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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: 10 | 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:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 03-18-2009

Previously called Double IPA. Renamed in March 2012.
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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4.58/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured a hazy orange-amber with decent head leaving slight bit of tracing. Had good hop taste reminiscent of the dry hop process used in brewing. Slightly bitter aftertaste that lingers for a few moments on the back of the palate. Recommend to medium enthusiasts as a delicious kick back on a lazy day, great any season.

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: more on the golden apprearnce with
a little red glow, not much.

smell: huge hop aroma, lost of pine

taste: big balanced ipa with loaded pine flavors, amzing

mouthfeel: medium bodied

drinkability: amazingly under-rated, great hop head beer for on a budget.

Photo of jawnzer
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of burnerfinger
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from the 22 oz bomber into my new belgium goblet:

A pours a nice honey color not very clear at all - big solid head settles quick and leves little lace.

S: I love the nose on this - I call it piney but it's a nice sharp hoppines

T: NICE! smoothe yet nicely bitter, really liking this. This competes with the best from Stone brewery IMHO

M: just a bit shy on the body. That ABV (6.3 not 8!) is nicely hidden and will be appreciated soon.

D FULL A in this dept, I might even call this a session brew. I know this will go way too quick.
always look for this one.

notes: BTW MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pike’s Double IPA has a thick, cream-colored head, an opaque, brilliant, orange appearance, lots of bubble streams (etched tasting glass), and pretty good amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is of bread crust, indistinguishable citrus (maybe, Japanese plums), and some slightly turned fruit. Taste is of bread crust, baked white bread dough, bitter and oily hops, some weird citrus, and alcohol (which is mostly masked). Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Pike’s Double IPA finishes mostly dry, rather harsh, and has a sipping drinkability. This is a very deceptive beer- it starts out mild and pleasant and then bangs one in the head with it’s harshness and bitterness. Really interesting, and I love it!

RJT

Photo of Braz
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear but slightly hazy gold in color. Thick foamy white head. Aromas of fresh resin, pine, spruce and alcohol notes as well. Slight sweetness at first. Picked up hints of vanilla, grass and citrus rind as well as a general woodsy flavor. This is a more balanced double than some others out there, not as sweet and more emphasis on the hops. Body is nice with a foamy and dense feel. Bitter finish that lingers quite a while. Some floral qualities are experienced with this as well. Solid offering.

Photo of blackc5
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served two 12oz'ers at Pike Brewery during happy hour. According to the bartender, after he sampled a taste himself, this was the third batch.

A - Served with a nice one finger head, that definitely lingers for quite awhile. A translucent orange amber, fairly dark. Lots of small-bubble lacing on this one.

S - Very floral and citrusy. Some pine and a bit of the caramel malts. Very strong aromas - smells quite awesome.

T - Starts off great. First sip I thought I was drinking a slightly less sweet version of Pliny. Loads of citrus (grapefruit and orange both for sure) and floral hoppiness. Pretty outstanding. The finish and aftertaste is a bit more bitter compared to Pliny, but good nevertheless. A very good DIPA no doubt.

M - Very refreshing yet very dry finish. Perfect carbonation - alcohol well hidden.

D - Just tasty overall - a great DIPA. The 8% sneaks up though so you definitely can't session this. Two of these over an hour was quite enough. That said, for a big brew the D is high.

A great effort from Pike - they are back on their game. I hope they make this a permanent addition.

Photo of bustinwheels
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

I loved this beer so I made a candle out of it! I wish that there was a Pike exclusive brewery in California. Seattle, you are so very lucky! The names of Pike beers are amazing creative and the labels are entertaining.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/121707893/large-pike-double-trouble-bottle-candle

Photo of MAB
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap now (June 23, 2011) at Hop-In Brew.
My pint was extremely foamy but it was the first pour of the day so I'll excuse that. Color is light brown/ copper.
This beer went down so quickly, I thought that someone was stealing sips from it when i wasn't looking.
Taste is fabulous. Some malty body but fresh tasting hops on top of it followed by a lovely hoppy finish.
I'm going to help kill off the keg of this one, for certain.

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Pike Doubble Troubble DIPA from Pike Pub & Brewery
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