Category Archives: American Double IPA

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.

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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.

Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #10

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

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

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.3
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, canned on 2nd October 2018, and with a drink by date of 13th November 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A murky dark orange colour with a big almost three finger off white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Strong fruitiness, ripe mango, pineapple, citrusy orange zest and rind, with hints of melon, pine and spice.
Taste: Light sweetness, mango, pineapple, melon, followed by citrusy orange rind and peel, hints of honey sweetness and nice bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice easy drinking DIPA with lots of fruit and not a hint of booze.

Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #9

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

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

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.45
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, canned on 24th September 2018 with a drink by date of 5th November 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A murky hazy dark orange colour with a two finger white head that had great retention and left lots of nice fluffy lacing.
Aroma: Tropical mango, peach, apricot, guava, some citrus orange, grapefruit, and resinous pine.
Taste: Fruity, tropical and citrus. Mango, peach, orange, grapefruit, citrus zest, with hints of pine. Lightly sweet and lightly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Great aroma and flavours with lots of tropical and citrus fruit.

Stone 22nd Anniversary Anni-Matter Double IPA

Brewery: Stone Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 9.1%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: 22nd Anniversary. The no haze Double IPA. 81 IBUs. Hops – Columbus, Denali, Hopsteiner #06297, Galaxy, Citra and Amarillo

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Stone 22nd Anniversary Double IPA is a clean, crisp perfectly filtered IPA that reinforces giant, juicy, hop forward IPAs are a bailiwick of ours. Every year we have a special recipe creation challenge with two-person teams from our brewing department we’ve called the Stone Spotlight Competition. This year’s winner “Anti-Matter” was brewed (and named) by Stone brewers Jason Smith and Jose Flores. We felt it was a perfect candidate for our 22nd Anniversary IPA, as it’s not only an amazing IPA, but a perfect way to showcase the deep bench that is our talented and dedicated brewing team. This light amber colored IPA features an incredible mouthfeel from the malted oats. Citrus rides in the forefront, with plenty of fruit character to back it up. All in all, we felt this was the perfect IPA with which to say: Here’s to me, to you and twenty-two too!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.87
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. bottle, bottled on 24th July 2018, and with an enjoy by date of 6th November 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear light copper amber colour with an almost two finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Light biscuit, caramel malts, citrusy orange peel, grapefruit, citrus rind, hints of tropical melon, pineapple and pine.
Taste: Moderate bitterness, orange peel, mandarin, light caramel, pine and hints of melon.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: A good Stone styled Double IPA with nice aroma and flavours. The 9.1% ABV just drinks really easy.