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Maniacal Double IPA - Port City Brewing

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Maniacal Double IPA
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.71%
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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Jslay013

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -45%

06-01-2013 19:14:04 | More by Jslay013
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IrishColonial

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

04-27-2013 19:39:35 | More by IrishColonial
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AWB3

Virginia

3/5  rDev -26.7%

07-09-2013 21:55:41 | More by AWB3
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -21%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2013 13:51:48 | More by Kegatron
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

06-10-2013 19:49:49 | More by dcbeers
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

04-27-2013 23:12:30 | More by Loveyourbeer
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Davidalfonsogil


3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

06-20-2014 03:58:00 | More by Davidalfonsogil
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

01-22-2014 00:41:03 | More by yourefragile
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

04-27-2013 19:37:52 | More by siege06nd
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -19.8%
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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Niebeendend

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

05-31-2013 23:20:37 | More by Niebeendend
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

05-08-2013 05:07:13 | More by Gatordaddy
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

11-27-2013 20:54:44 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-25-2013 02:00:53 | More by bigred89
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mcaulifww

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-15-2013 19:31:39 | More by mcaulifww
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-05-2013 01:32:38 | More by PEIhop
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baybassboy

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-14-2013 04:14:50 | More by baybassboy
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
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

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2013 23:12:02 | More by HattedClassic
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
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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Swift989

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-19-2013 04:00:39 | More by Swift989
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mkirkland80

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-02-2013 13:50:05 | More by ShanePB
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-27-2013 00:32:42 | More by Rhettroactive
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Maniacal Double IPA from Port City Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.