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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

83 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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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fastrodney

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

07-14-2013 00:45:08 | More by Hanselpb
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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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craftbrew502

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +14.6%

05-20-2013 00:41:21 | More by craftbrew502
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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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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -14%

05-03-2013 14:40:46 | More by jenray
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drummermattie02

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

04-16-2013 23:51:48 | More by drummermattie02
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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

04-14-2013 22:25:35 | More by Lukass
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alexknuckles

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-16-2013 20:22:16 | More by alexknuckles
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JagerBombAFJ

Ohio

2/5  rDev -42.7%

02-27-2013 20:16:40 | More by JagerBombAFJ
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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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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Indiana

5/5  rDev +43.3%

12-11-2012 05:37:43 | More by vanillacokaine
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Deanstreat

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

11-20-2012 01:48:38 | More by Deanstreat
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +14.6%

10-02-2012 00:06:46 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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jsurfs82

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

08-25-2012 04:51:27 | More by jsurfs82
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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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3Hops

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14%

08-02-2012 20:39:10 | More by 3Hops
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rangerred

Tennessee

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
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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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mondegreen

Georgia

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
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ryancorn

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

04-07-2012 13:00:40 | More by ryancorn
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

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
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dirtylou

Washington

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
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HopHeadInOhio

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

01-21-2012 23:39:52 | More by HopHeadInOhio
Hop Baron Double Down IPA from Rivertown Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.