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Double Platinum - Starr Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
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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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cssosprey

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-01-2013 02:12:25 | More by cssosprey
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jorrx003

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

01-13-2013 22:27:32 | More by jorrx003
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BeastLU

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-10-2013 22:59:14 | More by BeastLU
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ithacabaron

California

2.7/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours a apricot orange, with nice lacing as the foam settles down into the glass. Pretty, but unremarkable.

Smell is is tropical and sweaty. Big, overwhelming papaya notes up front, followed by vague ideas of coriander, alcohol, and tin-like bitterness. Monotone, dull, and not all that pleasant.

Taste has a vegetal sweetness; like fresh-cut daikon, without the heat. A forest of woody bitterness and grapefruit pith rushes in soon after. Not very floral or juicy here; just a quick smack across the face and that's it. The swallow leaves an incredible, souring bitterness behind; it's like chewing on an uncured olive. Pretty grim.

Mouthfeel is nice, pillow-soft and full. A good job with this element.

Overall, I applaud that this is a truly bitter DIPA; so many these days are obsessed with low co-ho hops, and taste like nothing more than peach juice. That being said, there's more than just bitterness that makes a beer, and, all told, this is not that pleasant an experience. Boost the aroma hops up, give it a bit more malt, and I'd be back for another glass. For now, this is one-and-done.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 04:46:09 | More by ithacabaron
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dmk91

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-31-2012 04:41:13 | More by dmk91
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mweso2000

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

12-29-2012 01:08:32 | More by mweso2000
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-27-2012 04:27:49 | More by redfox405
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Tpitty23

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +21%

12-24-2012 04:40:18 | More by Tpitty23
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rvajohn

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-19-2012 14:34:46 | More by rvajohn
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-16-2012 23:28:02 | More by cliff1066
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jwat

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

12-12-2012 18:18:26 | More by jwat
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-11-2012 20:30:33 | More by mendvicdog
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-30-2012 12:36:24 | More by tdmccarthy
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

11-24-2012 05:09:46 | More by NCbeerpirate
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jp312

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-21-2012 01:09:53 | More by jp312
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EFR94

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-19-2012 19:32:54 | More by EFR94
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Mojoman8561

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-18-2012 13:19:54 | More by Mojoman8561
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craft_shannie

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

11-11-2012 22:50:43 | More by craft_shannie
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docmoran16

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-10-2012 20:31:35 | More by docmoran16
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light copper in color with excellent clarity. Poured with a short white foam that slowly reduced to a wispy cap despite being fed by a constant stream of vertically migrating bubbles. Dank citrus orange, pineapple, and pine hop aromas with a strong sweet maltiness beneath. Medium bodied but a tad on the thicker, maltier side with rich carbonation and resinous feel. Resinous pine hop bitterness from beginning to end with citrus hops barely showing through from the middle to the end. A slightly pungent hop flavor jumps to the back of the mouth after each sip but is quickly overcome by the bitter pine. Finishes with a touch of sweet caramel malt, a lingering pine hop bitterness and boozy notes. The aroma is the finest character of this DIPA with the pine hop flavors dominating the flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 03:29:09 | More by IronLover
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-06-2012 23:18:40 | More by Giantspace
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tripelz

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -59.7%

11-03-2012 02:37:52 | More by tripelz
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Steimie

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

10-30-2012 21:31:43 | More by Steimie
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-28-2012 01:54:56 | More by bigfnjoe
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jar66su

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-22-2012 14:38:57 | More by jar66su
Double Platinum from Starr Hill Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.