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Steelhead Double India Pale Ale - Mad River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

735 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 735
Reviews: 398
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 24
Gots: 18 | 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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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.3%

Becomming more and more impressed with this brewery, with every beer I drink. The beer pours a hazy and dense brew with a dull copper hue and very well-headed. The aromas are rich, but not over whelming and pertray juicy orange-rind, grapefruit hops an d a softly-malty, estery malt presence. The tastes deliver the same juicy, sweet, bitter, fruity characters that were pronounced in the aroma. The beer tends closer to 'balance' than on 'hop-dominance'. This keeps the beer a bit sweeter (cotton-candy like and bready) and lett rough or astringent. The feel is moderately full, but does not compromise drinkability. A nice blend of malt sweetness and hop flavors persist into the aftertaste with a dryness from hops and warming alcohols. I would stop shy of calling this beer a double IPA, but is certainly a fuller body IPA than most.

07-21-2007 13:00:57 | More by BEERchitect
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bpasquini

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-11-2013 23:16:28 | More by bpasquini
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IkeMan90

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-19-2013 22:02:53 | More by IkeMan90
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Jules11788

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-21-2011 00:13:04 | More by Jules11788
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-29-2012 23:46:22 | More by Lovely85
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PuckPuck

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-11-2012 01:15:38 | More by PuckPuck
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

4/5  rDev +5.3%

I went after a Steelhead with a nonic pint.

Appearance- A decent pour results in an egg-shell white foam about a finger in width. The body is a cloudy amber-gold with slowly rising carbonation.

Smell- This one has an herbal and earthy hop flavor pervading the nose. There is also some citrus swirling around in the glass: grapefruit, and maybe orange. I also got a whiff of some cereal-grain.

Taste- I really enjoy the wave of flavors that this IPA produces. This beer starts with off with a clean caramel and toasty malt, and then flourishes with citrus hops, grapefruit again. It then mingles with an earthy profile and ends with more caramel malt and a touch of the citrus hops.

Mouth feel- This, again, is an impressive aspect of the beer. It is all kinds of creamy and smooth. The body is also a hefty medium. The bitterness of this IPA is there, but not overdone, just enough to let you know it is there.

Overall- Steelhead has some great IPA flavors that range from earthy to citrus, and has just enough bitterness, but does not go overboard.

The beer also has a great feel to accompany the tasty aspect of the palate. I would have this again happily.

04-02-2012 22:17:42 | More by Pintofbrown
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sendbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-03-2012 19:58:10 | More by sendbeer
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Thedrizzle

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-16-2013 00:05:44 | More by Thedrizzle
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-27-2012 19:25:42 | More by beerpadawan
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-06-2014 03:26:21 | More by Erik-P
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chambeam

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-30-2012 18:44:36 | More by chambeam
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-20-2013 00:57:52 | More by buckyp
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-05-2014 21:52:38 | More by MikeWard
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TheMarkE

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-11-2013 20:32:42 | More by TheMarkE
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-22-2011 03:04:19 | More by HoistinBrews
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MacHeadBeer

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-13-2013 01:29:05 | More by MacHeadBeer
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markgugs

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-20-2014 16:47:53 | More by markgugs
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plinythederek

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-25-2013 02:10:32 | More by plinythederek
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giblet

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%

very good beer. IPA's vary greatly in their taste. this one is more suited to my palate. wow, pretty big words for me! anyhoo, i liked it and i liked it a lot!

very good smell and taste. nice color and head and lace. this is the type that i could have one after another. not so heavy that i feel bloated after a few.

giver a try!

suckem up and movem out!

giblet

07-04-2007 12:16:30 | More by giblet
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Beefytits4

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-19-2011 22:52:22 | More by Beefytits4
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Solrock

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-13-2013 02:11:22 | More by Solrock
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drumdude73

Iowa

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-06-2012 22:09:51 | More by drumdude73
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-24-2014 18:28:05 | More by Latarnik
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johnhenryconway


4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-18-2011 07:03:59 | More by johnhenryconway
Steelhead Double India Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 735 ratings.