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Steelhead Double India Pale Ale - Mad River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

767 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 767
Reviews: 400
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%

KevinGordon, Jan 27, 2013
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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.

nc41, Nov 19, 2008
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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.

Sensaray, Jul 30, 2011
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jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
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Hopmodium, Jan 13, 2013
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Another6Pack, Nov 22, 2011
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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

blackie, Jul 30, 2010
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Steelhead Double India Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.