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Broken Nail Double IPA - Red Lodge Ales

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Broken Nail Double IPABroken Nail Double IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Montana, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: zhanson88 on 02-23-2011

Big nectarine and citrus hop aromatics lead the broken nail off. The hop bitterness is followed with a warm finish from the strong alcohol content.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by DavoleBomb:
Photo of DavoleBomb
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

4.0 A: Lightly hazed bright orange color. Two and a half fingers of creamy beige head. Retention is very good and some irregular lacing is left.

4.5 S: Awesome aroma on this. Superbly flowery with tons of pineapple and followed by orange and papaya. Lightly sugary. Quite clean overall with some crystal malt and a very light biscuitiness.

4.0 T: A lot of the aroma translates into flavor, which is something that doesn't happen in a lot of IPAs. Flowery with pineapple, orange, papaya, and a bit of pine. Mild bitterness. This isn't quite as clean as the nose though. A pesky breadiness (I'm not a fan of bready IPAs) enters the scene as well as hints of yeast. Still, it's good.

4.0 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy. Would be a bit better here if the breadiness chewiness was gone.

3.5 D: Tasty beer. After having a horrible hefe from Red Lodge, I'm glad they redeemed themselves with this.

More User Reviews:
Photo of canudoa9
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

We're sitting here in nowhere Canada and my friend who advocates highly against IPA's has admitted that this is a fine beer.
Very thick, humid, dense aroma described drunkenly by a fellow hop-head as "dense soil".
Taste is slightly less bold, but it hold(s).
Probably enjoyed best and most reminiscent of a thick summer sunset.
Cheers.

Photo of beergoot
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer appears to be a white/amber color with a very thick, creamy, fluffy white head. Wet grass combined with a mildly pungent orange aroma entails the aroma. Mild cereal grain flavors that are soon overtaken with a bold hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body; soft and creamy smoothness with a dry finish.

There's something to say about a double styled ale that comes across, malt-wise, like a mild ale yet can still stun you with a smack-between-the-eyes hop bitterness and make these somewhat discordant profiles mesh. The hop bitterness is allowed to grow and dominate while still leaving a lingering sense of fine tasting mild ale flavor in the background. It's a nice balancing act and generally works quite well. Distinctive and enjoyable...

Photo of zhanson88
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Be careful pouring when pouring this beer. It's bottle conditioned, but if you can avoid disturbing the sediment in the bottom it's a pretty attractive beer. I did drink this beer fresh, so any sediment was purely from bottle conditioning. Pours a golden color with orangish highlights. A nice 1.5 finger head forms, and the lacing is great.

Smell: Very citrusy. Nectarines, tangerines, and some nice piney and floral hop aromas as well.

Taste: Very similar to the smell. Lots of citrus character comes out, especially as the beer warms a bit. Tangerines and nectarines and maybe a bit of malty sweetness, followed by a good amount of piney and floral hops. This one is excellent, and is really surpassing my expectations.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Just a little over light bodied, but with very fine carbonation. It really gets smooth going down when it warms a bit. Overall I was really impressed by this beer. I had almost given up on finding a good Montana-brewed IPA/DIPA that was actually distributed a few places, but it looks like I have. This beer goes down very quickly, and the relatively high ABV (8.5%) is hidden very well. I wish they would clean up the appearance a bit by filtering it, but oh well. A little care while pouring solves most of the problem. Very nice job by Red Lodge Ales.

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Broken Nail Double IPA from Red Lodge Ales
87 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.