India Pale Ale - Double Take Brewing Company

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 18.35%
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

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(Beer added by: John on 06-29-2011)
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Photo of richops
4/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of whatthehull
4/5  rDev +26.6%
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!

Photo of Flightoficarus
3.98/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A blind purchase! Never seen or heard of this beer, but decided to give it a shot tonight.

Serving type - Bottle into glass

A - Pours a hazy, golden-amber hue, with a nice, one-finger white head, with decent retention and lacing.

S - Smell is of citrus fruits (orange, lemon), honey, piney hops, and hints of caramel malt.

T - Taste is of lemon and citrus fruits up front, following up with flavors of piney hops and caramel malt, and finishing with a tart bitterness. Great balance of brighter citrus, and darker hop/caramel IPA flavors!

M - This is a medium bodied beer, with smooth, mild carbonation. About what you'd expect for the ABV.

O - This was a nice little surprise. A solid IPA that's worth a try if you come across it!

Photo of kaseydad
3.95/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a few sixers when Safeway introduced this beer at $2.99 a six pack!! I swear I thought I was reading it wrong. It is now back up to $6.99 or so. Pours a nice copper color with a good half inch of off-white foam with sticky lacing. The aroma is quite nice. Citrus punch right off the bat with some orange, green apple and lemon rind leading the way. The taste is good. Very refreshing and not overly potent as some IPA's can be. Multiples are easily consumed though the 6.9%. Nice hoppiness and a pretty good balance of malt on the swallow with some orange taste shining through also. Slight tangy aftertaste. Overall I was not holding out much hope for this based on the price and obscure brewing company. I was pleasantly surprised though and for the price it is a nice buy. Giver "her" a shot.

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.

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.

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of JaredGolia
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of KaaosMachine
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of elglueckert
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured slightly chilled in straight-edge glass.

A: billowy head; copper-orange color; very good carbonation; decent lacing
S: sweet, light; hints of bubblegum, hops; aroma disappears relatively soon
T: decent-bodied IPA flavor; medium-strong hop profile; malts comes through in a sweetness that plays second fiddle to the hops

Overall a solid, but not spectacular, IPA.

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.

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

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3.28/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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India Pale Ale from Double Take Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.