Maniacal Double IPA - Port City Brewing

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Maniacal Double IPA
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very good

16 Reviews
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 120
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 4.09%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Port City Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Kegatron on 04-23-2013

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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 120
Reviews by ASXL41:
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4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Had this both straight from the brewery and then took a growler home to have a week later.

A - Poured a great orange/copper color with nice fluffy white head and tight bubbles. Some nice lacing as well.

S - Great fruity tropical notes. Slight malt/bready aroma as well. No hint of any alcohol/booziness.

T - Following the smell, a nice pop of tropical flavors. A little bit of the malt backbone, but the hops just take over. Juicy is the first thing that comes to mind

M - Very nice. Dry feeling afterwards as expected. Nice amount of carbonation, even after a week in the growler. No real warming from the alcohol either.

O - For a local DIPA, this one is great. It's flavorfull, it's aromatic, and it's easy for me to get. I had to go back last weekend to refill the growler. If you are in the DC area, do not pass this one up. (838 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Andnkuhn
4.81/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So delicious. One of the best beers iv ever tasted. (51 characters)

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Zonian1
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of earlholman
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kegatron
3.22/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap. Pours an orange-hued copper, with a thin head of bright-white foam. This retains well, leaving back some frothy lacing that sticks to the sides of the glass. The aroma smells floral and piney, with a touch of medicinal character. Grapefruit is standing out, along with some sweeter notes of fruit and malt. The alcohol gives this a certain amount of heaviness in the nose. The taste has a zesty bitterness with resins mixed in. Softer notes of herbs, tropical fruit, bread and a touch of sweeter caramel malts help balance this. This ends dry, bitter and resinous on the finish. The feel is medium with a sharp creaminess that spreads out. The higher alcohol gives this a boozy edge. This was certainly drinkable “enough” for a bigger DIPA but the pronounced alcohol presence does hold this down with unnecessary booze and sweetness that I’m afraid wrecks the party a bit. (886 characters)

Photo of DOCRW
4.62/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whitecluster69
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Mises85
4.91/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had it at the brewery. It had a orange copper color with 2 finger head.

Smell: Grapefruit and Citrus all the way. Big hop bomb

Taste: More grapefruit and more hops. Just enough malt but the hops steal the show.

Superb beer and one of the best IPA's that I have had. It is almost like bear republic racer 5 but with more hop character since it is a DIPA. (357 characters)

Photo of KTCamm
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5/24....pours dirty copper, very high white foam. Punchy grapefruit nose. Thick malty taste, bitter pine pokes through. Boozy. Solid DIPA, good flavors. (152 characters)

Photo of drone
2.94/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad, but certainly not anything out of the ordinary. (56 characters)

Photo of Swift989
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dexterk1
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap at the brewery. Served in a tulip glass this beer has a nice amber to orange color. Head was medium and stayed for a little bit.
Smell was of citrus fruit as well as a little malt. Some minor grassy notes as well.
Taste is pretty citrus heavy from beginning to end. Some pine near the end. Grapefruit is what I would say dominates with small malt background
Mouth feel is pretty standard. Not too carbonated and not too heavy on the tongue.
Overall either the best port city beer I have tried or very near the top. Very good overall. (554 characters)

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of quindog
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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Maniacal Double IPA from Port City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.