Double Platinum - Starr Hill Brewery
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Reviews by ThePaintedGrey:
3.83/5 rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz. bottle poured into tulip glass.
A: Pours a very crisp copper color with a 2 1/2 finger off-white head that eventually dwindles down to a slightly bubbly, slightly creamy cap. Leaves a significant amount of sticky lace down the glass. Small, concentrated groups of carbonation bubbles rise from the center, maintaining that small cap. Small sediment floaters give the crisp copper color a hazy, cloudy appearance. I was hoping for a bit more head retention, but overall a solid appearance.
S: A prominent citrusy grapefruit aroma, with underlying notes of hops and pine. A good bit of malty sweetness and alcohol underneath it all. Not a very complex nose, but this one is pleasing through simplicity.
T: This one was a bit too cold upon pouring, so my first sip was primarily just malt sweetness and booze with very mild zings of bitterness. As the beer warms up to about 45 - 50 degrees, the flavors start to balance out. The hop bitterness becomes more profound, melding with the grapefruity citrus and well-rounded malt sweetness. A little bit of boozy twang comes through in the middle and finish, and it warms the throat a bit on the way down. I'm also detecting a little bit of earthy yeast in the aftertaste. This one is overall well-balanced and pleasing on the palette.
M: This one has a medium body with mild, crisp carbonation. This one has a touch of creaminess that makes it slick and smooth on the tongue. Drinks really easily for a brew of its size.
O: This one was surprisingly solid. A very pleasant aroma with some above-average flavors and a smooth body make this one very drinkable for its size. Not something I'd go out of my way to recommend to someone, but a definite solid option and something that I might go back to for a second round in the future.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2013 19:55:14 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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4.06/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 06:36:26 | More by droomyster
Double Platinum from Starr Hill Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.