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Saint Archer Double IPA - Saint Archer Brewing Co.

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Saint Archer Double IPASaint Archer Double IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Archer Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BucannonXC5 on 12-28-2013)
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Reviews by vitALEity:
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4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy pale/orange color. Nice head, slight retention. Color is perfect for the hop forward intention.

S: Lots of tropical fruit, grapefruit, pine, sweet earth. Citra is apparent as is simcoe. Smells like awesome.

T: Tropical fruit, citrus and sweet breads. A lot more fruit than pine. More Hawaii than Lake Tahoe.

M: Medium body/carbonation.

O: Very similar to Enjoy By. If you get this fresh its an incredible IIPA.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip

A- pours a clear golden-orange color with a small creamy white head that eventually settles, leaving some nice lacing behind

S- strong whiff of fruity hop aroma, with an emphasis on citrus rind, pineapple, mango & papaya. Sweet bread & earthy malt, with a hint of toasty aroma

T- citrus fruit dominates up front with a big emphasis on pineapple and mango, grapefruit and and danky hop follows in the mid-palate, malty fresh bread and some earthy notes, the finish gives some grassy notes with a nice dandy linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouth feel and a smooth creamy finish

O- big citrus notes with some nice bready notes to back it up, classic west coast DIPA style

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got in a 12 pack variety of cans. It's really a shame it's the only way to get it in cans, and apparently the only way to get 22oz bottles is at the brewery. Pours a clear light golden color with a white head with big bubbles. Doesn't leave much lacing. Nose is out of this world. Immediately reminded of Enjoy By. Loads of mango, guava, pineapple, and citrus. A little alcohol in the nose as well but almost undetectable. Taste follows the nose. Huge tropical fruit. Citrus on the back end. Some malty sweetness but otherwise a ridiculously well balanced and well crafted beer. Bitterness is spot on. If you're looking for something to destroy your palate look elsewhere. This stuff lets the aroma and flavor of the hops shine through excellently. As for mouthfeel you really can't ask for much more out of a DIPA. It's not too thick, carbonation is nice, and just drinks very well overall. Once this stuff gets noticed it's Top 250 bound. 88 for this is a travesty. Next time you see a Saint Archer 12 pack just get it. The IPA is tasty as well.

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Bottled 750ml. No dating - get on it, Archer!
Orange color, fluffy head. Mostly sour and sweet citrus fruit (more orange than grapefruit), with some tropical notes, and a buttered biscuit undernote. Taste is mildly malty, with a lingering moderate bitterness. Body medium on the lighter side. Definitely a Socal IPA, with more fruit than earth. It is highly drinkable because of the simple pale malt bill, like Sculpin or Pliny. It is very good, close to greatness. If only I knew how fresh the bottle was, so I could take that into account. What are we, in the Middle Ages?

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Saint Archer Double IPA from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.