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Backcountry Double IPA - Backcountry Brewery

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Backcountry Double IPABackcountry Double IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.01%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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:
Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 04-22-2012

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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 8
Photo of Donkster46
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AJBlankey
4.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LouZ
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snansel
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lovemesumipa
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
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!

Photo of spoony
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From a 355 ml bottle (dated February 17, 2015) into a tulip.

A-The beer is clear and orange-ish golden with a decent bubble show going on. The head never reaches more than a half-finger of off-white foam. Retention is good, though, and the sticky foam leaves serious lacing.

S-The aroma is tropical and very hoppy...there is a just a little bit of balancing caramel and honey sweetness from the malt. It is not terribly bitter. Rather, I smell lots of tropical fruit like mango, melon, orange, and a bit of lime.

T-The taste is more balanced. Hops are still very prevalent and very tropical but the caramel and honey malt flavors are a little stronger on the palate. Flavors include mango, orange, some pineapple, and a zesty medium hop bitterness.

M-The carbonation is pretty smooth, verging on creamy. The beer is medium to full in heft with a sticky finish.

O-This is a pretty tasty beer, especially if you like your IIPAs tropical. The smell would lead you think that this is a complete hop bomb, but the taste does provide a little balance. Something about the feel did not quite live up the flavor for me, but my issue is minor and I would happily drink more of this.

Photo of timontheroad
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
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!

Photo of Gerred
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Domvan
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of tylerstravis
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've gotta say, this may be a top 5 Colorado IPA/IIPA.

Photo of rkarimi
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of South2NW
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of peacefrog70
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Mayo2323
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WDJersey
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of svenness
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of DenverBigRed
3.7/5  rDev -13.6%

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Backcountry Double IPA from Backcountry Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.