Category Archives: American Double IPA

Stone Grapefruit Slam IPA

– aka Stone Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA

Brewery: Stone Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Centennial, Chinook and Magnum. Special Ingredients – Grapefruit. A zesty Double India Pale Ale w/ Grapefruit Peel

Brewer Description: (from can) We’ve made a hell of a lot of beers since 1996. Probably thousands at this point. Some stick around for decades, some for a few years and some are brief visits, gracing us with their hoppy presence fora short time before becoming fond memories. Occasionally stars, planets and brewing schedules align and we bring back one of these ephemeral creations. In fall of 2014 we created a draft-only version of this delicious double India pale ale. Its bitter, zesty grapefruit peel infusion created a bright accent to notes of pine resin and fresh citrus well in advance of the explosion of fruited beers we’re all reveling in at the moment. We never stopped thinking about it, so a long five years later, we’re bringing back Stone Grapefruit Slam IPA for round two. It’s a link to the past planted delightfully in the present.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.67
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, canned on 16th January 2019, and with an enjoy by date of 16th May 2019. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: A clear copper colour with a big three finger slightly off white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Grapefruit peel, citrus rind and zest, caramel, pine, resinous.
Taste: Like the aroma, bittersweet, grapefruit zest and rind, caramel, pine, resin, and light biscuit.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I think maybe the bittersweet grapefruit zestiness was probably a bit too intense for me. I preferred other versions of IPAs by Stone.

Alefarm Cohesive Shift

Brewery: Alefarm Brewing
Country: Denmark
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) A double IPA hopped with Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.65
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 500ml can, with a best before date of 9th April 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice lightly hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Mango, orange, grapefruit rind, onion and a touch of grass.
Taste: Mandarin pith, orange zest and rind, dank, grainy, grass, and a lasting bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Some nice fruitiness, but the dankness was probably a bit too strong and overpowered the fruit at times.

Bearded Iris Roadmap

Brewery: Bearded Iris Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 7.9%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Citra . African Queen . Mosaic

Brewer Description: (from website) Who’s to say where it’ll take you exactly, but this new DIPA seeks a bold explorer. Unfurl african queen + citra + mosaic hops to chart a course through mysterious mountains of black currant and gooseberry, quiet forests of lemongrass and bubblegum & an invigorating oasis of soft, ripe citrus fruit.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.92
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 16 fl. oz. can, canned on 5th September 2018, ‘Make sure you got your funderwear on’. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A murky dark orange colour with an almost two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Mixed berries, pineapple, mango, papaya with some light citrus zest, orange, grapefruit rind and pine.
Taste: Citrus rind and zest, grapefruit, pineapple, papaya and mango with a touch of booze.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice DIPA with good fruity flavours. The booziness was a bit surprising given it’s only 7.9% ABV. Would’ve been even better if this was hidden.

Bearded Iris Attention Please!

Brewery: Bearded Iris Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 8.2%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Pillowy . tropical . Citra

Brewer Description: (from website) A Double IPA with 100% Citra. Mic check, mic check. It’s verbose, yet smooth, and always ready to have the last word.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.43
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 16 fl. oz. can, canned on 4th September 2018, ‘A real driver knows what’s in his car’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A murky hazy mango juice orange with a one finger white head that had decent retention but only left sparse lacing.
Aroma: Mango, pineapple, peach, mandarin, citrus rind and a touch of pine.
Taste: Juicy, mango, peach and pineapple, citrusy mandarin, orange rind and a hint of spice on the backend.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A wonderful Double IPA with great flavours that made it just so easy to drink.

Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #11

Brewery: Hill Farmstead Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) Imperial IPA brewed with Nelson Sauvin and Simcoe hops.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.43
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, canned on 8th October 2018, with a drink by date of 19th November 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A murky orange colour with a two finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Tropical and citrus, grape, mango, orange, orange rind and pine.
Taste: Fruity, mango, grape, pineapple, melon, citrus rind, a touch of berries, lightly floral and a hint of dankness.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Another nice DIPA by Hill Farmstead. Easy to drink with its good tropical and citrus fruitiness.