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Double Actuator - Bottle Logic Brewing

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very good

14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 128
Avg: 3.96
pDev: 29.8%
Wants: 8
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bottle Logic Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Lucnifter on 02-18-2014

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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 128
Reviews by DoubleJ:
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4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another Double IPA is on the OC block. On-tap at Bottle Logic itself, on to the beer:

The color of toasted orange is sighted through the glass, topped with a few lines of lacing. Double IPA aromas are like walking through a candy store, but in this case it's like walking through a tropical fruit stand. Vibrant, with pleasing notes of papaya, pineapple and even peach (the 3 P's, I believe I'm the first to use that!). The taste is not far off the high mark left by the aroma. Passionfruit alley meets papaya road, which together make a mouth watering pair. There's a kiss of onion noted too, which is...different. A bit of the alcohol seeps through the wall of hops, though considering that it hits 10% ABV, it's still a tale of success. It's also quite smooth and not very bitter considering.

I like hops, and I like Double Actuator. Welcome to the block that already includes Royalty, Knuckle Sandwich, Jericho, and Humulus Lager.

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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breadwinner
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nose is on point with this DIPA, all tropical fruit and such. The palate gets a bit sticky as it goes, with a surprising bitter/boozy punch as well. It's headed in the right direction, though, and I think, with a little fine tuning, could be a really strong beer. Knowing Bottle Logic, I imagine they'll continue to tinker.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of AleHunter805
3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was expensive for a 22oz DIPA bomber. The aroma literally smelled like cat piss. I've never experienced this before with any other IPA. I am quite certain that I will not be having this one again.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of AnneP
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of hiphopped123
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle and into tbe baby Almanac snifter.

Like that moment when you ring the door bell of a first date after meeting her during a drunken Saturday prior.


Meh. Not ugly, but not what you hoped for. And smell and taste follow suit. It's not a bad date, but it just wasn't what you were hoping for. A bit too bitter, too flat, too bland.


It warms...

Getting better. But Raul still isn't tripping.

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Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 05/06/14, 10% ABV. Hopped with Mosaic, Citra, Centennial & Columbus.

Appearance: Clear, polished copper body with a clinging white head.

Smell: Big fruity hops - stone fruit, tropical fruit. Floral notes. Fairly sweet as well, but not excessively - the malt accentuates the fruitier aspects of the hop profile without contributing much actual grain aroma. This is on the verge of being too malty, without crossing that line; instead the malt is complementary to the hops.

Palate: Juicy apricot, pineapple, mango; just all-around juicy. On the sweeter side, without much bitterness, yet the malt is reigned-in just enough that it doesn't come across as cloying. Medium-bodied, perhaps leaning toward full. It's an easy drinker for the heft. The substantial malt backbone does a great job of highlighting the fruitier aspect of the hop bill. Thankfully there's no grain character here, or astringency from the crystal malt.

Overall: My first beer from this new brewery, and I'm pretty impressed. Looking forward to trying more from them.

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3.6/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Double Actuator from Bottle Logic Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.