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Hill 88 Double IPA - Headlands Brewing Co.

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Hill 88 Double IPA
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BA SCORE
83
good

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 24.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Headlands Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SanFranJake on 12-16-2013)
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Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, pine, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with candied citrus zest and some herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with hop flavors that lean more towards the citrus side of the spectrum.

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Hill 88 Double IPA from Headlands Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.