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Seeing Double IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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Seeing Double IPASeeing Double IPA

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BA SCORE
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493 Ratings
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Ratings: 493
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 61
Gots: 30 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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d0ggnate

California

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Just received a fresh growler of Seeing Double IPA today from dashirey in the most recent round of GatM. Couldn't be a better day to drink a nice IIPA.

A: Poured a rich copper/amber/orange with an overflowing head layer. My glass is topped with this off-white two-finger foam that fades to patch thick lacing in just a minute or two.
S: Floral hops, but nose is subtle.
T: Malty, but continued hops are present. A citrus flavor comes through mid to end of drink. Almost taste a bit of apples.
M: Great balance. Smooth and delicious. Richness usually found in better stouts.
D: Mmmm! Highly drinkable. Delicious East Coast IIPA. I am more used to the West Coast style, but definately appreciate the point of view from across the country.

Serving type: growler

04-22-2009 03:31:23 | More by d0ggnate
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GJ40

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled this on tap at Foothills in Winston Salem, NC.

A - A deep golden with a haze and a small beige head. Some lacing.

S - An even balance of citrusy hops and toasted malt.

T - Very rich with a firm balance of alcohol, hops and malt. Not as much flavor as I'd expected but that may have been due to the temperature. They served it too cold for such a quality ale.

M - Thick and creamy with a low carbonation. Very nice.

D - I was really looking forward to this and while it was good, it was a bit tame given the name. Serving it a bit warmer might just be all it needs.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2009 16:04:22 | More by GJ40
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StarlightSeraph

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 10oz Foothills glass, at Foothills.

Appearance: A hazy orange-amber, with a thin layer of white head that subsided fairly quickly. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Intensely strong grassy and pine notes. Fairly one-dimensional in terms of smell, but in a good way.

Taste: Intensely bitter from the hops. Grass and pine dominate, and linger throughout the entire sip. There is a noticeable bready/honey sweetness from the malt in the background, but it is just present enough to provide a backbone for the hops, without taking command. The bitterness lingers into the aftertaste, and well after each sip is complete. The malt is definitely there, but to the point where it just complements the hop bitterness. One of the more bitter DIPAs I've ever had.

Mouthfeel: Heavily carbonated, which provides a nice bite. Decently thick.

Drinkability: Despite the extreme bitterness, it's so good that it's very easy to drink. One of my favorite IPAs, where the hops dominate and the malt is just noticeable enough to prevent the beer from coming hop-flavored water. Excellent beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2009 23:23:26 | More by StarlightSeraph
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goatgoat

Arizona

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Loki for the opportunity.

Pours hazy coppery amber. A thick off-white head billows up and falls over a minute or two into a thick cap. Prominent sheets of lace.
Aroma is heavy hops, citrus, pine. A bit of floral and sweetness behind there.
Flavor is again, big hops, citrus and pine. A hefty malt backbone supports the bitterness, sweet honey/caramel, with a bit of burnt sugar. The finish has a lasting crisp bitterness, but is also a bit sweeter than I expect from a DIPA, but I like it!
Medium body with an resinous feel. A nice moderate amount of carbonation.

This is a very tasty DIPA. Huge hop presence, but suitably balanced by the malt. Some folks might find it too sweet but I find it delicious.

Serving type: growler

03-19-2009 18:46:32 | More by goatgoat
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taylorhamrick

South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This one is amber, almost copper, colored, with a decent sized head that fades quickly. Very little lacing at all. Quite a bit dark for a DIPA, looks a lot more like a barleywine, and it comes through a bit like a barleywine throughout, which affects my thoughts about the rest. I suppose I'll voice my expectations for a DIPA mainly on appearance, because the rest was nice, just not the right color for a DIPA at all. The smell is very nice. A tiny bit of sweetness underlies pungent, resinous hops. You can tell that these are all high alpha acid. There could be a touch more of the citrus hop presence and a bit more tropical fruitiness, but its all there. The taste is nice. One of the most successfully balanced DIPAs I've encountered, even at well over 100 IBUs. There's a sticky resinous quality which is subdued under malty sweetness (dare I suggest a bready taste with a chocolatey sweetness in a traditionally dry and unbalanced style?) and a bit of hop fruitiness. There's even a hint of citrus peel in there, with a bit of a lemon-lime taste. The alcohol is present and warming, but doesn't burn. The mouthfeel is nice. Very full, and not just of hops. The alcohol interrupts just enough to knock it back from a 5. And it drinks well. It's not the easiest, though it goes quickly easrly, but I enjoyed it. A very interesting take on the style.

