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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: 130
Reviews: 24
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 06-12-2010)
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

CalbeDacks, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of oneaday
2.08/5  rDev -38.8%
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.

oneaday, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of thatdavegy
3/5  rDev -11.8%

thatdavegy, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of aflyershckyfan
4/5  rDev +17.6%

aflyershckyfan, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of adamant1912
4/5  rDev +17.6%

adamant1912, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

jmdrpi, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -11.8%

akttr, May 28, 2012
Photo of jeanphony
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

jeanphony, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of BMart
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

BMart, Mar 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

RonnieRotten, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of Acuity
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Acuity, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

hgromadzki, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of RyanGoodman
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

RyanGoodman, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

WuAnquo1, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a nice looking golden color with a touch of haziness to it. The head was soapy looking and it left a good lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer was ok, but as I drank it I felt that it got a little funky. The taste of the beer was crisp and bitter, has the taste of a solid DIPA. The mouthfeel was clean and medium bodied with a nice carbonation to it also. Overall this beer wasn't pretty good, I love the name of it which is why I picked it up in the first place. It's not a bad DIPA, I would probably drink it again.

Knapp85, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of rwilde
4/5  rDev +17.6%

rwilde, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of Steimie
1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

Steimie, Jan 06, 2012
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
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a deep gold color with a thin off-white head.

Aroma of sharp grassy hops and grainy malts.

The taste was grassy hops with a big caramel malt bite. Bitterness in the finish.

Medium bodied and moderately carbonated.

An okay DIPA but not one that I'll remember.

Monkeyknife, Dec 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

twkirkby, Dec 25, 2011
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

SFLpunk, Dec 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

dblab33, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of GRPunk
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
Photo of ejimhof
5/5  rDev +47.1%

ejimhof, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of jzeilinger
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a medium orange amber color, a one fingered creamy head that's fairly thick and viscous, and gentle, but tight carbonation.

S - Mild citrus and pine with light caramel malt. The aroma is pretty weak, I'm breathing in for all I'm worth and not getting much from it.

T - Sweet caramel malt backbone is sturdy and present from the start of the sip all the way to the very end. The malt immediately builds a quick burst of sweetness and almost as fast, is met with a swurry of pine and bitter grapefruit with a little acidic tang to the bittering. After the two collide, they continue to do so throughout the remaining sip and at the end, the pine and grapefruit bitterness win and create a fairly long and lingering dry aftertaste. The flavors start out more balanced and towards the middle the hops come on like gangbusters.

M - Full medium body, smooth on the tongue, dry finish.

O - What I really like is they date their bottles. Had this not been stamped with a bottle date, I would not have bought it because I'm tired of laying out mounds of cash for outdated big IPA malt bombs. For me, this one sits between a B- and a B. What kills the deal for me is the weak aroma. For 8%, the alcohol is well hidden.

jzeilinger, Dec 15, 2011
Atwater Conniption Fit Double IPA from Atwater Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.