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Steelhead Double India Pale Ale - Mad River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

718 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 718
Reviews: 398
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 24
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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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Todd

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly turbid (it's unfiltered) tawny brew with a decent amount of creamy froth on top that's got some legs.

Fresh malts in the nose, bready, along with a hefty dose of hops that ranges from resiny to mildly soapy to fruity grapefruit.

Smooth on the palate, creamy, and a bit chewy and juicy. Citric hop flavors smack the palate around with a slight sting, resiny stick, saltiness, and grapefruit. Fruity flavors mellow things down with soft apple edges. Estery with an aggressive alcohol that's spicy and warming. Touch of toffee maltly sweetness blends in and rides to the finish, which is dry and a bit burnt-like with a lingering resiny/ash character.

Not a bad example of the style, but it's a bit green and rough around the edges. The alcohol presence could use some subduing too.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2008 19:11:29 | More by Todd
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Steelhead Double India Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 718 ratings.