Serving type: growler

03-01-2009 22:23:12 | More by taylorhamrick
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GatorBeerNerd

Georgia

4.68/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Growler purchased at the Sexual Chocolate release. Poured into a Sierra Nevada Hop Tuilp glass. Split with my friend.

A: Pours a light copper color with a HUGE pillowy off-white head that was more than 3 or 4 fingers. Excellent retention throughout with very good lacing. One of the best overall presentations I have seen in the style.

S: Surprisingly a nice caramel malt aroma seems to be the most prevalent in the nose. Piney hop aroma mixed in with it makes for a nice blended aroma.

T: The initial flavor is sweet and matches the aroma. However, the finish is very hoppy and bitter. The main hop flavor for me is a load of pine flavor. A little bit of a grassy hop flavor mixed in with good measure. This is one of the hoppiest DIPAs I have had that could still be called balanced due to the excellent malt backbone. I would give it a 5 here, but I have had citrus hop flavored IPAs in the style that I prefer.

M: Nice and thick for an IPA. The in mouth carbonation level is perfection. I could sit and roll it around in my mouth for minutes before swallowing. However, you want to swallow it too since it tastes so good and the hops are really dominate in the finish.

D: I have used balanced for DIPAs before. This one is so smooth and easy drinking for the ABV it is scary. I am glad I split the growler with my friend, or I might not be able to go to work in the morning.

I was lucky enough to drink the 2008 version of Sexual Chocolate while at the release and it was very very good. I have to say, I like this beer more. It is a truly fantastic DIPA.

Serving type: growler

02-18-2009 02:58:28 | More by GatorBeerNerd
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naproxen

District of Columbia

4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! Many thanks to Loki for fullfilling a want and sending me this growler during Growling at the Moon: Growlerhog Edition.

The pour confirmed that this growler made it from NC to CT with all precious contents intact. The head of this baby amassed to a good finger and half/two finger depth before slowly dissipating. The aroma is sweeter than I was prepared for, but not overpowering. The color, an enticing golden amber.

It is the taste and drinkability of this DIPA that really blows my mind. The mouthfeel is extremely smooth, the hops are not so bitter or in your face that the mouth puckers. The malt and semi sweet background of this really balances out the hop profile. Seriously 9.5%?? Wouldn't know it by taste alone! I have barely breached 1/4 gone since last night, so I can assure you tonight I will be seeing double. Game on!

Serving type: growler

02-13-2009 16:52:53 | More by naproxen
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bhalter8

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As an extra treat at the Sexual Chocolate release, I picked up a growler of this to bring home. Its the very next day, and my wife is pairing it with a beef stew that works well with pale ales and IPAs, so this a very special treat to have so fresh. An aggressive pour yields a frothy off white head, about 1" thick, on top of beautiful copper colored ale. There is some nice lacing from the quickly descending head. The smell is a nice powerful punch of hops for sure, but mixed with some pine and citrus hints. Both the smell and look are impressive, especially for my personal favorite style. The taste does not let down either, a solid punch of hops just as the smell hinted at. This is a bitter DPA indeed, which helps mask some, but not all of the strong ABV. I have been sipping this first pour into a stemmed IPA glass, and am already feeling the warmth. I want another, but will have to take it slow, the ABV definitely comes through in the drinkability, and makes it a little tougher to swallow. Not a big negative, but about the only one I would offer.

Serving type: growler

02-08-2009 21:07:41 | More by bhalter8
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JDV

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Growler in trade from ROBORB. Thanks for getting me this one! Pours a rich, hazy deep orange color with a long lived beige head that leaves a bit of lacing. Smell is creamy, earthy hops with some sticky caramel and toffee like sweetness. There definitely is some sweet and lighty hoppy citrus notes in there too. Not quite as hoppy as I expected, but enough to please. Taste is pretty smooth for a double IPA. Creamy caramel and toasty malt along with earthy, and slightly fruity hops with slightly creamy and bitter orange flavor. Really, pretty balanced and full bodied. Sticky, and a bit rich with normal to perhaps slightly soft carbonation. A bit more malty than many of my favorite DIPAs, but this has plenty of hops to balance, and goes down extremely easily and is quite enjoyable. No problem getting through most of a growler by myself, which is a rarity for me. Thanks again!!

