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Seeing Double IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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Seeing Double IPASeeing Double IPA

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Ratings: 591
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 69
Gots: 58 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-09-2005

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Ratings: 591 | Reviews: 191
Photo of Boone757
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopportunistic
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Amedlin18
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the brew pub

Photo of gopens44
3.57/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

So right out of the gate this one excited me. Well, judging a book by it's cover is what happened. Looked simply stunning with a stark white foamy head with outstanding lacing. Aroma was the beginning of my let down as I didn't detect a whole lot. Resiny? Touch earthy maybe? Taste was hot, slightly vinous, bitter but without a particular hop signature (not piney, citrusy, etc.,.) and almost tasted like an imperial lager upon finish. After enjoying Jade, I had set myself up for something more prolific than what I got in this bottle. I'd almost say it was an old bottle but the bottles aren't' dated so I have to assume it was still within reasonable drinking time. Bought at a busy TW off a display where all the bombers were. No dust or anything on the bottle.

Photo of nofunyons
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great IPA. It is missing the citrus flavors I like in other IPAs.

Photo of cherche
3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hotpauko
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Don't be looking for no fruity or florally IPA here! Pretty big hoppy, alcoholly beer. High ibu and it has a bitter bite but nothing too killer. Hops control but a definite malt presence. High ABV is always present and even tingles the tongue but again, not overwhelming for the experienced hop drinker. The hoppy hints are of a grapefruit, lemon but again nothing sweet. A good drink for those willing and able.

Photo of RussBeercier
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hophugger
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep gold, crystal clear with ample head and tremendous lacing. Aroma is a little lighter than I expected but nonetheless, still nice and pleasant. Taste is awesome, with heavy IBUS, lots of grapefruit, citrus peel and resiny hops. This is a hop bomb !!!!!!!!. Mouthfeel is great with lots of stickiness, bitterness and such that balances quite well for a 126 IBU beer....Great job, Foothills !!!

Photo of NCIPArunner
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ystazi
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edhizdeid
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of magic_swaggin
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of handcrafty
2.94/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Bottle dated 11/2014; consumed a few days ago.
Second time I've given Seeing Double a try, and the second time I was under impressed.
Reminds me of an English IPA, which are generally too malty for me.

Photo of chinchill
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap.

A - Clear light amber with a generous and thick foamy off-white head; corresponding lacing.
S - Appealing, for sure, but less hoppy than expected.
T - too sweet and short on hops, if judged by style. Ignoring that, this is a bold, well balanced APA with well-hidden ABV, although the alcohol adds complexity.
M - near medium body with medium+ carbonation. The higher ABV adds some warmth
O - this surprising "double IPA" is balanced and easy drinking.

Photo of fredmugs
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I was really surprised by this. It's very evenly balanced which is something that I usually do not care for but this has a back end sweetness (very slight) that really makes everything come together nicely. I could crush these even at 9.5%

Photo of tlema1
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bobloblawlawblog11
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HopintheSouth
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.51/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

By the standards of a DIPA, this is a smooth, mellow, easy-drinking and delicious beer. If I dare say it, it's an English DIPA.

Photo of NickyDee21
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheDoak
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Seeing Double IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 591 ratings.