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Double Platinum - Starr Hill Brewery

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337 Ratings
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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 12
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Dreadnaught33 on 02-03-2011

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Reviews by CraftBeerTastic:
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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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice to see Starr Hill with a new DIPA.Poured into an oversized wine glass a dull burnt orange infused golden with a thinner but clingy white head atop.Good hop complexity in the aromas with a mix of mango,grapefruit,and resiny pine notes overtop of a sweetish caramel base.A little sharp at first sip and a tad thin but it doesnt detract from the beer to much.Resiny hops and sugary-like alcohol sweetness are the main flavor components,the hops stick out more as the beer warms,a good prickly sharp hop bite in a lingering finish.A solid offering from a decent brewery.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the 2014 Secret Stash Bash (Atlanta).

)n tap at the 2014 Secret Stash Bash (Atlanta).
Pours deep and dark amber. Modest but durable head.

Aroma: Interesting aroma is hoppy, as expected, but has an unusual character that is floral and herbal but otherwise rather hard to describe.

Flavor is more earthy, with mild to moderate bitterness.

Medium body and carbonation.

O: for hop heads.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.88/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.52/5  rDev -5.4%

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1.63/5  rDev -56.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Poured a clear golden/copper color with a small off-white head. Very little retention or lacing.

S: Had a definite vegetal/onion/garlic aroma. Faint citrus underneath, but the off-putting aromas really dominated.

T: The flavor profile followed the aroma, sort of cat piss and onions. Very unpleasant.

M: Hard to really tell because the flavor was so bad.

O: One of the worst beers I have had, a drainpour. Bottle date was mid-February as well, so I can't see age really being a factor.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, necked down glass jar, bottled on 8/28/13.

Deep autumn orange with a decent and sticky dark tan head.

The aroma is divine; grapefruit wedges, orange marmalade, big citrus.

Medium-high bitterness all of orange rinds. Orange marmalade sparingly sweetened. A little biscuit in the back.

Exactly medium bodied with waves of carbonation. Lots of bubbles.

A far better Double IPA than I was expecting that has been obviously stored well. Virginia has some overlooked breweries. The high carbonation is the only part of this beer I'm not really crazy about.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trying the Starr Hill Double Platinum IPA in Roanoke. Semcoe hops are one of my favorites and it is no surprise to me that I like this beer. Semcoe along with Centennial hops make this a very good double IPA. The beer pours a orange clear copper with frothy with head that is lacing nicely. The smell includes grapefruit and slight pine. The mouthfeel is a fuller body beer that is well balanced in hop and malt. Overall a very good beer....nice job Starr!

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Double Platinum from Starr Hill Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.