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Double Strike - Lightning Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lightning Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ngeunit1 on 11-05-2012

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3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, candied citrus zest, and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has solid citrus forward hop qualities that are slightly better in the smell in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.82/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Smells of lemon, pine and slight citrus. Instantly get the lemon, pine and grapefruit tastes with honey tastes and sweet bready malt s as well. It leaves a piney bitterness on the back of the tongue especially as it is warms.

This beer turns into an amazing beer as it warms as all the complexities come out. Sweet yet very hoppy this is what a double IPA should be. This one should get more attention.

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3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Put this one on your pancakes at IHOP. It's syrupy sweet with an overwhelming grapefruit flavor. There is a warm toasty flavor that is interesting. It's just so fruity I'm not sure when or how you would drink this stuff.

Seriously hot, alcoholic, and spicy on the tongue, lips, and palate. An equal opportunity over-the-top brew. Quite aromatic with citrus and some pine, a hint of turpentine. Quite attractive in the small nonic, however, with a crisp white head and lovely darkish amber color. It's an interesting off-kilter entry in the DIPA crowd, if that's your thing. Ow, it's just plain hot.

From the 22 oz bottle bought at Olive Tree in Ocean Beach. Still waiting for an epiphany for Lightning, and maybe some new brews. I don't see many recent reviews, and I almost never see Lightning beers on tap on their home turf.

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Double Strike from Lightning Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.