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Seeing Double IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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Seeing Double IPASeeing Double IPA

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554 Ratings
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Ratings: 554
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 67
Gots: 45 | FT: 3
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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2.25/5  rDev -44.4%

brez8791, Feb 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

Broanoke, May 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

bs870621345, Jan 29, 2012
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2.7/5  rDev -33.3%

cbradio, Nov 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

McAndrew, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of PDXHops
2.98/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap in a shaker pint, a hazy dark honey colored brew. Light scattered lacing is left from the finger's worth of foamy head.

Lots of citrusy hops and caramel in the nose. Smells like it's gonna be one of those big hearty and juicy DIPAs, and that's what it proves to be. The caramel sweetness seems to snowball throughout the consumption of the pint. A little thickish and coating as well. Too malty, but there's plenty of citric hop flavor. Bitterness somewhat lacking (or unable to cut through the sweetness), but it's tasty. A bit of burn in the finish. No grit, no dryness. Rather boozy finish.

Overall impression: Another 'overmalted' east coast (D)IPA. Foothills makes some fine brews, but this one's forgettable.

PDXHops, Dec 08, 2010
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

dankjohn, Dec 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

MADPolo, Feb 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Kmlund, May 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

JohnQVD, Jun 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

themanilow, Aug 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

jrohrbacher, Dec 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

icehawk, Aug 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

rbail012, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.05/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a cloudy amber with a good and lacing. A promising start. The smell is grainy with tobacco, swwet malt, and spicy hops. Not bad, definitely a big beer. The taste is a little disappointing. Too sweet, and with a slight sourness that seems out of place.Hoppy finish is nice but a little overwhelmed. Mouthfeel is too grainy and slippery- there needs to be an edge here. Too out of whack for me to drink much of, unbalanced. I had this at the Hickory Hops fest from the brewer, so I doubt I had a bad batch, but from the other glowing reviews I hope so. I expected more.

Georgiabeer, Jul 06, 2007
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3.08/5  rDev -24%

IPAs4me, Sep 12, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

650 mL bottle poured into an Allagash chalice.

Appearance - Hazy and doesn't produce much of a head even with a vigorous pour. Builds at the very end. It even gets darker as more sediment flows in. Orange body with chunks of white residue floating about.

Smell - Citrus and some tropical fruits. Lots of sweet malts. Equally dominant as the hops, or perhaps the tropical fruits and sweet malts just enhance each other.

Taste - As malty as it is hoppy. Lots of residual sugars. Same citrus hop, less of the tropical fruits. Malts dominate immediately after the initial flavor. Bitterness builds and even turns grassy in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Heavy, too heavy for me. Overly sweet. Medium carbonation and moderate bitterness.

Overall - Just too sugary for my tastes. "Balanced" doesn't really apply. Run-of-the-mill east coast IPA.

Alieniloquium, May 30, 2013
Photo of n2185
3.18/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark, hazy orange with a finger of dense white head that sticks around for the haul. It leaves a solid sheet of white lacing down the sides.

S: smells surprisingly light, with light citrus notes and some grassy aromas.

T: taste is similar to the aroma with a lot of light citrus and pine notes with a light bitter finish. Nothing in your face and an overall very light DIPA.

M: medium-light body and carbonation.

D: goes down pretty smooth with its light characters.

Overall a decent DIPA, but a bit too light for my liking.

n2185, Feb 26, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

VeganUndead, Feb 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

CBlack85, Jan 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Davepoolesque, May 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

ToddThompson, Sep 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

bruindre, Jun 06, 2013
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Seeing Double IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.