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Hop Head Double India Pale Ale - Tree Brewing

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Hop Head Double India Pale AleHop Head Double India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tree Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
At Tree Brewing Company, we take craft brewing seriously. So much in fact that we got a little carried away and brewed this occasional rarity, Hop Head Double IPA. Loaded with five different hop varieties, this bold IPA is not for the faint of heart.

(Beer added by: Hornet2003 on 12-13-2008)
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Reviews by demcorhip:
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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Freshness dating please?

Not sure of the vintage of this bottle. Looked good. Smelled and tasted devoid of hop aroma and flavour. Quite nice malts, nice body, just missed out on the hops.

Will rereview if i have the chance to try this again. Until then i will just have to let this unflattering review stand.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 22:36:41 | More by demcorhip
More User Reviews:
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for around $6.00 or so for a 650ml bottle. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well. Pours a good head that dissipates to a film within a minute. Dark amber

S- More malt than hop.

T- Lots of hops. Malt galore. Not much else.

M- Pretty dry yet creamy. Good job

O- Just missed out by not having finishing hops. Too bad

Food Pairing

This pretty good malty hoppy beer goes well with... Chili!!

Enjoy

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 00:17:29 | More by DaveBar
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stevergca

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-10-2014 13:27:00 | More by stevergca
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Ericbeech_87

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-04-2014 14:48:47 | More by Ericbeech_87
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tree Brewing's 'Hop Head Double IPA' @ 8.0% , served from a 6pack of 330 ml bottles purchased for $13

A-pour is a slight pale gold from the bottle to a murky amber in the glass with a small off-white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint

S-bigger pine presence than citrus , also a solid malt presence in the background

T-big beer , big taste , big hops , tad harsh on the swallow

MF-ok/good carbonation , big full body

Ov-ok beer , "rather heavy handed" - pocket beer guide , I agree !

prost LampertLand

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 22:46:22 | More by LampertLand
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

02-24-2014 17:08:10 | More by rogerdandy
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Hoppy_McGee

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-09-2014 17:35:44 | More by Hoppy_McGee
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

11-04-2013 13:57:44 | More by DamageCase76
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-26-2013 21:55:32 | More by GoHabsGo
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-26-2013 01:16:46 | More by MJ63
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-19-2013 23:44:10 | More by sclitch
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at the LCBO.

From a bomber into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, fluffy, off-white head with very good retention. Cloudy burnt orange with no real carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full wisp and sticks to the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp remains and leaves some decent lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Pale malts, caramel, honeydew melon, toffee and some floral hops. Bold enough, but much the same as it's little brother.

TASTE: Pale malts, caramel and toffee, with a bitter-sweet and slightly boozy finish. Medium but lingering finish of bitter, floral hops, toffee sweetness and some spicy alcohol. Tastes much like their regular IPA with some more booze.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamier and smoother going down, finishing slightly sticky. A touch of booze lingers on the palate. Bigger with more residual sweetness, making it solid for the style.

OVERALL: This is just a bigger version of the regular IPA, which I guess really isn't a surprise. Flavors are much the same with more alcohol presence. Here is an example where bigger doesn't always mean better, as the extra booze presence doesn't make it any more interesting or enjoyable. Still a good beer, though not all that special.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 19:27:23 | More by Jeffo
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

08-27-2013 02:52:48 | More by ZachT
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-31-2013 20:21:09 | More by mick303
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-16-2013 14:01:11 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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blguillen

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-08-2013 21:36:01 | More by blguillen
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JG_McNaulty

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-01-2013 17:30:04 | More by JG_McNaulty
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-16-2013 16:50:37 | More by TheBeeraholic
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Cramshawbar

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

05-29-2013 00:42:31 | More by Cramshawbar
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-27-2013 20:48:20 | More by Kmat10
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jmkoscie

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.9%

04-16-2013 01:00:58 | More by jmkoscie
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CookstLiquor

British Columbia (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650ml bottle. Pours and orange colour. The nose has big caramel malt notes along with canned pineapple and and grapefruit from the hops. Taste has more of the same: canned pineapple, peach, caramel and an earthy, hugely bitter finish. Tasty.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 03:52:30 | More by CookstLiquor
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-04-2013 04:14:48 | More by KeKeKumba
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timeo

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-28-2013 01:45:30 | More by timeo
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BigGruntyThirst

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-22-2013 02:25:30 | More by BigGruntyThirst
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Hop Head Double India Pale Ale from Tree Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.