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Double Eye PA - Mikkeller ApS

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Double Eye PADouble Eye PA

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86
very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ThickNStout on 11-04-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-20-2013 04:10:31 | More by mrfrancis
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Brad007

Vermont

3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a sexy blonde with a sultry redhead in-between.

Straight-up pine bomb here. Alcohol heat is heavy on the nose. Sweet malt underneath.

Warm and bitter with a heap of biscuity malt. It's like an over-hopped English IPA. Quite the opposite of what I thought.

So warm, it dulls the senses. Finishes clean enough, leaving my mouth with nothing but hop residue.

I would sip this with caution. An old-school DIPA in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 18:15:42 | More by Brad007
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Max's Hopfest (from notes, 8/16-18/13)

A: Hazy amber.

S: Sweet and malty.

T: Sweet and rich but unlike with Struise's 15% HopVerdomme, you really taste the 14% here. There is a burn here.

M: Crisp but with miniscule bubbles.

O: Were it not for the burn this would be much better, but as it stands it mostly a malt bomb.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2013 07:39:59 | More by gillagorilla
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arnold931

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-23-2013 02:03:52 | More by arnold931
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

IPA meets Barleywine for Mikkeller's latest attempt to hop the hell out of an ale for some for the most obnoxious tastes possible.

A hazy swirl of amber, peach and orange settles into the snifter with a short-statured but highly dense mousse rising to the top. This long-lasting head is ivory in color and laces lightly in the beer's wake.

A ton of malt aromas are just as prevalent in the nose as is any hop character- albeit, both are immense. Honey and shortbread waft about the nose and captures a plethora of fruity scents: nectarines, tangerines, mangoes, apricots, passion fruit and pomegranate is just part of the citrus and tropical fruit medley. And then there's the alcohol- straight-up vodka about says it all.

Its hearty and dense taste is teeth-churning and lush with honey, light caramel and biscuit. Highly bready throughout, the hop flavor edges out the malts on the middle palate with all that citrus, tropical and orchard fruit character. Even apples and lemons make their way into the mix from time to time. Its sheer enormity of taste invites a metaillic and salty taste and aids in pulling the hops and malt together even though it further complicates the taste and causes further intimidation. ...oh, and vodka.

Full bodied, the beer has no problem opposing the dry notion of standard IPAs. Instead it celebrates a viscous and chewy citrus sweetness and breadiness. An ill-faded attempt at hop and alcohol dryness is met with a wall of malt thickness. Still finishing hot and mildly fusal, this ale is a sipper for sure.

Double Eye is an ale that drinks like a meal. Its quite messy and complex for IPA standards at any strength. But as a showcase for hop flavor, alcohol and malt support- its tough to find bigger.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 17:19:56 | More by BEERchitect
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REDSOXIPAGUY

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Got this bottle and saved it for 3 months to drink it on my anniversary. Was disappointed. While this was a good imperial ipa, it had a lot of different favors going on. Alcohol was notable. I had ZD for the first time the night before so that May have skewed my ratings. Overall this was okay and I'm glad I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

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falconxman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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RichH55

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.2%

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emerge077

Illinois

3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Northdown, served in a small snifter.

Bright orange with sharp clarity. a thin but lasting layer of white foam on the surface. Minimal spotty lacing, not a shock considering the high abv.

Aroma of caramel malt, orange zest, booze fumes.

Taste is similar, syrupy sweet, bready caramel malt, some light citrus, and a steamroller bitter finish. Very syrupy with low carbonation, a very slow sipper as a result. Took about an hour to finish it. Not bad, just not my thing. Hop flavor seemed second fiddle to the sticky sweet caramel malt and boozy bitterness.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2013 05:21:30 | More by emerge077
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-31-2013 01:47:01 | More by Lukass
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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clayrock81

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cloudy orange with minimal head and lace and the aroma has a strong citric hop and caramel malt base but the alcohol is slightly detectable even with a few whiffs of this beer. The taste follows the nose as this full-bodied and filling, not chewey mind you, beer has a good amount of citric hops that are dry and bitter mixed with a chunk of sweet malt as this beer can be sticky at times. The alcohol, though, being so high is noticeable and for me is more of a detraction and distraction from the beer. To clarify, if this beer came in at the average 9 or 10% I don't think I would notice the ABV during some of my sips (and this was a slow, heavy sipper for me) nor when the beer warmed and gave off a heated, almost medicinal finish at times. Good beer, packs a punch, just not my personal preference when looking for a beer of this style.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 12:39:42 | More by clayrock81
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Double Eye PA from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.