Double Take IPA - World Brews

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Double Take IPADouble Take IPA

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67
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28 Reviews
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Reviews: 28
Hads: 47
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 19.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: azdback on 06-18-2011

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Reviews: 28 | Hads: 47
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2.44/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A sixer of IPA at $5.99 is worth for an honest try. It is definitely drinkable and mildly hoppy but it falls a bit short on all things that make a good IPA. Henry Weinhard's IPA is about the same price point but a delivers much better for a budget IPA.

This beer is exclusively distributed to Vons, Safeways, etc. who have a knack for mis-handling beer. I bought mine from a stack on the floor in front of the cooler. They were cold and warm on different sides of the package and were being rotated in with a spot in the cooler (which was empty). (547 characters)

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2.31/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a typical IPA color: clear gold with a tangerine center and an average beige head. Subdued aroma, some bread along with lesser accents of crystal and caramel malts, and a wilted citrus hop note. Flavor is like iced tea with the most trifling squeeze of an orange slice. Pure Lipton bomb here. This isn’t "Brisk Baby!" Or is that Nestea’s old slogan? Regardless, this beer should be featured in brewing manuals under the What Happens When You Use Too Much Crystal Malt and Not Enough Hops chapter. Oversteeped mild citrus tea -- down to the tannic, astringent finish -- with a little malt on the side. This honestly isn’t even hopped strongly enough to breach APA territory. The body is pretty okay with just enough heft to carry the alcohol. As it warms I get a little more caramel/honey sweetness, which is not what this beer needs (an overhaul). (859 characters)

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2.89/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am in touch with the vendor of this one a lot (he is also the vendor for Firestone Walker) and he let me know about it. It is a contract beer that is only available at Von's and Safeway grocery stores. It had an introductory price of $5.99 a sixer, so I thought I would give it a shot.

Poured into a Spaten tumbler. Bright, clear orange color. Lots and lots of carbonation bubbles that lead to a three finger bright white head. Very soapy looking from the side but quite frothy and creamy on top. Lace is very sticky and probably gonna leave it's mark on this glass, and does in a nice patched ring pattern.

Smell is quite adjunct and musty. There is definitely some Belgian or European yeast in this one. I do get just the slightest hint of sweet citrus or maybe a sour grape, but I really had to search for it.

Taste is much better than the nose but it still is too musty and dank for me. There is a rich malt backbone that is just a bit sweet. I'm not really getting any descriptors, like fruit or citrus. There is just a bit of booze warmyness way at the end.

Mouth is really not too bad. It is a bit dry but other than that not really off for the style. On second thought it is just a bit watery or thin, nicely carbonated and just a bit of booze warm in the throat.

Overall I didn't think this was all that bad. I drank this knowing that it was a contract beer, and sold only at a grocery store, so my expectations weren't that high. I think it exceeded those expectations but didn't exceed the expectations of my pallet. For $6 its worth a shot. If it is priced at $8+ don't waste your money. (1,607 characters)

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Double Take IPA from World Brews
67 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.