Steelhead Double India Pale Ale - Mad River Brewing Company
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3.66/5 rDev -3.7%
Poured a cloudy orange/amber. Visible particulate and a big fomay white head. The head has great retention and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is hop-forward, with floral and citrus notes backed up with some caramel malt sweetness. The taste is similar, but less refined than the aroma, with there being more of a mish-mash versus the more well-defined characteristics of the aroma. It has a nice thick mouthfeel and no carbonation. Overall, I'm wondering if I got a dud. It's not badly produced, but I was expecting more (And in the case of the floaters, less).
03-25-2014 20:55:20 | More by delta490
3.09/5 rDev -18.7%
A: A very hazy golden copper color with light fizz suspended throughout.
S: Somewhat flat with pipe hops and grapefruit. Not very appealing.
T: A small amount of grainy malts and sweetness, and followed by a disappointingly low amount of pine hops. Not very bitter.
M: Full bodied with heavy carbonation. Fairly smoothed.
O: I am not likely to purchase this again. It does not live up to an abundance of other great DIPAs but is enjoyable.
03-11-2014 02:12:58 | More by Oakengroves
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
A: Pours a very hazy golden copper in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the sides of the glass, a light to moderate amount of fine particles in suspension near the bottom of the glass, and faint peach + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy beige head that reduces to a small to medium sized thick patch of larger bubbles surrounded by a mottled thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate amounts of citrus/grapefruit and pine hops over lighter aromas of caramel malts.
T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sweet caramel and grainy malts with a touch of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith and pine hops that impart a moderate amount of lingering bitterness. Light hints of alcohol in the finish.
M: Medium to full bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp and smooth.
O: Enjoyable but the alcohol is not very well hidden in this brew and it is quite filling for the style - this is likely a one and done for me but I would consider having it again.
02-21-2014 02:09:19 | More by dbrauneis
Steelhead Double India Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 730 ratings.