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Atwater Conniption Fit Double IPA - Atwater Brewery

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Atwater Conniption Fit Double IPAAtwater Conniption Fit Double IPA

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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.68%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: oberon on 06-12-2010

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.46/5  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.

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3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tulip. Bottle date is July 2012.
Currently enjoying while watching Doctor Who for the first time in my life.

A- Hazy copper pour with a finger and a half off white head., Lacing is decent.

S- Bright citrusy grapefruit, strawberries, sweet malts and a touch of honey and lemon rind.

T- Bright grapefruit, sweet malts, some honey, some mandarin oranges and a bit of digestive cookies. Fairly balanced for a DIPA but still quite good.

M- Light the medium body, great carbonation with a bit of chew.

Photo of JVoyager
3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured into a Pint Glass from 12 oz Bottle dated June, 2012. Nice appearance with a bright amber/orange color; not much of a head, maybe only one finger's worth.

S: Smell is very citrusy and fruity with some slight earthy-hop notes.

T: Bitter and citrus taste; almost reminded me of grapefruits. Not as hoppy as I was expecting from a DIPA.

M: Medium bodied with a very dry feel.

O: Overall, it was a decent beer from Atwater. I was expecting a hop-explosion, but this was a little more mellow. Not the best DIPA I've ever had but it was definately different.

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3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled June 2012. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some good foamy lacing clings to the glass as well. Aromas of caramel, bread, grass, orange, mango, pine, earth, and herbal spiciness. Pretty good aromas with decent strength and balance; a bit too herbal and grassy. Taste of orange, grapefruit, pine, caramel, biscuit, floral, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of orange, grapefruit, pine, caramel, grass, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a bit. Good flavor balance; with a nice malt/bitterness balance as well. No cloying flavors or astringent bitterness; a pretty clean finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming after the finish noticed. Overall this is a good DIPA. Some good hop/malt balanced flavors, and very smooth to sip on. Quite pleasant and enjoyable for a DIPA. It is unlike most that are in your face with a lot of hops and bitterness.

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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2.17/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a DFH snifter. Started cool - 48f and warmed up to about 55f. Decent expectations for this based on the color, creamy head and great piney / grassy smell. Best advice is to just leave it in the glass and smell it. This is just an average hoppy IPA, it's nowhere near a real DIPA or IIPA. No balance, no malt, no alcohol, no greasy mouth feel. Just bitter, metalic yuck. Save your money and buy a 6 pack of Sierra Nevada.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

multiple pints drank from the keg over the evening. didn't realize it was a DIPA until later, easy to drink.

appears a dark rusty orange brown color. nice off-white head, good head retention. fruity, herbal, and earthy hop aroma. enough malt in there to balance the taste. medium body, fairly smooth carbonation.

overall - a solid beer.

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Atwater Conniption Fit Double IPA from Atwater Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.