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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

93 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: ltjska04 on 08-06-2010

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up at Belmont Party Supply in Dayton when swinging through there a few days back. The label drew me in to this one; sweet biplane battle artwork is a winner every time. I do find it interesting that this particular brewery produces this DIPA but does not brew an actual American IPA. Curious.

Color is a mellow golden. Head dies extremely quickly despite copious visible carbonation. Nose is heavy on the herbal and citrus notes with some pine resin and needles there for appearances.

Strange. The hops are there but they seem to take a few lapses. Earthy, metallic malts spend a surprising amount of time in the spotlight. The body could be stiffer, though its not for a lack of bubbles. The whole project needs adjusting and tightening. I'm not even sure I'd recognize this as an IPA, let alone a DIPA. Keep the label, but fix the beer.

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3.27/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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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.

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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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Hop Baron Double Down IPA from Rivertown Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.