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Dead Eye Double IPA - Cape Ann Brewing Company

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Dead Eye Double IPADead Eye Double IPA

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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | 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

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Beer added by: CliffBrake on 03-03-2012

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Photo of Cruick
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopBomb515
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reddish amber color with a slight off white head that is thick and lasts a while. Great lacing on the glass. First pour was clear but the second was cloudy with tons of sediment, Heady Topper like. I don't mind the aggressive appearance. Nice citrus and tropical nose, sugar like sweetness, and a very fruity component that smells almost of fruity pebbles. Nice citrus hit up front, tropical and that sugar sweetness hits and balances the bitter notes. I do get a fruity pebble like profile in the finish, it's different in a good way. 9% ABV is totally hidden. Medium body, nicely carbonated and semi dry finish. I went in with no expectations and was happy with what I found in this nice drinking DIPA with a unique fruity twist.

Photo of mrz200
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Top notch DIPA from a brewery that has its moments, but not one that I normally think of. Only 1 can in to my 4 pack but I'm a fan. Trying to think of a readily-available New England produced DIPA that I like better and nothing is coming to mind. Better than Baxter's Bootleg and Foolproof's King of the Yahd.

Photo of PEIhop
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mynie
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My expectations were low. Cape Anne is a fairly old school east coast brewery, meaning their beers are balanced, English-inflected, and not easily amenable to contemporary Xtremeness.

Pours like an APA--reddish gold, nice head, slight haze.

Smells of a nice Citra blend. Well, look at that! Turns out you *can* highlight, even if you don't single hop. The mango nodes of the Citra are offset nicely by more traditional bitter and citrus.

Tastes like it smells. Really nice hop profile balanced out well against a sweet, bready malt. The variegated hop profile allows for a sweeter malt base, making this one of the more drinkable Citra Doubles I've had. I kinda, sorta wish the hops were amped up a bit, but this is still an excellent beer.

Photo of JakerLou
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RozzieBoy
3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Remdog
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudzud
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to JLindros for hooking me up with a can of this. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice dark crystal clear amber with a two finger off white creamy head that fades to leave a little thin blanket. LOADS of particulate in this can though, enormous amount of chunkies..I gotta take away some points for that.

S - Aromas of lighter citrus peel and pine, not overwhelmingly malty. Quite balanced with no discernible alcohol on the nose. A light touch of tropical hops too.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, nice citrus peel and faint tropical notes, mostly guava and papaya. Not much pine though it is just slightly resinous on the finish. The malts are a touch on the sweeter side though it does not really detract from the beer. Definitely not super super fresh, however, it is still quite pleasant as the alcohol is certainly hidden nicely.

M - Mouthfeel is crisply carbonated, not sticky, and the alcohol is hidden nicely.

O - Overall, this certainly wasn't a bad DIPA. Quite drinkable, I'm sure two months ago this would have been even better but as it stands it is enjoyable, with the only knock being the absurd amount of particulates suspended in the brew.

Serving Type: Can

Photo of von_kaiser
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dare I say one of the most balanced dbl's I've ever had. The first time I tried this I thought it just fell short of HT. As I'm having my 2nd a few weeks past it's definitely in a league of its own. IMO most 9% dbl's tend to have the malt stand out. This does not. Hops and malt balance each other out surprisingly well. The amber color is unique in its own way. Grab without hesitation if you can find. Worth trading for!

Photo of DantheMan75
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjstacker
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BBugsyy
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice think amber. Small head. comes in 16oz can :)
Good hops. Some aftertaste

Photo of Rekrule
2.87/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Too sweet, heavy on caramel malts, the hop profile isn't as clean as it should be. Alcohol very present in the taste. Okay at best.

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of my_knew_craft
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of mdube0378
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of mrob22278
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cheers to Bilco for giving me a can

Consumed 12/10/14

A: Lightly hazy, burnt orange with some amber at its core and some golden apricot clarity around the edges - pours with a medium sized, off-white head, fades to a wispy cap, keeps a small collar and leaves some nice lacing

S: Citrus, fruit juice, and resin - decidedly potent and aggressive, kind of noisy with some big aromas - orange and grapefruit juice, flesh, and a ton of citrus zest and pith - herbal, with some pine needles, and some sticky, hoppy resin - candied oranges - fruity juiciness, vaguely tropical but nothing really stands out other than some mango - kind of spicy with alcohol that is somewhat obvious - some caramel malts and sugar at the base

T: Big, burly citrus - interesting combination of lovely hops (Nugget, Cascade, Citra), but it mostly tastes like a punch of citrus to the face - orange and grapefruit juice, flesh, and zest - oily, sticky, bitter pith - floral and herbal, with some pine and some sticky resinous qualities - sweeter than average caramel and light amber malts- candied oranges dipped in alcohol - earthy and spicy finish - more sweetness and more booze, finishes with lingering pith, bitterness, and booze

M: On the heavy side of medium, lightly sticky, nice carbonation but kind of a rough finish with booze

O: Definitely smells better than a dead tooth

Perhaps I am becoming absurd with my standards for DIPAs, or maybe I have just been spoiled with an abundance of top-tier examples of this style... But this is not what I'm looking for. I've had many like this. It's a complete hop bomb without any nuance. There's nothing wrong with that, actually. The reason I'm not a huge fan is that it's overly sweet and overly alcoholic in a way that this kind of tastes like orange cold medicine.

Photo of ChrisinRI
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Coxy14
4.64/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of ms11781
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of Bilco
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Resuin
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of T-RO
2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

Based on the other reviews I must have gotten a bad batch. It was the first canning run received in newburyport MA that I know of. Anyway, I'm having a very hard time putting one of these down. I will finish the one I just opened but the others are destined for the drain. Awful. Edit: Fucking awful

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Dead Eye Double IPA from Cape Ann Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.