Serving type: growler

01-22-2009 04:12:55 | More by JDV
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dashirey

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I visited Foothills last year with my wife and some friends who live in Winston-Salem. We had a great time so when I got this growler from khiasmus in the Growling at the Moon - Santa edition I was pretty excited. Thanks so much!

A - Copper colored with some amber hues in there too. The growler pours a good one finger of off white head. Lots of lacing left behind from this one.

S/T - Smell is dominated by sweetness from the malts. There is plenty of hops coming from this one too, specifically some citrus and pine. Lastly there is a hint of alcohol in the background too. Very good flavors that fall in line with the smell. Pine - citrus - then some alcohol with a strong malts beneath it all. I really liked the flavor overall.

M - Medium to full bodied mouth feel. As it warms the mouth feel becomes almost sticky.

D - Fairly easy drinking but gets more difficult as is really warms up, the alcohol after a few could become too much. My wife had one glass of the growler. I guess we'll see if I'll be "seeing-double" when I finish the growler later!!

Serving type: growler

01-21-2009 23:49:18 | More by dashirey
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CrellMoset

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seeing Double IPA, on tap at the Flying Saucer, Charlotte, NC. Served in a traditional American pint.

Appearance: Very slow effervescence floats up through the deep copper body of this one, eventually joining the one-finger of white, fluffy head. It has the opportunity to do this for quite some time, as the retention of the head is very nice, finally leaving big sticky sheets of lace after it departs this world, fine-bubbled, even, delicate.

Aroma: This one's very fruity, leaning more towards the tropical fruit end of the hop aroma spectrum rather than the citrus end, though these are accompanied by a handful of pleasant, slightly minty herbal notes and a fair amount of sweet, roasted malts that meld well with the various other aromas.

Taste: Moderate bitterness, and, similar to the aroma, lots of tropical fruit notes - pineapple comes to mind, and strawberry is definitely present high up on the spectrum. You also get the aforementioned mint, and - though its definitely secondary - more of that sweet, doughy, caramel malt.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and even, with a body of medium to above-medium thickness. It's both creamy but still crisp, and does a good job of balancing these characteristics.

Drinkability: My favorite style, and this is a solid interpretation. The alcohol, though high, is not prohibitively so, and well-hidden. On the other hand, though the flavors and aromas are pleasant and well-balanced, I didn't find them to be too well-rounded - perhaps I just prefer the citrusy/piney West Coast DIPAs. Regardless, it's still a very good beer, and comes recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2009 21:50:08 | More by CrellMoset
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cbros

North Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Serving type- From tap poured into a pint glass. Had this on tap at Mellow Mushroom in Greensboro.

A- Pours a beautiful murky amber color with a small white lace that was present throughout the beer.

S- An aroma of caramel and malt that is followed by a citrus type hoppy finish. Strong presence of alcohol present as well, potnet but not overwhelming.

T- Beautiful tastes of bold and bitter hops and a very strong alcohol presence. This mellows out a little near the end when it finishes a little dry. Hints of caramle malt, and the citrus from the hops is in perfect balance.

I had the pleasure of originally tasting this beer at the local brews fest but since I only was able to obtain 4 ounce samples at a time I felt compelled to have this in a pint before reviewing it. I am not a big bar patron so when I can go to a eatery that serves great beer then I make it a point to get there. My only regret is that this beer is not available in bottles at my local beer shop. I love this beer and I am very happy with the fact that it is a local offering. My only hesitation with this beer is that because of its combination of flavor and strength this beer can be a deadly one. I had 2 last night during dinner and felt very good afterwards. This beer definately needs to be respected and appreciated. Please start bottling this stuff because I will be the first one in line.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2009 16:38:44 | More by cbros
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ruck304

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decided to go to Foothills Brewing Company for a Sunday afternoon of football and sat right by the bar. Looked at the menu and saw this 9.5 ABV and wanted to give it a try.

Appearance: not super dark, but dark, typical of a DIPA. It was served in a small "double ipa glass" said Foothills and looked great in the small glass with an amber-brown color filled to the brim. Not a significant head.

Smell: It smelled heavy. Like dark malt and a bit of citrus.

