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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

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.22%
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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Reviews by sethmeister:
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sethmeister

New Hampshire

3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 20:30:30 | More by sethmeister
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-29-2014 00:50:35 | More by dcisco44
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Delaware

3/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

07-18-2014 19:01:30 | More by IndyDad
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

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Massachusetts

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3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
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750ml(?) Bottle poured into a Boulevard tulip

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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Serving type: bottle

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Island Reserve: Double India Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.