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Double Platinum - Starr Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

319 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 12
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dreadnaught33 on 02-03-2011)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.64/5  rDev -2.2%

thomas2357, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

hypnotoad1, Sep 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Poured chilled in straight-edged glass

A (3): dark copper color; thick bubbly head that disappears quickly; not a whole lot of carbonation
S (3.5): inviting toasted malt aroma; not much hops
T (2.75): strong med-roast malt backbone, but there's a strong metal component that detracts from the flavor; hops are mostly in the bittering side, and subdued; boozy; flavor rather simple, straightforward

Eh, not a good version of a DIPA.

Arithmeticus, Aug 29, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev +0.5%

Nice copper color. Good maltiness - perhaps a bit too heavy on the malt for a DIPA. There is definite hoppiness but along with that hoppiness comes a heaviness. This lacks the bright citrus flavors that I like in a DIPA. The touch of alcohol was also troubling particularly because this offering clocks in on the low-end of the ABV scale for a DIPA.

57md, Aug 29, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +3.2%

paulcdc, Aug 27, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev 0%

On tap at brewery.
Pours a light copper to orange, clear with foamy head that lingers, providing a good amount if lacing. The smell is mostly of fruit, melon, maybe mango, some sweet orange in the back. There is also an impression of wood and hay, along with a certain amount if sweetness.

The taste is definitely malt forward, but not overpoweringly. The flavors are reminiscent if the smells, but also a damp cardboard taste as well. That taste I think could be the hops (pine/wood) combining with the malt in not the most ideal way. As the beer warms, as usual, this mellows slightly, and the orange tastes come through more.

I'd always enjoyed this beer in the past, but I think my palate has moved on. There beer is still fine, but there are better options out there fairly readily available.

cjgiant, Aug 24, 2014
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Double Platinum from Starr Hill Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.