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Backcountry Double IPA | Backcountry Brewery

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90
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12 Reviews
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
54
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
15.49%
 
 
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Backcountry Double IPABackcountry Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Backcountry Brewery
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Mebuzzard on 04-22-2012

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 54
Reviews by hopfacebrew:
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4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery served in sniffer glass the beer arrives crystal clear with an amber orange hue and a nice 1.5 white head, excellent retention and great lacing. The nose is powerful with the Citra hops providing a nice tropical fruit character, citrus, light pale malt. Smells great. The flavor follows suit, very fruity and tropical yet not overly done, well balanced and crisp. The malty sweetness balances the medium bitterness well. Finishes with a lingering passion fruit flavor. Higher end if medium bodied and well carbonated. Overall this is really good, would live to see it packaged. Highly recommended!

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Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of timontheroad
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 10 oz snifter on tap at the brewhouse.
Appearance: slight chill haze, nice orange Amber color with a one finger dense head, great retention and lacing.
Smell: huge tropical fruit aroma, just a slight biscuity malt smell also.
Taste: pretty much identical to the aroma, with lots of mango, pineapple and a slight grapefruit taste, just the right amount of malty sweetness too, very well balanced beer.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, very creamy, nice carbonation, just wanted to keep sipping this all night.
Overall: what an outstanding beer! One of the top Colorado or from anywhere DIPAs. Glad I was finally able to try this one. I spend a few nights in Frisco every ski season, this will be the go-to spot from now on!

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Photo of DenverBigRed
3.7/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of chrishiker1409
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of blindpiggie
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Bigbadbrad
3.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like the sticky feel and the smoothness of the bitterness. A perfect blend for me. Lots of levels here. The taste lingers and lasts as long as you want . Definitely a sipper

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Photo of lovemesumipa
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle at about 42F. Very little head, nice dark, coppery color. The taste is right up my alley - smooth and hoppy with a back of the mouth taste that's yeasty and lingering. I really like this beer!

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Photo of ruzzal
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tauroe
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of MimDIPA
3.55/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of ucsbmullet
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of jtaylord
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pnelting
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of McNazz
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of rkarimi
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of phiberoptik
3.42/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brewed 12/31/15. Tastes and smells like it's lost it's hoppiness. Sharp alcohol, heat on breath, none of the fruity hop flavors boasted on the side of the bottle. A bit disappointed.

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Photo of LouZ
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peacefrog70
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Donkster46
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snansel
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Fix Your Heel 2IPA is some biking term I'm not familiar with. Who bikes anyway in Colorado? Jeez....

Hops include summit, falconer's flight and citra and all are well balanced with the malt and carbonation. To me, this is a good example (along with some Crooked Stave beers) of what a hoppy beer can be without being a bitter-bomb. Aroma and flavors are hop forward, with little wiggle room for the malt. But that's the point. If this were balanced I'd say it's an IPA...that's just me.

While some 2IPAs are resiny, or perhaps a bit like Pin Sol, the flavor here is focused on the tropical and maybe some orange zest. That's what I get. While it may taste light with all the citrus and tropics, it certainly is not. Half way through I can tell it was a sipper.
Very nice play on the hops, light caramel and biscuit underneath. Finishes dry, some bitter, but good flavor from the hops. Like orange marmalade-eque on the after-finish.

Darn good

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Backcountry Double IPA from Backcountry Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.