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Hop Head Double India Pale Ale - Tree Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

valianes, Sep 09, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +1%

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

DaveBar, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

stevergca, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Ericbeech_87, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of LampertLand
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%

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

LampertLand, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

rogerdandy, Feb 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Hoppy_McGee, Jan 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

DamageCase76, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

GoHabsGo, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

MJ63, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

sclitch, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of Jeffo
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%

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.

Jeffo, Oct 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

ZachT, Aug 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

mick303, Jul 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Jul 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

blguillen, Jul 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Mr_Hoptimistic, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Cramshawbar, May 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Kmat10, May 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

jmkoscie, Apr 16, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

CookstLiquor, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

KeKeKumba, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

timeo, Mar 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

BigGruntyThirst, Mar 22, 2013
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Hop Head Double India Pale Ale from Tree Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.