Double Dog Double Pale Ale - Flying Dog Brewery
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3.93/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Poured heavily from a 12 ounce bottle into a half-liter beer glass for maximum head creation.
Appearance: Pours a surprisingly clear and beautiful reddish-amber color. Almost burnt sienna. Three-fingered slightly dimpled light-beige head which recedes to a solid 1/2 finger head which never goes away. Heavy lacing all the way down. Looks caramelly.
Smell: Very floral with a touch of citrus tones. Hops are nearly perfect here, as the bitterness is detectable in the scent but not overwhelming. Mild to moderate alcoholic undertones. Slightly (yet unidentifiably) sweet.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Whooaaa...the hops pull no punches here. Bitterness is through the roof (bottle says 85 IBUs, I beg to differ); it would be too strong for some, I'm sure, but it tastes great to me. It's like a Secret Garden in my mouth. Once the initial shock wears off, heavy malt character takes over, supplemented by a subtle kind of fruitiness. The alcohol is well-hidden within the bitterness and sweetness. Beer changes character as time progresses; goes in thick, expands with carbonation, goes down light. Leaves behind herbal/hop remnants.
Drinkability: Too strong to be a regular/daily drink, or to have more than a pint or two in a night. Great tasting beer, but definitely a sipper.
The bottle said "unrelenting hop bitterness." It was right.
Serving type: bottle
10-07-2010 03:33:41 | More by Lauthaha
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