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Steelhead Double India Pale Ale - Mad River Brewing Company

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Steelhead Double India Pale AleSteelhead Double India Pale Ale

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very good

772 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 772
Reviews: 401
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 25
Gots: 30 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazed unfiltered rich copper with tangerine and amber highlights. Nice frothy tannish white head. Wispy laces.

Pine, spicy resins, and Grapefruit. Toasty caramel.

Sharp pine and grapefruit rind. Toasty caramel bready maltiness, with a hint of chocolate. Big bitter spicy resinous Grapefruit/pine aftertaste. A bit of an alcohol kick..

Sticky, full bodied, dry, smooth.

Big bitter balanced DIPA. A good fall/winter DIPA.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light coppery color, decent head, not really the floral nose I expect from a DIPA. A little cirrus, but over all fairly light brew for a DIPA. It definitely tastes good, but more in line with a mid level IPA. There really isn't anything special going on here, it's a solid brew that's easy to drink, but gets into the mix of perhaps a dozen other IPA's. High alcohol doesn't hurt the drinkability factor, but you would have to be careful pounding them down.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark golden with half inch off white head. Dissipates fairly quickly.

Smells like fresh flowery citrus hops. Bit o pine, bit o caramel and sweet malt.

Hop spiciness leads to a malty middle leading to some citrus hops which then closes bitter. Piney in the aftertaste. Bit of grapefruit and lemon

Smooth carbonation light medium body.

Good dipa. Nothing spectacular, but definitely good.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: copper amber in color, good retention

s: pulpy hops with a mix of pine and tropical, caramel malts, pretty standard, but good

m: smooth carbonation, medium bodied with a touch of slickness

t: sweet, fruity hops on a nice caramel malt backbone, piney bitterness in the finish

d: not bad, a solid if not uncommon representation of the style

single picked up at Peace Street and split with Dad in Raleigh

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Steelhead Double India Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 772 ratings.