Pike Doubble Troubble DIPA - Pike Pub & Brewery
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3.4/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Ordered a pint at the brewery with a hummus plate, which made a good pairing. But I digress - about the beer: this is not a bad brew at all, just underwhelming. Appearance was as it should be, a nice clear golden amber topped by a thin but persistent head. Citrusy, piney aroma of NW hops dominates the nose, though a hint of malt sweetness gets through. However, the scent is not nearly as powerful as in other doubles or imperials; in fact, some standard IPAs pack more hop aroma than this. And thus it is with the taste - again, pleasing but hardly a stand-out especially if compared with some of the more accomplished examples of the style or even some sigle/standard IPAs. Mouthfeel was OK, perhaps a smidge thin. The only area where this one really measures up as a double/imperial is in the ample 8% ABV. But for that high an ABV I want more intensity, dammit!
Underwhelming overall, which is all the more damning considering that ales of this style exist to probe beer's hoppiest outer limits.
Serving type: on-tap
10-21-2009 01:33:51 | More by dfitch81
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