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Tenaya Creek Tandem Double IPA - Tenaya Creek Brewery

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76
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tenaya Creek Brewery visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Tandem DIPA (Double India Pale Ale) Are you riding Tandem? Look down. Are your feet on the pedals? Yes? Is there someone else in front of you? No? Is there someone behind you? Yes? CONGRATULATIONS! You are riding tandem. Now put this ale to your lips and savor the citrus and grapefruit draw that the hops give it. Then love it.

(Beer added by: FosterJM on 10-07-2011)
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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.4/5  rDev +2.4%

VegasGolfpro, Oct 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

GRG1313, Sep 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

casperawc, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

tommyguz, Aug 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

DRTBrewster, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

MonkeyBread, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

oldvines, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of ryannosaurus
2.91/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz poured to pint shaker.

Pours a very hazy medium gold. Light on head, maybe 1/2 finger, but nicely persistent.

Aroma is very malty, with maybe a note of orange liqueur.

Taste follows the aroma: very malty. Some hop bitterness balances it, but not a lot of distinctive hop flavor. A little grapefruit and black pepper lurking in the aftertaste.

Mouth feel is a little slick and heavy

Overall: had high hopes for this one, I've liked everything else I've tried from Tenaya Creek much better. Haze seems a bit excessive, even for a bottle conditioned brew (I'm guessing this is the case from the sediment. Head seems too light to me, other reviewers report the opposite: perhaps a consistency issue or this one needed more aging. Aroma/flavor/mouth feel combine to lead me to a barley wine style vibe, but muddled and indistinct. Seems shy on hops for a DIPA, particularly in the aroma. I don't dislike this brew, but I can't say I like it enough I see myself buying it again, I expect more from the hops in a DIPA, particularly when the label is highlighting that aspect. Not flawed, I'm sure there is a person for this beer... just not a great beer for this person.

ryannosaurus, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

Smarty_Pints, Feb 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

FadetoBock, Feb 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

rob99er, Feb 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ralphw56, Jan 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

kreg02, Jan 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

ScubaSteve00, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle. Why does a label with a hot chick riding on the back of a tandem bicycle, drinking a beer called, well, 'Tandem', while the dude pedals away (sans beer, of course) kind of piss me off?

This beer pours a hazy medium golden amber colour, with four fat fingers of puffy, frothy, and silkily foamy ecru head, which leaves some chunky touching-down tornado lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of bittersweet grapefruit, orange, and some further muddled tropical fruitiness, a subdued grainy caramel malt, some pithy children's rock candy, and soft hints of warming alcohol. The taste is more sweet caramel/toffee malt, candied citrus and soft pine needle car freshener 'bitterness', field honey, and some mildly musty herbal, leafy hops. The big booze is deftly obscured, it would seem.

The carbonation is on the low side, just a wee prickliness here and there, the body a pleasant enough medium weight, kind of sugary in its smoothness, and even a smidge creamy. It finishes on the sweet side, a tad weird for a DIPA, as the hops continue to represent in a fruity manner, if not a bitter one, the alcohol getting more aggressive at it warms.

Not a bad tasting, if perhaps more than a bit unbalanced version of the style. A DIPA for those beholden to their sweet tooth, I suppose, as I duly reserve my private biases towards the stereotypical predilections of the audience catered to here. And, um, good price, too.

biboergosum, Dec 17, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650ml bomber poured into tulip 12/12/13

A clear dark golden yellow liquid with a tornado of bubbles for the first minute that feed a well sustained three finger foam that leaves thick rings deep down the glass and I still have a layer of foam at the bottom. lots of tiny suspended particles upon close inspection, sexy looking brew

S not a whole lot going on, floral pine and pineapple, a little bubblegum seem out of place, some citrus and cereal with a hint of booze, not bad but basic

T more of the same with some lemon and lime rind added to the mix, lots of citrus peel, almost too much, booze is well concealed

M leaning towards full, slick on the palate, creamy from the bubbles, bitter with just a hint of booze and plenty of rind on the finish

O looks sexy, feels good but there's room for improvement in the most important areas, nothings wrong with it but nothing about it excites me either

I'm not in love with this brew and I don't see myself buying it again but the average score seems pretty low, perhaps some off bottles floating around?

wordemupg, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Kmat10, Dec 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Coldsnack, Sep 07, 2013
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2.55/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

This is an odd duck. Poured perhaps just a tad cool, with a medium sized, off- white, foamy, frothy, thick head and lots of lace. Color is a slightly hazy amber with a few tiny bubble trails. Aroma is biscuit malt and hops with a little wet cardboard, and funk. Flavor's like nose, the cardboard sweetness isn't too good. Body's is corrupted by cloying sweetness; carbonation is ok. Finish is dominated by taste and I can't finish it; dumping the rest.

drpimento, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Beardcore, Aug 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

LambicKing, Jul 15, 2013
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2.56/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Beer poured into a 16oz pint glass, very small head of a cream color. Little to no lacing, beer is an amber/red color. On my first taste, it was like over ripe citrus, with a big conflict with all of the malt. The mouth feel was like oily. Any hop flavors were masked by the other overpowering tastes.

dalahodson, Jun 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

ucsbmullet, Nov 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Broden, Nov 06, 2012
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Tenaya Creek Tandem Double IPA from Tenaya Creek Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.