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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

77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 3
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: 77 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

BeerMeInStl, Jul 27, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Franziskaner, Jul 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

mobrockman, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

BrewSTL, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

imperialking, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Gonzoillini, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

elec, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

kemoarps, Jun 09, 2013
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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.

BEERchitect, May 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

justinp, May 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Packman4IL, May 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Jamison85, Mar 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Miller650, Feb 24, 2013
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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.

mschind, Feb 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

FLBeerGuy, Jan 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

brandoman63, Jan 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

auggie, Dec 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

IpeeA, Nov 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

sinanalkin, Oct 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

FlyingZuchini, Oct 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

mtlasley, Oct 05, 2012
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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.

stephens101, Sep 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

3Hops, Aug 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

djtomain, Jul 17, 2012
Double IPA from Six Row Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.