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Hodgson's Double India Pale Ale - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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76
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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 18.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 02-29-2012

Also listed as Double Hodgy at the brewery.
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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 15
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Photo of oberon
3.81/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of crowsoup
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of hreb
3.36/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled on Feb 2013, this DIPA is a relic. Served in a tulip glass. Beer pours muddy brownish orange, with a medium tan head, and still after all this time, a rich citrusy head, suggesting orange peel and spice. Flavor starts off mild, then builds to a bitter, spicy climax. Bitterness is somewhat herbal and nondescript. This doesn't really have a burn, but there is an alcohol presence here, and not enough flavor to justify it. May have been better fresh; age hasn't mellowed it out appreciably.

Not a favorite; should have stuck with Swordfish.

Photo of scootpolute
2.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked this one up tonight at Brewforia in Meridian. The label says 89 IBU's and I think they might be underestimating a bit. :-)

Poured into my small Cigar City goblet... pours a clear orange... the not much in the way of a head... but a short lasting sorta hazy yellow film rises and drops quickly.. cap and lacing are pretty much nonexistent... Good color, but more head would be a bunch better.

Hop nose is huge and fresh... bunches of fruity hoppiness with some good floral essence.... a fair amount of pale malts help bloom the hops, but in the end, this smells like a bitter bomb.

bracing bitterness begins up front and doesn't let up until the finish... the hops are again pretty fresh, but are bombarded by the bitter bite... decent citrus and tropical fruitiness mid palate toward the end... the malts are a touch thick for a PNW DIPA... but still help the hops come and play around the palate.. lingering grapefruit pithiness lingers forever.

Bigger body than most DIPA... light carbonation accentuates the thicker mouthfeel and does nothing to make it more drinkable...

I was expecting more for paying 11.99 for a bomber...granted the beer has 9.9%, I think the beer is 'trying' to do more than it 'does.' (with the x2 IPAs), It’s strong, but too flat…Tastes like home-brew…This beer is worth $4.99, not $11.99...
not impressed :~(

Photo of rworkman
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Kevlee722
4/5  rDev +25%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of mobrockman
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of buzzy
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Hopmodium
4.25/5  rDev +32.8%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked this one up tonight at Brewforia in Meridian. The label says 89 IBU's and I think they might be underestimating a bit. :-)

Poured into my small Cigar City goblet... pours a clear orange... the not much in the way of a head... but a short lasting sorta hazy yellow film rises and drops quickly.. cap and lacing are pretty much nonexistent... Good color, but more head would be a bunch better.

Hop nose is huge and fresh... bunches of fruity hoppiness with some good floral essence.... a fair amount of pale malts help bloom the hops, but in the end, this smells like a bitter bomb.

bracing bitterness begins up front and doesn't let up until the finish... the hops are again pretty fresh, but are bombarded by the bitter bite... decent citrus and tropical fruitiness mid palate toward the end... the malts are a touch thick for a PNW DIPA... but still help the hops come and play around the palate.. lingering grapefruit pithiness lingers forever.

Bigger body than most DIPA... light carbonation accentuates the thicker mouthfeel and does nothing to make it more drinkable...

Glad I got to try it, but it is expensive for a pretty only okay DIPA.

3/3.5/3.5/3.5/3

Photo of user785335
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.92/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a medium orange amber, half finger light yellow-tan head that dissipates into a thin film and ring around the glass with tenuous lacing. Active carbonation. Aroma of herbal hops and caramel malt. Flavor is sweet malt and hops up front with some citrus and light fruit flavors developing and then finishes with intense hop flavor and bitterness. The fruit component provided a fairly unusual flavor progression that is interesting. The finish is a bit astringent, but is supported by nice fresh hops. Medium bodied. I like malty IPAs and this one hit the spot.

Photo of Braz
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of constantine_272
3.29/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of MattSharpless
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of HopHead84
1.91/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

5/22/2012

Snifter.

A: Dark orange with nice clarity and a fleeting white head.

S: Uninspired but strong bready malt base with muted, dull, and abused citrus hop notes. They've learned their lesson and they do not want to be beaten again. Alcohol is strong. Alcohol and boring malt dominate.

T: An abundance of bread, caramel, and booze. Wow, that's an unpleasant combination. The bitterness is harsh and astringent, being heavy on the citrus rind. Tastes like some orange soaked in grain alcohol. The finish is overwhelmed by malt with stinging booze.

M: Medium body with lower medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is heavy and syrupy.

Overall: This is hilariously bad. This is one of the worst Double IPAs I've had. Thank god this was free.

Photo of crnhusker
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of ty1014
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of TheBeerCarl
2.06/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of NEO68710
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of yeaprolly
2.65/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

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Hodgson's Double India Pale Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
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