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Double Platinum - Starr Hill Brewery

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306 Ratings
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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 12
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dreadnaught33 on 02-03-2011)
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

craft_shannie, Nov 11, 2012
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Photo of oberon
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.

oberon, Jun 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

nstroup, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

TimoP, May 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Boxerjay, May 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

megamass, Mar 13, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -59.6%

tripelz, Nov 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

reitzbrewing, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

KolbMarley, Nov 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Bike2work, Apr 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

bpfrush, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

dmk91, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of chinchill
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.

chinchill, Mar 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

SPRichard, Sep 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

richkrull, Apr 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

acurtis, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

b2611, Nov 13, 2013
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3.52/5  rDev -5.1%

Hopcycle, Aug 15, 2013
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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.

mdaschaf, Apr 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Stokes_, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of brewerburgundy
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.

brewerburgundy, Nov 30, 2013
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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!

WoodBrew, Nov 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

hyoung41, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

avisong, May 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

cliff1066, Dec 16, 2012
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Double Platinum from Starr Hill Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.