Taste: Very good DIPA. Taste like the smell with a nice aftertaste of malt after the initial citrusy taste.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth beer with a bite at the first tasting and then a smooth finish from the malt. Veyr good beer.

Drinkability: Just like ncbeermonger I had to switch it up to something less intense because I knew that I woul dbe feeling that ABV after two or more. Very good beer and I was somewhat suprised to see this at Foothills. I came in for the Sexual Chocolate and believe I got more than I expected for. The Sexual Chocolate wasn't on tap but this beer was a gem during a nice little football session!

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2008 23:08:11 | More by ruck304
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jjayjaye

New York

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mega-thanks to Broha drunkmonk for this one!!!

Pours an ever so slightly hazy rich amber color with a full finger foamy off white head that resists fading...spotty patterns of Belgian lacing left behind. The smell, scoring points for complexity, is aggressive and unique. The nose immediately suggests a strong grassy pine hop character with significant grainy roasted malt notes. Lightly carbonated, the mouth feel is medium bodied and over the top tangy. The piny resin taste is complimented by roasted malt and fruity orange-tangerine background flavors; once again..not your father's DIPA. The hop resin character is strong and lingers well into the aftertaste. There is no way you're going to sense the 9.5% ABV over the nose and pronounced flavors...but it will kick @$$!!! Exactly what the doctor ordered!!

Serving type: growler

11-14-2008 01:08:03 | More by jjayjaye
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kirok1999

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Deuane for this Howlin at the Moon October growler!
Pours a nice rich amber/brown. Very dark with just a bit of off white head that leaves just a little lace.
Smells of lush citrus hops and some nice dark malt.
Taste is very smooth and rich. Lots of malt sweetness at first followed by a lingering slightly tingly hop finish. This changes drastically as it warms. It becomes much darker and almost choclatey. There's some mild spice hops too. Mild carbonation level with a dense mouthfeel.
Very nice to sip slowly.

Serving type: growler

09-27-2008 01:44:34 | More by kirok1999
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HopDerek

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep orange amber with a pinky of foamy off-white head. Great sticky lacing from a good bit of retention. Smells a little weaker than some other DIPAs, but you can note the citrus, pine, and caramel. Tastes of pineapple and grapefruit up front, followed by caramel, biscuit, and toasted grains. Finishes with a good burst of pine and grassy notes along with just a bit of alcohol. Medium in body with nice full carbonation, very sweet and malty, but still bitter and sticky. Packed with flavor and easy to drink, I wouldn't mind having this as a staple DIPA.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2008 21:36:02 | More by HopDerek
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Served in a cute little logoed 10 oz glass.

Pours a hazy golden amber with a nice looking dollop of creamy off-white head on top. Retains very nicely from this and laces well too. The aroma is a mix of citrus notes and piney malts that are enveloped in a hefty malt sweetness. Just a a smidge of heat is present as well.

The taste is a nice piney hop bite up front leading into a grainy feeling malty sweetness and prominant twang of citrus character. Fininshes bitter and dry. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good beefy feel from all the thick malts and heat.

A solid DIPA from Foothills. Maybe a bit more malt heavy than I usually like in the style but it still posessed a nice amount of hops and citrus character mixed in. Drinkibility was good as well, although I think that a 10 oz serving of this was about perfect.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2008 16:52:54 | More by Kegatron
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cvstrickland

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On draft at Tyler's in Durham;

Foothills DIPA arrives in a shaker pint with a deep red-copper body capped with a thin finger of foam that leaves thin patches of lacing on the glass.

Smell is hoppy, ripping fresh and resinous.

Taste is... is... well where did all the hops in the nose go? This thing is a caramel-coated, lightly spicy malt missile. Honey and molasses with brown sugar flavors are unchallenged by a wimpy whiff of pine that contributes bitterness, but not much flavor. A bit of grapefruit appears late in the drink.

Way too sweet, thick, virtually uncarbonated and syrupy.

Edit: Had this fresher at Tyler's in Carrboro, and the hops really shone brightly! Orange, lemon, grapefruit... kicking ass on that same caramel/silk backbone...Awesome, and worth a Taste score boost!

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2008 11:06:16 | More by cvstrickland
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DavidEddie

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler was courtesy of drunkmonk. Thanks Joel!

