Seeing Double IPA - Foothills Brewing Company
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Reviews by devilben02:
3.9/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a murky orange-copper color with a fluffy but sticky head. The aroma is dense with a fresh and juicy combination of citrus (mostly orange) and grassy hops that carries through into the flavor. The flavor is not purely driven by bitterness, though, with a prominent candy sweetness providing a nice balance that is prominent but stops well short of cloying. Texturally, it is resinous but smooth, helping the beer go down easy but leaving a lingering trail of bitter and sweet after the swallow. It is definitely boozy, but not overwhelming.
Overall, Seeing Double is like spending an early spring day in an orange grove. It's not perfectly comfortable due to a slight chill in the air and a small (but harmless) ant hill nearby, but those small drawbacks are easily overlooked in favor of the overall experience that is quite enjoyable.
Serving type: on-tap
05-24-2010 22:12:45 | More by devilben02
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4.01/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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.
As expected from a Double IPA, this one is quite bitter, front to back. Pine sap and light sweetness are throughout with muted grapefruit, orange rind and a touch of mango. The long finish is modest in comparison to the opening.
Surprisingly modest carbonation within a full-bodied beer. The alcohol is as anticipated. A satin texture and light metallic astringency make this quite dry.
Foothills has stepped up to the Double IPA hype, however the hop flavors could be accentuated. Bitterness will easily match wings on Superbowl Sunday.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2014 20:08:09 | More by SLeffler27
4.24/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Bottleneck says 01302014.
A- Pours a clean medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before reducing to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and various thicknesses of surface foam. Sudsy non-resilient lacing.
S- Pungent and grassy hop aroma that also brings citrus notes like pineapple and grapefruit.
T- The citrus flavors come through in the flavor well coupled with a firm but controlled bitterness. Very drinkable for the ABV and the grass notes linger on the tongue for a bit. Juicy and tangy.
M- Vibrant and sharp with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.
O- I really dig how fruit-forward this DIPA is while having a solid bitterness that's not overbearing. Foothills knows their hops.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 00:31:12 | More by Immortale25
Seeing Double IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.