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India Pale Ale - Double Take Brewing Company

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 19.43%
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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3/5  rDev -4.5%

12-27-2012 20:37:04 | More by cliff1066
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

12-27-2012 04:32:21 | More by lilsmizzul1225
Photo of illuminutteh

3.85/5  rDev +22.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 23:52:06 | More by illuminutteh
Photo of NoodleBuzz

1.88/5  rDev -40.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 23:45:29 | More by NoodleBuzz
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

12-18-2012 04:07:57 | More by jmccraney
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

07-02-2012 00:50:01 | More by tizride
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

07-01-2012 02:39:33 | More by KaaosMachine
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1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

06-20-2012 20:53:14 | More by justinlaz
Photo of Arithmeticus


3.63/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 20:42:31 | More by Arithmeticus
Photo of Intrinsic


3.9/5  rDev +24.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 23:44:05 | More by Intrinsic
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

05-27-2012 05:24:21 | More by mkennedy119
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British Columbia (Canada)

2.7/5  rDev -14%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 00:13:01 | More by EspressoGuy
Photo of strongaf


3/5  rDev -4.5%

01-17-2012 17:11:59 | More by strongaf
Photo of flexabull


3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 20:31:52 | More by flexabull
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

12-14-2011 06:54:19 | More by twelveinches
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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!

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 00:58:55 | More by velmalikevelvet
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2.98/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. About an inch of frothy head. Minimal lacing. Nice ring of film on the sides, that lasted throughout.

Slight whiffs of citrus and toffee, but a bit disappointing in terms of an IPA.

Citrus definitely dominates the initial taste. Lemon comes to mind, but it may be something else. It’s followed with an alcohol bite and slightly bitter finish.

Medium body. Creamy texture that was a bit oft-putting. Average carbonation. An abrupt ending.

A pretty average IPA overall. As I’m looking at my ratings, I might have been a bit generous, but I’ll stick with it.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 07:03:46 | More by BucannonXC5
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2.58/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is golden amber with a thin but steady head and spotty lace. Smell of hoppy floral notes with a light sweet caramel malt aroma. Taste of sweet caramel malts with an underbalance of citric and piney floral hops. Mouthfeel is medium - light with good carbonation. For me it's way to sweet for an IPA and doesn't give the hops a chance to catch up from beginning to end even in the aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 01:33:27 | More by Bookseeb
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4/5  rDev +27.4%
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!

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 21:50:50 | More by whatthehull
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3.98/5  rDev +26.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 05:59:26 | More by Flightoficarus
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3.95/5  rDev +25.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 16:45:53 | More by kaseydad
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India Pale Ale from Double Take Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.