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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

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | 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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3/5  rDev -26.8%

AWB3, Jul 09, 2013
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3.23/5  rDev -21.2%
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.

Kegatron, Apr 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

dcbeers, Jun 10, 2013
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siege06nd, Apr 27, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev -20%
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.

Rifugium, Nov 30, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

white creamy head and a hazy bright orange colored beer. smells srrongly of oranges and pine resin. taste the same as the smell. a slight malt presence that makes itself known. feel is heavy and a little thick and syrupy. a pretty good beer worth getting

HattedClassic, Jun 08, 2013
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Maniacal Double IPA from Port City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.