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Seeing Double IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

Seeing Double IPASeeing Double IPA

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450 Ratings
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Ratings: 450
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%


Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-09-2005)
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bosox941827

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 oz. standard pint glass, on tap at Tyler's Tap Room, Durham, NC.

A - Cloudy, amber-y orange/brown color, with just a hint of lace at the top of the glass.
S - Malt and citrus-y
T & M - Wow, first sip get a tremendous hit of citrus, specifically lemon, from the hops. It's almost astringent, but it blends quickly with the background sweetness before resolving into a hoppy, tongue-drying finish. You can tell that the alcohol is there, but it is fairly well-hidden (if I didn't know it was 9.5%, I would have guessed it was ~ 7%). Carbonation on this one is low, and it goes down pretty smoothly. This is a heavy beer though, and it thick and almost syrupy. Had it with Tyler's great blackened crab cake and have to say it was a perfect match.
D - Surprisingly drinkable given the ABV, but I suspect that would sneak up on you pretty quickly.

This is good, but not *great* imperial IPA; would prefer the hops to be a bit more prominent throughout the taste. Would definitely order it again though.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2010 13:34:30 | More by bosox941827
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Seeing Double makes good use of the debut of a Spiegelau Double IPA tulip. A rich amber (SRM 10-12), chill-hazed with occasional carbonation. The long-lasting head is one and one-half inches creamy off-white and leaves a coating of lace.

Fresh citrus rind and pine resin open, shortly followed by pineapple and caramel. Warmth brings out a hint of mint and ginger powder.

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Foothills has stepped up to the Double IPA hype, however the hop flavors could be accentuated. Bitterness will easily match wings on Superbowl Sunday.

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Seeing Double IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
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