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Pike Doubble Troubble DIPA - Pike Pub & Brewery

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Pike Doubble Troubble DIPAPike Doubble Troubble DIPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pike Pub & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Previously called Double IPA. Renamed in March 2012.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 03-18-2009)
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Ratings: 166 | Reviews: 73 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by taylorplaysmusic:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

taylorplaysmusic, Mar 19, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured nto an imperial nonic a slightly dull and hazed burnt orange tinged golden with a nice tight fluffy white head that stuck like glue to the glass leaving multiple rings of lace as it settled very slowly.Somewhat muted citric and resiny hop aromas,a tinge of caramel and sweet alcohol as well.Flavors are nice but dont pack alot of punch,alcohol dipped tangerine and some resiny qualities,the caramel and alcohol sweetness comes into play more as it warms but never really effects the drinkability.Not a bad DIPA,if it packed a bit more punch on the palate it would be stellar in my opinion.

oberon, Mar 10, 2011
Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy amber into a brandy snifter.
Beautiful tight head. Small bubbles. 2" head that retains well.
Very hop forward with nice citrus taste that finishes very tart.
It has good complexity and is a very enjoyable DIPA that doesn't drain the wallet.
I will definitely buy a few more to have on hand.

NWer, Jan 24, 2011
Photo of megamass
4/5  rDev +4.4%

megamass, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big ol' deep pour, ample head. Almost brown, deep auburn burnt orange. Lots of caramel lookin'. Aroma is kinda on the alcohol side.

Taste is massively mouth puckering, Hopsickle came to mind. Does have that Pike general flavor to it (a good thing). This is a palate wrecker. Big in every way, malt, hops, bitterness. The hop feel is more cascade than any of the new styles. Not so piney more citrus. A real challenge, also similar to fresh Bigfoot.

$10 a bomber hurts it on the drinkability scale, as well as just the challenge of the beer.

Beerandraiderfan, Jun 11, 2010
Photo of johnyb
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

johnyb, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of InfernoBoss
4/5  rDev +4.4%

InfernoBoss, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Mazarate
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Mazarate, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, a new addition to the Pike canon in Wild Rose Country - show yo' stuff...

This beer pours a cloudy orange-brown colour, with one finger of thin creamy pale beige head, which leaves a cumulus strata of lace around the glass as it quickly dissipates. It smells of bitter orange, pineapple, and tangerine, and sweet caramel/toffee malt. The taste is bready caramel malt, and grapefruit and pine hops, with a bit of soft alcohol warming. The carbonation is fairly sedate, the body average weight for the style, and it finishes off-dry, and even, with a bit of lingering caramel sweetness battling the rising bitter tropical fruit hoppiness.

Right up my alley - a well balanced, yet still pungent and tangy, WC IIPA.

biboergosum, Apr 02, 2010
Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

mdaschaf, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pike Place Double IPA
22 oz. bottle. There appears to be a batch # on the label, either 218 or 21B.

Appearance: Slightly hazy deep-amber orange body beneath a frothy head of white. The head retention and lacing are very good, and it leaves walls of very thin lace about the glass as it goes.

Smell: Medium caramel malt and citrusy, grassy, and floral hops. I question whether there's really enough aroma here as a "Double IPA".

Taste: Caramelish malt greets you at the front of the mouth, with citrusy hops rising as you approach the middle. There's some spicy alcohol as well. The bitterness reaches its peak, although it doesn't seem like 80 BU's while the malt is still present, and then the malt fades rather quickly at the swallow. In the finish everything vanishes for a moment, and then the bitterness begins to return (now showing its full strength), followed by residual leafy, grassy, and floral hops with a little bit of citrus rind.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy smooth with lots of malt dextrins and a moderate carbonation.

Overall: A solid double IPA that straddles the fence between English and American hops (all double IPA's , of course, are American in style). More hops in the nose would be nice, but it's certainly OK as it is; and at the price you can't beat it.

NeroFiddled, Mar 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

aleslover, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of woodchip
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

woodchip, May 30, 2013
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a shaker pint. Pours a merky amber with a thin white head that has large bubbles. Ok lacing.

Aroma isn't much. Smells malty. Little bit of citrus hops.

Taste is the same. Too malty. Bit of citrus hop flavor. Slight hop bite in the finish. Needs more hops for a double IPA.

Mouthfeel is too thick and malty. Needs a bit more carb too.

Overall not an awesome DIPA but it's ok. But with what's available to me I prob won't buy this one again.

PeprSprYoFace, May 27, 2011
Photo of tabascosigned
4/5  rDev +4.4%

tabascosigned, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

jmccraney, May 05, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear coppery apricot, with a finger of eggshell-white head. This retains with a ½ finger cap of froth, which slathers the sides of the glass with a rich coating of sticky lace. The aroma smells floral, with a good bit of green grapefruit character (that is punctuated by notes of spice and pine). This is evened in the nose by a ripe and sticky smelling blend of fruit, caramel, bread, and some light alcohol sweetness as this warms.

The taste is fairly sweet, with a LOT of juicy tropical fruit and caramel malts. This helps balance an aggressive hop profile of fresh and bitter grapefruit, resins, and spice. The finish sees some leftover sugars mingling with a sticky and piney dryness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, maybe a little fuller, with a mostly creamy carbonation in the mouth that also a touch of light sharpness to it as well. This feels the mouth up nicely upon each sip, with just enough alcohol beef being present and adding to the dry finish on this.

This was a decent take on a DIPA but it seemed to struggle at times to find that middle ground between its strong sweetness and the aggressiveness of the hops. It’s probably worth a look though if you see it on the shelf.

Kegatron, Aug 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

DOCRW, Feb 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

joemcgrath27, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Acoke, Feb 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

astebelton, Jul 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jxc5, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

waddellc2, Oct 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Segelstrom, Oct 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazed orangey brown, darker core, tangerine highlights. Creamy cream colored head. Sticky organic laces.

Slightly herbal, lemon, and orange. A pale wheat cracker. some yeastiness.

Bitter citrus, lemon and orange, herbal hops. pale wheat crackery malt. no toastiness. yeast, some pear ester. biting citrus twang and herbal bitterness.

dry, sticky, med body, slightly astringent

drinakble, but no where close to the best of the style, a decent tasty citrusy bottle conditioned DIPA.

CHILLINDYLAN, Jun 15, 2010
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Pike Doubble Troubble DIPA from Pike Pub & Brewery
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