Dreamin' Double IPA - Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

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Dreamin' Double IPADreamin' Double IPA

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85
very good

115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Inspired by the highly hopped beers from the west coast, our double IPA is truly a hophead's delight. Five varieties of American hops added throughout the boil create a wide range of flavors including pine and citrus, while generous dryhopping in the fermentor provides the distinct aroma of fresh hops. We guarantee that this is one of the freshest double IPA's available, giving you a great reason to drink local. 85 IBUs.

(Beer added by: IrishRedRock on 07-16-2004)
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
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3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Manayunk Brewing Company finally available in 12oz cans. They come in 6pks, but too expensive ($15-16) so broke them into 4pks for a more reasonable $11 (I know, not much difference per can but it's a Jedi mind trick to the public). Seems they found a company that comes out with a truck and cans their beer for them right in the brewery parking lot. Really? Haven't heard of a mobile canning line before, but this is 2013. I'll give them credit as the cans are attractive with nice graphics and colours.
Anyway, poured into a Newcastle tapered mug.

AP: Light amber colour with gold hues mixed in, but a bit of transparency also. Poured a generous 1 1/2" fluffy white head that crept over the rim of the glass. Settled down to 1/4" with some lacing when you tilt the glass.
AR: Typical hops aromas of grapefruit, orange and pine with biscuit and caramel malt and a bit of grass and cracker also. Pretty nice, but not blowing me away either.
T: Much like the nose, but the flavours are better (more vivid) than the aromas. The main tastes are biscuit and caramel for the malts and grapefruit rind and pine for the hops. The malt and hops are pretty well balanced, which caught me offguard. I also get a little bit of bready/yeasty notes as well and a tiny bit of lemon. The mild bitter hops linger on your palate well afterwards.
M: Good body on this one and a rather creamy mouthfeel. Fairly juicy in mid palate with a dry mildly bitter finish.
OV: A nice DIPA with good body, balance between the malts and hops, solid flavours and a nice soft lingering bitterness. Good effort from Manayunk Brewing.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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!

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3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Dreamin' Double IPA from Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
85 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.