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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Double Old Thumper is the big brother of the British Grand Champion beer Old Thumper Extra Special Ale, which was created in 1979 by veteran British brewer, Peter Austin, founder of the Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire, England, and brewed in the United States solely by Shipyard. Shipyard¹s Master Brewer Alan Pugsley trained at the Ringwood Brewery before moving to the United States 25 years ago. Double Old Thumper was created by Pugsley and has 11.2% alcohol by volume. "Despite its strength, this beer is a great example of balance between malt and hops lending to a surprising drinkability," noted Pugsley.

Double Old Thumper has a brilliant deep copper hue and spicy hop aroma with a complex malty finish featuring a dry Simcoe Hop bite. This beer pairs well with short ribs, lamb, hearty stews, and casseroles.

When Pugsley was brewing Old Thumper at Ringwood Brewery in the 1980s it was considered a very strong ale and, by English standards, it still is. "When we started brewing Old Thumper under license at Shipyard in 1994 it was considered strong in the United States too," Pugsley continued. "Double Old Thumper is literally twice the strength, twice the grist, and twice the hops of Old Thumper and, today, is considered strong and Old Thumper is just of average drinking strength. It¹s a funny old world!" In homage to Old Thumper, the package features an illustration of two of the famous Ringwood boars heads.

More about the beer:
First Brewed: December 2010
Available: Year-round
Malt: 2-row British Pale Ale, Crystal, Chocolate Hops: Challenger, Progress, Goldings, Simcoe
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Color: Deep Copper Hue
OG: 1.108

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3.7
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2013
On cask at the Pony Bar. Pours a cloudy copper color with a bubbly, strong head. The aroma is spicy, full of caramel and bread dough. There's a nice spicy dry line finish too. I think it's better than these rates. Perhaps it really needs to be done on cask to shine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Vignale (4020) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2013
Flaska från SB. Ca två år gammal med snart passerat BBD. Bärnstensfärgad med lågt skum. Stor doft av främst kolaremmar och fruktiga malttoner. Rejäl kropp, med söta torkade frukter, honung och kolaremmar men också rejält humlad med en åtminstone för en engelsk BW rejäl kryddig och gräsig beska som skapar en fin balans. Smakbilden med mycket humle och bra maltbas känns igen från den vanliga old Thumper men här är allt uppskruvat flera snäpp. Riktigt trevlig.

3.7
boto (2263) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 8, 2014
22oz. bottle: This one pours a slightly hazy amber color. There was about a finger of a frothy tan head that leaves a bit of lacing. It has a nice nose. It has a subdued sweetness. Some caramel, toffee, a touch of chocolate, perhaps even a bit of smokiness. The taste is good. Just a bit of sweetness. Some caramel, dark fruits, breadiness, faint chocolate, raisin. I get a little something new with each sip. I would definitely buy again!

3.7
wiosna (591) - - SEP 16, 2014
Runsas kermainen vaahto, kauniin punertava meripihkan ja kastanjanruskea välimaastossa. Suht sameaa. Tuoksussa mallasta, makeutta, karamellia ja hiukan hedelmää. Harmillisen mieto tuoksu. Maussa mallasta, paahteisuutta, alkoholia, hieman palanutta karamellia, suht tasapainoinen. Jokusen maistelun jälkeen tulee myös tummaa hedelmää, pieni aavistus mämmiä. Aika kiva!

3.7
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2016
Bottled (backlog). Ambery orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some fruity and grassy notes along with mild ripe fruits and alcohol. Flavour is nectar, some alcohol, sweet ripe fruits and some sweet toffee as well. Tasty and a big time brew.

3.6
Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Pours a mostly clear deep mahogany color with a creamy off white head. Nose held a bit of candied fruits and a touch of booze....light hops in there as well. Fairly sweet on the palate.....not anything special.

3.6
Tmoney99 (14982) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark malt, earthy hop and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark fruit bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good complex beer.

3.6
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
Shipyard Double Old Thumper Pours coppery with a thick off white head Mild lacing and a beautiful clean appearance. Aroma is spicy sweet with a spicy hop note. Caramel and booze are noticeable. Flavor is all spicy hops with some caramelly maltiness and lots of alcohol. Super long hoppy finish. Very good beer .

3.6
PorterPounder (8292) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - Liquor Loft - 22 oz bomber. Dark orange-amber pour with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet with some brandy accents and hint of molasses and dates. Flavor is similarly sweet with some dates and raisins, molasses, some baked brown bread and a hint of brandy. Mouthfeel is decently sticky. Not bad - best saved for winter.

3.6
Ratman197 (15372) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, plum, raisin, alcohol, light banana and light spice. Palate w medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of toffee, pear, dates and light spice with a smooth warming lingering fruity finish.


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