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Hurricane Deck IPA - Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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Hurricane Deck IPAHurricane Deck IPA

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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 06-28-2011

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Ratings: 130 | Reviews: 27
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5/5  rDev +33%

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4.93/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

High amount of Hops and very little Malt, means near perfection for the taste buds. Not much of a fruity taste or smell. The aroma is amazing and matches the taste. I've enjoyed this one chilled and warm! yes, the flavor does alter once the beer warms up but that was the IPA's original purpose in the first place, right. It's appearance is dark but not too dark.

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.57/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this into a sniffer glass and got a nice copper colored brew with 1/2 a fingers worth of a khaki colored head that quickly dissipated. The aroma was amazing and had a great woodsy smell to it along with some grass and citrus fruits. The taste is very earthy and piney bursting with hop goodness. The mouth feel is medium to light medium and completely masks the 8% ABV. Truly a great DIPA!

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just picked up a fresh bottle at my WF. Pours a beautiful amber orange with a one inch cap that dissipates rather quickly with thin lacing a I drink down. Nice sweet tropical fruits with a hefty malt backing but not sweet, really impressive balance. The mouth is refreshing and quite pleasant. Over all a very nice effort from this new comer. Will try again. I don't know why the page describes it as an IPA as it clearly states on the label that its a DIPA.


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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a copper red with an antique white head. Head retention was noted to be excellent. Tangy grapefruit nose. Nice mouthfeel. Wonderful, complex DIPA. Malty up front, yielding to a rush of grapefruit, and finishes with a pine bitterness that lingers on the palate. Figueroa Mountain knocks it out of the park again!

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Now available in six packs! Bombers are great and all, but they are rip off.

A: Fairly dark orange hue. Almost bordering on a shade of garnet when held up to my desk lamp. The usual khaki foam, with about one and a half fingers worth. Pretty good retention, with the head softly receding. Leaving behind some nice lacing. Good clarity, with moderate to minimal looks on the carbonation. Bubbles are tiny.

S: Pretty big west coast aromas from the glass. Caramel and light toffee from the malt. Touch of cinnamon. Pineapple sweetness via the alcohol, some citrus. Not overloaded on grapefruit. Notes of pine needles, a bit of resin.

T: Mango and papaya flesh on the tip. Almost immediately overtaken by an assertive bitterness through the mid palate. Finishes oily and a bit astringent, with tangerine and grapefruit rind in the palate intermingling with a piney, almost ashen, bitterness. Finishes very dry.

M: Deceptively light, even given the style. The brewer did an excellent job in hiding the malt bill and the high abv.

O: I'm impressed. Smells like it's going to be all malt and tastes like nothing of the sort. An exceptionally bitter 82 IBU's, this is Fig Mountain's best beer to date.

Photo of Rau71
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber color with a off white head of about a finger and a half. Hoppy flavor all the way through with a solid malt backbone to balance this out. Very Smooth and drinkable for a DIPA. Mild malty and hop aftertaste without a big bitter finish.

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4.19/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of SenorBeaver
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think this is an excellent beer. For a double it has a light body and a good hoppy Cascade, Centennal, Chinook and Columbus flavor. Some doubles are too sweet or thick in body. I can think of another brewery in Buellton who's IPA is the best out there; but their double is thick and sweet in the bottle. This is not the case with Double Deck. It reminds me ofm SteelHead Double IPA from Blue Lake near Eureka California.

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4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BevMo – Paso Robles, CA
Bomber into standard pint

A: Hurricane Deck pours a deep reddish-brown amber color that portrays great clarity. Brilliant and bubbly. Forms a massive thick tawny head with large formatted bubbles and some great stay. Never fully dies leaving a curtain of lace that looks like a mountain range silhouette.

S: Aromas open up with big pine and grapefruit. Sharp and pungent lemon zest qualities. Really nice nose here with some dank florals, fresh cut grass, and an underpinning caramel sweetness

T: Taste brings forth a bit more herbally spice than the nose. Followed with pine boughs and orange slices. Finishes with more of a woody earth and hemp note. Upper intensity bitterness with a soft sweetness of caramelized malts. This is quite tasty and balanced.

M: Mouthfeel is creamy with a moderate thickness that dances on the lighter side. Lingering sticky hop oils. Nice drying crisp finish.

D: A well crafted IPA that is intense, pungent, and hoppy yet evenhanded. Tasty stuff. Will definitely be picking this one up again.

Pleasantly surprised with this little Central Coast brewery. They are making some quality brews.

Photo of LongBeachHopHead
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was told this was a double IPA. Served very cold at the tap room in Buellton.

A: a very enticing dark amber hue with thin head and nice carbonation
S: rich hoppy bitterness with a good malt presence. Light citrusy hops with pine and toasted sugar notes
T: very malty with hops to balance it. Rich citrus with a strong roasty malt backbone.
M: medium body with a nice coat on the tongue. Decent hopping that releases through your nose.

Overall: Not a blow your socks off double but very nicely done and when warmed up had a nice bitter bite to it. A bit strong to take home that day but will order it next visit for sure.

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4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer @ Figueroa Mountain in their tasting room, as part of a flight of their beers, back on Labor day weekend.

Review is from notes.

A: The beer is a rich brown amber in color, with a solid inch of off white head, looks a bit creamy actually.

S: Scents of mild pineapple, lemon, pine, and Hay.

T: Medium tropical fruit hoppy bitterness up front, followed by caramel, biscuits, and an earthy mineral quality.

M: Clean, crisp, great smooth & sightly mild dry finish.

O: Pretty decent. Above average. Not a whale, but FM is not yet a year old, and this is one of their better offerings. Funny this is for this style, is it depends on the hops used, if your going to just like one, or love it. Some love citra hops as an example, and if it's not in a DIPA, they don't like it as much. Anyhow, on the menu it in the tasting room, it mentions they used Columbus, centennial, Chinook & cascade hops in this beer.

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4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Figueroa Mountain mambo line continues with this Double IPA. There's no freshness date, but I don't see any sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Coming from the 22 ounce format, on to the beer:

Brilliant copper colored beer, topped by a low head whcih settles around the glass. Dots of lace decorate the tulip. The nse is a fruity delight. In particular are the tropical fruit, which include notes of pineapple, grapefruit, and mango. Love it!

Once again, this beer goes with the fruit. There's still plenty of mango and pineapple left over from the aroma that appears in the taste. The bitterness is resiny. There's a kick of passionfruit as well, and a base of toasted malts. It's medium bodied, and it's paired with a lower than average carbonation, and an 8% ABV that is hidden well.

Just a tasty beer; one more out of Figueroa Mountain. While I do recommend trying this beer, be aware that it goes for $9 a bomber.

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Hurricane Deck IPA from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
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