Hodgson's Double India Pale Ale - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
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3.8/5 rDev +19.1%
Pours into an imperial nonic a rich copper color with a tinge of burnt orange,a tightly formed full one finger sticky head atop.Aromas are more American barley wine-like with a big sweet and alcoholic malt base with herbal and piney hops underneath although big in their own right.The flavors also harken to a beefed up American barley wine with it's cake-like maltiness and hefty alcoholic malt base,the hops come in the finish but it's boozy and in your face.Rated way to low in my opinion but this is miscategorized,if they had labeled this as a barley wine it would get much higher ratings,as for me it's kickin my ass right now grilling outside in this heat.
06-26-2014 21:28:10 | More by oberon
3.44/5 rDev +7.8%
Picked up a bomber at Total Wine at the end of May for $6.99.
Beer poured a dark orange with a decent white head that did not last long.
Nose is a nice bouquet of citrus hops.
Taste initially came off barley wine like primarily due to notes of dark fruits. Then the grapefruit hops came to dominate. Malt base is huge and sweet. A bit uneven but still drinkable.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and mildly carbonated.
Overall this does not rate up with the better brews in this style but it is still a decent one to enjoy on a 110 degree Saturday afternoon.
07-06-2013 23:06:13 | More by arizcards
2.98/5 rDev -6.6%
Pours an amber caramel with a slight white head. Aroma is super caramelly, florals, perfumey, and a touch of orange oeell. Flavor pretty much followed suit. Mouthfeel is a little thicker, some activity. Overall, forgettable IIPA.Not offensive or anything, but wouldn't have bought this had I known what it would be.
07-05-2013 05:39:47 | More by denver10
3.31/5 rDev +3.8%
A: Medium hazy dark copper. Tan head with medium carbonation and low head retention.
S: Malt and alcohol followed by orange peel. Lots of alcohol.
T: Mild crisp hints with dried leaves and rose petal. A little vanilla and caramel. Strong alcohol on the finish.
M: Big thick and syrupy. The tanginess balance out the big body a little but it's still a bit strong. Alcohol and dried herbs linger for a medium length aftertaste.
O: Big, but without as much depth as I would like. Perhaps just the alcohol is covering the flavor. It was described as a double ipa, but it lacked the crispness to be called that; it felt more like a barleywine.
06-19-2013 02:26:20 | More by constantine_272
2.91/5 rDev -8.8%
Pours a murky orange-gold color with a white head that was barely noticed before it was gone. Very malty nose. Nearly no aromatic hop presence. DIPA?? Mouthfeel is nice with good balance. Very malty flavor. Bittering hops want to appear toward the middle/finish, but some misplaced Belgian yeast spice bullies its way into the palate. Not very good at all.
01-26-2013 22:57:02 | More by DocJitsu
3.33/5 rDev +4.4%
Chilled 22 oz. bottle into an imperial shaker pint. No notches on the date strip, but based on other reviews it's probably not more than six months old or so.
Look- Clear medium amber with two fingers of off-white foam. Very dense, good retention. Very nice lacing.
Smell- Sweet, lightly floral, vaguely nutty. Something of a spicy tealike character Pretty nondescript, it's got a bit of alcohol bite. Would be better if it wasn't as sweet and the herbal/floral character was more pronounced, but it's still pretty appealing.
Taste- Simliar to the nose, but this time the residual sugars are a bit too much for me. Treacly sweet, tealike hops. Musky, slightly piney finish. As it warms, it takes on a drier, almost woody character and I get a few flashes of candied/gelatinized orange. Despite a few interesting twinges, I really find myself hunting for more flavor. 89 IBU? Where?
Mouthfeel- Light-medium body, soft carb, fairly easy drinking for the ABV. Light syrup feel, not as boozy as anticipated. Clean, dry finish. Mild warming.
Overall- Almost a great beer, but it's simply too sweet and lacks the depth of flavor I'd expect from something branded as a DIPA and weighing in at 10% ABV. Still, it's fairly easy drinking, which I sense is what the brewers were going for.
09-01-2012 22:03:09 | More by Lawl3ss
2/5 rDev -37.3%
Appearance: the dipa pours with a nice yellow head that dissipates fairly quickly. The beer itself is a deep opaque amber. Other than the head, it has the common attributes of an double IPA.
Smell: A ton of residual sugar and caramel on the nose with a very
light, almost nonexistent, floral hop character. Has the scent of unfinished or improperly brewed homebrew.
Taste: the first flavors that hit my pallette are rubbing alcohol, caramel, molasses and a slight hoppy bitterness. The bitterness lingers butnim not sure if that is the alcohol or the hops. This beer is pretty bad.
Mouthfeel: Over carbonated providing a ver sharp bite on the tongue. Not enough body for an imperial IPA. Could use additional residual sugar to balance the alcohol and hops.
This is the first beer from this brewery that I've had but it has not left a good impression on me. I've heard their Monkfish is good so I will give that a try before passing judgement on the brewery itself.
07-16-2012 03:31:09 | More by TheBeerCarl
Hodgson's Double India Pale Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
76 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.