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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

730 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 730
Reviews: 398
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 24
Gots: 18 | 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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delta490

Virginia

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
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-23-2014 23:15:56 | More by Bear1964
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OnryAndMean

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-16-2014 18:02:09 | More by OnryAndMean
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-16-2014 12:07:40 | More by Fettpopps
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-15-2014 03:17:36 | More by Beerlover
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speedvagen

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-14-2014 13:41:00 | More by speedvagen
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megamass

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-13-2014 04:50:37 | More by megamass
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Oakengroves

Oregon

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
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-10-2014 13:37:01 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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mkirkland80

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-09-2014 22:03:21 | More by mkirkland80
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-05-2014 20:16:12 | More by Smarty_Pints
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opwog

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-25-2014 22:36:53 | More by opwog
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-25-2014 13:41:04 | More by MN_Beerticker
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Beermasterjarrett

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-24-2014 06:28:00 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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DerrickW

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-23-2014 02:22:12 | More by DerrickW
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

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
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Matchews

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-19-2014 17:38:19 | More by Matchews
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SpartyJoe

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-17-2014 23:18:43 | More by SpartyJoe
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-10-2014 02:57:49 | More by bumchilly25
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mobrockman

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-07-2014 23:58:41 | More by mobrockman
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raydas

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-03-2014 23:42:40 | More by raydas
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Willi_BW

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-02-2014 22:49:04 | More by Willi_BW
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jwerner23

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-30-2014 21:34:44 | More by jwerner23
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-30-2014 18:53:17 | More by VeganUndead
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-30-2014 03:15:51 | More by FirstBrewsoon
Steelhead Double India Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 730 ratings.