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Double IPA - Six Row Brewing Company

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Double IPADouble IPA

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87
very good

71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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:
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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Ratings: 71 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
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elec

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-16-2013 01:08:27 | More by elec
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kemoarps

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-09-2013 05:53:21 | More by kemoarps
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 06:57:03 | More by BEERchitect
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justinp

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-08-2013 23:47:14 | More by justinp
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Packman4IL

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

05-06-2013 02:49:35 | More by Packman4IL
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-27-2013 16:00:21 | More by Jamison85
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-05-2013 00:51:52 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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Miller650

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.9%

02-24-2013 01:28:24 | More by Miller650
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mschind

California

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- 22 oz bomber with no freshness date. Clear medium amber. Not much head retention but great lacing. A good looking beer.

S- Massive hop aroma. Pine and marigold totally dominate the nose. Almost overpowering but not quite. Very appropriate for a double.

T- Bitter and sweet at the same time. Great balance. The piney hops are prominent with a dry finish. There are also some herbal/mint notes about mid way.

M- Medium full body with some alcohol warmth in back.

O- This is a bold DIPA with a unique hop profile. An interesting and flavorful offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 03:02:29 | More by mschind
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-30-2013 02:48:42 | More by FLBeerGuy
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-21-2013 15:37:04 | More by brandoman63
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auggie

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-20-2012 04:18:13 | More by auggie
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IpeeA

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

11-17-2012 08:20:15 | More by IpeeA
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sinanalkin


4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

10-30-2012 23:33:48 | More by sinanalkin
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FlyingZuchini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

10-12-2012 01:35:06 | More by FlyingZuchini
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mtlasley

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

10-05-2012 04:00:17 | More by mtlasley
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stephens101

Oklahoma

3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 20:21:30 | More by stephens101
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3Hops

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-02-2012 18:28:43 | More by 3Hops
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djtomain

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

07-17-2012 01:26:15 | More by djtomain
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-06-2012 06:20:53 | More by jaminjohnson
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in tap in a pint glass

This beer pours light orange and is rather see through. It has a very potent hop nose reminiscent of Hopslam and double trouble. Very citrusy and skunky and appropriate for the area. The taste reflects nose but seems to lack anything more then a hop flavor and also has a stronger then I prefer alcohol presence. The beer is fairly drinkable, not a huge feel to it but has a bit of alcohol burn. It leaves behind a dry and freshly hopped palate. Good stuff

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2012 02:52:30 | More by TwelveOunces
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Megahertz

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into a shaker.

A - Clear light to medium amber with a massive, speckled white head that lasts. Carbonation appears light.

S - Very big grapefruit aroma plus... something else. Blue grape? Plum?

T - Crisp and brisk for a big double IPA. Serious hop aroma and flavor with a bready, doughy background. Finish has a little effervescense left with a good, solid bitterness. Finish is medium dry.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation. Slick oiliness present in a very small amount. Good, but not great.

O - A great, STL based double IPA. Seems to have jumped on the grapefruit bandwagon, but with an added twist. Must try if in STL.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 21:18:50 | More by Megahertz
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FreshZ

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-28-2012 03:16:36 | More by FreshZ
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Florida9

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 01:51:00 | More by Florida9
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 03:36:18 | More by Vonerichs
Double IPA from Six Row Brewing Company
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