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Double D IPA - Otto's Pub and Brewery

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Double D IPADouble D IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

179 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otto's Pub and Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PSUDREW on 01-05-2004)
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Reviews by nhindian:
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nhindian

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle pouring into a globe.

A - Immediately after pouring, there is a rush of bubbles that race to the surface, but this calms down as it sits. The head is composed of a finger's worth of eggshell-colored foam made up of big, soapy bubbles. Retention is decent and lacing is moderate as well. Not a ton of lace sticking but there is some residual foam clinging to the glass.

S - The smell warns of impending hops as it is jam-packed of juicy citrus, especially grapefruit and tangerine. There is also a good nose of resiny pine sap. For the most part it is almost all hops, but there is some faint caramel and break notes at the back-end. A little piece of the Midwest in the heart of Pennsylvania.

T - The taste begins surprisingly bitter before the malts kick in and add some sweetness to it. The caramel begins earlier here and sort of prepares the taste buds for the onslaught of hops that they are about to receive. As in the nose, the first hops that reach the nose are full of citrus. The grapefruit comes across the strongest, with the pine playing a supporting role. Very resiny but luckily the bitterness that was present in the nose and beginning of flavor mellows by the time the sip is finished. Finish is slightly astringent and hot.

M - Mouthfeel is moderately heavy-bodied with medium to low carbonation. Feels creamy and slightly dry as it finishes. The hop resin does a number on the palate and tongue, and you can certainly feel the tongue tingle and numb after taking a big sip.

D/O - Drinkability is moderately high. While this is the first time I'm reviewing this beer, I've had it multiple times in the past. Every time me and my friends would go to the local Pittsburgh bar in State College to watch the Penguin games, I'd probably drink 3 or 4 of these over the course of the night. Tasty and you can certainly feel it!

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 00:47:38 | More by nhindian
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Navel orange, tangerine, lemon and pink grapefruit.

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Double D IPA from Otto's Pub and Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.