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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

690 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 690
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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WillieMoe

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a very solid DIPA.

A- Pours a hazy reddish-orange color, with very mild head.

S- A wonderful hop aroma emanates from the glass. Citrus seems to be the prevalent one, but there's a hint of pine as well. It also has an airy, bready scent present.

T- The hop taste is subtle at first, but gets stronger as you get going. Overall the taste is not of your typical DIPA, as the hops do not overpower you. It definitely does not make you think that it is almost 9% ABV. There is a stickiness that coats the tongue as it passes through.

Slightly more drinkable than most DIPAs.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2008 18:08:09 | More by WillieMoe
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Steelhead Double India Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 690 ratings.