Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company
Style: Imperial IPA
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 167   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Calling Double Trouble a "hop showcase" might imply that this brutal 167 IBU monster has your best interests at heart. If your answer to the question, "How much hopping would you like?" is simply "more", this is what you wish for. The malt base and Chico yeast together construct the perfect platform for the multiple additions of so many hop varieties no mere beer label could label them all. Your overwhelmed taste buds will know the feeling.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (658) - Auckland, - DEC 7, 2012
And surprise you can smell the hops and the bitterness they promise in spades. The beer is pale golden beer colour and a decent off orange head. Very grassy on the nose, nice carbonation, but, a fairly muted bitterness received, compared to what I expected. Im getting a citrus tone in this as well, I could be making it up to impress you I know what Im tasting of course, but I spy grapefruit and orange. This is a bit of a nice thing, very difficult to deny its bitter, but its not grimace bitter it more a wry smile bitter, cunning bastards!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (914) - SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Pungent thick and chrystalline, this super potent slightly sappy super bitter Imperial IPA is everything I could ever want in a beer of this style. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
explosivedog (494) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours cloudy orange, with plenty of head. Aroma is sickly sweet pineapple and peach under a lot of resinous hops. Flavour is absolutely gigantic, with some biscuit for a millisecond or so before theres an almighty explosion of hops. Pine and resin are big but no match for all the fruitiness. Pineapple, peach, lemon, even some apple. The bitterness is extreme, with the tongue left tingling, but all the fruitiness makes it surprisingly refreshing. Gorgeous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Procent (581) - POLAND - AUG 21, 2016
W aromacie moc owocw tropikalnych - bardzo intensywny, słodki aromat, aż chce się sprbować. Barwa złota, jest opalizacja, ładna, gęsta i drobnopęcherzykowa piana. W smaku nie jest już tak miło jak w aromacie, jest zdecydowanie, intensywnie. Także są słodkie owoce, jest karmel i jest nieco wyczuwalnego alkoholu. Uderza też spora goryczka, ale bardzo dobrze ułożona. Dobrze zrobiona DIPA, w pł drogi między east a west coast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (1906) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2016
50cl bottle at home from De bierbrigadier, Eindhoven. Nose is fruity, honey. Body is clear orange, head is medium, offwhite, frothy, average lasting, good lacing. Aroma is tropical fruits, grapefruit, honey, herbs, tea, leaves, tons of hops. Medium sweet, medium bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is long lasting hoppy heavy bitter. Full body, slick slightly sticky texture, soft carbonation. Bit heavy due to heavy bitter, strong flavor a bit overhopped, nice one, best bottle Ive ever seen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16243) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2016
Tap at Evening Star, Brighton. Dark hazy amber color, good creamy off-white head. Riped tropical fruits and alcohol in the nose. Medium-bodied. Riped pineapple, peach and then citrus. Hop oily. Sweetish aftertaste. Quite heavy, even glueish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2016
[8269-20160515] 500mL bottle. Grainy biscuit and leafy floral peat aroma. Hazy, orange brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Grainy boozy orange wood flavour. Medium-full body. Good but boozy. (7/3/7/4/15) 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (10019) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
2016-05-15. Hazy orange body with a nice foamy off white head. 3++ Aroma of doughy biscuity malt. Muted hops. Flavour is hoppy, good amount of bitterness up front, moderate fruit blends with a fair bit of resinous hops. Muddled citrus has notes of pithy grapefruit seed and sweet lemon. Fruit grows as it warms but malt and moderate alcohol dominate over it. 7+ Average plus bodied palate, good carbonation.3+ decent. 7/4/7/3/16+ Bottle from Henrys, Queenstown, NZ.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobbysutts (19) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2016
500ml bottle. Soon as this is open I can smell citrusy goodness. Pour is pretty special with a mega looking head. Golden smoky appearance. Taste is citrus with malty tones. This is a super fresh find. Just arrived at the bottle shop. Gets my vote. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3590) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2016
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Murky amber body with a thick white head. Good lacing. Aroma of caramel and vine tomatoes. Flavour of grapefruit, melon, toffee and peppery hop spice with a bold, bitter finish. Medium to full body with a creamy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Its not particularly clean (this was the end of the keg, to be fair) but its absolutely loaded with hops and I like that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (4177) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Pours clear orange amber with a finger of white head. Aroma of resin, peach, apricot, lemon, nectarines, light caramel. Taste is mild fruit sweet before a resin bitter finish. Somewhat funky but enjoyable. Medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation.

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