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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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very good

212 Ratings
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 9
Gots: 22 | 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:
Beer added by: PSUDREW on 01-05-2004

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Ratings: 212 | Reviews: 92
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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Photo of J_Barrett
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Omnium
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Photo of justintcoons
4.21/5  rDev +6%
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.

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

Navel orange, tangerine, lemon and pink grapefruit.

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.

Medium-plus bodied, juicy, oily and smooth.

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

Photo of BeerHo
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
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!

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2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Clear amber orange, well carbonated, two finger head with some lacing.

S-Rather hoppy, more earthy than citrus, caramel.

T-Well balanced, nice bitterness in the finish. Earthy hops, some citrus, caramel and malt as well.

M-Medium bodied, velvety with nice carbonation.

O-Not a hop bomb but well balanced. The alcohol is well hidden, did not know it was 9% when drinking it, or I would have slowed down.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of tviz33
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

For my 100th review I've decided it to be most appropriate to have a local brew. (State College, PA). Go Nittany Lions!

A- Pours a deep but translucent amber with a huge rocky tan head that sticks around forever.

S- Quite a hop presence, with not detecting much malt to back it up. Very citrusy and clean smelling.

T- Follows the nose very consistently. Clean and refreshing, but not quite balanced enough; something is just a little off. The finish is quite dry and bitter. The malt reappears here with a more dominating presence.

M- The carbonation is towards the high end of the scale and the body is medium, if not thin for the style.

O- I like this beer, but don't love it. The price is great at $4 though.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Double D IPA from Otto's Pub and Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.