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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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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Archemedies on 04-23-2013)
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-14-2014 22:25:36 | More by Boone757
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A huge frothy off-white head billows atop a hazy straw gold body. Bubbly sudsy lace slides down the sides of the glass.

Very fragrant - fruity, citrus, pink grapefruit. Pine and oranges. I could smell it even before I poured.

Taste is similar. Orange, grapefruit and pine on a crackery malt base. Hint of froot loops. Dry finish.

Mouth is slightly chalky but manages a dry puckering finish. A little too much fizzy carbonation.

On the light side for a DIPA at 7.7% yet the alcohol is noticeable both in the taste and in the throat. Overall a pleasant brew but not among my favorites for the style.

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Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, bright, orange-copper coloring with suspension sediment giving it an opacity. A frothy, thin, low profile, bright white head crowns this brew. Aromas of tangerine and grapefruit, with floral highlights and an effervescence that gives the beer a fresh and crisp feel. Some piney, resiny highlights on the nose, too. Flavors of rich biscuit and caramel sweetness support the tangy citrus blast and resiny hops presence that attack the forward tongue. Very well blended, and the carbonation keeps the body light and crisp. Citrus and piney blend on the aftertaste, with a bitter and slightly dry mouthfeel. Clean, crisp, dry finish. This beer is damn tasty!

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Archemedies

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Poured into a tulip.

A- Hazy amber in color with a 1 finger head.

S- Hops, malt, pink grapefruit, citrus

T- Taste similar to the smell. Hops up front with a nice malty and juicy finish.

M- Medium carbonation.

O- Overall a really nice double ipa by Cisco. It is good to see them keep experimenting.

04-23-2013 17:11:13 | More by Archemedies
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Lledd

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +4.9%

220z served into pint glass.

A: Light pale amber color, but slightly hazy up to light. Lots of fizzy carbonation. Thick, 1+ finger head with some lacing. <4>

S: Smelled great right when the cap came off. Slightly piney, citrus comes through pleasantly with aromas of orange and mango. A subtle malt sweetness that gets me excited. <4.25>

T: This brew is VERY balanced. Almost to a fault for the style...almost. The DIPA flavor is more on the backend. The bitterness of the hops is tamed and sits just above the (subtle) citrus notes hiding in the malt sweetness. This isn't what I expect or look for in a DIPA but it's really good. Honestly, everything is SO balanced, it's difficult to pick out what I am tasting. It's one, complex, multidimensional flavor. <4.25>

M: A nice creamy texture. A very wet finish. <4>

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jimmah120

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Look is a cloudy orange IPA color, long lasting creamy film. Smell is dank tropical fruits and pine. Sweet malt in the background. Taste has the fruits and pine of the nose, with fruity and peppery yeast, some dark fruit, and a dry powdery finish. Lots of candied fruits as it warms.

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Island Reserve: Double India Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.