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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 180   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Double the hops, double the fun! Double Platinum is dry hopped with Simcoe hops to achieve a very pungent citrus aroma and a well-balanced malt backbone. The beer weighs in at approximately 8.5% ABV.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16760) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. A hazy, dark golden to amber beer with a small, off-white head. The aroma is rather piney, with resins, pine cones and a touch of pale malts. Bitterness, pale malts, resins and a nice citrusy, piney hoppyness. Full body and a nice carboonation level, with some palte malts, resins and grapefruit peel. Lasting resiny finish. Not bad this one, but nothing extraordinary going on. 150621

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ICEatALAMO (1324) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. The pour is a rich vibrant orange, looks nice. The aroma is full of citrus hops. The taste is very bland, almost watered down, which doesn't match the color or the aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle, thank you Bjorn. Has a nice sweet but still nice being hop forward. Good initial complexity, with a finish slighty toward the tale end of being too hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2348) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Coppery gold in color with a whitish head. Full, strong, punchy with a lot of bitter hoppiness. Pine, resin, citrus zest. Not too heavy, not too earthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle from local grocer.. Color is a subtle amber with hints of gold almost a whiskey hue.. Very light aroma,, nothing punches my nose immediately. Light floral at best.. Now the palate.. Very crisp, and hop infused.. Notes of syrup linger on the backside... I wish it had more of those attacking hops that the west coast made famous but I realize this ISNT a Westcoast DIPA.... all in all its a great brew. Dare I say it almost has a hint of Pliney the Younger in it.. Or is that blasphemous??

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear copper, quick head, little lace, no real retention. Aroma of spruce, grapefruit. Taste is bitter, slight sweet caramel underneath. Medium bodied, light carbonation, sticky mouth feel. Finishes bitter. Tasting notes of hop oils, pine, grapefruit, caramel and booze. Expected more from this one. Its ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Pours (from growler) a near clear amber with very large khaki head and very sticky lacing. Aroma of a pretty good amount of citrus hops with a bit of pine and resin. Flavour of floral and earthy up front with some dry piny flavor and a decent amount of bitterness that lingers through to the finish. Comes across with a syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (360) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours a solid amber color with no head retention and some lacing. Tastes bitter and malty, but not too hoppy. If there were more hops, it would be excellent, but it is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle into a Chimay goblet. A: Pours a beautiful copper color. The head is a two finger, barely off-white shade. The latter has all the aesthetic ticks I like: creamy texture, decent (not wonderful) retention, and impressive rings of lacing left on the glass. This is a damn good looking DIPA - maybe head retention could be better to get an even higher score, but thats nitpicking. S: Its hop profile is primarily herbal/piny, with vague hints of grapefruit and melon. Malts are existent yet tucked away, as they should be. Ive encountered some mindblowing DIPA aromas in the past - this isnt one of those instances. Its not a particularly intense smell. Nonetheless, its pleasantly hoppy in all the right places. T: Bitter right from the onset, and unfortunately lacking nuanced hop flavors - its just bitterness for the sake of bitterness. Thats never a good thing. Ergo, its the malt backbone providing most of the flavor profile, bringing lots of toffee, undefined caramel, and something suggesting earth. Some wisps of floral hop notes try their hardest to come through...and at times, they do. Still, Im not a fan of these kind of DIPAs. M: At least it has that crisp bite I enjoy from a good IPA/DIPA. This gives it great drinkability for the first 6 oz. While it grows a bit stickier afterwards, it never really becomes undrinkable, even with the less-than-appealing flavor profile. Carbonation isnt that strong. O: Did I ever mention how I dislike hoppy beers that are all bitterness, no flavor? Having said that, its not entirely past redemption - its pretty easy to drink due to its crispness. Beers like this are proving that DIPAs can be *very* hit-or-miss with my taste buds (look at my reviews for Enjoy By, DirtWolf, and Double Jack for proof). Caveat emptor, my friends: look elsewhere unless you enjoy sweet-yet-bitter DIPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schwarzbart (73) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Pleasantly surprised, especially for being 6 months old. A good dose of orange on a malt foundation of pale, caramel and biscuit malts. Citrus pith and a quick little alcohol burst before finishing with more bitter citrus pith. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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