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Double Platinum - Starr Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
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337 Ratings
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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 12
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Dreadnaught33 on 02-03-2011

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2.89/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ba Review #283
Served On: 07/24/2013
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: 8.6%
Date/ Code: 02/9/13

This was a bottle from a sixer I picked up at the Outlet Liquores in Rhoboth, DE.

Look: Poured 2 fingers of rocky off-white foam - quickly reduced to a thin film . Color was a very clear copper with barley any carbonation bubbles detected.

Smell: High level of citrus and sweet tropical fruits. A nice astringency contributed to the very complex hop aroma along with a faint sweet malt in the background.

Taste: First on the palate was a mix of a strong pine and grapefruit. A quick bitterness hit right in the middle. Then a real nice pineapple set in to make up a pleasant finish. The mouth feel was smooth and not too heavy – given the high ABV and complexity. Lacing was good with large patches clinging to the sides of the glass.

This is a good double IPA from. It’s nicely balanced but still has a sophisticated complexity that makes the beer interesting.

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3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into tulip glass.

A: Pours a very crisp copper color with a 2 1/2 finger off-white head that eventually dwindles down to a slightly bubbly, slightly creamy cap. Leaves a significant amount of sticky lace down the glass. Small, concentrated groups of carbonation bubbles rise from the center, maintaining that small cap. Small sediment floaters give the crisp copper color a hazy, cloudy appearance. I was hoping for a bit more head retention, but overall a solid appearance.

S: A prominent citrusy grapefruit aroma, with underlying notes of hops and pine. A good bit of malty sweetness and alcohol underneath it all. Not a very complex nose, but this one is pleasing through simplicity.

T: This one was a bit too cold upon pouring, so my first sip was primarily just malt sweetness and booze with very mild zings of bitterness. As the beer warms up to about 45 - 50 degrees, the flavors start to balance out. The hop bitterness becomes more profound, melding with the grapefruity citrus and well-rounded malt sweetness. A little bit of boozy twang comes through in the middle and finish, and it warms the throat a bit on the way down. I'm also detecting a little bit of earthy yeast in the aftertaste. This one is overall well-balanced and pleasing on the palette.

M: This one has a medium body with mild, crisp carbonation. This one has a touch of creaminess that makes it slick and smooth on the tongue. Drinks really easily for a brew of its size.

O: This one was surprisingly solid. A very pleasant aroma with some above-average flavors and a smooth body make this one very drinkable for its size. Not something I'd go out of my way to recommend to someone, but a definite solid option and something that I might go back to for a second round in the future.

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3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up at wegman's enjoyed chilled from a teku out of the 12oz brown bottle.

The color is deep amber with hazed clarity and two fingers of flat beige from a vigorous pour with avg bead and wavy lace. The smell has a fruity indistinct hop smell maybe some apricot or floral but generally pretty uneventful. There is some alcohol in the aroma and sweet malt ester. The feel is slightly sweet with moderate carbonation up front followed by a bitter andstrong finish.

The taste is not as good as the smell lets on it starts kind of caramel influenced with a dusty dry nutty malt flavor with more of a piney hop mid palate and some slight grapefruit and grass into the finish with a lot of alcohol for the strength. The bitterness lasts w/ a sharp quality that is not pleasant, but I keep sipping on it so it must not be terrible either. Overall I don't think I would try this on tap considering the fact this bottle was a little underwhelming. The hop flavor is lacking even though it is bitter enough and has the aroma of an Imperial IPA it is just average.

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Single purchased at Super Saver, Pennington Circle.

Bright shiny amber, carbonation streams, topped by I've fingers of loose big bubbly snow white head. Thin lace but good coverage.

Maybe the faintest aroma I've experienced in a IIPA. A bit of pine but I'm a long way from the forest.

A sloppy slather of depthless malt. A dash of nondescript fruit. Good bitterness underneath at least. Off taste in the finish I can't place but don't like.

Medium mouthfeel is okay.

A very disappointing IIPA.

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Double Platinum from Starr Hill Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.