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Double Trouble IPA - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Double Trouble IPA
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BA SCORE
86
very good

73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 08-26-2007)
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3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in bubble pint glass. Poured a slightly hazy gold color with 1/2 inch of white head that had very good retention and lacing.

The aroma was, as expected, hop forward, mostly pine and floral, with some malt sweetness in the background. The flavors were very similar, floral, pine sweet grains, but also had a slightly off-putting metallic taste.

The body was fairly typical for the style, perhaps a bit thinner than average. Drinkability was OK, but with the lack of flavor, why bother?

Overall, pretty much a slightly below average example of the style. YMMV, so give it try and see what you think.

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3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Obtained at "Sanctuary" pub in Iowa City. On-tap, and requested in a tulip glass; reviewed live.

Translucent gold body with a three-finger, frothy, pure-white head. Great retention and lacing. Aroma is of boundless citrus, mostly grapefruit and lemon but with some orang pulling through as well. Bitter, floral hops are also prominent, and a solid pine aroma exists throughout. Taste is more subdued than the nose, consisting of watered-down citrus, mild earthen hops, pine resin, alcohol, and a dirty grain flavor. Mouthfeel is surprisingly undercarbonated, soft, and watery. Piney syrup clings to the palate. I attribute this to the "new, experiential faucet" that this beer was poured from. I noticed it prior to ordering, asked if it was a nitro-tap (it's similar in appearance, but more steeply curved and lacking the black polymer tip). Alas, the faucet seems to plunder the carbonation from the body. Overall, I think this one has potential, but beware the serving method. Worth trying.

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3.18/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The sign at the brewpub says the ABV is 7.6%

App: Hazy orange because of chill haze it looks like, with a sizable white head.

Smell: The aroma is citrusy and perfumey, but not overbearing. Like many lost coast beers, the smell isn't as intense as I expect.

Taste: All I get from this is grapefruit. It's a pretty simple DIPA, but good. There's noticeable alcohol in the taste, but it's subtle.

Mouthfeel: Bitter, but sharply bitter in a good way. There's high carbonation that lends a balance and the body is fairly light.

Drinkability: It's a one dimensional dipa, and not so interesting. It could probably help out during a hop craving, but there are so many better ones out there that I would choose first.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Capone's. Not sure if this is the same as he had it as the 'Double Trouble Pilsner', but I'll use this as a place holder just in case. Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas of some grassiness, floral, and toasty. Tastes of the same floral and toastiness with some caramel and citrus in the end.

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On tap at Bier Academy in Canyon Country, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Random streaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest, grapefruit, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is very much the same with a medium level of bitterness. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good DIPA but nothing too amazing going on here.

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3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Perfect for the style. A hazy to clear reddish amber color with a solid 1-2 inches of head when poured into a snifter. Just the way I like it.

S: I could smell cascade hops, but that was about it. I would really have like to have been able to make out some malts or other hops in there too. Kinda disappointing.

T: Well balanced with floral and some hints of piney hops. There are definitely caramel malts in this brew, but WHY couldn't I smell them?

M/D: Pretty much right on for the style. Medium carbonation with a little kick as you sip, with a nice smooth finish.

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3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another birthday beer. On tap at Brass Tap. Copper clear pour with nearly no head, lots of light coming through. Aroma of caramel malts and some grapefruit. Slick mouthfeel and some nice dry pine hop flavor, bit of earthy malt to go along with it, making it a little heavy. A little heavy on the style, medium low carbonation. Not particularly easy drinking but not bad. Sipper for an IPA.

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Double Trouble IPA from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
86 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.