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Steelhead Double India Pale Ale - Mad River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

741 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 741
Reviews: 398
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 26
Gots: 21 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

jwswigs, May 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Meh. It's a Double IPA that will make you think you're drinking some kind of stout hybrid. You drink an IPA and you expect pine or citrus immediately. To me (because we all taste things differently) this is more like a weird stout with a full mouth feel and bitter on the end. Not refreshing on a hot day. Reminds me of Ron Burgundy choosing milk. I wouldn't order it if my IPA choices were Racer 5, Ballast Point, Fig Mountain, Firestone Walker, Lagunitas...

RickFromArizona, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Walletsworth, May 28, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice beer! I like the cloudy look - with bright sunshine coming through. The smell was a bit muted, but what there was was pleasant enough.

The taste hit most of the right notes for me - juicy! Bitter with no discernible off-flavors. I'm not sure I would call the taste "complex," but it tasted right as a DIPA. Carbonation felt right to me as well.

There are certainly better and more flavorful DIPA's out there. This one wasn't a home run, but it was a pretty solid triple (even though it's a "double").

I would get this again.

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Steelhead Double India Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 741 ratings.