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Double IPA - Six Row Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Double IPADouble IPA

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very good

28 Reviews

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Reviews: 28
Hads: 85
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Six Row Brewing Company
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: KI9A on 10-07-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Our Double India Pale Ale is bigger in hop character and alcohol than our Extra Pale Ale. It is sure to please even the most discerning hop-head! Also known as Imperial IPA, this intensely hoppy, yet very drinkable beer lets the malty characteristics take a step back and allows the hops to really shine. Brewed with almost two (2) pounds of hops per barrel and left unfiltered, Six Row Double IPA showcases the citrusy and piney characteristics of the Columbus, Centennial, and Chinook hops.

68 IBU
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 28 | Hads: 85
Reviews by KI9A:
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4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: In a snifter, medium golden, lasting head, good lace chunks.

S: Piney hops

T: Piney hops, some citrus. Strong malt backbone. Everything works very well.

M: Medium body, perfect carbonation.

D: Well, I'm not a hophead. This beer really hits a nice note with me, as it is a big IBU, big ABV beer, that has a such great balance, I can drink this everyday. Another fine effort!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gummy, Bitter, Fruity, Buttery

A beautiful looking beer, good clarity and great lacing is a start. The hop flavor is there with suggestions of grapefruit and mint, bit kiss of alcohol and ripe fruit in the middle. Toffee evens this brew out, yeast and cracker-like malt follows.

STYLE: Double IPA | ABV: 8.4% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #92 (Sep 2014)

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Photo of danthehopslamman
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jaminjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden hue which seems a bit cloudier than I would have imagined. Moderate carbonation and good head retention. Strong aroma of grapefruit like hops is very inviting. Assault of hops tickles the taste buds on the way down. Very smooth for the strength. I like the lingering hop burn.

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Photo of Ryantcollins
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour was a light copper with an orange hue. Light head and retention.

Light pine and sweet fruit. My only complaint was the scent needed more. It was nice, but a bit faint.

Very well balanced. Lightly sweet malt with a candy and citrus hop flavor. Very fruity. There was a hint of booze through out.

Moderate carbonation and full body. slight oily resin feel.

Good stuff, not over powering in any way. nice and balanced, a great sipper.

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Photo of Miller650
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden orange body, slightly hazy, moderate lacing.

Citrus hop smell, followed by pine. There's a decent amount of malt to it.

Pine and earthy hops come through more in the taste and it finishes with a fusel spice burn. It's slightly boozy considering the 8% abv. Moderately bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sticky, with carbonation on the lower side of moderate.

A decent DIPA with some minor flaws.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of caustin90
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of emerge077
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bottle split into snifters, thanks Justin for the assist.
Review from written notes.

It pours a hazy burnished orange tone, saturated coloration, with some slow rising carb trails in the center. A thin layer of foam stretches across the top, leaving spotty lace, and a swirling galaxy of cirrus clouds breaking on the surface.

Aroma is candied orange peel and caramel, some faint herbal eucalyptus in the background.

Malty caramel taste, light citrus and resiny bitterness. Some woodiness in the background as it warms. Full bodied and bitter with a dry aftertaste. Seems fairly mellow in character, like an amped up to 11 English IPA. For the price its a good deal though, just nothing too wild.

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Photo of JLaw55
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This was an odd one. I have never had a beer that was so fizzy and foamy, literally took me 3 pours to fill my glass, as it would just keep producing immense amounts of foam, no matter than smoothness of the pour. The flavor was decent, nothing exceptional. Mainly a hop forward offering with little malt backbone, not my favorite style for a DIPA, but decent none the less. But oh man, here comes back that foam/fizzy problem again. Heartburn set in pretty badly and I felt like my stomach was filling with foam. I started to get a nauseous feeling and so decided to throw the remainder away. I still give it an okay rating for the flavor alone. I would be willing to try again and see if this was just a bad batch, but am a bit nervous to do so.

If the opportunity presents itself, I may try it again to see if this one was a bad batch or a bad formula. For now though, I will not seek out nor purchase again.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.92/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of peabody
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a cloudy yellow/amber with very little suds. Very nice lacing though.
Smell is spruce trees and grapefruit. Some malt and caramel sugar here but the pine and alcohol are at the forefront.
Taste is a little boozy and very bitter. Not a lot of pine here but the grapefruit rind is here in bunches. Some sugar and malt mix in after the initial bitterness wears off. Then you have that boozy back of the throat.
Mouthfeel is a little sticky but this one finishes well. You are ready for the next sip. And sip you must cause this one will sneak up on you.
Overall this is a good attempt at a big beer from a brand new company. Hope they have a lot of success and I will be trying their other offerings.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Cresant
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served this 22 oz. bottle in a Tripel Karmeliet glass. No date listed. The body was a hazy apricot color and the head was off-white. Minimal lacing remained.

The smell was of satsuma oranges and wheat bread. Fruity but not pungent.

The taste was juicy citrus and a gentle bitterness that lingered. Sweet grapefruit. Lighter on the maltiness than I would have expected. Well hidden alcohol.

The mouthfeel was creamy with a medium to light density. Easy to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.96/5  rDev +4.5%

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Double IPA from Six Row Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.