Double Platinum - Starr Hill Brewery
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Reviews by ThePaintedGrey:
3.83/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
07-11-2013 19:55:14 | More by ThePaintedGrey
More User Reviews:
4.05/5 rDev +9.2%
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.
06-29-2011 02:17:49 | More by oberon
3.63/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
03-03-2014 23:10:41 | More by chinchill
1.63/5 rDev -56.1%
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.
04-19-2013 21:02:49 | More by mdaschaf
3.73/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
11-30-2013 01:05:33 | More by brewerburgundy
4/5 rDev +7.8%
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!
11-15-2011 01:21:03 | More by WoodBrew
Double Platinum from Starr Hill Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.