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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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3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This growler got filled a long way from Eureka, California in Mentor, Ohio. I got the end of one keg and the beginning of another.

My impression in the store was that it was a much tamer double than it really is. I was surprised about the alcohol content. It is well hidden by wonderfully balanced hops (not over the top) and nice malty flavors. It has a creamy texture and goes don nicely without any bite. It's a bit light on carbonation and that's fine. The color is pretty and it is not clear.

Overall this is a fine AIPA that I would love to buy again.

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