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Backcountry Double IPA - Backcountry Brewery

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Backcountry Double IPABackcountry Double IPA

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24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Backcountry Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 04-22-2012)
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Reviews by hopfacebrew:
Photo of hopfacebrew
4.73/5  rDev +11.8%
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!

hopfacebrew, Apr 27, 2012
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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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a lighter color west coast ipa with a prominent but temporary white foam head. the nose is a bomb, major high alpha here, sticky and dank as hell, but with a lighter malt body to really let the hops stand out. the alcohol is there in the taste, but it seems to work well with the intensely bitter hops. there is a cut grass summery freshness to it that's really appealing here as the weather warms. long long finish challenging the tongue. its sticky in feel, but absolutely pint worthy. mellow carbonation is just fine because the body is super light for the style. there is very little weight to this, nothing to bog it down. possibly a good double ipa for the newcomer to the style, its a little bit more approachable than a lot of these, but with all the flavors you expect. one of my favorites from backcountry, too bad they didn't have any bottled up to go. a fine offering this spring.

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Backcountry Double IPA from Backcountry Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.