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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
OG: 19.0, FG: 4.0, ABW: 6.4, ABV: 8.0, IBU: 80 This double IPA is BIG! It is brewed in the Pacific Northwest style that includes copious amounts of Pilgrim, Styrian, and Cascade Hops. It is dry hopped with ample amounts of Simcoe and Cascade hops that will send you into hop nirvana. Enjoy this Doubleback Double IPA on a fall day with full flavored foods and goods friends!

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3.3
ryanscourt (1456) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2015 Cooper, nice head, cask. Smooth. Not too floral. This is solid. Different kind of dipa. Alcohol hiding. Very enjoyable, not excellent but good. Not agressive at all. Retried 6/7/15. Not bad. Drinks almost like a barly wine. Appreciate the etoh now. Sweet finish.

4.5
Whoviant (1) - Sewell, Alabama, USA - JAN 29, 2013 does not count
Not last seasonís double IPA. Understated aroma and hop taste MASKS high alcohol content. Much easier drinking than previous incarnations. Still satisfying caramel and clove taste with little astringency. On draught.

2.6
sloth (2895) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Medium sized light tan head with good retention and a fair lace. Murky, copper/orange colored brew. Nose of stale hops, mint, lil must and some sweet malts. Medium bodied, bit oily,soft carbonation and a hint astringent. Sweet malts up front, caramel, followed by some moulded hop flavors, ice tea notes and a heavy grassy, silage notes. Sorta dry finish with no real bitterness to speak of. I knew better. Bomber from statelineliquors.

3.6
Drake (13639) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bomber from State Line. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee malts, candied citrus, brown sugar, toasted notes. The taste is toffee malts, bitter citrus hops. Medium bodied. Decent.

3.7
berkshirejohn (6448) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
22oz bottle from Wegmans, King of Prussia, PA. A slightly hazy amber with a billowing cream head; the aroma has pine and citrus hops aplenty; the taste is rather mellow with fruity hops and some carmael malts; then the hops slowly build to give a clean, crisp, bitter, finish; leaving a pleasing warmth in the stomach. Rather good.

3.7
gripweed57 (2305) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2012
22 ounce bottle. Bright orange copper color topped by a thick creamy beige head. Wonderful biscuit malty aroma mixed with a floral hop nose. Sweet toasted malt flavor balance by a healthy dose of hops. Sweet caramel, sea salt and black pepper on the palate. Lots of hops here but not really in the same league with Green Flash, Stone and other West Coast 2XIPAís. Very enjoyable, a nice effort.

3.4
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Pours with a copper color and has good clarity. Pours with a white foamy head but has a loose soapy structure and leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma was a bit disappointing in that the hop bouguet that was expected simply was not there. Instead it appears this beer mellowed and had a more amber bouguet. Light of hops and a more pronounced caramel malts. Ditto taste. Hops are light and lean to floral, pehaps a tad of citrus too. Malts seem balanced with caramel and some bread crust. This beer has a medium mouthfeel and is smooth on the palette. Bitterness lingers into the aftertaste. Avg. carboís. This beer really didnít stand out for me. Good yes, but nothing to separate it from the pack.

3.2
FROTHINGSLOSH (7670) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2012
i wonder if this was an old bottle as the hops were really subdued. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a medium caramel color with a medium sized foamy tan head that left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet caramel, moderate pine and grapefruit. The flavor was tangy caramel and nut with notes of grapefruit, pine and black tea. Medium length sour and tangy finish with lingering nut, caramel and hops. Medium body. Ok.

3.6
arone12 (928) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Hazy orange in color with a thin off white head. Smells heavy of malts with some flowers, grass and hops in the aroma as well. I can taste the grass! Bit hoppy.

2.7
ben4321 (6391) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Normís, 3/22/12

Aroma: The nose has some floral hops, booze, a little bit pine and earth, and a touch of orange
Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark orange-brown color with a small off-white head and medium lace
Flavor: The taste is mostly sweet and sticky, with quite a bit of booze, and a little bit of hop bitterness
Palate: It is medium bodied, the feel up-front it is a little sticky, later is gets drier and hot for an 8% beer
Overall Impression: I wasnít really impressed with this one. Personally, I didnít get nearly enough hops here. There wasnít really any resin or citrus, and there was way too much heat for an 8% DIPA. I just couldnít get over that weird, dry-hot finish. It didnít go over well. Maybe if this was a 12% Barleywine I would have liked it better, but as a DIPA, It just didnít really work...


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