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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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89 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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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.

DavoleBomb, Nov 08, 2011
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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.

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3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No date on bottle. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A - Orange and clear with a bright, dense white head. Looks just like I'd expect a DIPA to look.

S - Hops are definitely present in the nose. Pine, citrus, and a little pineapple. However, the hops aroma is a little subdued from what I expect in a DIPA. No malt in nose, which would be nice to have.

T - Taste follows aroma. Hops are up front in flavor with a firm, lasting bitterness. Bitterness is a little rough, but not out of line for a DIPA. Light, toasty malt flavor. There's a sweetness present, but from the warming sensation I think the sweet flavor is from the alcohol. Clean yeast character.

M - Warming with a dry finish. Moderate carbonation and very smooth drinking.

D - A very quaffable DIPA. If you took New Glarus' Moon Man and amped it up, you'd have this beer. A beer that would go very well with a strong cheese. The malt isn't too sweet, which is something that I think gets screwed up in a lot of DIPAs. I'd like a stronger hop aroma and flavor in this beer, though.

bevenson, Sep 19, 2010
Hop Baron Double Down IPA from Rivertown Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.