Tenaya Creek Tandem Double IPA - Tenaya Creek Brewery
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3.65/5 rDev +9.9%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Look – amber color, relatively clear, with good carbonation and about half a finger’s worth of cream-colored foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.
Smell – hoppy, with a bit of a backbone of citrus and an herbal quality.
Taste – much like the smell, but with more bite from the hops than I would have expected. The bite comes in during the middle, after which there’s not much else that I discern from the taste except for the bitter finish and aftertaste.
Mouthfeel – pretty well-balanced, but leans a little more on the creamy side.
Overall – not a bad brew. Good-tasting, although not terribly intriguing to think about.
07-31-2012 07:01:39 | More by Nerudamann
2.7/5 rDev -18.7%
(A) Some haze and a reddish orange color. Has a small white head but quickly diminishes.
(S) Grapefruit, light malts, sugars and a good amount of sweetness, and some hops.
(T) Sweet. Tastes like white Belgian sugars and residual sweetness. Grapefruit, honey, and hops. There's not a whole lot else going on in this one.
(M) It's very smooth and crisp. Has a refreshing quality to it. Oily and filling.
(O) Too sweet and not very balanced. Not like normal DIPAs that I've had. Of the stuff I've had from Tenaya, this was not quite the top tier. I might have sat on the bottle too long or something. I would like to give it another shot at some point, maybe fresh.
12-07-2011 04:06:19 | More by cjacobsen
2.83/5 rDev -14.8%
22oz. bottle into a tulip. Thanks for sharing Chris!
(A)- Pours a hazy golden orange color. Some white froth.
(S)- Lots of ripe orange, lemon, and piney citrus.
(T)- Again, lots of orange and pine. Some musty caramel malt. A little too sharp in the fruit and malt area. Almost tastes old.
(M)- A decent carbonation level. A decent balance too, but a bit disjointed and funky.
(D)- Not bad, but either too old or just a little bit strange or disjointed.
11-26-2011 18:14:39 | More by sweemzander
2.78/5 rDev -16.3%
A- Pours a hazy golden amber color with a nice foamy white head. Head has pretty solid retention and leaves some spotty lacing.
S- Seems like the nose on this one is quite a bit malty. A touch of pine, herbal and a bit a metallic smell. A bit of the lighter side as well.
T- Not really digging the taste of this one. Quite a bit of ultra sweet malts. It almost has an asprin like taste to it. Bitterness is here.
M- Just a bit on the lighter side of medium in body and carbonation.
O- I'll be passing on this one. Good effort though.
11-09-2011 10:55:24 | More by nrbw23
3.18/5 rDev -4.2%
Presentation: 1 pint 6 oz. bottle into a nonic.
A- Orange/amber and quite hazy. ~2 fingers of off white head, which fades slowly to a thin cap. Fair amount of lacing left behind.
S- An citrus/floral/herbaceous hops mix...with a lot of fruity/malty caramel sweetness....
T- Tea hop flavors with an astringent, moderate bitterness. Toasty caramel malt sweetness. Not terrible, but not terribly interesting or palatable.
M- Moderate carbonation with a medium-full feel.
O- OK. Drinkable, if not tremendously interesting or enjoyable.
Future outlook: Picked up just as an asinine homage to my upcoming trip to Nevada....not worth seeking here, or there...
10-15-2011 03:41:24 | More by DoctorDog
3.55/5 rDev +6.9%
22 ounce bottle. Served in a tulip glass, the beer pours a hazy orange/amber color with an inch off-white head. The head retention is good, and there's also a lot of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is citrusy hops (grapefruit, tropical fruit) and caramel malt. The brew tastes like citrusy hops, caramel malt, and some earthy/herbal flavors are noticable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a bit creamy and slick, and it's well carbonated. I think this is a solid overall brew, but with all the great Double/Imperial IPA's out there this one doesn't stand out. For $5.99, I thought it was worth trying. Tenaya Creek just recently started distributing to Ohio, so I'll have to look out for some of their other brews in the future.
10-09-2011 21:15:25 | More by bluejacket74
3.8/5 rDev +14.5%
A- Bright and slightly hazy orange-amber with a fluffy off-white head that dissipates to a thin blanket, leaving stretches of lacing down the glass.
N- Soft resinous hops with accents of pineapple and melon. There is a distinct damp earthiness to it that I enjoy, kind of like the forest after a good rain. Caramel and toasted malt come through in intermittent whiffs. No alcohol in the nose, despite being 9%.
T- The first thing that hits you is a concentrated tea taste that lets you know this is loaded with late hop additions. Some herbs and flowers in with the tea. Big toasted malt backbone that sits well under the wave of hop oils. The bitterness is actually fairly mild, with a little grass and citrus rind. Spicy hops with a pleasantly warming peppery alcohol come through in the middle. Fairly long finish of herbal tea, fresh-cut grass, and flowers, with some toasted malt in the background.
M- Thick and chewy, sticky, moderate-to-low carbonation, with a bittersweet finish.
D- Overall, if I lived in Vegas, I would drink this beer fairly often. It satisfies the hop tooth, and it's not overly sweet, which can tend to happen with IIPAs.
10-09-2011 04:50:34 | More by KevinBrewer
3.23/5 rDev -2.7%
848th Review on BA
Bottle to Parra Tulip
Purchased from Aloha Liquors, Carson City, NV
App- A light light caramel brown with a hazy orange and some streaking yellow. A big two finger slow receding head falls to a thin pond water like head. A lot of lace and cling in this glass.
Smell- This is a very malty aromatic beer. A little one sided without a bittering hop profile. Seems a bit contrary to what is on label. No citrus notes open but it's a bit damp but doesn't retain a earthy quality. For the ABV% no booze on the the nose either.
Taste- The 9% is well hidden in this one. Damp malts come first in the glass and the nose semi continues but a little more hops come in. A bit spicy, citrus with just a touch of bitter. You know this profile from most DIPAs, A bit thick, malty a touch of bitter, a touch of citrus.
Mouth- A medium thick body with a medium low carbonation. A bit slick and thick malty aftertaste with maybe a few flavor burst of citrus remain.
Drink- This was a pretty run of the mill double IPA. With much more focus being on a malt backbone, I felt the hops were drowned out a bit too much. Some would like this for being 9% and having a big double IPA. Ill try to give Tenaya a go when I see there beers while on my travels but this was just an eh for me.
10-07-2011 16:54:33 | More by FosterJM
Tenaya Creek Tandem Double IPA from Tenaya Creek Brewery
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