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Hop Baron Double Down IPA - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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Hop Baron Double Down IPAHop Baron Double Down IPA

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BA SCORE
80
good

81 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 16.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ltjska04 on 08-06-2010)
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nlmartin

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer was served in an Imperial Pint glass.

Appearance: The body of the beer is clear orange with a quick to resolve white head.

Smell: Biscuit caramel malt support a bit of citrus and pine hops. Smells alright but not a hop bomb by any stretch.

Taste: The flavors of the beer are sweet biscuits smeared with caramel. This supports a thin pine hop. I would like a bit less malt and a hell of a lot more hops. This is more of a hop tinged malty beverage.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The body of the beer is medium. The carbonation is on the low side but not really problematic. The beer drinks well enough. I think this is a very good stab at a DIPA. I think this beer needs another reworking.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2010 13:22:51 | More by nlmartin
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

01-26-2013 16:45:33 | More by RedneckBeerz
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

05-29-2014 22:14:17 | More by neckbracesub
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JJStorm

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

08-25-2012 02:51:51 | More by JJStorm
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BeerMeColorado

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

12-28-2013 19:48:42 | More by BeerMeColorado
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

03-19-2014 04:47:11 | More by ToddGingerich
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captainbearcat

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

09-01-2013 22:25:07 | More by captainbearcat
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-23-2014 23:23:25 | More by qcbrewer
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zimm421

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

02-24-2013 23:48:27 | More by zimm421
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zonker17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-19-2013 07:34:16 | More by zonker17
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KnightRider

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-11-2012 22:17:41 | More by KnightRider
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-10-2014 01:41:45 | More by buzzy
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Buckeye_Bill

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-09-2014 03:27:40 | More by Buckeye_Bill
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Clear medium orange color. One and a half fingers of creamy/frothy off-white head. Retention is a touch below average and a small ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Interesting. There's nearly no malt presence at all in this (there is a touch of caramel). It's sort of a feat given the moderately high ABV. It's also not a case of the hop aroma masking the malt since the hop aroma isn't all that powerful. Anyway, the hops are flowery, citrusy, and herbal in that order. There's also a dank, resiny quality to them. Specific flavors are orange and grapefruit. Still, this smells good either way.

3.5 T: Like the nose suggests, this is all hops and no malts aside from a minor neutral maltiness. Dank citrus and herb from the hops. Mild grapefruit and a hint of orange. The main flavor can only be described as "generic hops" - a little earthy, a little herbal, a little citrusy. Super clean. No complexity, but still tasty.

3.5 M: Light body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy given the body and super smooth.

4.0 D: This is a generic, well crafted DIPA. No dominant flavors, very little in terms of maltiness, but still a pleasure to drink. That's about all I can say.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 04:03:51 | More by DavoleBomb
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-22-2011 00:43:39 | More by Rhettroactive
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-26-2014 16:33:10 | More by thatoneguymike
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NW2285

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-29-2013 16:48:25 | More by NW2285
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forummember

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-23-2011 01:55:40 | More by forummember
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-28-2011 00:13:32 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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HopHeadInOhio

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

01-21-2012 23:39:52 | More by HopHeadInOhio
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headyhopzhead

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

01-07-2012 02:57:36 | More by headyhopzhead
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despainmakesbeer

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light Amber color, leaning toward the oranger side. off-White 1/4" head at pour settling to a off-white ring and thin cover on face of beer. Dark malty aroma with compliments of a deep orange breadiness. Occasionally picked up some brighter citrus notes. Doesn't pick up as much hop as I was expecting for style, aroma pretty much dominated by maltiness. Very dry finish. Beginning is very dark and sweet. Middle brings through a slightly brighter, citrusy flavor. End becomes dry which carries through to finish. Heavier maltiness very dominate in overall flavor as well accompanied by a relatively high carbonation level that seems to linger. Overall not that bad, slightly on heavy on the sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 05:26:34 | More by despainmakesbeer
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davemathews68

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-11-2013 13:54:52 | More by davemathews68
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fastrodney

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-25-2013 23:05:51 | More by fastrodney
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alexknuckles

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-16-2013 20:22:16 | More by alexknuckles
Hop Baron Double Down IPA from Rivertown Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.