall this is a good example of a modern strong IPA, not excessively bitter or piny.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arkanu (52) - Iasi, ROMANIA - APR 24, 2016
Golden-amber color with a fair head. It’s hoppy all the way, with flowery hops and green grass flooding your senses. Then the bitter taste comes along in what I would say is a good double IPA, except for the alcohol which is quite prominent. Worth trying, especially if you like huge amounts of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerowl80 (248) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy amber. A lot of malty caramel in the aroma with some pine and grass. Taste has a lot of toffee flavours with a bitter finish. The alcohol is pretty noticeable. All in all doesn’t come close to the double ipa big hitters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sissio (1305) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle @ home Clear golden, cream head Full aroma, nettle, fruit, peach, apricot, pineapple with herbaceous notes, toffee Bitter, sweet, bitter Bitter sweet simphony

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JackMandarin (231) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle from my local Aldi. Pours pale copper. Pale enough to warrant the IPA tag. Thin, white head. Woody, piney aroma. Some dank, peachy notes. Lychee. Good bit of fruit in there. Taste is heavy with malt sweetness to start. An assertive bitterness follows. Bit hot with alcohol. Creamy carbonation and a good body. Quite chewy. Juicy finish that makes the mouth water. Too much alcohol on show here but a decent imperial IPA none-the-less

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (4104) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Pours cloudy amber with flat white head. Aroma of light caramel, rye, hints of citrus. Fairly bland. Taste is sweet and somewhat boozy, mild bitter finish. Body is light to medium, smooth, with soft carbonation. As double IPAs go, this one was kind of meh.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Istur (19) - ITALY - JAN 8, 2016
Ambrata e schiuma poco persistente, aroma poco luppolato e molto alcolico, al gusto è molto dolce (forse troppo) e un po’ sbilanciata nell’amaro e nel retrogusto. Ha la sembianze di una Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2913) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2015
Hazy, orange amber with a short-lived white fluff atop. Doughy and yeasty nose with the usual suspects thrown in. Pine resin, lawn clippings, bitter herbs, cracked black pepper, sticky marmalade and toasted malt. On the palate it is similar so I’m guessing it has a hard life getting to the fridge of the bottleshop. Hops are peppery and spicy but greatly subdued. More malt driven than hops. Peaking bitterness is surrounded by bready, dry malts in the finish. Alcohol is restrained but it does come across as slightly medicinal. Not in good form so a re-rate to follow! (33cL, BBE 12/15, Luckie’s Liquor, East Vic. Park)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2015
33cl bottle, picked up at Bierzwerg in Greven, pours with a hazy deep gold body that supports an off white head. The aroma offers up some caramel malts, spicy hops, grassy notes and then toffee. Hmm. The taste begins with smooth caramel candy and malts and then heading into spicy hops that have a moderate degree of hop bitterness. This tries to get some hop traction but the abundance of sweetness is hard to overcome.

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