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Double Platinum - Starr Hill Brewery

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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 12
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
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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: dedrinker on 06-17-2010

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3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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2.68/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

I had never heard of this brewery, but apparently there was a bit of an excited stir about their recent appearance in the Philly area, what with a tap takeover at Capone's and whatnot. This is the only beer I've had from them so far, and all I can say is: "meh."

Served in a snifter, a golden-orange-amber color with a small, firm whitish head. Aroma was fairly grainy, some piney hops, cardboard. Taste was fairly bitter with resinous hops, burnt caramel, spent grains, maybe a touch of mango rind. Probably one of the blandest DIPAs I've ever had. Medium body, pretty harsh, and lacking in most of the qualities that make an IPA good. Not a very pleasant drink at all.

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3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The case had a bottled on date of 9/27/12. The bottle has some code written on it also but it is smudged and I cannot read it.

Appearance- Poured into a perfect pint glass this ale glows a deep golden hue. The head is minimal and fades quickly.

Smell- Tropical hops up front. As it warms it begins to smell like a pine tree that grows mangos or something.

Taste- My initial sips were very pleasing, tropical hops and a crisp finish. As it got warmer the bittering hops start to come out and it lingers on the back of your tongue.

Mouth feel- Smooth upfront but becomes increasingly bitter with each sip.

Overall the piney hops take over about half way through the pint but all is not bad. Its still tasty. Its a pretty good deal at 11$ a 6 pack.

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3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle dated 08/09/12 poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a pretty standard golden amber color with about a finger and a half head after a pretty agressive pour. Head dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing.

S - Citrusy and mild grassy hops. Very pleasant.

T - More citrus. Grapefruit really comes through as it warms. A pretty decent smack in the face as it finishes very bitter. Almost too bitter IMO. Yeah, I'm not really feeling the finish.

M - Pretty spot on for the style. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O - Good beer up until the finish. Too bitter IMO. Other than that, though, it's an above average beer. Very drinkable at 8.6%.

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3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Starr Hill pint glass. Bottled on 8/7/12.

A - Pours a bright amber color with a thin layer of off-white carbonation. Shows great lacing.

S - Big grapefruit upfront with some balancing biscuit malt. Every once in a while I get a very dank whiff of Simcoe.

T - Follows the nose closely. Citrus is the primary flavor initially, transitioning to a pronounced malt bill. More bready than I would have thought from the big hop nose. Hops give a bitter bite on the back end, with lingering pine. Alcohol is nonexistent on the palate.

M - Medium body with good carbonation.

O - During college, this was the beer that introduced to me to Double IPA as a style. I remember it being a bit more abrasive on the palate than I experienced tonight. Very balanced and dangerously drinkable. It is nowhere near the best DIPA I have had, but it is very good. I recommend trying it if you are lucky enough to be in Starr Hill's distro area.

Double Platinum from Starr Hill Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.