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Double IPA - Propeller Brewery

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Double IPADouble IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Propeller Brewery visit their website
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Derek on 07-16-2012)
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Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mmurphy525:
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

mmurphy525, Apr 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

cam477, Jun 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

biggest props to my BA in crime andrenaline for picking this up on his recent east cost swing and including it in our cross country trade
A - clear red-brown copper, thumb of tan head retained nicely and left some random lacing blobs
S - fruity and floral, light caramel and metallic, mostly gentle aromas
T - an interesting hop flavour mix of floral, orange citrus, and just a touch of pine resin, backed up well by caramel and nutty malt
M - medium to heavy body for an IPA, mild bitter, finishes full
O - one of the most well balanced DIPA's i've come across, it has all the big hop presence you expect without being overwhelming, well put together

joemcgrath27, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of DaveBar
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Got on trade with Curtis! Served at 6deg C in a draught glass

A- 4.25- Opens well and pours a high head that stays and stays. Very dark gold color. Filtered

S- 3.75- Nice hops here. Not a lot of malt at all. Very mild.

T- 4.0- Very good. Nice bitterness blend between wet and dry hopping

M- 3.75- Pretty good. Slight funky aftertaste

O- 3.96- This is a nice beer. Very mild for the hops and alcohol percentage.

Food Pairing

This wonderful little IPA went well with..... Chicken Fried Rice and Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls

Enjoy!!

DaveBar, Sep 27, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +1%

Poured from 500ml bottle. Strong spruce and citrus aroma. Slightly cloudy amber, with white head. Has a strong bitter taste. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. I quite enjoyed this one, but it is not for those who don’t like the strong hop flavour.

Nightwing, Aug 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

CurtisD, May 01, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A gorgeous day in Halifax and a double IPA from one of my favorite East Coast breweries. I'm hard pressed not to write a review.

It's been a while since I last drank a filtered DIPA. It's not something I expected but it still looks quite delicious. Its crystal clear polished amber body boasts an ample level of carbonation that helps keep the finger's worth of off-white head afloat.

Fresh, leafy hops with undertones of mint are the first aromas to come out. Zesty citrus and juicy peach are close behind with a touch of danky pine. A soft toasty, caramel character assures that there is some malt backing this West coast inspired DIPA.

A punch of piney, leafy, minty hop goodness hits the middle of the palate as fresh peach slides underneath. Zesty citrus goodness pinches at the cheeks. Light biscuit and a touch of sweetness comes in the finish with some sweet citrus to chew on.

The body leans to being full with a creamy and sticky texture. Slightly dry in the finish but the stickiness that runs throughout stops the finish from being clean. The bitterness from the hops as well as their fresh leafy character lingers long past the finish.

For the sticky, green leafy hop DIPA lovers, this beer is right down that alley. A great offering from Propeller and one that`s definitely worth the buy.

ludachris, Jun 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of Derek
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Crystal clear bronze with an off-white head, some retention, leaves a bit of lace.

S: A bit dank, grapefruit rind, nectarine, pine, papaya and sponge toffee.

T: Grapefruit rind, papaya, pine, grass, toffee, good bitterness, slight alcohol warmth.

M: Moderate body, carbonation higher than average, some hop acidity.

O: A decent drinker but the hop flavour and aroma is a bit muted for a DIPA.

Derek, Jul 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

canadametal, Oct 21, 2014
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3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from the brewery shop.
Pours a fairly clear deep golden color with a smallish off white head that slowly dissipates leaving a light amount of stickies on the way down. The aroma is quite sweet and heavy with sugary caramel. Citrus and pine provide balance but this this one feels heavy and sweet like a hoppy barleywine. The flavor follows the aroma with lots of caramel and brown sugar offset with some earthy pine citrus and ethanol. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet sticky almost syrupy mouthfeel. Feels like an IPA from the nineties, crystal malt sweetness light if any dry hopping. I can drink this but compared to some of the ipa's out there now, I would choose something else.

I had to update this after noticing that the bottle I have was packaged in May even though I bought it two weeks ago at the brewery. It is possible that this is much better fresher, but right now the hop aroma is not strong enough to cut through the intense malt sweetness.

johnnnniee, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

lgmol, Mar 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

sdm9465, Apr 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

cmorrisse, Mar 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

EvilGopher, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of andrenaline
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a nice dark copper colour, thumb of he's with decent retention, nice sheeting lacing.

S - Nice sweet citrus hop, heavy pineapple and a touch of caramel and toffee on the finish.

T - The pineapple hop notes dominate, surprisingly sweet with an earthy pine undertone. The caramel comes through on he finish and lingers alongside a bitter citrus flavour.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and dry.

O - A tasty DIPA and probably my favorite offerin to date from this brewery. The floral an pineapple hops are reminiscent of a west coast IPA. The abv is well hidden, making this a dangerously drinkable offering.

andrenaline, Aug 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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DaPan, Feb 16, 2014
Double IPA from Propeller Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.