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Atwater Conniption Fit Double IPA - Atwater Brewery

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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.59%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: oberon on 06-12-2010)
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Reviews by GRPunk:
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3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle, notched N 11, poured into a GRBC pint glass.

A- It had a slightly hazy, golden body with moderate carbonation. The 1-finger, khaki head settles to a thin foam. There were some great sticky rings left on a glass that doesn't tend to do any favors in that regard.

S- Nice and hoppy while in the bottle. After the pour, it opened up with grassy and herbal notes. Sweet bready backbone reminded me of something like Hawaiian bread. It seems pretty fresh. Warmth brings out the malts, providing a little more balance.

T- Very rich, double IPA. No mistaking this one for a barleywine. Hops are full on from beginning to end. There is a sweet malty backbone (again reminding my of Hawaiian bread and other grainy qualities) that pulls it somewhere toward balance, but hops really do rule this beer. Hops run the gamut of flavor (herbal, organic/leafy, citrus on the verge of pithy). There's also a bit of an aspirin-like flavor that gets a litte abrasive. As with aroma, warmth brings out a little more malt flavor.

M- Very dry from the hopping that also provides a tingle (even slightly tongue numbing). Foamy 1st sip gives way to moderate carbonation. Medium-full body.

O- A really hoppy D-IPA. A little rough around the edges to point of being biting/sharp/harsh. I sense the ABV, but it is a smoother quality. Any harsh aspects seem due to the hopping. Maybe better suited to a true "hop head." In fact I'd suggest it to some of my friends who love the hops. I prefer a little balance.

GRPunk, Dec 18, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at the Mellow Mushroom in Greensboro.I looked around for this beer and there isnt much information about it,kinda surprised to see it on tap down here.Poured a a mix of amber and burnt orange,a large fluffy white crown atop.Very muted aromas with mainly just a passing whiff of leafy hop and sweet alcohol.Flavors are much like the aromas meaning very light and ho hum,leafy hop and sweetsh caramel malt with a shot of the sweet alcohol.To me its nothing like a DIPA,not big hops,not much complexity,just sweetness.Eh another Atwater beer to not have again.

oberon, Jun 12, 2010
Photo of warnerry
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled notched Nov. 2011

A - Pours a clear burnt orange with one finger of off-white head. Head has decent retention and leaves some nice lacing.

S - Very fruity hops, with citrus, mostly orange, being most prominent. Also some caramel malt and grassy hops.

T - Nice hop bitterness up front, again with a big citrus component, but caramel and bread malts come in pretty quickly. Finishes with more bitterness. Definitely one of the better tasting beers I've had from Atwater.

M - Medium mouthfeel, slightly sticky. Finises semi-dry with some nice bitterness.

O - Certainly not in the upper echelon, but this was a pretty enjoyable DIPA, and one of the better Atwater brews I've had.

warnerry, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

WuAnquo1, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

rwilde, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

richkrull, Jan 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Nov 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Sammy, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Acuity, Feb 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Curloftheburl, Jul 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

blindpiggie, Oct 28, 2013
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

GRG1313, Feb 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

dblab33, Dec 22, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Kunstman, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of tone77
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, some citrus. Taste is well balanced. Some hops, citrus, malts kicking in at the finish, not overly bitter, alcohol is well hidden. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

tone77, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
3.01/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

- double ipa. bot. june 13. consumed sept. 13.

A: Princeton orange pour with a decent clarity. Creamy-milky topping has an oatmeal tint with a fair stay of retention. Fine, moderate rise of carbonation with a broken, speckled, and spacious setting of lace on the vessel.

S: Faint flowery, citrus, no real sense of hoppiness, some bread, but no real toastiness. Disappointing for a pale, let alone a reputed ipa.

T: The flavor was a bit rough citrus, raw, flowery, mildewy, old, against some toasted bread, pine and some thick hop oils.

M: Syrupy, spicy dried honey floral notes. Lightly syrupy body, light crispness, spicy dried honey citrus flower leave.

O: Decent level of hoppiness does not always make for a good ipa. syrupy, not particularly bright hop wise, nor tasty flavor wise. meh. A C+ at best beer.

beerthulhu, Sep 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Segelstrom, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
8.0% ABV, 92 IBUs, production of June '12 notched on label.

A - Conniption Fit pours a murky orange color despite sediment remaining in the bottle. A quiet hiss of carbonation is released as the ivory head rises to a tall stature before dropping to a giant dollop of foam that floats on the beer below it's clutching lace.

S - A billowing strong hop presence embodies a bolder earthy tone than that of the big ripe citrus fruit generally found in a double IPA. Canned pineapple and grapefruit half appear but this beer leans more towards cut grass and wood chip earthiness with a bit of pine resin. It doesn't smell quite like an explosive double though as a hint of stale cardboard pokes in before the malty finish caps things off with cereal grains and caramel malt. A passing whiff reveals a hint of paint thinner on the finish; an odd hop side effect methinks.

T - Sticky caramel malt seems to become sticker with the aid of the hops' biting pine resin but it displays a good partnership between the two. Pale malt backs up the rest of the hops which jump into a muted blend of citrus with lemon zest coming out on top as the most focused flavor of the bunch. Overall, the taste just seems rather plain though. There's different things going on here, but none of them express unique characteristics from their core ingredient, instead they all seem to clump together.

M - Medium-full bodied, this tacky beer combats the feel's stickiness with higher carbonation for a crisp finishing feel that also batters the tongue with dry bitterness. Even if the hops' flavor profile doesn't quite expand, they do a good job of creating a nice bitter mouthfeel.

O - Atwater Block's Conniption Fit Double IPA initially seems more like a double English IPA with it's dry, earthy characteristics but citrus fruit eventually makes it's way in and gives the feel a necessary boost when the rest seems to fall somewhat short. Double IPAs are intended for immediate drinking, but I find it strange this beer would exhibit oxidation characteristics after only a few short months. Regardless, it's not offensive, it just doesn't hold it's own in a world saturated with big, bold double IPAs.

BeerFMAndy, Sep 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

aflyershckyfan, Jul 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Highstplz, May 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

ArtZan, Feb 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

tommy5, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Emnmarko
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated July 2013 Enjoyed 2/21/14

A- Pale golden honey and hazy. One finger head, white and tight, leaves moderate lacing.

S- Citrus from the hops comes through first. Grapefruit, lemon. A sweet bready aroma behind.

T- Sweet malts overpower the hops off the blocks but a dry bitterness soon takes over. Well balanced. At 92 ibu's this packs a punch as expected from a double IPA.

M- Drinkable for an IPA. Medium bodied for a 9% brew.

O- This is a fine double IPA. Nothing to write home about, but it was definitely enjoyable. True to style but lackluster. There are better out there but this does the trick. Check it out if you are in the mood for a hop forward IPA.

Emnmarko, Feb 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

buschbeer, Dec 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Big_Dave, Aug 06, 2014
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Atwater Conniption Fit Double IPA from Atwater Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.