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Maniacal Double IPA - Port City Brewing

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Maniacal Double IPA
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port City Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 04-23-2013)
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Reviews by ASXL41:
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ASXL41

Virginia

4.48/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

04-23-2013 16:29:44 | More by ASXL41
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-01-2013 22:26:08 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -21.2%

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.

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

06-13-2014 22:39:11 | More by whitecluster69
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Mises85

Virginia

4.91/5  rDev +19.8%

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.

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Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

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Maniacal Double IPA from Port City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.