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Willoughby Doubting Thomas Double IPA

Willoughby Doubting Thomas Double IPA
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This Double IPA strikes a unique balance between malt and hops. Drawing flavors of pine and mango from the Simcoe hops, Doubting Thomas will leave your palate pleasantly refreshed... without a doubt!! 8.0% abv 90 IBUs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3535) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2009
On tap at brewpub
This was a standard double IPA. Hardly overpowering it still made itself known. Heavy at 8% it also is a beer to sip on. A great value for $2.50 I would probably pass on this if it were on the shelves in bomber format for more.

Aroma / Appearance - Rich and deep brown with a faint tan head ringing the top. Caramel, mango, and grapefruit form a resiny sweet ensemble. Not super aggressive it is still more hoppy than your typical IPA.

Flavor / Palate - A chewy meld of molasses, ginger snaps, and honey crisps. The caramel finish was sweet and hoppy without being mouthpuckeringly over the top. All in all I would say that this is a decent and passable imperial IPA for the situation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OhHoppyDay (9) - USA - AUG 21, 2009 does not count
APPEARANCE: A bright dark-copper colored brew, bordering rusty orange. A small yellow to slightly greenish/yellow head off the tap that dissipated quickly leaving a nice amount of lacing on the glass. AROMA: First and foremost is grapefruit or grapefruit rind flavor, a strong hop presence. FLAVOR: My first reaction ruby red grapefruit, and a slight grapefruit rind, definitely citrus. There is also a subtle tropical fruit kind of note There is a nice malt character tucked away to balance this beer nicely, but this beer really showcases the hops. PALATE: A full bodied beer with an amazingly smooth and extremely clean taste. It’s almost a touch sweet, like ruby red grapefruit would be, with a lightly crisp, dare I say a hint dry, finish. For the ABV the alcohol heat is well hidden, borderline non-existent. For all of the hops in this beer, twenty pounds for ten barrels if I remember, it’s extremely well balanced and doesn’t blow you pallet out. NOTES: I could session this beer all summer if it weren’t for the extremely well hidden 8.0% ABV. There is seriously nearly no alcohol heat, and the little that I picked up was only after the beer started to warm up a bit. Even then, the heat was well hidden which was enjoyable for a “big beer”. It is tapped a little on the light side of carbonation, I think, which enhanced the flavor in my opinion. Bottom line, just a touch of sweetness, lots of citrus flavor, malt to balance and extremely clean.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2009
On tap, poured a very dark golden color, almost brown, with a small head. Not too much in the aroma, a bit of hops, but not what I’d expect from a DIPA. Flavor is malty with some fruit as well...and not a lot of hops. Pretty disappointing beer....

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