Double Platinum - Starr Hill Brewery
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2.88/5 rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Ba Review #283
Served On: 07/24/2013
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: 8.6%
Date/ Code: 02/9/13
This was a bottle from a sixer I picked up at the Outlet Liquores in Rhoboth, DE.
Look: Poured 2 fingers of rocky off-white foam - quickly reduced to a thin film . Color was a very clear copper with barley any carbonation bubbles detected.
Smell: High level of citrus and sweet tropical fruits. A nice astringency contributed to the very complex hop aroma along with a faint sweet malt in the background.
Taste: First on the palate was a mix of a strong pine and grapefruit. A quick bitterness hit right in the middle. Then a real nice pineapple set in to make up a pleasant finish. The mouth feel was smooth and not too heavy – given the high ABV and complexity. Lacing was good with large patches clinging to the sides of the glass.
This is a good double IPA from. It’s nicely balanced but still has a sophisticated complexity that makes the beer interesting.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2013 20:27:59 | More by CraftBeerTastic
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3.54/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Standard DIPA appearance, with an orange-amber colored clear body, one finger thick head, and lots of streamers. Why mess with success, right? The smell was a little subdued, as the hops didn't hit me in the face. I could detect some grapefruit, and mandarin orange smells, as well as a bit of fresh cut hay. The taste was also not very hoppy to me. There was a herbal bitterness, and a touch of spice, but mid palette and finish was dominated by honey like malt. The sweetness overpowered the hops, but it was not a dark fruit like sweetness approaching barleywine character, but rather a sugary, syrupy taste, making this an odd DIPA. It did feel good and soft in the mouth, and the finish was clean. It was a different take on the style for sure. The closest similar beer I can think of is the Green Flash Green Bullet.
Serving type: bottle
04-29-2014 04:03:38 | More by rajendra82
Double Platinum from Starr Hill Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.