Hop Baron Double Down IPA - Rivertown Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
2.3/5 rDev -34.1%
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy dark orange with a one finger white head. Good head retention and lacing.
Aroma has quite a bit of caramel and a decent amount of grapefruit and pineapple from the hops. Not much else but it is decent.
The flavor is where everything goes wrong. First of all there is way too much carbonation for a IIPA. This thing is carbonated like a hefe. Also all the flavors are extremely muddled. There is a lot of caramel and an unpleasant butterscotch/bourbon flavor. Tons of bitterness but very little in the way of hop flavor.
Overall, I really can't recommend this beer. Some bad off flavors and a severe lack of hop flavor for a IIPA. Another fairly bad brew from Rivertown.
06-26-2012 01:13:04 | More by rangerred
2.1/5 rDev -39.8%
12oz bottle into a Founders Tulip.
Pours a hazy golden orange with a huge three finger white head. The head falls fast, leaving moderate lacing. Pretty standard.
Nose is subdued at best. Maybe a touch of sweet citrus, but I'm reaching to find anything at all.
Taste is very very bland. There just isn't much of anything here. Not bitter, not hoppy, just extremely bland. Almost like lemon-lime soda, but without as much flavor. Without a doubt the most boring DIPA I've ever had.
Mouth is spritzy. Very thin and over carbonated. As boring as the nose and taste are, the mouthfeel is the weakest part of this brew.
Picked this up without knowing anything about it at the recommendation of an employee at Belmont Party Supply in Dayton, OH. Recommendations like this are why I typically don't ask for input from store employees. Avoid this beer.
04-09-2012 21:50:36 | More by mondegreen
3.7/5 rDev +6%
No indication of date.
A - a very pretty deep copper body with a nice white head atop and good bubbles coming up. Well done, on this part.
S - Pungent, skunkish bitterness, some vanilla, lemon, and sweet, earthy something or other...weird nose.
T - Sweet grapefruit kinda thing goin on here.. Bitter for sure on the finish, but up fron theres an odd sweetness to it. Not quite a typical DIPA, but it's not too bad.
M - thick and a bit drying. Pretty smooth.
O - not a bad beer. Some nice things to it, and it seems pretty unique. Rivertown's labels have also gotten significantly cooler. Probably won't have this again, but it's certainly one of the better Rivertown offerings.
02-27-2012 22:00:12 | More by ColdPoncho
3.08/5 rDev -11.7%
12oz bottle, secret santa
appearance: served in a tyranena nonic, cloudy orange body, light beige froth with minimal retention
smell: doughy malts, caramel, touch of pine
taste: a doughy caramel body, some light pine, citrus rind, peppery, moderate boozyness, somewhat herbal. A bit unrefined with a subdued hop profile.
mouthfeel: medium-full body, light bitterness
overall: probably a pass on this one
02-19-2012 22:40:13 | More by dirtylou
Hop Baron Double Down IPA from Rivertown Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.