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Whiteout Imperial IPA - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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Whiteout Imperial IPA
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.89%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
White Out pours a dark chestnut brown. The khaki head leaves a small soapy lace ring which remains around the top of the beer. The spectacular aroma of buttery caramel malt and bourbon hit you first, followed by a subtle citrus fruit. Smooth bourbon oak and vanilla blend well with the sweet caramel malts. White Out goes down smooth with a slow, lingering bitterness.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 07-13-2010)
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Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
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4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz bottle poured into a Hinterland snifter.

A - Deep clear mahogany in color, this dark double IPA is probably dark to begin with but picks up color from it's time in the barrel. The ivory cap of foam leaves dots of lace on the glass before disintegrating into a halo of loose bubbles.

S - Soft notes of vanilla underscore the warm bourbon nose and trail of charred oak but the barrel is immediately cut by hops. A combination of earthy and light citrus cones make their way forward with a sweet caramel malt backer that comes full circle back to warming bourbon as it warms up.

T - Smooth charred bourbon oak and vanilla blend well with sweet caramel malts but are cut short by strikingly pungent hops that bring freshly cut lawn, pine sap, and notes of tropical fruit on the finish.

M - This Medium-full bodied double IPA has a smooth entry but, like the nose and flavor before it, is cut short by gripping hop bitterness that finishes moderately dry.

O - The notion of a bourbon barrel-aged double IPA is a strange one to begin with. For starters, barrel-aged beer needs to sit and age to absorb the characteristics of the wood but, hoppy beer is always best consumed fresh, which puts the combination of the two in a quandary. Hinterland's White Out manages to make sense of the mix with a forward barrel-aged characteristic that compliments the beer's caramelly malt base but also contrasts the hoppy qualities.

BeerFMAndy, May 23, 2014
More User Reviews:
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3.4/5  rDev -11.5%

Pour is dark copper color with a bubbly tan head. Nose is strong bourbon and wood, notes of vanilla, a fair bit of rich malt presence, chocolate and caramel. Hops are faint, mostly add citrus behind the strong bourbon and malt. Taste is same, lots of bourbon but actually not quite as dominant. Rich malts, quite a lot of them, chocolaty and sticky caramel. Hops are even more faint, they add a hint of citrus to balance in back. Mostly fleshy orange. Full bodied, chewy, moderate carbonation for being in the barrel so long. More like a hopped up barley wine, blending styles a bit. Not bad, a bit sugary.

cpetrone84, Aug 15, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -3.6%

Pours into a small tulip glass a deep burnt orange color with a sticky thinner head.resinous hops,caramel,and sweet alcohol hit the nose,smells pretty sweet.Some good hops upfront on the palate with hefty caramel and boozy sweetness hitting hard thru to the finish.Not bad but even a little sweet for the style and that's saying something.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Great Divide tulip that I got at Haskell’s for like $3 or something.
A: Fairly clear but yeastier at the end of the pour. Red to orange with light carbonation. Thin head with slightly yellow tinge and brief lacing.
S: Bourbon dominates with faint notes of fruit, earth, and tobacco. Not much of a discernible hop bouquet.
T: clean, bitter, almost tart, light bourbon, a little sweet, some fruit. Resinous mouthfeel. Malts have definite barleywine character. Hops are earthy and spicy, not floral.
O: I can’t figure out when this was bottled so I'm not sure if it's a recent release. Feels more like a hopped barleywine than anything else, but wouldn’t that be the same as an aged IIPA?
Impartial judgment: My cat smelled it, lingered momentarily, but was indifferent.

Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky, Apr 18, 2014
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Whiteout Imperial IPA from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
86 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.