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Island Reserve: Double India Pale Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Island Reserve: Double India Pale Ale
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Archemedies on 04-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 10
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3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From tasting notes. Appearance: Smell: light grain nose, bread, grass, resin, faint citrus.Taste: Full on creamy fruit, orange, plum, some citrus rind. Well developed herbal flavors from the hops engage in interesting interactions with the fruity esters over a background of light grains. Mouthfeel: Very creamy, luscious texture with very fine soft carbonation. Medium body to a little above. Overall: A very drinkable and enjoyable DIPA.They need to bring this out of retirement.

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4.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bought this at the brewery and had six months later…delicious!

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4.84/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: slight haze; gold colored; 1 finger white head that recede quickly to a thin collar; nice lacing;

S: a lot of fruit and a little pine;

T: very juicy - orange and grapefruit are most prevalent; grapefruit build as you near the finish; well balanced - the malt sweetness is readily apparent; almost no bitterness;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: very complex flavors;

Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

Beautifully sculpted, the taste and texture of IPA manifests in a full bodied pale taste but a step off of what's typical of Imperial ale. Its resulting taste is incredibly smooth and bitter, but without the threat of strong inebriation or viscous character of more highly charged IPA. Straddling the fence seems to work out well for Cisco brewers!

Its heavy hazy pour depicts the beer's unfiltered and unfettered character as it pours with a viscous fruit juice character. And once those juicy hop flavors hit the nose, the senses relax and the citrus and fruit medley layer on the taste with a beautiful weave of citrus fruit, tropical fruit and botanical herb.

With the gravity of middle palate hitting its stride, its fructose, caramel and honey character intertwine for a fully ingrained taste to promote hops but to also show a slim and sensible balance that's careful not to interfere with the hoppy display.

Finishing both juicy and dry, its schizophrenic taste retains its fruit and its associated sweetness fades with ease, allowing a dry and slightly warming body to command its waning moments. With wafts of citrus and herbal aftertastes pulsing onward, the beer is not a quick memory.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Resuin
4.61/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL corked and caged bottle into an enlarged snifter. 2014 version. I don't see a more specific bottle date unfortunately.

Appearance: Pours a mango-like, honey amber and leaves a couple fingers of sticky white head, that linger around for a while.

Smell: Big tropical fruits: mango, pineapple, floral qualities, citrus (grapefruit, orange, clementines), hint of bready malts, mild spices. Really nice, full aroma dominated by the lovely hops.

Taste: Matches the smell well. Big mango and pineapple followed by sweet grapefruit and bready malts. The finish is full of big juicy grapefruit.

Mouth-feel: High carbonation with a medium, slightly juicy, slick body. Nice feel.

Overall: This is an impressive IPA. Big citrus and tropical hops lead the way in both the smell and taste. It tastes fresh. Better than 99% of bottled IPA's I've had - this is a wonderful brew, caught me by surprise.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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Island Reserve: Double India Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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