Dreamin' Double IPA - Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
3.89/5 rDev +2.9%
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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4.23/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Take one mobile CANning line, one regional brewer, one CANquester (TM) and one trip to Monde Market and what do you get? A happy Woodman!
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".
Nothing like the sound of the Crack! early on Sunday morning (coming down). It revealed another brimful CAN and I employed an inverted Glug just to see what would happen. Man, but I created two dense, creamy fingers of tawny head with great retention that resembled a scoop of vanilla ice cream atop a cone. The room smelled like I had been spraying grapefruit air freshener and I heard a howling monkey from somewhere on my back. Color was a hazy golden-yellow (SRM = ~ 6) and in front of me were Croesus, King Midas and Mammon, all clamoring for a sip. I CANnot be an alcoholic as I never drink alone! Mouthfeel was medium, but the taste was like a grapefruit-caramel CANdy with the grapefruit dominant and the caramel submissive in a caged death match. Holy F**k, I really need to cut down. JM&J, but I was starting to slip into a hops OD! I just purchased Stan Hieronymous' BA book on Hops, so maybe it will have First Aid tips for the overindulgent hophead ... Hey, baby, I'm nice and mellow now, man. I have cued up Triumph the Wonder Dog (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcRHUOTNobE) and he is the most deflating thing I have ever encountered. Loads of sticky lacing , but I am running the dishwasher later today, so it all works out. Finish was dry, sticky, hoppy, hey, baby, do you have the bowl? I need to clean the screen, man. I'm not gettin' a good hit. Actually, I feel like somebody hit me with a baseball bat. Is beer supposed to do this? I may need to go back to bed. CAN The Old Lady join me?
Serving type: can
10-27-2013 14:17:25 | More by woodychandler
3.85/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance is a deep golden straw color with a finger of head. The nose is very mild, especially for a DIPA. Fruity flavor combined with sweet malt essence upfront. The body on this offering is a touch heavy for a DIPA, but I do not consider that a negative. This is quite tasty, but the hoppiness is just not up to DIPA standards (even though the listed IBU is 85).
Serving type: on-tap
09-26-2013 20:52:33 | More by 57md
3.93/5 rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Purchased a single can while traveling through southern NJ - my only regret is that I didn't pick up at least a 6-pack. Very attractive packaging and a solid product within the can. Very enjoyable aroma, appearance, mouth-feel and, above all, taste. One of the best IPA's I've come across in my travels. Given Manayunk's limited distribution, my next tasting opportunity is, unfortunately, well in the future
Serving type: can
08-07-2013 20:32:03 | More by Greenlabel
Dreamin' Double IPA from Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
85 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.