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ICBM Double IPA - Champion Brewing Company

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ICBM Double IPA
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89
very good

26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Champion Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnParadee on 02-24-2014

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Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 2
Reviews by redfox405:
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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On tap:
Pours a coppery gold color, with small bubbled head. The pour is clear and sustaining bubbles can be viewed rising to leave spotty surface head. Some lacing occurs. The nose is a bit malty, hints of honey biscuit, some sweet melon notes, but nothing that is very strong or stands out here at the bar.

The taste does start a bit honey sweet but with some tropical notes. Again the flavors are a bit muddled, but I get some tangerine or mandarin orange notes. Carbonation hits up front but dies off quickly, smoothing the feel before the middle tastes take over. The sweetness fades in the mid taste as the dry, piney hops come on. They never kill the malt notes, but move them to the back. The malts also prevent the green-tasting hops from making a strong punch to your palate. The end taste does price the malts hold on, and there is some risidual oily tropical notes as the taste fades.

Little sweet on the malt, but the play between sweet and bitter is interesting. A very solid beer, but not exceptional, and I won't shy away from it in the future.

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ICBM Double IPA from Champion Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.