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Double Platinum - Starr Hill Brewery

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280 Ratings
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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 10
Gots: 17 | 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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Ratings: 280 | Reviews: 80 | Display Reviews Only:
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wiegs4life

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +21%

05-01-2013 22:42:33 | More by wiegs4life
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MrBoh

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-21-2013 04:40:54 | More by MrBoh
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mdaschaf

Washington

1.63/5  rDev -56.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 21:02:49 | More by mdaschaf
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-18-2013 19:40:59 | More by browniewithnuts
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-14-2013 15:55:38 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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tdatt43

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

04-12-2013 01:43:55 | More by tdatt43
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-07-2013 12:05:51 | More by sholland119
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Hanselpb

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

03-29-2013 01:21:12 | More by Hanselpb
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-24-2013 21:47:28 | More by Mattyb79
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an attractive bright orange amber, moderate cap of prickly froth, some sticky lacing, light retention. Scent brings notes of pine, citrus rind, earthy hops, caramel and biscuity malt. Taste follows suit, bitter, hoppy but not overly flavorful, light caramel and biscuit backbone. Medium bodied, some oiliness, dry. Solid dIPA that doesn't overdo it, would love just a touch more hop flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 23:15:27 | More by rfgetz
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Bopol

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-17-2013 17:05:12 | More by Bopol
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-16-2013 04:12:04 | More by TheBigBoy
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic

Pours crystal clear pale orange color with minimal head. Aroma has a slight hoppy citrusness but overall not substantial.

First sip has a strong munich-like malt presence with firm lasting bitterness. Hop flavor is on the low side for an IIPA. I understand this is East coast style, but still I'd love a ton more flavor and aroma hops to really tantalize my taste buds. A touch on the boozy side, with a substantial malt backbone.

This is a decent beer, just not what I crave when I reach for an IIPA. Really needs to amp up the hop flavor and aroma to suit my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 03:44:15 | More by FickleBeast
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Gschaf

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-07-2013 00:00:42 | More by Gschaf
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Pensfan0782

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

03-06-2013 23:36:01 | More by Pensfan0782
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very hoppy, some citrus. Taste is bold, bitter, lots of hops, citrus, flavorful.Alcohol is well hidden. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 19:53:16 | More by tone77
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magine

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a duvel glass.

Pours a cloudy dirty dark orange. Lots of floaters, big near white fluffy finger width head. Some lace, minimal head remains. Good looks.

Brew smells of big citrus hops, grapefruit and a little piney resin in there. Good nose.

Brew tastes of oily hops, citrus and grapefruit with a leafy finish almost. Solid drinker for a lot going on good dry semi bitter finish. Good stuff here.

Brew is my fusty from them and I like it a lot. Real good stuff here.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 02:13:19 | More by magine
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ESeab

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-28-2013 17:22:47 | More by ESeab
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RollTide7

New Jersey

2.53/5  rDev -32%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Looks were as good as it got for this beer. Pours a nice clear copper with white head and looked very inviting. Smells like an average beer to me that you could find anywhere, couldn't detect much hops despite that it is an imperial ipa. The smell actually reminded me of drinking out of solo cups in college for some reason. Smelled funky and not in a good way. Taste to me was quite metallic with the bitterness of the hops at the end. Not smooth and the hoppy bitterness had a metallic taste to it as well. I've drank a lot of incredible IPAs and iIPAs recently and this was one of the worst that I've had in recent memory.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 01:53:32 | More by RollTide7
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-24-2013 18:34:12 | More by jjd315
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csrbv

Pennsylvania

2.4/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: pours a clear amber hue into an Corsendonk glass with little bubbles barely any head--looks fantastic!

S: A little pine and light citrus notes. Smells really good.

T: dark citrus fruits, tangerines, grapefruit, blood orange. The citrus is really overpowering making this double IPA less than enjoyable.

MF: I can't get over the overpowering citrus. it is like having a mouth full of grapefruit juice.

O: the overpowering citrus notes drown out the malt and just leave an unpleasant abundant hop profile. I wouldn't buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 21:26:17 | More by csrbv
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cthomas78

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

02-19-2013 22:18:56 | More by cthomas78
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-18-2013 23:47:59 | More by Peyton5410
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-17-2013 19:11:00 | More by SadMachine
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djw21

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

02-06-2013 00:15:27 | More by djw21
Double Platinum from Starr Hill Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.