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10th Anniversary Double India Pale Ale - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

214 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 20
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HappyHourHero on 05-13-2005)
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assurbanipaul

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a golden copper with a quarter-inch off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, some bright orange citrus and sweet pale malt.

Taste is more bright citrus, mandarin oranges and grapefruit, with a base of sweet malt. Hoppy caramel notes, nose is almost exactly like the flavor profile (unusual). No trace of alcohol in the flavor but a very slight butterscotch emerges as it warms. Taste is not real complex but it doesn't need to be; this is wonderfully clean, strong and bittersweet.

Mouthfeel is a bit light for what it is but I think that suits the taste very well. I might call this a light DIPA rather than a barleywine. I would say this very closely matches one of my favorite Texas beers, Real Ale Sisyphus. Overall, very bright and drinkable. Could become one of my everyday faves if Sisyphus weren't available.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2006 06:21:15 | More by assurbanipaul
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HamdenHector

Connecticut

3.31/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: hazy; burnt orange in color; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin cap; light lacing;

S: booze and caramel malt;

T: caramel malt first; booze in mid-palate that fades as you get to the finish; if you wait, you get a touch of bitterness;

M: a touch syrupy; moderate carbonation;

O: no hops; other reviewers had a very different experience and what they tasted was what I was hoping for; perhaps I had an old bottle, but I couldn't find a date; if I find a bottle with a fresh date, I'll try it again;

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 08:30:54 | More by HamdenHector
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AMCimpi

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-12-2014 23:41:23 | More by AMCimpi
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-29-2014 00:51:02 | More by Latarnik
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-21-2014 15:17:50 | More by boszormeny
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Mikus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-14-2014 19:20:13 | More by Mikus
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sachie23

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-25-2014 14:46:30 | More by sachie23
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Middle Ages Brewing Company in Syracuse, NY. Poured into a Rooster Fish tulip.

Pours a dark orange, with a billowing 2 inch head, and really good strings of lacing down the glass.

Smells include grassy hops, pine sap, pine needles, honey, and sweet malt.

The taste is similar. This straddles the line between Imperial English IPA and American Double IPA- lots of characteristics from both are in this. There is an enhanced malt flavor, very honey-like, with some dry crackery malt like characteristics. There is a huge hop slant to this beer though- lots of grapefruit, pine, and fresh cut grass all battle out. This is a huge IPA, with tons of flavors all battling each other. It could be slighly better melded together, and cleaner, but you can't deny it tastes good.

Medium bodied, sticky mouthfeel, finishes sweet. The alcohol is present a little bit, but doesn't detract too much.

This is a great DIPA from Middle Ages. Due to their English leaning and yeast use (Ringwood), this doesn't taste like a normal DIPA, but it still quite tasty and I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 16:14:55 | More by GreesyFizeek
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Clear ruby orange, two finger white head, with lots of lacing.

S-Citrus, dirt, grassy, pine tad bit of bread, nice hop notes.

T-Starts with some citrus, grass, bread, nice bitterness.

M-Lighter to medium in body, some hop bite.

O-A regular run of the mill DIPA. Yeah it is good, but in such a saturated market this does nothing to stand out. That being said ~7 dollars a bomber is a nice price.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 16:48:09 | More by rlee1390
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MichaelStoutBeard

New York

3/5  rDev -26.7%

01-08-2014 09:41:07 | More by MichaelStoutBeard
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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-02-2014 01:33:15 | More by BeerBucks
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mjforres

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

10-13-2013 21:58:45 | More by mjforres
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

10-02-2013 20:42:09 | More by ColForbinBC
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vande

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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ajzy

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10%

08-05-2013 21:24:39 | More by ajzy
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virinow

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-18-2013 01:28:49 | More by virinow
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-10-2013 02:19:01 | More by WOLFGANG
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-22-2013 00:38:13 | More by Syracuse12
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Drknight

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-10-2013 02:18:39 | More by Drknight
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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +22.2%

05-02-2013 01:42:00 | More by csustar001
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MisSigsFan

California

3.64/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a cloudy golden amber color with a finger thick white head. Smell is pretty weak. Mostly floral hops. Not much else. Taste is mostly citrus and floral hops with a good amount of bitterness and slight sweetness. Not much else really. The alcohol is covered up pretty well though by the bitterness. Mouth is very crisp, but maybe a bit too carbonated and heavy. Overall, an okay brew, but lacks in flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 04:27:49 | More by MisSigsFan
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-20-2013 20:47:55 | More by BGsWo22
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-17-2013 19:39:14 | More by JohnQVD
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MEW

Colorado

2/5  rDev -51.1%

01-14-2013 23:23:21 | More by MEW
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cfh64

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

12-28-2012 06:09:13 | More by cfh64
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10th Anniversary Double India Pale Ale from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.