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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Imperial IPA
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
How do you improve on a stone-cold classic? Double it up, of course... Bitter-sweet, with a big U.S. hop punch, Double Joker is the bigger, stronger brother to our legendary Joker IPA: a bold, Scottish style Imperial IPA, generously hopped & devilishly flavorsome.

Ingredients: Water, barley malt (Lager, Vienna, Pale Crystal), wheat malt, rye malt, unmalted oats, hops (Centennial, Amarillo, Simcoe), yeast.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (1212) - - JUN 24, 2013
Clear golden beer with a zesty hop aroma. The flavour is a very sharp, sweet citrus with hops, leaving a sweet, tangy finish. Nice but the strength and sweetness mean I wouldnt want more than a couple at most.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freretoc (1833) - Besanon, FRANCE - JAN 14, 2017
Bue en bouteille de 50cl la brasserie Couleur ambre, belle mousse et effervescence moyenne Nez sur le caramel Bire ultra sucre avec une pointe caramel sucre candi avec une pointe rsineuse en fin de bouche pas du tout quilibre.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Blastomorpha (93) - - DEC 10, 2016
Strange Imperial IPA, very malty, alchool is well hidden but the aroma is a bit too weak.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1763) - HONG KONG - DEC 3, 2016


330 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in New Town Plaza, Shatin.

Looks: Clear, golden orange colour; One-quarter finger head with soapy white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing with notable slight carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant Ale malt, with strong orange, tangerines, strong cat piss, light caramel, floral, strong pine, sugar, lemon and grass.

Taste: Mid to strong sweet Ale malt, with strong orange, light grapefruits, floral, citrus syrup, pine, light resins, spices, light bread, lime, strong bitter hops and grass.

Body: medium body. Slick, smooth and fairly oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Good Ale maltyness in a pretty solid background. Lots of oat smoothness and rye dryness. Orangey hops dominates, with fair grapefruits, floral, pine and light ooze. Sweetness was fair at first then took a sharp U-turn in citrusy syrup, strong but pretty tasty. 8.3% booze is very well hidden. Spicy with strong lime to round. Easy and nice!

Hoppiness: Strong orange, tangerines, strong cat piss, floral, strong pine, lemon and grass in nose. Light grapefruit, strong orange, floral, pine, resins, spices, lime and grass in taste; Bitterness is strong for a lasting, high astringent sweet-bitter finish.

After Taste: Dry. Citrusy, smooth and bitter to mouth.

Comments: Unlike most IIPAs, this ones maltyness is pretty lightweight, almost APA-like, but was well complimented by smooth oats and spicy rye. Strong Amarillod orange and catty Simcoe made it very interesting from start to finish, without the overbearing resins a real plus. Light but enjoyable!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heidbummer (355) - SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours deep gold, slightly viscous. Subtle aroma of pine and orange. Soft mouthfeel. Thick piney quite sweet taste, really soft for a dipa/imperial. Nice but the hops could be bolder.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Graham77 (466) - SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2016
330ml bottle. Golden color, white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is dominated by toffee, with lemon , orange and citrus pith. Taste is heavy sweet but well balanced with medium/heavy bitterness. Palate is viscous, oily, softly carbonated. Overall this is a good example of a modern strong IPA, not excessively bitter or piny.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arkanu (52) - Iasi, ROMANIA - APR 24, 2016
Golden-amber color with a fair head. Its hoppy all the way, with flowery hops and green grass flooding your senses. Then the bitter taste comes along in what I would say is a good double IPA, except for the alcohol which is quite prominent. Worth trying, especially if you like huge amounts of hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerowl80 (312) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy amber. A lot of malty caramel in the aroma with some pine and grass. Taste has a lot of toffee flavours with a bitter finish. The alcohol is pretty noticeable. All in all doesnt come close to the double ipa big hitters.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sissio (1433) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle @ home Clear golden, cream head Full aroma, nettle, fruit, peach, apricot, pineapple with herbaceous notes, toffee Bitter, sweet, bitter Bitter sweet simphony

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JackMandarin (281) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle from my local Aldi. Pours pale copper. Pale enough to warrant the IPA tag. Thin, white head. Woody, piney aroma. Some dank, peachy notes. Lychee. Good bit of fruit in there. Taste is heavy with malt sweetness to start. An assertive bitterness follows. Bit hot with alcohol. Creamy carbonation and a good body. Quite chewy. Juicy finish that makes the mouth water. Too much alcohol on show here but a decent imperial IPA none-the-less

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (4240) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Pours cloudy amber with flat white head. Aroma of light caramel, rye, hints of citrus. Fairly bland. Taste is sweet and somewhat boozy, mild bitter finish. Body is light to medium, smooth, with soft carbonation. As double IPAs go, this one was kind of meh.


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