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Twenty Pounder - Driftwood Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 7
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Driftwood Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Stand up and be counted for what you are about to receive: an explosive ordnance of IBU's! This Canadian citrus hop bomb is sure to satisfy the most die-hard of hop heads. For those who crave the hop, we salute you!

(Beer added by: DaftCaskBC on 08-19-2011)
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

07-09-2014 14:30:21 | More by rogerdandy
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-07-2014 19:25:45 | More by mtomlins
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-07-2014 17:25:09 | More by spinrsx
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-04-2014 17:39:28 | More by bleedsblu
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -6.7%

Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of strong hoppy notes with citrus flavours is pretty nice with some resinous and piney notes also identifiable. Taste is dominated by loads of citrus and piney hoppy flavours with some sweet malt notes that are also discernable. Body is full with great carbonation. Nice hops profile but malt base if just a bit too sweet for my liking in the style.

07-04-2014 17:31:58 | More by Phyl21ca
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Larz_73

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-04-2014 04:57:48 | More by Larz_73
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +23.5%

06-21-2014 02:30:17 | More by ZachT
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EnemyWithin

Ontario (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev -2.7%

Twenty Pounder
Bottle into tumbler glass. Bottled April 7, 2014.

Appearance: 4.75
Clear golden honey body with 2 inch of slight off white/cream head. Great lacing and retention

Smell: 3.5
Mix of toffee, bready malt as well as mild citrus hops aroma. Less intense aroma than anticipated, potentially related to age.

Taste: 4
More maltly than anticipated, likely related to age. Moderate bitterness, with mild citrus/lemon notes as well as slight pine. Suspect a more fresh beer would score higher.

Mouthfeel: 4
Moderate thickeness with good mouth coating. Mild to moderate carbonation. Feels appropriate for DIPA alcohol content.

Overall: 4
Soild beer, but suspect age (even though at only two months) has significantly reduced hops presence. In contrast, to Dirftwood Pale ale bottle two weeks ago, this beer is much less dynamic in hops profile.

06-05-2014 14:34:56 | More by EnemyWithin
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-28-2014 02:07:32 | More by jrenihan
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scameron

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-19-2014 05:56:46 | More by scameron
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev +0.2%

Thanks to Kump for this on.

Poured from a 650ml botttle, bottled 04.03.14.

Pours a honey colored body with a huge head and lots of rings going down. Steady stream of bubbles racing up. Aroma is super fresh slice of citrus fruit: peaches and pineapple. Very plush fruit flavor, spices on the fringes and sweet throughout. Strong and full body, raw but drinks well.

05-18-2014 20:58:57 | More by papat444
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Aggro

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-18-2014 08:43:34 | More by Aggro
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-17-2014 21:46:30 | More by liamt07
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Niceroad77

British Columbia (Canada)

4.34/5  rDev +7.2%

This is a great double/imperial IPA. Thick head with ok retention. The smell is great, piny at first and then very citrusy. It tastes pretty good with lots of citrus flavours and a piny ending. Some resin in the after taste for sure. The high alcohol percentage is well hidden. Mouthfeel is great! Thick and round, very pleasant. One of the greatest douple/imperial IPA I've tasted and will certainly buy another bottle. Many other beers I had in the style were a bit too high on the alcohol smell and taste. This one is almost just right. Driftwood is definitely a brewery to keep in mind when it comes to IPA's, Fat Tug being a definitive classic and this one maybe just a little short of?

05-02-2014 21:45:34 | More by Niceroad77
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev -0.2%

A: A clear pumpkin colour with 2 fingers of off white head. Plenty of lacing clings to the side of the glass.

S: Initial scent of citrus, tropical fruits, papaya and pineapple followed by fresh pine sap. Roundness of pale malts on the finish.

T: Orange and grapefruit bitters together with pine sap and background notes if caramel malts. Finishes with a drying bitterness.

M: Thick, syrupy and chewey with a moderate amount of carbonation. Dry bitter finish.

O: A very assertive west coast hop style that has just enough sweet malts to keep it from going over the line. I

04-26-2014 02:47:59 | More by FondueVoodoo
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-21-2014 02:56:18 | More by Erik-P
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Hoptoria

British Columbia (Canada)

4.61/5  rDev +13.8%

Poured into my IPA glass from a bomber purchased at the Strath.

A- Pours a beautiful orange, with a couple fingers of frothy head.

S- The best part of this beer. Piney, floral, boom-- twenty pounder.

T- A little like Fat Tug on steroids. Driftwood does a great job marrying citrus and pine flavours, with a great malt backbone. Very little alcohol punch considering its 9%

M- Low carbonation, slightly syrupy resinous lingering notes. Hoptastic

O- Wonderful beer. I've heard that this particular release is a head above the others. This beer really sneaks up on you. Piney hop bomb for sure, but a very balanced and drinkable beer. I'll be stocking up on this.

04-16-2014 22:19:02 | More by Hoptoria
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-12-2014 08:46:28 | More by smekermann
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Justindouglas7


3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-02-2014 23:54:25 | More by Justindouglas7
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-10-2013 23:05:24 | More by andrenaline
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JefferyYoung

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

09-09-2013 22:25:00 | More by JefferyYoung
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1stOffender

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-18-2013 06:35:23 | More by 1stOffender
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-30-2013 23:37:40 | More by kjyost
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zduerr

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

04-21-2013 19:27:30 | More by zduerr
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev -5.9%

Driftwood Brewery's 'Twenty Pounder Double IPA' @ 9.0% , originally tasted at the Island Beer Fest on tap , this review from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $8

A-pour is an orange/amber with a medium off white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint glass

S-grapefruit , floral , piney

T-wow , big IPA , not as hoppy as I expected , bitter finish

MF-low carbonation , full bodied , nice on the palate

Ov-ok/good beer , not as overall smooth and tasty as some , an enjoyable hop bomb

sampled alongside Lagunitas 'Sucks' , Deschutes 'Hop Henge' & Phillip's 'Amnesiac'

prost LampertLand

04-14-2013 04:25:38 | More by LampertLand
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Twenty Pounder from Driftwood Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.