The Livery Double Paw Imperial IPA (2006-13)

Formerly brewed at The Livery
Style: Imperial IPA
Benton Harbor, Michigan USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
A single malt and single hop version of an American Brewers classic style. This is definitely our hoppiest beer and quickly becoming a hop head cult classic!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14186) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Draft sample at MBGF07. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy sour citrus hop aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Heavy smooth balanced grapefruit flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.This is a standout beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2008
(Draft) Pours a hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of orange, tangerine, grapefruit, caramel, toasted grain, and herbs. Flavor of hops (citrus, herbal) and caramel malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11820) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
I confirm this is the best of the regular available product line. Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Very light yellow with a soapy head. Amrillo hops, its in the aroma, it gives it an orange taste. Average mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10983) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Growler... March 08 Tampa Bay Tasting... Clear yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Fruity, floral, earthy nose... a total hop bomb! Lots of fuzzy and tropical fruits in there. Medium-bodied and acerbic with restrained carbonation. Fruity, tangy flavor. Moderate to medium bitter. Dangerously drinkable. Bitter, astringent, dry finish. Growler provided by BBB63!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/21/2007
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting, Pre-RBSG

hazy orange, frothy beige head, streaks of lace, big sweet tangerine aroma, lots of fruity tangerine flavor, bitterness starts of low and grows into a long finish,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9955) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 22, 2008
On tap at the brewery. This clear and dark golden ale poured with a thin off-white head and a floral aroma. There is a nice blend of malts and hops with a little bite at the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9931) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Draft sample MBGF summer 08. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a sm/med off white head. The aroma is all about the hops: pine fruity, floral are all present. The flavor is much of the same: floral and pine hops, caramel malt, not much in the way of citrus or even bitterness. This is a very solid DIPA, but not a cookie cutter version. The alcohol in this was totally hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 Snifter at the brewery. Fresh juicy orange and pine tar greet the nose, with some sweet honey and hop oil notes. Some yeast presence up front, muddled, but then the beer turns sharp and textured, finishing with a homebrew resemblance, then more of a juicy blood orange hop flavor with a bit of sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8493) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Big thanks to BBB63 for bringing this tasty growler to Degarths Tampa tasting.

Pours deep gold with white head. The aroma doesnt take any effort to pull in due to its strength. I easily pick up notes of pineapple, grapefruit, mild floral hops and some malt sweetness. The taste seems sessionable to start as the mild malt sweetness, pineapple, and pine hops ramp up to full power. The hops peak with late addition hop flavor to midway before the bottom drops out and the onrush of hop bitterness overtakes the flavor into the finish. Seems to taste and feel more like an IPA than an IIPA since it is smooth, well blended and extremely quaffable. Beware, dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Growler thanks to BBB63! Poured a slightly hazy medium golden with a loose ring of white head. Aroma was of hefty grapefruit and juicy pears with a sweet fruity backing.. loved it! Flavor found roughly the same stuff.. sweet grapefruit and pears.. juicy overall.. high-ish pine and pear bitterness. Great balance to it.. long, juicy bitter finish. Thanks Mike!

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