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Double Platinum - Starr Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

302 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 12
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dreadnaught33 on 02-03-2011)
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3/5  rDev -19.1%

Poured chilled in straight-edged glass

A (3): dark copper color; thick bubbly head that disappears quickly; not a whole lot of carbonation
S (3.5): inviting toasted malt aroma; not much hops
T (2.75): strong med-roast malt backbone, but there's a strong metal component that detracts from the flavor; hops are mostly in the bittering side, and subdued; boozy; flavor rather simple, straightforward

Eh, not a good version of a DIPA.

08-29-2014 18:37:04 | More by Arithmeticus
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +0.8%

Nice copper color. Good maltiness - perhaps a bit too heavy on the malt for a DIPA. There is definite hoppiness but along with that hoppiness comes a heaviness. This lacks the bright citrus flavors that I like in a DIPA. The touch of alcohol was also troubling particularly because this offering clocks in on the low-end of the ABV scale for a DIPA.

08-29-2014 06:29:37 | More by 57md
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paulcdc

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev +3.5%

08-26-2014 23:57:25 | More by paulcdc
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.72/5  rDev +0.3%

On tap at brewery.
Pours a light copper to orange, clear with foamy head that lingers, providing a good amount if lacing. The smell is mostly of fruit, melon, maybe mango, some sweet orange in the back. There is also an impression of wood and hay, along with a certain amount if sweetness.

The taste is definitely malt forward, but not overpoweringly. The flavors are reminiscent if the smells, but also a damp cardboard taste as well. That taste I think could be the hops (pine/wood) combining with the malt in not the most ideal way. As the beer warms, as usual, this mellows slightly, and the orange tastes come through more.

I'd always enjoyed this beer in the past, but I think my palate has moved on. There beer is still fine, but there are better options out there fairly readily available.

08-24-2014 18:19:53 | More by cjgiant
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-23-2014 14:04:23 | More by KevinGordon
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CUbeerfan

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-21-2014 20:15:53 | More by CUbeerfan
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paresis

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-20-2014 11:12:49 | More by paresis
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JasonL02


3.28/5  rDev -11.6%

08-14-2014 02:28:20 | More by JasonL02
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Reimer


3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-14-2014 00:47:38 | More by Reimer
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.1%

08-14-2014 00:05:40 | More by ChrisKayler
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Bolivian22

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-13-2014 15:57:51 | More by Bolivian22
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Beejay

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -4.9%

A: Medium brown with a large off white head.

S: Malt with some grapefruit aroma. I'm really note getting a whole lot on the smell of this one, what I do get is grapefruit, and maybe a little light citrus juice.

T: Nicely balanced, although the scales tip to a little malt forward. Toffee and brown bread, as well as grapefruit and orange peel.

M: Medium bodied with fairly high carbonation. I think the carbonation makes this feel a little lighter than it is, you can definitely feel the body going towards syrupy, but the carbonation keeps it from getting there.

O: Overall pretty good, but the aroma is a little weak. Still, tastes good, and is interesting enough to get again.

08-13-2014 00:10:12 | More by Beejay
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Arrowhuntr

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -3%

08-12-2014 16:10:43 | More by Arrowhuntr
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rdoggg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-11-2014 01:28:17 | More by rdoggg
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-07-2014 06:33:27 | More by DrBier
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papajohn56

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-03-2014 20:56:22 | More by papajohn56
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

08-02-2014 05:45:32 | More by taylor714914
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-24-2014 00:26:19 | More by PaulsBrew
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JMUduke

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

07-23-2014 02:52:25 | More by JMUduke
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Beershack

Virginia

2/5  rDev -46.1%

07-21-2014 21:50:55 | More by Beershack
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droomyster

Virginia

4.06/5  rDev +9.4%

Pours a clear dark copper body with a finger-tall off-white head with good retention. Aromas of carnival candy corn with a whiff of citrus fruit stand and piney pile of firewood. Flavors are more restrained some of the steroided versions of this style, but are very very good. The citrus and evergreen resin are apparent from beginning to end, but the super malty caramel middle gives this beer an excellent balance. I wish I'd bought a bought a six-pack.

07-18-2014 06:36:26 | More by droomyster
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MattSharpless

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-17-2014 18:43:11 | More by MattSharpless
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-09-2014 03:25:58 | More by TheSamKuehn
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Chikincoop

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-07-2014 12:48:15 | More by Chikincoop
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ramblinwreck101

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-07-2014 02:25:43 | More by ramblinwreck101
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Double Platinum from Starr Hill Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.