Dreamin' Double IPA - Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
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Reviews by Blanco:
4.43/5 rDev +17.5%
Poured from a firkin hand pump (hope "cask" was the right choice) and served in a tulip glass on tap.
The beer was a very light golden color with a nice, resilient, off-white head that stuck throughout the whole pour with excellent lacing. It looked almost like a belgian white, which seems unusual for the style, but something about the look was awesome with that nice thick head and the very strong lacing hanging steady from start to finish. The smell was very hoppy and piney, as you would expect, with a slight hint of citrus. The taste was similar, although very bitter, but strangely not in an unpleasant way. despite the bitterness it was smooth going down and the mouthfeel was on the thicker side and slightly creamy in consistency. This was a very drinkable brew, so much so I picked up a growler for consumption later on this week.
09-01-2010 02:30:01 | More by Blanco
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4.35/5 rDev +15.4%
One of Chris Fiery's best brews! An excellent, very drinkable double IPA. In the glass it offers an orange amber with glowing golden highlights beneath a frothy white head that holds quite well and leaves some really nice lacing in its wake.
The nose just drips with pungent, citrusy fruit (grapefruit, orange, pineapple) over some grainy, lightly biscuity sweet malt.
The flavor delivers the same hop blast, but it's more rounded with lots of soft, bready/biscuity malt to support it. A bold bitterness backs it, but it's not over-done and there's just enough to balance the girth of the malt. It finishes drying and surprisingly short considering the amount of hops that are in there, leaving you ready for another sip. Well-balanced!!! Very drinkable! Well worth trying.
11-12-2006 13:40:37 | More by NeroFiddled
3.85/5 rDev +2.1%
On tap @ Union Jack's (Boyertown, PA) on 4/11/09. Part of the '09 Easter Hopfest.
Served in a tulip glass.
Pours a crystal clear copper with a finger of solid brite-white foam. Great retention that just keeps bubling and bubling, staying rich, and leaving extremely thick lacing back. The aroma is floral and very spicy with hops, along with a tangy smelling undercurrent of citrus, caramel, and bread.
The taste is overall spicy and tangy feeling, with a hop profile that is more zesty than resinous or bitter. Nice balance to this though, with a solid backbone of toasted malts, caramel sweetness, and juicy tropical fruit flavors. Finishes dryly bitter and spicy. The mouthfeel is medium bodied (that ABV is extremely well hid) with an easy creamy feel up front and slicker carbonation in the back.
I dug this. It definitely packed some West Cost flavors, although they weren't quite as assertive as I might have expected and this overall was maybe even a little too spicy at times in the taste. The balance and especially the body though were very nice, which kept the drinkibility up. A solid hoppy pick here.
04-13-2009 16:52:50 | More by Kegatron
3.33/5 rDev -11.7%
Overall your run of the mill IPA. Nothing really stands out other than the slight spicy hops. It has a decent taste and look, smell could be improved on but nothing to complain about. It is easy to drink and a good starter for those just getting into IPAs. Nothing in this beer will scare you away from the style, only your taste buds will!
06-26-2009 21:52:54 | More by darkside7268
3.58/5 rDev -5%
A: Strong effervesce within an orange peel body of good clarity. A frumpy, cottage cheese textured head is cornsilk white in color, and shows a good holding rate. Lacing sticks well to the vessel with a high rate of coverage.
S: Dry citrus, pine, dry barley with a light sense of delivery. Overall average rate of delivery.
T: The flavor is pretty hoppy, sweet grains and toffee, an immediate awareness of dry citrus. Dry fruit skins and pine, sharp citrus tones, with a dry lingering fade. The alcohol is detected, toasted dry green apple skins, sweet cinnamon rum, baked bread with some underlying warm fruitiness. The hops start kicking in mid-drink masking the initial complexity. A dry toasted grain sweetness and dry citrus soon evolve on the finish with a high degree of awareness and empowerment.
M: slighty syrupy, warm with a slight booziness felt on the inner cheeks. A pinch of alcohol laced citrus dryness finishes off the tongue.
O: Overall a good degree of complexity from the 5 hops arrive early in the drink, the dry hop nature and alcohol soon evolve mid-way. Good hop kick, decent visual, easy packaging (can) with solid good results. The nose seemed the only small aspect holding this back, the flavor holds up its end.
07-15-2013 22:43:53 | More by beerthulhu
4.25/5 rDev +12.7%
Appears a glowing orange amber with a thick 1 finger white head that stays for several minute. Tons of sticky ring lacing.
Smell is of citrusy grapefruit, oranges, and biscuits with some sweet malt.
Taste is of the same aromas that is nice and balanced.
Mouthfeel is sweet, bitter, and different for an East coast IPA.
Drinkability is very nice. They claim they would put this up against any west coast IPA and I believe it!
08-25-2005 14:50:54 | More by weeare138
3.4/5 rDev -9.8%
On tap at Winberies, Wayne, PA
Light amber with creamy white head, faint hop aroma but almost non-descriptive. Lots of lacing left on the glass.
Piney and malty flavor, not getting much citrus. Flavor is OK, but not what I was expecting from a Double IPA. It was just kinda there and left me wanting more. Creamy mouth feel with a piney finish that lingers.
Decent, glad I gave it a try.
07-07-2011 00:59:00 | More by ssimpson89
3.53/5 rDev -6.4%
On tap at Devil's Alley...
A - Golden orange color, nice fluffy white head, decent lacing.
S - Citrus hops up front, some piney hops in the rear
T - Predominately sweet citrus hops with piney hops there. More sweet than bitter. A little bit of black pepper taste.
M - Medium bodied, crisp, slightly sticky
D - Decent beer, not an extreme DIPA in terms of flavor, but has the ABVs. Would have another.
08-27-2009 18:09:28 | More by rfgetz
Dreamin' Double IPA from Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
85 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.