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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: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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 (1330) - - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavyK (84) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Smells like a more resinous joker. Quite dull. Decent chewiness but underwhelming... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1995) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2017
330ml bottle : In a tulip glass. nice soft grapefruit zest nose , citrus and giving birth to bitterness . A large foamy white head above golde .. Sticky sweet piney hops stick to the fucken top of my palate .I could drink this kinda beer till I cant recall my name. A bit more bitterness would be a constructive criticism.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zarrach76 (238) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 30, 2017
Belle blonde avec de superbes reflets dor et une fine mousse blanche. Ici nous avons droit une Imperial IPA de la part des Ecossais de Williams Brothers qui va videmment souffrir de la comparaison avec la Hardcore IPA de leur concitoyens de Brewdog, sans doute une, voir la rfrence en la matire. Dj, le nez est prometteur car trs floral avec une pointe de gourmandise sucre. On retrouve du jasmin, de la bergamote, de la rose, une touche de poivre et de vanille, du caramel, du miel, du pain dpice, du croissant chaud, de lamande... Ni simple ni complexe, un nez bien quilibr avec de trs beaux armes. Un bon dbut ! En bouche, la texture est ronde, il y a du corps, lalcool est au niveau mais relativement sage avec son 8.3% tout de mme, il soutient les flaveurs sans les altrer. Les levures sont discrtes mais apportent un peu de mche avec du bois de rsineux, tandis que lamertume, enfin, vient gayer nos papilles avec une astringence tannique prononce mais jamais dsagrable. Larrire-bouche est mis chemin entre les notes cralires et les houblons, avec un ct plus "terrien" et vgtal que le nez. La carbonatation est vive, ce qui sied parfaitement ce type de bire. On retrouve des notes de prune verte ou dabricot pas trs mr, mais clairement le fruit nest pas le fort de ce breuvage. Non, on se focalisera vraiment sur les notes de crales et les houblons qui font vraiment tout le travail aromatique. Sur le moment, je nai pas vraiment senti le ct "double IPA" au dmarrage avec une amertume franche mais contrle. Cest dans la longueur que lamertume sexprime le mieux, avec cette astringence et ce fond de la langue martyrise pendant de trs longues secondes. Cest sur le final quon sent tout le houblonnage de cette bire. Mme si cette Double Joker ne viendra pas titiller la Hardcore IPA (pas vident non plus !), on peut reconnatre que cest une Imperial IPA russie sans tre renversante. Bouteille 33cl, Boissons du Monde, Saint-Egrve.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (7092) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2017
330ml bottle: BBE Oct 17. Poured into a Duvel glass at home on 17th Mar 17 during a random tasting session with myself. Thanks son, and Beers of Europe for this Christmas present (one of many brews Ben got me for my stocking). Clear golden pour, deep white blanket of foam on top. Piney hop nose surrounded by malty esters, taste similar: malty base with plenty of hops pushing the malts away into second fiddle. Good boozy feel to the brew too.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radassace (267) - SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours a deep amber with a small white head. Nose is that typical Williams Bros malt. Sweet caramel, biscuit, bread. Fairly thick mouth feel. Taste is very malty, sweet caramel grain, bit of an alcohol kick. Finishes off with a fairly bitter orange pith, grapefruit bitterness. Has a thick marmalade feel to it too. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freretoc (1935) - 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 (1950) - 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 (567) - 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 (514) - 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.


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