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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: 136
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.93%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of korguy123
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

korguy123, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of JVoyager
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

JVoyager, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

superspak, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of Zuidman
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Zuidman, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of JDbullodg
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

JDbullodg, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of bassbase
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

bassbase, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of CalbeDacks
3/5  rDev -11.5%

CalbeDacks, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of oneaday
2.08/5  rDev -38.6%
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 -11.5%

thatdavegy, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of aflyershckyfan
4/5  rDev +18%

aflyershckyfan, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of adamant1912
4/5  rDev +18%

adamant1912, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
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 -11.5%

akttr, May 28, 2012
Photo of jeanphony
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

jeanphony, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of BMart
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

BMart, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of RonnieRotten
3/5  rDev -11.5%

RonnieRotten, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of Acuity
4/5  rDev +18%

Acuity, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of hgromadzki
4/5  rDev +18%

hgromadzki, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of RyanGoodman
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

RyanGoodman, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of WuAnquo1
4/5  rDev +18%

WuAnquo1, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
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 +18%

rwilde, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of Steimie
1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

Steimie, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of warnerry
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
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 +1.8%
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
Atwater Conniption Fit Double IPA from Atwater Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.