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Double Platinum - Starr Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

302 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 12
Gots: 18 | 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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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-15-2014 19:09:38 | More by bpfrush
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-15-2014 01:36:40 | More by kmos27
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megamass

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-13-2014 05:13:43 | More by megamass
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

03-12-2014 20:29:44 | More by ArtZan
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RyanByorick

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-09-2014 23:04:19 | More by RyanByorick
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -2.2%

On tap at the 2014 Secret Stash Bash (Atlanta).

)n tap at the 2014 Secret Stash Bash (Atlanta).
Pours deep and dark amber. Modest but durable head.

Aroma: Interesting aroma is hoppy, as expected, but has an unusual character that is floral and herbal but otherwise rather hard to describe.

Flavor is more earthy, with mild to moderate bitterness.

Medium body and carbonation.

O: for hop heads.

03-03-2014 23:10:41 | More by chinchill
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Diplomat11

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

03-03-2014 00:34:14 | More by Diplomat11
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

03-01-2014 19:02:14 | More by VeganUndead
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jaymo18

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-25-2014 03:22:14 | More by jaymo18
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.1%

02-16-2014 14:01:39 | More by djrn2
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kwa357

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-02-2014 20:16:40 | More by kwa357
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-01-2014 18:16:17 | More by ShepardCommander
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LoveStout

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

02-01-2014 00:36:04 | More by LoveStout
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.1%

02-01-2014 00:34:50 | More by acurtis
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ZEB89

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-30-2014 22:52:35 | More by ZEB89
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AMarkle6524

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

01-29-2014 19:00:25 | More by AMarkle6524
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-19-2014 22:02:25 | More by Lehighace06
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domnalbrecc

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

01-19-2014 06:00:06 | More by domnalbrecc
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barneysdad

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-10-2014 16:33:17 | More by barneysdad
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AGB

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-08-2014 00:19:32 | More by AGB
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3/5  rDev -19.1%

12 oz bottle into a Chimay goblet.

A: Pours a beautiful copper color. The head is a two finger, barely off-white shade. The latter has all the aesthetic ticks I like: creamy texture, decent (not wonderful) retention, and impressive rings of lacing left on the glass. This is a damn good looking DIPA - maybe head retention could be better to get an even higher score, but that's nitpicking.

S: Its hop profile is primarily herbal/piny, with vague hints of grapefruit and melon. Malts are existent yet tucked away, as they should be. I've encountered some mindblowing DIPA aromas in the past - this isn't one of those instances. It's not a particularly intense smell. Nonetheless, it's pleasantly hoppy in all the right places.

T: Bitter right from the onset, and unfortunately lacking nuanced hop flavors - it's just bitterness for the sake of bitterness. That's never a good thing. Ergo, its the malt backbone providing most of the flavor profile, bringing lots of toffee, undefined caramel, and something suggesting earth. Some wisps of floral hop notes try their hardest to come through...and at times, they do. Still, I'm not a fan of these kind of DIPAs.

M: At least it has that crisp bite I enjoy from a good IPA/DIPA. This gives it great drinkability for the first 6 oz. While it grows a bit stickier afterwards, it never really becomes undrinkable, even with the less-than-appealing flavor profile. Carbonation isn't that strong.

O: Did I ever mention how I dislike hoppy beers that are all bitterness, no flavor? Having said that, it's not entirely past redemption - it's pretty easy to drink due to its crispness. Beers like this are proving that DIPAs can be *very* hit-or-miss with my taste buds (look at my reviews for Enjoy By, DirtWolf, and Double Jack for proof). Caveat emptor, my friends: look elsewhere unless you enjoy sweet-yet-bitter DIPAs.

01-01-2014 21:46:59 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-28-2013 04:28:15 | More by Knapp85
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Yeroc

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-18-2013 00:03:41 | More by Yeroc
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aleamericanreject

Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -1.3%

Appearance: murky copper, burnt orange almost. Off white foamy head

Smell: piney. Earthy hop aromas

Taste: certain pine flavor upfront but also back with some citrus

Mouth feel: very smooth and low-bodied. Flavor burst at onset and really attacks the mouth. Quickly exits and doesn't linger too long but what does is enjoyable.

Overall: good beer. Nice hop profile and taste yet is not too bitter or simple. Nice for a casual sip.

12-05-2013 15:08:04 | More by aleamericanreject
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-01-2013 01:38:15 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
Double Platinum from Starr Hill Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.