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Steelhead Double India Pale Ale - Mad River Brewing Company

Steelhead Double India Pale AleSteelhead Double India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

691 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 691
Reviews: 396
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%


Brewed by:
Mad River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2006)
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Reviews by Ricochet:
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Ricochet

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

It's got floaties! Poured with them, and looked cloudy burnt amber with little head, and a lace damn near a glass of water.

It was , well, more towards prune juice in smell than anything. Slight Juicy fruit , but overall, nothing more than average.

Very creamy wash with a bitter, lingering aftertaste. More raisin and some licorice inserts itself.

Well, that about says it all. It may be a little watery, but the aftertaste is the taste. The harshness of an imperial is not masked, but the flavor is. Hops punch is mild for an imperial and so is bitter.

Balanced and good, a decent DIPA but I want more whallop when I want a DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2010 04:18:09 | More by Ricochet
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Steelhead Double India Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 691 ratings.