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India Pale Ale - Double Take Brewing Company

Not Rated.
India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.

19 Reviews
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Reviews: 19
Hads: 53
Avg: 3.23
pDev: 30.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: John on 06-29-2011

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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 53
Reviews by whatthehull:
Photo of whatthehull
4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a La Chouffe Tulip

A - crystal clear dark orange/amber, one finger white head and a tiny bit of lacing

S - Lots of sweet flowers, nice sweet malt, gentle bitter hop, a little bit of alcohol, earth, grass and lots of nice citrus

T - Tons of floral notes, a bit of citrus, really mellow but nice bitterness, great crisp sweetness, grass, a bit of wood, earth and very balanced malt

M - Medium minus body, medium complexity, well balanced, low acidity and medium plus finish

D - One of the easiest drinking beers I have had in a long while. Tastes great, goes down like water and gives you a bit of a buzz

Final thought - $7 a sixer and 6.9% abv. If you haven't had this one. Try it!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Plane2port
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.56/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of cliff1066
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of HalfFull
2.43/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz. bottle from mix o pack from Von's. Pour is a clear deep golden in color with a one finnger cap of off white foam. Brief retention. Nose of light caramel and old hops yet nothing to deter. Taste is ooooold. No date code to be found but this beer is surely past its prime even though I just bought it yesterday. No real hop notes and tastes more of an amber at this juncture. Does offer a touch of spice and bitterness on the fnish. Overall run away...

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Photo of JaredGolia
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of DavidHume
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Snorris
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of OCSA_1978
3.28/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of firkingroovin
2.83/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of EspressoGuy
2.71/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

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Photo of richops
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of bobbyhands
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of zaptone
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of cnbrown313
3.34/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of lilsmizzul1225
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Sweffin
1.5/5  rDev -53.6%

Photo of velmalikevelvet
3.11/5  rDev -3.7%
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!

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Photo of DT509er
2.59/5  rDev -19.8%
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.


This review done so by glass and bottle.

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Photo of KaaosMachine
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of flexabull
3.51/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of Intrinsic
3.89/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

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Photo of RHVC59
3/5  rDev -7.1%

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India Pale Ale from Double Take Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.