overall
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53
style
RATINGS: 656   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Malty, hoppy and robust, Double IPA is dry hopped with Amarillo hops for a fresh piney and citrus flavor and aroma. Aggressively hopped, but perfectly balanced.

Malts: 2-row pale malt, Carastan 30/37, Crystal 70/80 and Wheat
Bittering hops: Colombus and Brewer’s Gold
Flavor Hops: Brewer’s Gold, Chinook and Cascade
Finishing Hops: Cascade and Amarillo
Dry Hops: Amarillo

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (10215) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Draft at DRE. Slightly hazy orangish color with fluffy, one-finger off-white head. Aroma of heavy tropical citric hops, plus some bready malt and fruit notes. Medium, hoppy and fruity palate, with flavors of tangering, mango, and black pepper noted. Very smooth and quaffable with well hidden alcohol, this one is outstanding!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9943) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Mildly hazy orange pour with a mostly white head. Citrus and resiny nose. Medium mouthfeel with some sharp carbonation. Sharp hop bite early, then piney resin, citrus, and malt present. Finishes clean. Really nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9755) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Deep orange colour, off white head. This is a malt-heavy IIPA, with a sweeter profile, still with an abundance of hops, ending with an aspirin-like bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9685) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Bottle in trade from Jimbowood. Thanks Jimbo. Pours a cloudy dark copper color with a small lasting off white head. Aroma is of citrus hops with a bit of sweet malt. The flavor is much of the same with the citrus hops balanced nicely with the sweet malts. The bitterness in the aftertaste is long lasting. The 8.6% is fairly well hidden. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9673) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2008
Draught Reddish, very carbonated amber beer with just a B.C."H". Very flowery, lunaria , hoppy nose. Very bitter, metallic tang but still some grapey or flowery notes. Unripe strawberries. Slightly burning MF, obviously well-carbonated, at the edge of CO² acidity; alcoholwarming. Still a D. IPA, but IMO a slightly oblique interpretation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9672) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2016
355 ml bottle.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Resin and orange on the nose, malts, toffee, apricot. Flavor is malty and caramel-y, bitterness, resinous hops and mild sweet toffee, ripe fruits on the finish. Alcohol is not too strongly present but is there. Decent.
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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2011
12oz bottle. Almost totally hazy amber-orange color, lots of pretty floating particles... A visual element which I really enjoy. Minimal white head, but decent lace. Very nice crisp carbonation. Great hoppy bittersweet taste, with excellent balance. I’ve never heard of this brewery, but I’m very impressed with their DIPA... which is one of the styles I’m most familiar with

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9645) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2009
Draught at Popeye. Medium amber color. Big fruit and citrus aroma with strong hops. Very smooth, with huge fruit, plus citrus and bubblegum. Slightly too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9592) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2009 My Bottom Line:
Within this lush Double IPA thrive citrus-bearing wooden, spicy hops, efficient companions to the caramel and bread crumb flavors generously offered by the malts. I would expect no less quality from a West Coast I2PA and Mad River delivers with this intense yet balanced number.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the cloudy amber.
-The hop fruitiness is rather orangey, quickly developing into hop cologne when accompanied by the wooden components.
-The mouthfeel is one of its best features, imho; plump, comfortable, never syrupy.
-This may not be as bright as my favorite Double IPA examples, but it sure is a very pleasant West Coast hop fix.
-Light alcohol warmth is felt alongside the hop bitterness.

Bottles.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9571) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
On tap at the Davis Graduate. Pours amber with a modest off-white head and a burnt toast aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with subtle hop bitterness Very well-balanced.


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