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Double IPA - Six Row Brewing Company

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Double IPADouble IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: KI9A on 10-07-2010

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
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Photo of Miller650
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Florida9
3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy yellow amber in color. Forms a small white head that reduces down to next to nothing. Some light lacing. Aroma is of mild caramel malts, citrus hops, and a bit of grapefruit. Taste starts off with a moderate citrus sweetness, then bread and some light caramel malts. Mild citrus hops with flavor of orange and grapefruit. Finishes with a mild earthy bitterness. Medium body with carbonation a bit on the low side for the style. Mild bitterness. Underhopped and unexciting, the best thing I can say about this beer is that it doesn't have any glaring flaws. However, this one could easily pass for a straight IPA and is an average DIPA at best.

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served this Imperial IPA at the brewery in a pint glass. Poured a hazy copper color, produced a thick off white head with excellent retention and nice left nice lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of malted grain, and earthy piney hops. Medium in body this beer has a nice base of malted grain, caramel malt, lemon citrus and piney hop bitterness. Smooth, easy to drink, decent session beer. Not anything to get to excited about, for me a DIPA should be a lot more aggressive. Prost!

Photo of caustin90
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of djtomain
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of FlyingZuchini
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of stephens101
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Two full fingers of off-white tan head top this striking reddish orange brew. Retention and lacing are excellent. Very fine citrusy hops fuse with some caramel, a slight sour aroma, and gum. The smell is quite unique and promising. Unfortunately the bold aromas don't translate to flavor. I get some grain, candy, fruit and a nondescript hopppiness. There's just not that much going on here. Medium bodied and too easy to drink for a DIPA. This beer needs to grow some balls.

Photo of Tone
3.41/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of BeerMeInStl
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Early on, the beer takes on caramel and honey aromas and flavors. With a wandering waft of citrus and a pungent bouquet of piney herbs. Its nose and initial taste is sweet and supportive to the hop onslaught to come. The ale slowly relinquishes its sweetness and starts to prefer the taste of citrus peels, pine needles, resin, and grass before falling into a decisive bitterness that controls the late palate, but is careful not to dominate it. Still, a caramel and honey note resists all that bitterness and remains alive and well even in the beer's lingering finish.

Semi-full in body, the malty weight of the beer is felt because of its residual malt sweetness and its dissolved carbonation. The ale slowly waivers in its sweetness and creaminess but never completely turns over its malt sweetness or body and keeps the beer timidly balanced until the end. Late warmth, resinous hop dryness, and retreating sweetness leads to a malty-dry finish and lingering hop bitterness.

Six Row devises a wonderful Imperial IPA that's delicious, smooth, and powerful. But among the plethora of varieties on the market, this DIPA does everything to stay in the moderate line of the style, but also does little to stand out of the crowd.

Photo of 30helens
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of mtlasley
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of thufflife
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of peabody
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Photo of emerge077
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

Photo of Ratman197
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Wine and Cheese Place poured a clear amber with a small lasting amber heads. Aromas of biscuit, lemon zest, grapefruit and light earthiness. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness and citrus with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.

Photo of Sludgeman
3.6/5  rDev -7%

A good DIPA, but average.
Nothing remarkable.
These days there are too many excellent beers.

Photo of Vonerichs
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Photo of Franziskaner
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Photo of jaminjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Double IPA from Six Row Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.