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Double Platinum - Starr Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

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%

jimpyle48, Tuesday at 09:48 PM
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4.02/5  rDev +8.4%

JamieDuncan, Saturday at 04:26 PM
Photo of thomas2357
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%

thomas2357, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of hypnotoad1
3/5  rDev -19.1%

hypnotoad1, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Arithmeticus
3/5  rDev -19.1%

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
Photo of 57md
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%

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
Photo of paulcdc
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%

paulcdc, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of cjgiant
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%

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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4/5  rDev +7.8%

KevinGordon, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

CUbeerfan, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

paresis, Aug 20, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -11.6%

JasonL02, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Reimer, Aug 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

ChrisKayler, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Bolivian22, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Beejay
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Medium brown with a large off white head.

S: Malt with some grapefruit aroma. I'm really note getting a whole lot on the smell of this one, what I do get is grapefruit, and maybe a little light citrus juice.

T: Nicely balanced, although the scales tip to a little malt forward. Toffee and brown bread, as well as grapefruit and orange peel.

M: Medium bodied with fairly high carbonation. I think the carbonation makes this feel a little lighter than it is, you can definitely feel the body going towards syrupy, but the carbonation keeps it from getting there.

O: Overall pretty good, but the aroma is a little weak. Still, tastes good, and is interesting enough to get again.

Beejay, Aug 13, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -3%

Arrowhuntr, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

rdoggg, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

DrBier, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

papajohn56, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

taylor714914, Aug 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

PaulsBrew, Jul 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

JMUduke, Jul 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.1%

Beershack, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of droomyster
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

droomyster, Jul 18, 2014
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Double Platinum from Starr Hill Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.