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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  rDev -21.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Duff27, Mar 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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).

delta490, Mar 25, 2014
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3.09/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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