Hodgson's Double India Pale Ale - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
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3.8/5 rDev +20.6%
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
3.38/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
02-29-2012 05:11:15 | More by JohnGalt1
1.85/5 rDev -41.3%
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.
05-23-2012 03:50:27 | More by HopHead84
3.93/5 rDev +24.8%
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.
03-16-2012 04:54:55 | More by LiquidAmber
3.63/5 rDev +15.2%
A solid DIPA, if a bit caramel malt heavy for my taste. The liquid's color is about Tangelo on wikipedia's shades of orange chart. Smallish light beige head. It looks like a hearty DIPA. The aroma has a ton of hop and malt flavor. There's a big grapefruit/pine note with a good dose of more floral and fruitier (peaches and pineapples) hoppiness, as well. The malt is all caramel and sweet dough. I'm pleased to find a hefty bitterness, as DIPAs seem to be trending toward less bitter territory. There's some upfront caramel, fruity sweetness, but the beer drys out some by the finish. There's a fair bit of malt character, which gets in the way of the hops a bit for me. Medium body. It's a little bit harsh in the finish, but that's not a complaint for a nearly 10% abv DIPA. The hoppy aftertaste lingers for quite awhile. It's a good beer, but it doesn't really differentiate itself enough from the pack, and as I've mentioned a couple times, I prefer my DIPAs with a bit less caramel malt flavor. However, it's still a good version of this style of DIPA and a well-made beer.
03-02-2012 05:27:47 | More by popery
3.44/5 rDev +9.2%
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 -5.4%
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
3.33/5 rDev +5.7%
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
2.91/5 rDev -7.6%
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
3.31/5 rDev +5.1%
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
Hodgson's Double India Pale Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
75 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.