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Whipsaw Double IPA - New Republic Brewing Company

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Whipsaw Double IPA
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83
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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Republic Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gagnonsux on 06-07-2014)
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on-tap poured into 10 oz. mini-tulip (almost a vertical chalice, no real flaring)
6/13/14

L: amber/brown; very clear for a DIPA, not crystal clear like a lager, but you can see through it no trouble; tight, thick head about 3/4 inch tall that sticks and laces some on the way down; gorgeous

S: pine, citrus, grain (?) ... something sweet, probably not malt -- it's like sweet grapefruit or sugar-doused pine; some saltiness (am I smelling the nearby barbecue truck?)

T: bitter ... big bite of pine and some more pine with some grapefruit in there

F: pound-for-pound, might be the most drinkable DIPA I've tried so far ... it's lightweight with lots of carbonation, so it feels easy to deal with despite the massive flavor. some might frown on the combination, but I love it

O: it's a little like New Republic's Dammit Jim! on steriods ... no grain, no malt notes, but the hops here don't need to share the spotlight. it's juicy but light, bitter but easy to handle, and for those of us who like more pine and/or grapefruit than mango/caramel, this DIPA is perfect. the brewery has hit on some great recipes

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Appearance: A dark reddish amber, hazy with a small eggshell crown around the edge.

Smell: Lots of pine, and apricot as well. Vinous a bit.

Taste: Kinda watered down, but definitely heavy on the pine, and quite bitter. Bitterness lasts on the finish quite a while.

Mouthfeel: Higher carb than the rest of what we had tonight, but since this is an IPA and everything else was BCBS, of course it does. Relatively thin, and obviously a long sticky bitter finish.

Overall: A solid DIPA. Nothing too special, but a pretty good offering. Look forward to trying other stuff from the brewery.

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Whipsaw Double IPA from New Republic Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.