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Dead Eye Double IPA - Cape Ann Brewing Company

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Dead Eye Double IPA
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cape Ann Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: CliffBrake on 03-03-2012)
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Photo of jlindros
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I used to love these guys. Their pumpkin porter was great back in the day, and they made solid base beers. Kinda lost touch with their beers, and they haven't had anything new in a while, so I'm excited for this one. I actually picked it up today, and had to skip the queue of other beers to try this one. No date on the can unfortunately, but I know it's fresh since it just came out. And YAY tall boy cans!

Pours darker than I expected, a reddish amber color with a rosy hue, very clear though, nice bubbles streaming up to reinforce the huge 2+ finger creamy fluffy head that doesn't seem to fade thanks to those streaming bubbles, but leaves a pot marked head and soapy lacing when it does.

Nose explodes out of the gate, nice hops but not what I expected, quite fruity but not really tropical or citrus, well I take that back, not really citrus but some tropical notes, a little guava and pineapple, a bit of a generic American like fruit, perhaps a little stone fruit. It eventually develops a mild clementine citrus, and candied orange note, with a decent sweet malt base and a hint of alcohol tingling the nose. Lots of fresh pungent hops that also get a little floral and grassy.

Taste brings candy malts out front, sweet reddish toasty malts, with a little caramel note, and touch syrupy, pretty sweet though, with even a little nougat like flavor. Spicy hops cut through quickly, some spiciness that mixes with a little fruity flavors, citrus peel notes, candied orange zest, a mild apricot and pineapple like fruits too. Hops get quite bitter and spicy, as well as a bit earthy and herbal, and malts continue to bash with sweet reddish malts. Finish continues with the sweetness but attempts to dry a bit, as it does a big spicy earthy herbal hop kicks my taste buds around, as well as the candy malts, and a little booze warmth and even some tingle later.

Mouth is med to heavier bod, a little syrupy, thick malt, with nice carbonation at least.

Overall... well I wanted to like it, the nose was pretty nice but def far from great, but the flavor just fell short. Way too much on the sweet candy malts, way too spicy earthy hop bitterness for a nice DIPA, somewhat balanced but the balance seems like it's teetering on just both sides of the see-saw breaking and falling. Booze comes though a bit, it's OK ... actually I take that back... the more I sip this the more it hits that DIPA niche. There are times when I have a craving for a big DIPA, malty sweet with big spicy bitter hops, mostly in the winter time too, so I could def find times when this would hit the spot. So I'll bump the taste and overall from 3.75 to 4s.

jlindros, Nov 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

BostonPhilly, Yesterday at 12:46 AM
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3.12/5  rDev -27.4%

Nichols33, Tuesday at 11:45 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

! Pick up a 4 pack, it's an outstanding representation, smells, pours, and satisfied my bitterness craving. So fresh, less then a week old. And I live in Clinton. Great DIPA, thanks Cape Anne Brewery!!

Beglane, Monday at 11:35 PM
Photo of HopDeezy
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%

A - Amber orange, hazy, off white vanilla colored head.

S - spiced oranges and pine are the main players here with some citrusy lemon in the background.

T - spices, oranges, tropical fruit, pine with a longer bitter finish as with that of many DIPAs.

M - spicy, hoppy bitter burst, strong carbonation lingering hoppy orange bitter finish.

O - This is a very very very good DIPA and thrilled that the brewery is 20 minutes from my house so I know the limited supply is hitting the local stores fresh. 4 pack pint cans too!!! It's not up there with the cream of the crop but it's not too far below either.

HopDeezy, Monday at 02:50 AM
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.52/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

vonnerbeer, Nov 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

nkelley77, Nov 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Tery_Noseworthy, Oct 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

jpd7374, Oct 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Ceh001, Oct 14, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -5.1%

A-Sox, Sep 20, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +5.1%

beerasaurusrex, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

RAlmeida77, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

PortLargo, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of Bierman9
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%

This DIPA was rounds 2 and 3 during lunch today at the Pub, with my ladies. Served in a slender flute, at $5.50 for 10oz. Menu says it hits 130 IBUs! Woo-hoo!

color was an amber, golden copper. Had some haze within, plus some scattered carbo. Head was off-white, fine and smooth, and lacing was decent. Aroma was rindy and piney, with solid citrus and hints of sweetish fruits as well. Had a solid medium+ body, and it was very smooth and prickle-free on the tongue.

Flavor was as with the aroma: rindy, resiny, pithy and piney! Oh yeah! Sweetness was more pronounced here, with some apricot and tangerine showing up. First few sips had me thinking Heady Topper... Verrry easily drinkable, with the ABV quite forgotten in the proceedings. Prosit!

4.28/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.35 | smell: 4.10 | feel: 4.15 | taste: 4.35 | drinkability: 4.35


Bierman9, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

braican, Aug 19, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +7%

diehlio, Aug 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Fhan1818, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ShanePB, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of smcolw
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Three time pour from the bartender for this one. Full ring lace after each sip. Dirty gold color with a touch of haze.

A combination of floral and grapefruit rind hop wafts to the nose on this one. Attractive.

More malty than I expected. Plenty of alcohol on the tongue, too--warming. High carbonation but with an elevated body as well. The bitterness does not overwhelm but is distinctively there. Modest aftertaste for this style.

smcolw, Aug 03, 2014
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Dead Eye Double IPA from Cape Ann Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.