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Double Trouble IPA - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Double Trouble IPA
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86
very good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
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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4/5  rDev +5%

t0rin0, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

kylehay2004, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of womencantsail
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Tustin

A: The beer pours a clear golden color with a finger of white head.

S: Not terribly hoppy and quite sweet on the nose. Some bread and a fairly strong caramel malt smell to it with a bit of pine and grapefruit, some grass, too.

T: The flavor is fairly sweet with lots of floral hops and a bit of grapefruit and orange. Sweet caramel malts and a touch of sugar. Just a touch of pineapple and pine bitterness. As it sits, the pineapple comes through more.

M: The body is sort of light with a medium carbonation.

O: I wasn't terribly impressed by the nose, but the flavor was pretty nice.

womencantsail, Jul 24, 2011
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, May 03, 2014
Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

SocalKicks, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of oberon
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Pizza Plant on Transit last night,poured into a small snifter style glass a full rich copper color with a slight chill haze a small but well formed head atop.A mix of juicy sweet malt and intense piney hop the sweetness is dark fruit and caramel there is a bit of a alcohol zing in the nose a s well,the flavors are alot like the aromas rich and sweet up front with that dark fruit and caramel sweet base about midway an intense resiny pine hop character comes thru and lingers for quite awhile.Its a bit heavy even after just a few swallows but the flavors a full and take no prisoners,a nice new DIPA to enjoy out there.

oberon, Aug 26, 2007
Photo of largadeer
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

largadeer, May 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

drewone, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of tempest
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at JP McGrady's in Bethlehem

This one is on the thick side. The hops are big and brash, yet balanced enough to be drinkable. They come off with a candied (from the malt) citrus zest with hints of pine and earthy spice that hit you strong in the aroma, through the flavor and long into the aftertaste. There's also a strong light-caramel malt flavor. It's nice, but more than I'd want in a DIPA. The same goes for the body. It's smooth enough, but just thicker than I'd want, especially for an 8.5% beer.

tempest, Jun 01, 2008
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely the best beer I've had by them. Had this on tap at Uber Tavern in Seattle. Poured a hazy light orange with a good creamy head that fades to a cap. Great lacing. It almost spells like it is spiced with cinnamon up-front. Its atarts with a big, spicy, orange peel aromas to start and changes to grapefruit pith by the end. Taste has big grapefruit, orange, and cinnamon spice flavors. A tad thinner in body than I'd like but big and smooth. Very nice.

Georgiabeer, Dec 16, 2007
Photo of chinchill
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Lost Coast Double Trouble IPA on tap at The Poe House (NC).

Clear amber, with excellent clarity. Average off-white head and sticky lacing
Earthy hop aroma is less appealing than the more complex and fruitier taste.

Feel: medium-light body seems a tad light but is not watery. Medium-low carbonation.

O: needs a better aroma to excel.

chinchill, Jun 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

KAF, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of Viggo
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler fill at Consumers Beverage in Buffalo, great reward shared with my homeboy Chris after a long day of beer pilfering.

Pours a clear orange/amber, brilliant, huge white head, very thick, massive lace on the glass, good retention. Smell is solid, nice caramel malt, big floral hops, citrus, some pineapple, well balanced. Taste is similar, very solid malty base, caramel, bready, then big pine and floral, touch of citrus, hint of alcohol, well balanced bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, super smooth and alcohol is very well hidden. Not a crazy DIPA but super drinkable, well done!

Viggo, Nov 05, 2007
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3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
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.

beertunes, Jan 15, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

mhaugo, Aug 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

hopdog, Jan 16, 2009
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4/5  rDev +5%

tommy5, Feb 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Gatordaddy, Oct 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

lupercmda, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of flexabull
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Alehouse Pub.

Pours a nice bright orange color, with a good white head.

Aromas are nice. Lots of citrus, some grapefruits, pine, and slight caramel sweetness.

Flavor is very similar to the nose. Hoppy up front, with some resin, pine, and grapefruit bitterness. Maltiness is there in the background, slightly sweet, with some caramel malt flavors. Finish is crisp with more hoppiness.

Mouthfeel is good, full, with good crisp carbonation.

Overall, a pretty solid beer. It kind of drinks more like an IPA instead of a double.

flexabull, Jul 29, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lost Coast- Double Trouble IPA

On tap at Isaac Newton's- Newtown, PA

A- Hazy deep brown with a moderate size foamy head and lacing.
S- Caramel malt and citrus peel, orange and grapefruit.
T- Vanilla caramel malt with an equal balance of grapefruit/ orange rind hops.
M- Big chewy malt wit an evolving dry bitter hopiness. No alc. detected for an 8.5% alc beer.

Overall- Tasty session IPA. Too easy to drink for the high Alc.

NJpadreFan, Jan 19, 2008
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3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

BMMillsy, Oct 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

JohnK17, Apr 10, 2013
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Double Trouble IPA from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
86 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.