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Dreamin' Double IPA - Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

Dreamin' Double IPADreamin' Double IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

97 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.76%


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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GuinnessAtRogerWilco

New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Serving type: can

06-14-2013 05:34:12 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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From the CAN: "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 dry hopping in the fermenter 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." That is EXACTLY how it appears on the CAN, not the way shown in "Notes".

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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.

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Extra-hazy burnt amber with 2 fingers of off-white head. Excellent retention.

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Dreamin' Double IPA from Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
86 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.