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Shane's Big DIPA - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Shane's Big DIPAShane's Big DIPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

235 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 30
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

A monstrously big and hoppy Double IPA. The recipe for this beer was developed by Brewer Shane Cummings. F**kin' A!

(Beer added by: BlackBelt5112203 on 03-21-2013)
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Reviews by BlackBelt5112203:
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4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a tulip at cellar temperature. Bottled on 3/14/13 – only 6 days old.

L – Medium amber color with a 1.5-finger bubbly, frothy, cream-colored head. Average retention that fades into a thin cap of cream-colored froth at the center of the beer surface and around the edge of the glass with some decent patchy lacing. Clear with an average amount of bubbles.

S – An awesome, juicy hop bouquet of grapefruit, orange, peach, mango, some pineapple, and some of that onion that everyone always talks about is apparent right up front. There may be some bready, caramel malt here, too, but the hops own this one – just as it should be.

T – Starts off sweet with caramel, bready, and biscuity malt with some orange, mango, and pineapple juicy fruits. As the taste progresses, bitter hops with grapefruit, mango, peach, and mild onion flavors come screaming in. There’s a nice spicy kick to the hops at the finish, too. For as hop-forward as the aroma was, the taste is very nicely balanced.

F – Medium-bodied with decent carbonation, a sticky, chewy, and somewhat creamy mouthfeel, and a very bitter, spicy, and very dry finish. Bitter and spicy hops linger and blend very nicely with a solid mouth-and-throat-warming sensation from the alcohol.

O – This is a good DIPA. It has a great hop bouquet and, while the hops are very apparent and bitterness stands up with the best of them, the taste is quite balanced. Some things that would really bring this one to the top of the charts would be better head formation and retention, a tiny bit more carbonation to add to the appearance and mouthfeel, and finding a way to make the ABV a bit more unnoticeable (I’m never quite sure how some of the best do this). Regardless of those suggestions, this is a very tasty and drinkable beer, especially given the nearly 10% ABV. Westbrook continues to impress me. I hope that they continue to grow and, as time goes on, more and more people get to try their brews.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of jeonseh
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Bright orange with a slight brown tint. Good white head with lots of foam

S - Balanced nose that has both mango sweetness and grapefruit bitterness

T - Mango and pineapple up front initially. Good hit of pine and grapefruit bitterness hit as the beer moves along the tongue. There is a malty orange sweetness that comes thru to temper the bitterness which lingers in the finish

M - Medium sticky body with hop resin remains on the tongue

O - Good balanced IPA that has both sweet mango flavors while also having a nice bitter presence to it

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange. Clear. Medium white head. Good retention with a medium collar.

Smell - Grapefruit. Smells like simcoe. Caramel malt. Some booze.

Taste - Orange and grapefruit. Sweet citrus. Gets a little herbal and pithy in the back. Sweet doughy malts. Bitter in the back.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. A bit boozy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Enjoyable, but I'd take Boy King over this.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of thagr81us
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from bottle into a Westbrook snifter (proper!). Poured yellow-orange with a minimal off-white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, onion, onion hop, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, onion, earth, and onion hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I went in to this beer not really expecting too much if I am completely honest. However, what I found was a really well balanced double IPA that made it really easy to drink and quite enjoyable. The onion aspect going on was a very nice touch to the citrus that was present. Another well done brew by the guys in the southern part of the state. Brew on guys!

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Shane's Big DIPA from Westbrook Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.