A good looking copper appearance with a fair amount of lacing. The aroma consists of soft pine, white grapefruit, and sweet malt. Real solid in taste. A nice balance of semi sweet carmel and slightly bitter grapefruit. The flavor is lasting, coats your mouth, hangs around a bit. Mouth feel is smooth and resiny. This is one easy drinking DIPA! I found this growler very enjoyable from start to finish. The high ABV is hidden too well, barely noticeable. Extremely glad I had the opportunity. Recommended!

Serving type: growler

06-15-2008 03:09:05 | More by DavidEddie
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mntlover

Tennessee

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a amber color nice rd highlights with small off white head no doubt do to bar pour to minimize head.

Aroma is nice fruity citrus dominates a nice malty sweet base.

Taste is wow big citrus bites your taste buds nice bitter fruitiness puckers your mouth. Not to worry a big malt base kicks in providing a sweet flavor to bring your tongue back around. Some alcohol becomes evident as it warms but nothing to distract from this wonderful brew.

Mouthfeel is nice big almost full very nice body with good medium carbonation.

Drinkability is good if I could get this on tap at home it would be a regular choice.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2008 02:10:13 | More by mntlover
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drinksandeats

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Flying Saucer, Raleigh NC, on 18 May 2008.

Appearance: Solid amber base color with a cherry hue throughout. No head.

Aroma: The strong grapefruit scent and citrus accents from this brew prepares the palate and mind for a great double IPA.

Taste: Upon the first sip my mouth was overwhelmed by a tidal wave of hops, beginning with great bitter, earthy hops and finishing with the citrus hops found in the aroma. A big bitter lemony thick malty brew. Burns the mouth with hops...in a good way.

Mouthfeel: Syrupy, as expected. Good mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I enjoyed this from start to finish.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2008 22:09:43 | More by drinksandeats
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jbphoto88

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a foothills pint glass. A deep amber reddish beer with a mother of pearl head. The head on this brew is large fluffy, lasting and pungent.

Scent is citrusy, fruity hoppy but smooth. Its raw nose is balanced with sweet malts and has an excellent complimentary notes.

Taste is initially hoppy, hearty bitterness with a sweet malt backbone. There is a lovely citrus fruitiness that is reminiscent of all the best IPA's out there. A firm astringency first puckers with its bitterness but then yields to a sweet smooth tang.

This is an exceptional IPA. Not the best, but definitely one in the top 10. My favorite part of this brew is the malty hop bitter aftertaste. It leaves you slightly dry, with a warm palate yearning to drink more.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2008 22:04:44 | More by jbphoto88
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to grub for cracking open this one, and the excellent kkipple for sending it his way!!

Pours a hazed orange/red, thin white head forms, some solid lacing on the glass, retains a thin collar. Smell is oranges, pine, caramel, grapefruit, alcohol, lots of fruit, solid hops, quite nice. Taste is similar, heavy orange/tangerine, some pine, alcohol, bread, caramel, tangy bitter finish, lot of fruit, very nice. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with medium carbonation, lots of warmth from the alcohol but super smooth for the ABV. Thanks Russ!

Serving type: growler

05-04-2008 00:32:02 | More by Viggo
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

got this one in a DLD growler swap with kkipple. thanks!

64oz growler. sampled may 3/08.

pours deep reddish-orange with a big fluffy yellow head. the head drops slowly and leaves spotty lace behind.

aroma is good. big bread and biscuit malt. grapefruit. bit of alcohol. resiny hop presence. touch of pine. bit of caramel.

taste is great. big bread and biscuit malt. caramel. bit of alcohol. lots of hops - grapefruit, bit of orange. bit of alcohol. medium-high bitterness level. touch of fruit, almost apple.

mouthfeel is good. medium well-integrated carbonation level. medium body.

drinkability is dangerously good. this one goes down way too easy, with the alcohol only showing itself as as a bit of warmth. great balance, nice malt depth, and a good hop character. this one is definitely a winner. thanks!

Serving type: growler

05-03-2008 23:51:01 | More by grub
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SierraGS

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This arrived in a 10 oz glass, and the deep copper color is just beautiful - deep golden orange with a bit of cloudiness. The aroma is sweet and strong with citrus (grapefruit, specifically!), and the flavor is a warm, sweet nectar. There is a small hint of carmel and alcohol-soaked fruit, but piney hops overpower and fill the mouth. I absolutely love this exemplary double IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2008 04:32:30 | More by SierraGS
Seeing Double IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.