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India Pale Ale - Double Take Brewing Company

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
75
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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 18.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Double Take Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 06-29-2011)
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Reviews by Intrinsic:
Photo of Intrinsic
3.9/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a superb looking beer. The head actually grows on it and doesn`t seem to disappear, i.e. I`ll be finished before it disappears. Very nice dark straw colour.
Smell is ok, but nothing special. The hop aromas boasted on the label are almost non-existent, but still detectable. The taste is much better. Lots of floral notes, a little citrus, nothing too complex but very well balanced. Good stuff. Very nice mouthfeel with a dry finish. Overall, it deserves a taste but I won`t be buying again with so many other amazing craft beers to try.

Intrinsic, Jun 05, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Plane2port
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

Plane2port, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
3.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The IPA by Double Take is an interesting beer...not so much that it is awesome....but more by how easy drinking it is. The beer poured a clear yellow with 1/2 finger thick white head that is leaving a lace. The smell is more earthy type hops...no citrus or pine present....at least that I can pick up. The taste is a very mellow IPA that has a good compbination of bittering hops and sweeter malt. The mouthfeel is a medium body with smooth carbaontation. Overall I like this a a good session IPA...some may find it a bit sweet...this is definitely an East Coast IPA.

WoodBrew, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of cliff1066
3/5  rDev -5.1%

cliff1066, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

jmccraney, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of JaredGolia
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

JaredGolia, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of DavidHume
3/5  rDev -5.1%

DavidHume, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of Snorris
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Snorris, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of OCSA_1978
3.28/5  rDev +3.8%

OCSA_1978, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of EspressoGuy
2.7/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: orangey gold; little head
S: lots of bright citrus but it fades very fast
T: mellow, rich, bitterness really dominates at the end; lacks a fresh flavour. When first opened it was actually quite appealing but all flavour faded quickly.
M: nice
O: my mouth just tastes bitterness. It needs much more flavour.

EspressoGuy, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of richops
4/5  rDev +26.6%

richops, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of zaptone
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

zaptone, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of cnbrown313
3.34/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a sixer of this up at Dominick's for $6.99 on a whim, so I didn't have huge expectations since the price was right.

A - Looks and pours like a perfect example of an IPA. Golden color with a 2 finger off white head and some nice lacing.

S - The smell was well.. Pretty absent. A little bit of hop bitterness on the nose. It doesn't smell bad, but there isn't much.

T - Its pretty easy to drink and hides the almost 7% abv pretty well. That being said, if you are looking for a nice hop punch... It really isn't there. Finishes nicely though and it does the job.

M - Again, typical mouthfeel for an IPA. Medium bodied with a nice carbonation level.

O - If I was having a family party or something I would definitely throw a couple 6 packs of this in the cooler since its about the same price as your standard American adjunct six pack.

cnbrown313, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of lilsmizzul1225
2.75/5  rDev -13%

lilsmizzul1225, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of Sweffin
1.5/5  rDev -52.5%

Sweffin, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of velmalikevelvet
3.15/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into chilled mug.

A: Coppery gold, clear & a short head with good stamina.

S: A typical, albeit light, floral/citrus nose; more complexity would have been nice.

T: Some orange or other citrus, fair amount of hops, not much in the way of malt (which I liked). A bitey bitter finish, but not in a bad way; reminiscent of a red.

M: A bit thin, but pungent.

O: Not a bad little pour at all!

velmalikevelvet, Sep 22, 2011
Photo of DT509er
2.58/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I am one who does not enjoy citrus style IPA's and this one from Double Take fits citrus throughout. A nice head and color, for me thats about it for enjoyment of this IPA. A sweet, citrus flavor is over-powering and at 6.9 alcohol, I was very surprised by the over bearing citrus content of this IPA.

Double Take IPA is not a heavy IPA, rather I bet for many, this would be a good IPA for a hot summer day/evening. For myself, I'll move on to something else.

Cheers!

This review done so by glass and bottle.

DT509er, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of KaaosMachine
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

KaaosMachine, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of flexabull
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Safeway beer.

Pours a bright gold color with a nice white head, good lacing too.

Nose is of grapefruits, hard candies, and pine.

Taste is creamy and doughy up front, light spice and sweetness. Finish is dry, with grapefruit bitterness. Pretty decent tasting IPA.

Mouthfeel is decent, but a bit to thin for my liking.

Overall, not a bad beer at all. It's an average, to slightly above average IPA. You could do worse with some more well known brands too.

flexabull, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of RHVC59
3/5  rDev -5.1%

RHVC59, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of illuminutteh
3.85/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked this. It was hoppy and very light compared to what I usually drink. I would call this an above average IPA. I would recommend it with a meal, such as prime rib or a steak as a compliment. The taste was similar to Henry Weinhard's IPA, with a pleasant aftertaste.

illuminutteh, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of NoodleBuzz
1.88/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I got this at Safeway for $5 a six-pack. I bought three six-packs IPA, pale ale and amber. This IPA didn't taste hoppy. It wasn't crisp. It tasted sweet and limp. I drank one or two but am going to have to dump the rest. Only the amber tasted good enough to drink (meaning I spend $15 for six good bottles of beer -- learned my lesson).

Next time I spy Double Take on the shelf, I'll turn away without a second thought.

NoodleBuzz, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of pagardner
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

pagardner, May 18, 2014
Photo of GClarkage
3/5  rDev -5.1%

GClarkage, Jul 04, 2014
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India Pale Ale from Double Take Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.