Double Platinum - Starr Hill Brewery
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Reviews by IronLover:
3.8/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Light copper in color with excellent clarity. Poured with a short white foam that slowly reduced to a wispy cap despite being fed by a constant stream of vertically migrating bubbles. Dank citrus orange, pineapple, and pine hop aromas with a strong sweet maltiness beneath. Medium bodied but a tad on the thicker, maltier side with rich carbonation and resinous feel. Resinous pine hop bitterness from beginning to end with citrus hops barely showing through from the middle to the end. A slightly pungent hop flavor jumps to the back of the mouth after each sip but is quickly overcome by the bitter pine. Finishes with a touch of sweet caramel malt, a lingering pine hop bitterness and boozy notes. The aroma is the finest character of this DIPA with the pine hop flavors dominating the flavor profile.
Serving type: bottle
11-09-2012 03:29:09 | More by IronLover
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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.