Pike Doubble Troubble DIPA - Pike Pub & Brewery
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3.58/5 rDev -6.5%
Appearance: Holds a dirty blonde head of foam that leaves sticky rings of lace. Beer itself is pretty hazy, can't see through the amber orange glass.
Smell: Rich earthy hop oils, hop leaf with a bitter orange peel twist.
Taste: All bittering hops, no aroma. Nothing fresh or clean, these are dried up, crunched up, blended and reconstituted with hop oil hops. Very earthy, almost German mineral water finish.
Mouthfeel: Carbonation is prickly, heavy body is slick and doesn't trigger much chew.
Overall: This is all Imperial/Double IPA, not American IPA. No citric or pine juicy notes, just bitter, bitter hops. It's not bad at all, well executed, no flaws, just not the end of the IPA pool I prefer. Still, an enjoyable sipper.
03-23-2013 01:40:48 | More by HardTarget
4.44/5 rDev +15.9%
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!
03-19-2013 20:44:58 | More by RonaldTheriot
4.33/5 rDev +13.1%
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.
03-15-2013 04:00:18 | More by bustinwheels
4.2/5 rDev +9.7%
Poured chilled in ale glass
A: dark orange; dead carb; thin head; lots of floaties
S: fuggles; aromatic; floral
T: flavorful, rich; very hoppy; classic hop profile; not very sweet; quite bitter; all about the hops
M: rich, thick
Really good IPA. Great job guys!
01-27-2013 23:32:05 | More by Arithmeticus
4.63/5 rDev +20.9%
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.
01-18-2013 22:42:43 | More by AleEnthusiastSorensen
4.38/5 rDev +14.4%
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.
01-07-2013 05:14:14 | More by Braz
4/5 rDev +4.4%
On tap at Pint Defiance.
The beer pours a fairly ligth orange color with good head retention and lacing. The is attractive as well, showcasing light skunk weed, black pepper and some dry citrus. On the palate, this is decent DIPA, as I pick up considerable citrus and bitterness in the finish, with no more than a hint of cherry and tropical fruit in the mid palate. The beer is definitely on the dry side (almost too much so), which is sometihng I always like to see in a DIPA. There's a bit of cereal and grittiness in the finish as well, which is interesting. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and the finish is long and prety bitter. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, though you can tell it's up there a bit.
Nothing extraordinairy, but still a pretty decent beer from Pike Brewing. Like this much better than the regular IPA.
12-23-2012 17:11:35 | More by John_M
2.38/5 rDev -37.9%
This is the first dry hopped double ipa i had Smells very strong of hops but needed more flavor in the beer and just taste like hops this is a very good beer for hop heads even though it needs more flavor but had a nice kick. i was really dissapointed for a double ipa espiaclly cause it was dry hopped
12-14-2012 19:43:27 | More by chicagoanbeerone
3.53/5 rDev -7.8%
Bought 22 oz. bomber at Total Wine in Claymont DE.
Poured into a tall beer mug.
Very minimal head, maybe 1-2 cm. so no lacing to speak of that was easily noticeable.
Once poured, immediately noticed the pine hops aroma mixed with a citrus and raisin scent, and a honey/clove smell as well.
Caramel color and the malt body seems evident in my opinion.
Like some reviews said, the malt has a sweetness to it which is uncharacteristic to most DIPA's that I have had. I wouldn't say it's unpleasant, just very uncharacteristic.
Thin mouthfeel without a significant carbonation.
I will say the 8% ABV is excellent and untraceable to me.
It does go down smooth, but I am not a huge fan of that sweetness.
While the hops are evident and help preserve the dry nature, the sweet nature deduct a few points from the overall DIPA that I've grown to know and love.
I'd recommend giving it a try at the price point, but don't expect to be blown away.
11-26-2012 01:59:42 | More by GiantMidget
3.3/5 rDev -13.8%
Doubble Troubble pours out a very hazy orange color with a small head. The aroma is strong on caramel malts, with citrus and piney hops backing it up. Seems a bit rough around the edges. The taste is, again, heavy on caramel malts, but with lots of grapefruit peel and piney hops backing it up. It's strange, this one kinda tastes like all IPAs tasted as I was getting familiar with the style. The finish is probably the strongest aspect of this beer, it's got a pleasant, strong pine hop aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and in that awkward part where it's a bit drying, but has that wet kind of feel. The drinkability is solid. Overall, this is a slightly above average IPA. Not going to cut it with all the excellent IPAs on the market.
11-03-2012 23:31:47 | More by shand
Pike Doubble Troubble DIPA from Pike Pub & Brewery
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