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Atwater Conniption Fit Double IPA - Atwater Brewery

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78
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120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.84%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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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shamrock071521

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +10%

11-29-2012 04:09:31 | More by shamrock071521
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

11-20-2012 12:10:09 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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CHickman

New York

4.2/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy orange copper color with a big foamy 2 finger light tan head with a ton of bubbles in it that faded very slowly, leaving great foamy rings of lace as it went down.

Smells of grapefruit, piney hops/pine cones, orange peel, citrus hops, grass, mint, floral hops, grains, herbs and light spices like pepper and coriander; a nice hoppy nose that bursts with the different hop notes and was like sweet wet hops were added - a very nice nose.

Tastes more malty than the nose, with biscuit, malt, lightly toasted grains and sweet bread or cake leading the way, followed by orange juice, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, guava, citrus hops, piney hops, brown sugar, apple skin, herbs, tea leaf, pepper, light spices and coriander; very juicy hop flavor mixed with nice sweet malty notes made for a complex and enjoyable flavor. Started out English IPA and finished as a West Coast IPA, which was a great transition and hid the alcohol completely.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth and buttery with mild zesty carbonation, a medium chewy body and a sweet overall flavor with a slight bitter citrus finish. What a very pleasant surprise, this was a solid DIPA that went down so smooth and easy and felt more like an IPA. A really solid beer that I recommend trying.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 02:47:25 | More by CHickman
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redfox405

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

10-29-2012 02:59:26 | More by redfox405
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +10%

10-19-2012 00:32:12 | More by Kunstman
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -12%

10-14-2012 17:54:42 | More by jaidenjb
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jmaninacan


3/5  rDev -12%

10-13-2012 19:12:40 | More by jmaninacan
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

10-04-2012 05:10:48 | More by MacStinson
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 19:38:54 | More by BeerFMAndy
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 19:38:11 | More by korguy123
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JVoyager

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 22:17:32 | More by JVoyager
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 04:22:21 | More by superspak
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Zuidman

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

08-07-2012 03:33:06 | More by Zuidman
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JDbullodg


3.75/5  rDev +10%

07-25-2012 16:30:03 | More by JDbullodg
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bassbase

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-21-2012 22:20:32 | More by bassbase
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CalbeDacks

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -12%

07-19-2012 22:58:00 | More by CalbeDacks
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oneaday

Michigan

2.08/5  rDev -39%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 18:29:13 | More by oneaday
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thatdavegy

Michigan

3/5  rDev -12%

07-16-2012 00:04:04 | More by thatdavegy
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aflyershckyfan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.3%

07-07-2012 01:35:33 | More by aflyershckyfan
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adamant1912

Michigan

4/5  rDev +17.3%

06-27-2012 00:07:33 | More by adamant1912
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2012 21:44:52 | More by jmdrpi
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -12%

05-28-2012 05:29:09 | More by akttr
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jeanphony

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

04-14-2012 20:58:39 | More by jeanphony
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

03-20-2012 20:01:23 | More by BMart
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RonnieRotten

Michigan

3/5  rDev -12%

03-12-2012 21:06:12 | More by RonnieRotten
Atwater Conniption Fit Double IPA from Atwater Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.