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Maniacal Double IPA - Port City Brewing

Maniacal Double IPA
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89
very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.43%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 59 | Reviews: 11 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Chaney:
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-07-2014 22:15:46 | More by Chaney
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Wattie

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

04-05-2014 21:07:49 | More by Wattie
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T12oy

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-26-2014 22:18:22 | More by T12oy
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cody4prez

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-26-2014 00:29:01 | More by cody4prez
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Drknight

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-23-2014 08:59:25 | More by Drknight
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mkirkland80

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-15-2014 23:17:14 | More by mkirkland80
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

01-22-2014 00:41:03 | More by yourefragile
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AGB

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-20-2014 16:03:41 | More by AGB
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GoodOmens

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-10-2014 03:14:17 | More by GoodOmens
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2014 00:18:51 | More by dexterk1
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-28-2013 18:26:49 | More by Boone757
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cfinch2

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-21-2013 01:21:54 | More by cfinch2
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-09-2013 21:15:15 | More by Dave_Treat
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Drumomatic

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-08-2013 05:11:03 | More by Drumomatic
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Tirefan

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-07-2013 01:44:24 | More by Tirefan
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

First had: on tap at the brewery

Described by my surly bartender as "amazing." Well...hmm...
Looked fine anyway, slightly hazy orange-amber color with a small white head that faded to a wispy layer of bubbles; moderate lacing. There was a good amount of hoppiness in the aroma, with floral and citrusy qualities coming through, but it was largely dulled by the intrusive malty sweetness, with a slight medicinal/grain-alcohol twinge. Again in the taste, bitter hops up front, citrus, pine, floral notes, all soon overcome by sweet malty sugars, chewy bread, overripe melon, soapy phenols. "Messy," if I had to describe it with one word. Medium body, moderate carbonation. I supposed I'd try a sip of this again, but probably no more than that.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2013 07:51:24 | More by Rifugium
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-27-2013 20:54:44 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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tclipse

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

11-24-2013 14:30:09 | More by tclipse
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Pencible

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: This poured a cloudy dark cold with some white head.
S: It smelled like fresh mango with some grapefruit and papaya.
T: It tasted like sweet fresh mango and bitter grapefruit, with some honey and papaya. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was fairly thick with moderate carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: This was a fantastic double IPA. The scent and taste profile were my ideal. The body was solid, and the finish was smooth. It also had well hidden alcohol, so it was really easy to drink. Lovely brew.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2013 02:19:53 | More by Pencible
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Swift989

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-19-2013 04:00:39 | More by Swift989
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delta490

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

10-06-2013 16:39:26 | More by delta490
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Mess

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

09-28-2013 14:21:39 | More by Mess
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: amber, slightly cloudy, with good head tetention and nice lacing
S: caramel with some flowery notes
T: starts out malty as anticipated given the smell. The caramel notes fade to a pineapple/grapefruit combination, before fading into the earthy hop end notes.
M: malt front, fade to a little hops bite at the end, but nothing too strong. The alcohol makes a little presence late as well
O: solid offering I would definitely order again. Had it while also siping my friend's Ruination. The ruination was more citrusy up front and definitely drier in the end, but overall I thought they were within the range of being comparable.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2013 00:59:11 | More by cjgiant
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WesM63

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

09-21-2013 16:23:03 | More by WesM63
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Dave1999

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

09-20-2013 22:51:20 | More by Dave1999
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Maniacal Double IPA from Port City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.