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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Double Strike Imperial India Pale Ale has been crafted to be very bitter, have a very high hop flavor, and high hop aroma. At the same time we have used our brewing and fermentation experience to craft a dry and malty beer. Please enjoy this when young for the best enjoyment of its novel hop and malt characters. Cheers!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1573) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2017
November 29th, 2014 - Doublestrike was our first hoppy Lightning sampler of the day, coming off of a dusty dunkelweizen. But my palate wasnt too tired to enjoy this beer. A fairly standard dark gold in color, the head quickly disappeared under the wilting confines of the tiny tulip they serve the 3 oz. pours in. The nose is definitely hoppy, with dank, weedy notes like flotsam floating in a sea of pineapple juice. If the aroma was strong, the flavor was stronger, crashing into the tongue with a defiant push of sugar. When that first hit clears it leaves behind orange and marijuana notes, bolstered by a mouthfeel thats up to the tall task of supporting these flavors. The intensity is maybe just a little too much, but this is San Diego - hoppy territory filled with hoppy partisans.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marheb (5705) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2015
(En nitro la brasserie): Agrumes sucrs, chlorophylle, et gazon frais vers une amertume immortelle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (5552) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Pours opaque orange copper with a bubbly off white head. Tastes like hop resin, sweet grapefruit, dry pine, smooth caramel, and booze. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like hop resin, caramel, citrus, and woody malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (4205) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2014
On tap at the brewery. It poured a copper color with a tan head. The aroma was of orange, grapefruit and some pine. The taste was of bitter hops with grapefruit, lemon, lime and some pine. Very nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (11600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"(cask) comes off as an average in every way iipa. restrained, well balanced. id like for the hops, and especially the aroma, to be a little more assertive in the doubles. nice fruity, citrus thing going on, just a little tame."

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DonCaudle1 (1) - Artesia, California, USA - SEP 22, 2014 does not count
Very good Double IPA. Taste great, very smooth and strong. Its kind of Dangerous because its so smooth. I enjoyed it and will enjoy it again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 22, 2014
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Lightning ][ $1-2 ][ Plastic Cup ][ 7.19.14 ]
>> Clear amber orange pour, weak foam. Nose is sticky, nutty, stanky old fruit. Taste is harsh, salty, nutty, extremely papery. Some mango, big paper. No thanks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange brown with a white head. Very bitter, grassy, resin, pine. Mediocre. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (6141) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Orange and cloudy pour from 22oz bottle. Very fruity and bitter. Floral hoppy and grassy notes. Smooth. Haven't heard of the brewery but would like to try more their beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
valleyann83 (16) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Very clear orange, yellow, no real hop aroma, fair body, just bitter...thats it just bitter.

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