DeadHead Double Red Ale - DESTIHL Brewery

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DeadHead Double Red Ale
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 7.75%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sallerj on 02-09-2010

This imperial or 'Double' Red Ale has intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma balanced by high notable alcohol content, fruity esters and caramel malt character. It is dark reddish-copper in color and full-bodied.

92 IBU
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Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 5
Photo of jwc215
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

On-tap @ Three Cellars, Franklin, WI:

Pours dark ruby with a thin wisp:

The smell is of pine and caramel with some cherry-like fruitiness.

The taste upfront is of pine/resin bitterness quickly followed by sweet caramel/toffee. Cherry wood weaves in and out. Booze shows in the sweet-leaning finish.

It hits full-bodied, but not thick. Residual sugars linger on the lips.

This is a well-made "double" red. It has a strong red ale malt with a noticeable hop presence. An enjoyable "sipper"!

Photo of homebrew311
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at the Oak Park Micro Brew Review. Pours a clear read with a layer of tan head that leaves only a coating. The smell is hop forward in the form of pine, wood, along with some herbal notes. A sturdy caramel malt base is present which brings a little bit of sweetness to the party. Taste is heavy on the pine hops which brings a considerable amount of bitterness to the flavor. Not much malt backing up the bitterness here, poor balance in my opinion. Mouthfeel has high carbonation and medium body. Overall, this one doesn't stand out, a little too heavy on the bitterness and lacking in balance.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I tried this beer at the midwest brewfest in Plainfield. The beer poured a cloudy, dark red/amber off-white head and some lacing. Smells of strong hops and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. A very strong bitterness present. Tastes of strong hops (citrus and floral), sweet malt, hint of alcohol, and slight dark citrus. Overall, strong body, but not complex at all.

Photo of Tone
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, dark red/amber color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and great lacing. Smells of strong hops and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. A very strong bitterness present. Tastes of strong hops (citrus and floral), sweet malt, hint of alcohol, and slight dark citrus. Overall, strong body, but not complex at all.

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4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appears a semi-transparent copper toned amber with a small, off white head that fades into a soapy collar. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of caramel, vanilla, ripe fruit, pine, and citrus.
Taste is of caramel, brown sugar, molasses, candy sugar, and sticky hops with standout flavors of pine, orange, and grapefruit.
Mouthfeel is sticky, sugary, with caramel, and bitters fighting it out to a very well balanced brew.

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DeadHead Double Red Ale from DESTIHL Brewery
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