Quasar Double IPA - Jupiter

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Quasar Double IPA
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86
very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jupiter visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oggg on 02-28-2005)
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Reviews by augustgarage:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Photo of gregmoscetti
4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Bear Lair (UC Berkeley)

Against better judgement, I consumed three, large cups (probably 20oz) during the USC v. Cal game. I had no idea that is was so strong and though it knocked me around by the end of the game, It was incredibly drinkable and made me very happy. Had a very nice gravity, a very floral smell and most importantly, a great taste.

Nicely done.

Photo of JupiterJesus
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of samtrillo
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of jh1982
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of beepill
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at Jupiter. Served in an Imperial pint glass. Reviewed from notes.

A - Looked really good when served. Nice deep amber, clear body with a thick foamy white head that lasted. Beautiful lacing throughout.

S - Lovely caramelly maltiness with super strong pine resinous hops. Slight citrus zest.

T - Honey, pine needles, and lemon zest. Very bitter at back end. Sweet like orange-blossom honey on the lips.

M - Decent mouthfeel. High carbonation and alcoholic finish.

O - I wanted to like it a lot more than I actually did. It looked and smelled great, but there was something about the taste that wasn't as good as other DIPAs. The pine flavor was overpowering and left a highly bitter aftertaste that other DIPAs do not. I would try again next time I'm there, but just to compare with their other IPAs on tap that I did not get to try that last time.

Photo of Ilovebeer1549
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Chiefmanynames
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a golden/copper color with a finger of creamy, off-white head. Leaves great lacing.

S- Super hoppy, big pine aroma, a bit of caramel malt lingers in the background.

T- As in the nose, the hops here are massive. The menu says they use Chinook, Columbus, Amarillo, and Simcoe. Enormous pine and resin flavor, some spicy pepper, leafy with some honey and a long, bitter, slightly alcoholic finish. There's a pretty decent caramel malt as well.

M- Medium body, carbonation is moderate to low and gives a slick, slightly sticky texture. Finish is long, dry, and very bitter.

O- This is a very solid DIPA, it does the west coast hop flavor pretty damn well. Personally I think Jupiter's IPA is just slightly better, but it would be hard to go wrong with either.

Photo of justinbrown
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of hoegaardenhero
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours clear reddish brown with nice streams of carbonation floating up to decent bubbly white head with decent retention. it is sweet and pungent with citrusy and spicy overtones as well as a nice punch of hops. the first sip has syrupy sweet malts followed by a good hoppy period. very well balanced between the hoppy and fruity/malty flavors. creamy and smooth mouthfeel with a good minimal amount of carbonation. a good beer that has balanced a lot of complex flavors.

Photo of chugamugofsud
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of AwYeh
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at Jupiter in Berkeley, CA.

A: Has a deep, rich, hazy amber-red body. There's a thin white head that dissipates quickly, but which leaves behind decent lacing for its size.

S: Strong sweet malts really dominate the nose (although, it looks like most others who had this beer had a very different experience here); butterscotch and caramel are prominent, and there's something that smells almost like the candy sugar smell commonly found in Belgian beers. Pine and hints of citrus hops also present, but they're almost in the background. A light spiciness from the alcohol shows up too.

T: Sweetness dominates again, with the same flavors from the nose. Pine, herbal, floral hops do show up before citrus ones come around on the (alcoholic) finish– enjoying the variety here.

M: Light-medium body for the style, with strong carbonation lending the body a creamy character. A bit of a bite from the alcohol, and a lightly dry finish.

O: An average beer for the style, but in the world of DIPAs that still makes for a pretty enjoyable beer. Check it out if you're at Jupiter and particularly want one, or if you're going to be sampling more than one of their offerings.

Photo of codynevels
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of clickpush
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour: Draught to imperial pint glass. A bright orange body with a half finger of off white head that's extremely sticky along the glass and leaves excellent lacings. A few bubbles are visible throughout the beer.

Nose: Sweet floral hops, smoky (like smoked jerky) malts, and an astringent sourness.

