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Double Platinum - Starr Hill Brewery

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283 Ratings
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 10
Gots: 17 | 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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Kmlund

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

10-02-2013 15:44:29 | More by Kmlund
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-01-2013 20:05:07 | More by ROGUE16
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BeezNeezy22D

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

09-12-2013 13:44:44 | More by BeezNeezy22D
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-11-2013 00:32:03 | More by ygtbsm94
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-07-2013 16:53:37 | More by ummswimmin
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George2744

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-07-2013 07:51:46 | More by George2744
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Stokes_

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-03-2013 23:50:35 | More by Stokes_
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MorganH

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +21%

09-01-2013 02:34:01 | More by MorganH
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jburlew

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-31-2013 20:57:58 | More by jburlew
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mhbarber

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.4%

08-28-2013 23:05:15 | More by mhbarber
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

08-28-2013 22:57:23 | More by lccrunchy
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TaylorK

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

08-25-2013 17:35:47 | More by TaylorK
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Shall6815

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-23-2013 02:47:42 | More by Shall6815
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served on-tap at Cork City Pub in Hoboken, NY

A: Pours a clear medium amber in color with minimal amounts of visible carbonation and just a trace of golden yellow highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a medium sized patch of mottled thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts with a touch of sweetness and light aromas of citrus/grapefruit hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of sweetness. Light flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith and spicy hops are present lending a light amount of bitterness which lingers for a short amount of time.

M: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O: For DIPA, this is not really a great example but I guess I am not that surprised as I have yet to have been really impressed with anything from this brewery. The hop flavors and aromas are much too subtle for the style and the alcohol is not nearly well enough hidden.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2013 12:49:19 | More by dbrauneis
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metter98

New York

3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Cork City, Hoboken, NJ

A: The beer is crystal clear amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center of the glass and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: The aroma is a little sweet and has hints of caramel malts along with slight hints of citrusy hops.
T: The taste has flavors of caramel malts along with notes of spicy hops and a light amount of bitterness. Notes of alcohol are perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is detectable.
O: For a Double IPA, this beer is really lacking when it comes to providing aromas and flavors of hops. It's not that drinkable considering that some alcohol is noticeable.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2013 23:45:58 | More by metter98
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VBWharfRat

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-17-2013 01:27:23 | More by VBWharfRat
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Ow dear 10/14/12 is the bottle date making this brew over 10 months old.
A - Wow no sediment and a 1/4 inch of off white head that sticks around forever! Amazing for such an old brew. Color is a dirty hazy amber brown.
S - Malted sweetness and very little herbal hop bite. This one may be too old for its own good.
T - Somewhat bitter and earthy hops with an acidic bite. Mostly sugar malts and some ethanol is noticeable.
M - Medium bodied, somewhat chewy, very acidic this stuff burns.

Overall a very herbal and aggressive DIPA that has aged like floor cleaner. Not the best DIPA by a long shot.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 01:01:15 | More by DrDemento456
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Hopcycle

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-15-2013 18:39:50 | More by Hopcycle
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davet100

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-14-2013 19:48:25 | More by davet100
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obywan59

Virginia

3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours almost clear, just slightly hazy. Orange to light amber in color with an off white head of 1 1/2 fingers. No lacing

Smell of over ripe citrus, almost doughy at times. Light piney hops.

Sweet over ripe citrus in the taste as well with faint caramel and a substantial long lasting bitterness. Grapefruit and grapefruit peel.

Medium full in body, Sting of carbonation on the tongue., but creamy in feel otherwise. Burn of alcohol in the throat.

This is a very good beer. Tasty and well bodied. Quite pleasant for a midsummer sampling, but I imagine it would serve as well in the dead of winter. In my opinion, it is among the ranks of the better Virginia brews.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 03:46:59 | More by obywan59
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hmich176

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-07-2013 01:57:09 | More by hmich176
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dsshuck

Delaware

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-26-2013 00:16:15 | More by dsshuck
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CraftBeerTastic

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -22.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 20:27:59 | More by CraftBeerTastic
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

07-23-2013 04:31:29 | More by Rhettroactive
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-23-2013 00:54:50 | More by WOLFGANG
Double Platinum from Starr Hill Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.