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Double Coulter IPA "Dos Cone Es" - Cismontane Brewing Company

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Double Coulter IPA "Dos Cone Es"
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BA SCORE
89
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 14.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cismontane Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beagle75 on 06-18-2011)
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by stakem:
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Leon for sharing. 750ml bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a hazed copper color with a finger of creamy off-white head. Decent retention with patchy lace sticking to the glass as the cap fades.

The aroma includes notes of orange marmalade coupled with oak. Some fruity alcohol and rind character from hops. A pretty nice mix of aromatics in an unusual way that comes out pretty good and balanced.

The flavor is bitter and pulpy with hop character that is herbal and catty. Some dry oak minorly tannin filled coupled with a fresh zesty bitterness. A pretty warming alcohol impact is noticeable at first and grows in intensity as the experience continues.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. Overall it wasnt bad. There are a couple ipas that follow this ubique blend of oak aging an surprisingly turn out well. I didnt pick up much on any vanilla or caramel extraction from the aging but the raw woodiness present worked with the hops. Interesting.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 17:03:17 | More by stakem
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3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a cloudy amber with minimal head that leaves a small amount of lacing.

S- Some caramel, pineapple, pine notes. It has a very sweet smell.

T- Taste follows the nose to a tee. It is sweet with caramel pineapple and pine. Not much bitterness for a IIPA.

M- It is a bit dry with little carbonation.

O- Very good beer especially if you like your IIPA's on the sweet side.

Serving type: bottle

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popery

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3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle. Pours a nice warm red-tinged amber color. Cloudy, lots of sediment towards the bottom of the bottle. Medium light khaki head. Creamy. Good retention and lacing. Lots of hops and rye in the aroma. Hops are a mix of pine resin, grapefruit and pineapple with a little bit of blackberry and wildflower. Big caramel note. Lots of spicy, doughy rye flavor. Taste is fairly sweet. Lots of caramel and rye. Big piney hops. Good dose of bitterness but not overbearing. Some booze. It's a bit much but for a 11.5% DIPA/ASA, I'm not going to criticize too much. Finish is floral, bitter and sweet with caramel. Lingering pine flavor. Mouthfeel is thick and a bit low on carbonation. Good beer, but it still suffers from the common flaws of big (>10% abv) hoppy beers.

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05-31-2013 06:01:25 | More by popery
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Wowcoolman

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful copper - amber with solid head retention and ample lacing. A little cloudy, appearance is similar to solidified resin, which forshadows the taste.
Nose resembles wood resins with a little pineapple, with some hop dankness mixed in.
The taste is amazing - intense dank resins and pineapple, with a pleasant bitterness on the finish. Very lively mouthfeel with some nice acidity from the alcohol.
I had this beer first at an IPA fest at Far Bar and it stood out above the others. That my local Whole Foods has it on tap is pure heaven. An obvious comparison would be to Pliny the Younger considering it's weight class: Younger has more citrus hop character, is smoother and more drinkable. Dos Cones (it's plural) has a more intense, resiny character with a more tropical hop profile. Both are hard to stop drinking. From looking at other reviews, Dos Cones seems to show much better on tap.

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05-24-2013 17:04:53 | More by Wowcoolman
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle in a tulip. 2012

Big thanks to SirWilliam for sharing!

A : Rusty reddish orange, cloudy, finger of tan head, thick spotted lacing

S : Caramel, thick golden raisons, toffe, herbal hops, earthy pine sap, some cherry and dried apricot, sweet oak and vanilla

T : Caramel, butterscotch, bitter hop finish, dry and sweet, smokey peach, pine resin, warming booze and dry finish

M : lighter side of medium, sticky, resinous, nice carbonation.

O : Very complex ipa/barleywine. Thick and woody, Starts with smokey caramel & pitted fruit. Ends with bitter drying hops. Interesting beer a little rough around the edges.

Cheers ~

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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, caramel, brown sugar, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a medium hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is very much like a barleywine.

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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured a hazy copper with a 3/4 inch head.

Smells boozy and dank. Very minimal hop aroma.

First taste is like a bitter fruit with a warm alcohol heat on the back. It claims 130 IBUs, but I'm not seeing it. It also claims 11%, that I can see and more.

The mouthfeel is the best part of this beer. It is very smooth with a body that borders on heavy, but not too thick.

Overall, I couldn't get through a whole 750, actually only got through about 9 oz...that was plenty. Glad I tried it, but will not be seeking it out.

Serving type: bottle

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California

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ehammond1


3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Very dark amber with dark golden edges and a thin off-white cap. Eventually, the beer leaves small dots of lace down the glass, but it doesn't have much stick overall and looks a bit oily.

The aroma is pungent and dank; this smells very much like dried, sticky marijuana. It's leafy and herbal, strong, skunky (in a good way), and piney.

The flavor follows similarly, with dank, leafy, herbal flavors pushing everything else out of the way. There's also an aggressive, strong, hot alcohol presence as well, though it's not quite as distracting or problematic, as in a beer like Mikkeller's I Beat yoU.

Medium bodied with low carbonation and a biting alcohol presence.

Decent and interesting. If a marijuana DIPA sounds good, drink up!

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02-07-2012 18:44:22 | More by ehammond1
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Double Coulter IPA "Dos Cone Es" from Cismontane Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.