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Double Platinum - Starr Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

306 Ratings
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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 12
Gots: 19 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Knapp85, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Yeroc, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of aleamericanreject
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

aleamericanreject, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

6thstreetbrewpub, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of brewerburgundy
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, necked down glass jar, bottled on 8/28/13.

Deep autumn orange with a decent and sticky dark tan head.

The aroma is divine; grapefruit wedges, orange marmalade, big citrus.

Medium-high bitterness all of orange rinds. Orange marmalade sparingly sweetened. A little biscuit in the back.

Exactly medium bodied with waves of carbonation. Lots of bubbles.

A far better Double IPA than I was expecting that has been obviously stored well. Virginia has some overlooked breweries. The high carbonation is the only part of this beer I'm not really crazy about.

brewerburgundy, Nov 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

JPDOG, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

KolbMarley, Nov 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

lupercmda, Nov 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

b2611, Nov 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

lockewoodfin, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

bcgill, Nov 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

bvlaminck, Nov 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jaswilson2, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

weeare138, Oct 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

clfrost, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

reitzbrewing, Oct 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

candcholt, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

nstroup, Oct 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

AngusOg, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Xandrose, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a slightly hazed reddish-orange-amber color with a small white head. The head fades rather fast leaving patches of foam on the surface and a super light lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is big and bready with a good dose of tangerine and caramel. Along with these more malty aromas are some rather big hoppy aromas of a grapefruit citrus hop and some resinous pine smells. A rather strong alcohol smell is there as well giving it a rather malty and citrusy warming smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a dry cracker and biscuit flavor mixed with some tangerine and a rather strong grapefruit hop taste. As the taste moves on, the taste dries out a bit as some tangerine fades away. While this occurs, some pine and a bit of grassy hop comes to the tongue. These flavors add quite a bit of resinous bitterness to the flavor profile, which take the taste to its end where a resinous hopped and semi-sweet malt flavor of a cracker and biscuit nature is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The thicker body is rather nice for the hopped and resinous flavors of the brew and made it a slow sipper

Overall –A little unbalanced, starting sweeter and drying out with a decent grapefruit and resinous hop coming to the tongue. While slightly unbalanced it is good and hoppy, so if you are looking for something of the like, then give it a go.

Darkmagus82, Oct 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

blbarnett3, Oct 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jryanj927, Oct 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Kmlund, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

ROGUE16, Oct 01, 2013
Double Platinum from Starr Hill Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.