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Double IPA - River Rat Brewery

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Double IPA
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76
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25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 21.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
River Rat Brewery visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SC_Beer_Drinker on 03-22-2014)
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This beer was pretty bad in my opinion...I don't really drain pour beers, but this one was an exception.

The immediate smell when I popped the 12 oz bottle was of strong sweet feed (as in what horses eat) and that pink antifungal coating some package seeds come covered in. Needless to say, before I tasted it, it made me feel like I was in a feed and seed store. After the first taste, the overly sweet malted base drowning in over bittered hops was hard to stomach and then the simple over bitter flavor dominated the palate for a solid 5 minutes after. Neither the malt nor hops were appropriate for a DIPA nor were they balanced with each other...no matter what style you could try to call it. Both my wife and I couldn't stand to take more than 3 sips and we poured it out.

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A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an amber color and a clear texture. There was an inch and a half of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. OK lacing.

S: A shockingly malty aroma for a DIPA, with only some traces of hops and citrus.

T: Like the smell, the taste was dominated by malt, with a decent amount of hops, and fruit. The imbalance made it a little hard to like. I'm all for deviation from the characteristics of a particular style, but this simply wasn't a great flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is simply a pretty average, wrongheaded attempt at DIPA. Could have been a lot better.

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Double IPA from River Rat Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.