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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
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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
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle $8.49. Orange color, great head. Lots of lacing. Aromas if tropical fruit, pine, lots of hops here. Flavor is more of the same, loads of tropical fruit and pine, some melon too. This wasn't a west coast per se but it might be, maybe. This was good enough that I went back for a second bottle.

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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.

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

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