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Double Platinum - Starr Hill Brewery

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341 Ratings
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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 12
Gots: 33 | 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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Photo of mckenziac
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass. Taken from Starr Hill's "Road Show" variety pack.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, light brown color. Has a thin, foamy head that dissipates quickly down to a tight ring leaving behind some spotty lacing.

Smell: Smells strongly of grassy, citrusy dry hops. I think I smell Simoce hops, if my homebrewing memory serves me.

Taste: Strongly bitter throughout with grassy, piney hops with a touch of citrus. This is partially balanced by a sweet, caramel maltiness, but the hops definitely dominate here. This one definitely packs a hoppy punch.

Mouthfeel: Crisp with a medium body. Perfect for the style.

Overall: A pretty decent imperial IPA. Definitely not the strongest or best on the market, but, for the price and availability, it's hard to do much better. Definitely a new favorite of mine.

Photo of PGVG
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of bubseymour
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Gatordaddy
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of SPRichard
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 1.5 finger with decent retention on a cloudy amber orange body.

S: candy sugar, orange peel citrus, caramel malts and floral hops.

T: flavor is loaded with pine, grass, floral and everything and anything bitter. the caramel malt base is barely perceptable. slight citrus sweetness comes in briefly in the middle.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: a little too bitter for me. The booze are well hidden, the bitterness makes it seem simple and unidimensional.

Photo of GaryMarkle84
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of GrantBrennan
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of SlaughteredWolf
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Kmccabe33
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of rhhjr
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of dontpanic5
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

When I poured this beer, I wasn't able to pour the whole thing in one go, the head was too plentiful. Not sure if that's a characteristic of the beer or of how bad I am at pouring beers. Once it was all in the glass, the beer had a dark amber hue underneath the billowing white head.

The beer doesn't have a strong smell to me, or perhaps it's user error again and summer allergies are rendering my nose useless. What I could smell was a little bit of hops but also a little something else balancing it out.

The beer has the distinct hops bite that would be expected from a double IPA, but it is more forgiving than other beers in this category. Expect the hops to really hit you on the aftertaste.

What has ultimately sold me on this beer is the mouthfeel. It's creamy and full-bodied and seems to occupy every nook and cranny of your head. Overall I enjoyed this beer, it was a lot of fun to drink!

Photo of CarolinaKev
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of insocova
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Photo of cyclonece09
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Pours an orangeish amber with a good size white head. Smells of citrus and floral notes, slight grain smell. Tastes of malt with great hop bite, slight citrus notes, great balance. Medium bodied beer goes down very smooth, great carbonation, and not much of an alcohol aftertaste. Overall, a very good beer.

Photo of ipahead
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of bum732
2.84/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

S: Orange rind, some grapefruit, solid malt profile

L: Hazy golden orange, creamy whit head with great retention. Solid lacing.

T: Sweet maltiness with lots of orange rind like hoppiness. Medium bitterness with a prominent maltiness. Finishes semi-dry and malty with orange rind notes.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Alcohol fairly well hidden.

Meh, not very hoppy, i may need to try a fresher bottle.

Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Mvacco
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Beerfoot20
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of PaBeerLover
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of richkrull
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Kadonny
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle gotten via trade from Hanzo, thanks!

A: A medium amber orange color with a one finger nice white head. Full glass lacing sticks.

S: Nice citrus hops with some pine notes and caramel sweetness. Nice smelling beer.

T: Citrus hops with flavors of grapefruit and orange mix with some earthy pine notes and even some floral qualities. The sweetness is thick and caramel like and stays with the hops. Finish turns a bit bitter, but not mouth scathingly so. I think it is a very balanced DIPA. Some slight alcohol on the finish.

M: Meduim, sticky, prickly and some alcohol. Nice.

O: A real enjoyable DIPA that was nothing but solid.

Overall a beer that I was glad to try and I enjoyed it. Will it win any prizes? No, but if I were local I would drink it anytime anywhere as it was a solid offering. Glad I had it.

Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of pirmannt1
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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