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Double IPA - Six Row Brewing Company

Double IPADouble IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

66 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.03%


Brewed by:
Six Row Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 added by: KI9A on 10-07-2010)
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KI9A

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2010 01:31:55 | More by KI9A
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Pours a clear, gold color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, pine, slight grapefruit, slight sweet malt, and alcohol. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, citrus hops, slight floral hops, alcohol, pine, a grassy pungent quality. Overall, the beer seems dominated by the grass flavor, which is not to my taste.

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With balance as the mainstay of this ale's mantra, the hops are front and center with citrus, pine, and grass. But the counteract of malt allows the caramel, honey, and grain sweetness to counter in a more unique and even-keel way than is present in standard IPAs.

And caramel in its color, the ale pours with a slight tinge of haze. Above which builds a hearty and dense froth of ecru foam. Firm retention and broken lace defines the beer's quality appearance.

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Double IPA from Six Row Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.