Steelhead Double India Pale Ale - Mad River Brewing Company
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Reviews by beerman207:
4.33/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Reddish copper color with a nice 2 finger head leaving some decent lacing in the glass. There's also some sediment present in this one and it just looks great.
S: Smell of cherry? Also some very sweet grapefruit coming through the nose and is quite potent. I have to say that the smell of this is fantastic.
T: Wow, the taste is a bit of surprise. I wasn't expecting it to be like a citrus jolly rancher from the nose of it but it hits you in the mouth with some serious bitter up front which mellows to some sweet tones along with a peppery taste. A lot more complex than I was expecting
M: The mouthfeel of this is moderate -heavy but it's good.
D: Honestly, this is a great double IPA. I think it's a bit underrated in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2009 01:51:48 | More by beerman207
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3.75/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a very hazy golden copper in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the sides of the glass, a light to moderate amount of fine particles in suspension near the bottom of the glass, and faint peach + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy beige head that reduces to a small to medium sized thick patch of larger bubbles surrounded by a mottled thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate amounts of citrus/grapefruit and pine hops over lighter aromas of caramel malts.
T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sweet caramel and grainy malts with a touch of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith and pine hops that impart a moderate amount of lingering bitterness. Light hints of alcohol in the finish.
M: Medium to full bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp and smooth.
O: Enjoyable but the alcohol is not very well hidden in this brew and it is quite filling for the style - this is likely a one and done for me but I would consider having it again.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2014 02:09:19 | More by dbrauneis
Steelhead Double India Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 670 ratings.