Mouth: Creamy mouthfeel all the way through from entrance to swallow. A harsh bitter swallow with lasting turnip like flavors. Sweet malts up front with pine and rosemary characteristics gives it a good strong bite. The mf becomes slightly chewy in the back, being made up of tiny tingly bubbles, but is a bit too frothy in the swallow.

Photo of Arbitrator
2.9/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Jupiter brewpub in downtown Berkeley.

A: Pours a hazy, dark amber with small off-white head; moderate retention, not much in the way of lacing. The retention may be excused by the fact that a server brought it over with several other drinks for the table. I'm guessing they tweaked the recipe since the earlier reviews, since this seems darker.

S: Whoo. Like sniffing pine needles. There is a small citrus note in there, but it's pretty much like sticking your nose up an evergreen's ass. Caramel too. Nothing all that complex for a DIPA.

T: Taste-wise, not particularly complex either. Lots of pine, as noted earlier, and there are hints of citrus in there. The bitterness is well balanced with spice, earth, and caramel in the finish. But the aftertaste is resiny.

M: Medium-bodied; slightly syrupy. Moderate carbonation and a noticeable, but not awful, booze warmth.

D: A pretty solid go-to DIPA, but nothing outstanding. I'm glad they have this because it means I'll have something to enjoy the next time I'm there, but it's not worth a trip just for this.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark golden with a good head and very nice lacing. The aromas are of sweet apricot and orange. Fruity and floral. The taste is surprisingly dry given the aromas and also relatively light. There are some floral and citrusy notes up front followed by a lingering floral hop bitterness. Mouthfeel leans toward San Diego style- thin and with far more hops than malt, but the dryness is nice and the hops are pleasant, so this drinks quite well. Quite pleasant to sit on their beautiful patio and have one of these on a warm afternoon.

Photo of ghettobooty88
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of muqingjing
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A slightly hazy amber/copper color with a nice white head.

S: Definitely has the hoppy smell, with a hint of orange.

T: The hops definitely come alive with this beer, though it's not as bitter as I would prefer. I feel it could use some more hops, but I like my DIPA very hoppy.

M: Quite smooth, with just the right amount of carbonation. It's a little bit syrupy, but just a bit.

D: Very good DIPA, surprisingly easy to drink even for those that aren't fans of strong ales. It's a bit watery (for a DIPA) for my tastes, though I guess that's what gives it an easy drinkability.

Overall: Pretty solid beer, though it could have more hops. Nonetheless, quite delicious.

Photo of hophead247
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap @ Jupiter into an imperial pint glass....Nice dark golden color with an average head and lacing. The smell was quite nice...sweet fruity aromas as well as the hops were very impressive. The taste was very crisp , a little dry, but overall really tasty. The combination of hops and malts work well in this ale. Very drinkable, not too much of an alcohol taste, and very refreshing. Very well done

Photo of kchannel9
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Floydster
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Imperial pint at the brewery for $5.50, sampled along with their standard IPA and their 18 Barrel IPA, consumed 1/21/09, reviewed from notes, color is an orangish brown, one inch soapy off white head, minimal retention and lacing, aroma consists of piney hoppinesss, caramel, sweet malt, light citrus, some booze, and tangerines, taste is slightly dry at first, some sweetness and chewy notes in the middle, slightly hoppy finish with a warming aftertaste, gets boozier and sweeter as it warms, sweet, hot, and mildly dry mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, too sweet at times, could not have drank more than I had, heavy on the stomach, needed some better balance, not smooth all the way through, did not enjoy this one as much as the brewpub's other IPAs, this way pretty true to its style though and better than expected, would still probably drink again, recommended

Photo of Nbdreher
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of oggg
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew comes on the browner side, somewhat hazy. Pretty good citrus aroma, but doesn't knock me over. Bitterness starts very solid, but is not harsh. Very drying. Bitterness fades quickly though, relatively speaking. Citrus hop flavor is pretty good. The malt is toasty and roasty. I haven't seen roastiness in a double IPA before, but it works rather nicely. Malt complexity isn't as good as in other dIPAs. Kinda wished the bitterness lingered more.

Overall: a roasty double IPA

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Quasar Double IPA from Jupiter
86 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.