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Witch’s Hat Big Doedish Double IPA

Witch’s Hat Big Doedish Double IPA
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A massively hopped ale brewed with Pacific Jade, Zythoes and Citra.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (577) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. The pour is a very foggy coppery gold with a nice white head and some great lacing. The aroma is very hoppy, with a good citrus note and then WHAM! The smell is reminiscent of my dirty hockey gear. There is a definite skunky character on the back and that I am not fond of. The flavor is incredible. There is a beautifully sweet malt for a second, and then there is a beautifully orchestrated assault of citrusy hops on the tongue. The bitter hoppiness is so damn good. The mouth feel is very good; not overly thin, but not creamy. The carbonation is medium and great, and the bitter citrusy hoppy aftertaste is longed for in a good double IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paintedmaple (395) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2013
On tap...I expected this to be oily and bitter, however just the opposite...clean hop flavors and aromas with a nice malty sweetness to balance. A rather creamy and smooth mouth feel with complex green grass, citrus, and conifer notes. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unclerudy (12) - white lake, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2013
My brother brought this
in a growler to my house
for a tasting. Yum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1285) - Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Bright golden orange with a medium white head. Citrus pith and hop aromas. Citrus, resin and some thick grains. Medium/heavy body. Really smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1364) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle from the always generous Sean - thanks! Pours a murky burtn orange with a frothy collection of white foam bubbles for a head. Aroma is light tropical notes with sharp pine and complimentary bitterness over a very clean, lightly bready maltbackbone. Taste is clean hop bitterness with pine and malt sweetness that gets a bit heavy on the finish. Mouthfeel starts coating but ends a bit watery. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3166) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 10, 2013
22oz Bottle. Thanks Sean! Another new Michigan brewery for me! Minty, herbal and creamy aroma, leaning ever so slightly Summit-like, with a nip of onion and male deodorant (Zythos?). In the mouth, it immediately reveals its weight and heft with a thick, luscious deep body and prickly warm alcohols. Bready and biting. I like the balance as this beer flirts with being an American Strong Ale. I’d take ever so slightly more hop flavor and aroma to balance out the middle of the malt, but the flavors are good and the brewing is clean. This will sip nicely with Thai food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
On tap at Witch’s Brew BP. Poured a golden / amber color with an off white head. Citrus, floralness, and pine. Tastes follow with just a lighter caramel. Alcohol content hidden for 9%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4761) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2012
On tap: The aroma consists of heavy citrus hops, lighter pine, and some pineapple. It’s a transparent amber with a small soapy off-white head. The flavor starts with tropical fruits and light pineapple. The finish has heavy citrus hops, grapefruit, and a touch of pine. It’s medium bodied with a somewhat sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the 15th annual MBGSF. Pours a near clear amber with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma gives you a nice grapefruit and pine combination with sweet grains backing. Flavor has grapefruit and bitter pine hops with some sweet grains underlying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (1934) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Pours a cloudy dark amber brown color with a decent head. Complex hop aroma. Smell something different each time. Different aromas I got were citrus, floral, black pepper, grapefruit, tropical fruit, and pine. Taste is incredibly smooth. I expected a bitter bomb but it wasn’t. Sweet malt balances the spicy, fruity, and citrus hops throughout. Great smooth finish that lingers a while. Really great double IPA.

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