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Double Platinum - Starr Hill Brewery

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326 Ratings
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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 12
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dreadnaught33 on 02-03-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

kmos27, Mar 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

megamass, Mar 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

ArtZan, Mar 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

RyanByorick, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

chinchill, Mar 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Diplomat11, Mar 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

VeganUndead, Mar 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

jaymo18, Feb 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

djrn2, Feb 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

kwa357, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

ShepardCommander, Feb 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

LoveStout, Feb 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

acurtis, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

ZEB89, Jan 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

AMarkle6524, Jan 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Lehighace06, Jan 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

domnalbrecc, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

barneysdad, Jan 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

AGB, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

ThisWangsChung, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Knapp85, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Yeroc, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of aleamericanreject
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
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 +7.5%

6thstreetbrewpub, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of brewerburgundy
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
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
Double Platinum from Starr Hill Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.