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Double Platinum - Starr Hill Brewery

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95 Reviews
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Reviews: 95
Hads: 372
Avg: 3.69
pDev: 27.1%
Wants: 13
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dedrinker on 06-17-2010

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Reviews: 95 | Hads: 372
Reviews by dontpanic5:
Photo of dontpanic5
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

When I poured this beer, I wasn't able to pour the whole thing in one go, the head was too plentiful. Not sure if that's a characteristic of the beer or of how bad I am at pouring beers. Once it was all in the glass, the beer had a dark amber hue underneath the billowing white head.

The beer doesn't have a strong smell to me, or perhaps it's user error again and summer allergies are rendering my nose useless. What I could smell was a little bit of hops but also a little something else balancing it out.

The beer has the distinct hops bite that would be expected from a double IPA, but it is more forgiving than other beers in this category. Expect the hops to really hit you on the aftertaste.

What has ultimately sold me on this beer is the mouthfeel. It's creamy and full-bodied and seems to occupy every nook and cranny of your head. Overall I enjoyed this beer, it was a lot of fun to drink!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.07/5  rDev +10.3%
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 +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Boxerjay
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.3%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
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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Photo of SPRichard
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of OCain
4.88/5  rDev +32.2%

Photo of richkrull
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Hopcycle
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of mdaschaf
1.66/5  rDev -55%
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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3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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Double Platinum from Starr Hill Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.