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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

204 Ratings
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 9
Gots: 19 | 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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Ratings: 204 | Reviews: 92 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

warnerry, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

ErinGoBraugh, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Prosser17, Jul 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Alex_Sanchez, Jul 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

beerman73, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

jbwimer, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

tdm168, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

efrank, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a orange/brownish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, pine. Taste is hops up front, some pine, a strong malt backbone, well balanced, just a bit of alcohol. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

tone77, Jun 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Sobered, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Coreynezy4, May 01, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear amber. Nice nose on it. Pine and resin. Nice flavor with hearty tones of pine and mild spiced edges, but not overly done. The thing I like best about this beer is the feel. Thick and slick; that's the best way to describe it. Another good one from Otto's.

RblWthACoz, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

beerhast, Mar 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

dfhhead25, Feb 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

outoffocus, Feb 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

JKWBMH, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of sulldaddy
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampling a 12 oz bottle at cellar temp poured into a snifter. The beer is a gift from my brother Brian.
The beer pours a bright clear copper color with minimal eggshell white head of about .5 cm. The head fades quickly to a tightly packed edge layer.
Aroma is some light caramel and then rindy and spicy hops. I also get a little black pepper booze mixed in.
First sip reveals an average body with mild spacious carbonation that rolls gently across my palate.
Flavor is similar to what is to be expected from the nose, I get some mildly grainy and sweet caramel this rolls to a very dry finish with some rindy citrus hops and a lingering astringency.
There is just a little booze that gives a slight peppery kick but no warmth or fusol heat.
THe beer is very easy to drink even with the larger ABV.
I find his ABV enjoyable and fun to drink. Could be a little on the dangerous side for drinkability. A nice example of the style that isnt just tons of hops to burn your mouth as you drink.

sulldaddy, Feb 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

mac1988psu, Feb 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

bsm80x, Feb 15, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with a white head. A bit of lace is left behind. Aroma of citrus and herbs. Citrusy and malty. In the taste, quite bitter and citrusy with some pineapple and tropical pine. Nicely balanced between fruity, bitter and sweet. Medium to full bodied. Overall, this is a delicious imperial
pale ale.

Stinkypuss, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

J_Barrett, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of Omnium
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Mason Pint

A - Clear orange gold with a finger of foamy white head with some medium spotty lacing.
S - Dank pine, a little astringent, some ripe tropical notes.
T - Malt sweetness, orange juice, dank pine and hop resin, grassy, alcohol
M - Too much alcohol burn, kinda sticky.
O - Decent double IPA, aroma is the best part, just too much alcohol.

Omnium, Jan 05, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.
Thanks to my buddy John for this one.

Appearance
Reddish amber with a short off-white head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity and low-moderate carbonation.

Nose
Navel orange, tangerine, lemon and pink grapefruit.

Taste
Lemon pith, pink grapefruit and perfumey florals. Lighter notes of orange citrus and pineapple juice. Well balanced honey sweet backbone. Finishes with grapefruit rind, lemon zest and pine needles.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, juicy, oily and smooth.

Overall
Well, I'll be...9.6%? Wow. Nicely balanced and hides the alcohol extremely well.

justintcoons, Dec 28, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Great amber appearance!

Taste is clean & refreshing with vibrant citrus flavors and lingering passion fruit on the finish!

Great bouquet of kiwi, apricot, mango and passion fruit!

Great all year round beer! I personall think this beer is much better than how it's rated! I had it on tap at Canal Street in Reading, PA. What a treat!

BeerHo, Dec 13, 2013
Double D IPA from Otto's Pub and Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.