Steelhead Double India Pale Ale - Mad River Brewing Company
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3/5 rDev -21.1%
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...
05-31-2014 06:38:38 | More by RickFromArizona
3.98/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
05-26-2014 13:23:55 | More by Shade1951
Steelhead Double India Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 731 ratings.