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Double Decker - Vancouver Island Brewery

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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Vancouver Island Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: IllNate on 02-22-2011)
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Reviews by IllNate:
Photo of IllNate
3.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not sure what the availability of this beer will be, just released though.

A - Nice colour to this one. Dark yellow, bordering on light amber. Finger of white head, low to moderate retention.

S - Hop aroma is very low even for a British IPA, earthy and citrus for what little there is. Mostly it's a light biscuity malt aroma with a bit of a corn aroma.

T - Hop amount is better in the taste, but still low, more like and ESB than a IPA. Hop flavor is well done though and interesting, with a citrus piney, earthy taste. Citrus is almost tangy. Malt is again light biscuit with a faint caramel. Corn is not apparent in the taste (thankfully). Still need to dock a couple marks for the lacking IBUs.

M - Light, bit too much carbonation and in fact much more than you'd see in an English IPA.

D - Good.

IllNate, Feb 22, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Mtb1
2.68/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Bright orange colour. Head disappears fast!

S - Not too much in the way of hops, the aroma is dominated by malt.

T - I was quite surprised at how weak the taste of hops is. Some citrus flavour as well, and possibly a small amount of caramel mixed in too.

M - A bit too carbonated, especially for a British IPA.

D - Decent.

Mtb1, Apr 04, 2011
Photo of CrazyMike
3.53/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy brown appearance with a small amount of head that quickly settles down leaving some lacing. Smell consists of some grapefruit and malt but almost non existent.

Gets better with the taste; consists of grapefruit, malt and floral hops with a hint of citrus and various fruits. Taste is light overall though. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is a dry, grapefruit taste.

Was surprised that this didn't have any strong features, but it's still good to drrink and refreshing. Can easily drink a few of these, worth a try.

CrazyMike, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of papawu76
3/5  rDev -2.9%

papawu76, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of Derek
3.53/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep bronze with an off-white head, good retention & hint of lace.

Nice grapefruit rind aroma with floral undertones.

Grapefruit and pine flavour from the hops; sponge toffee from the malt; light fruityness from the yeast (candied pineapple). Bitterness seems modest for an IPA.

Moderate body is slightly prickly form the acidity and carbonation.

A good drinker.

Derek, Aug 19, 2011
Photo of robjennings
2.17/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Nice colour and clarity. Thin head dissipates quickly but leaves some initial lacing.

S - Slight hint of malt. No discernible hops aroma.

T - Weak overall flavour profile. More hops bitterness than flavour and maybe even a puckering hint of tannin. Lingering alchohol flavour. Exhibits none of the complexity expected from English-style IPAs.

M - Thin and overcarbonated.

O - First and last pint.

robjennings, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of EskimoDave
3/5  rDev -2.9%

EskimoDave, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of phys1028
2.75/5  rDev -11%

phys1028, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of KalanM
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of KStark
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

KStark, May 16, 2013
Photo of schopenhauerale
3/5  rDev -2.9%

schopenhauerale, Jun 22, 2012
Double Decker from Vancouver Island Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.