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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: 116
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 8
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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CliffBrake on 03-03-2012

The mother of all hoppy beers, the Double-IPA is loved by many and feared by more. Going against our mission to make balanced beers, a healthy portion of Cascade and Citra hops were used to create a smoothly bitter double IPA with big and lingering floral aromas.

Malts: Pale, Munich
Hops: Nugget, Cascade, Citra
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Ratings: 116 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of kmanjohnson
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mdlb44
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TylerKitchens
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On cask at British Beer Co

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hippieflip
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ian_B
3.52/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a dogfish head IPA glass. A bright white head that settles quickly leaving some lacing.

Bright hoppy aroma with strong citrus notes.

An initial burst of grapefruit hits the pallet. Sweet citrus flavors linger in the mouth with flavors of hops.

Slides over the tongue quickly, leaving just a hint of alcohol warmth.

An excellent IPA that gives a strong taste of summer, which is especially nice in the midst of winter.

Photo of misternebbie
4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Geobus
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scotorum
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Tree House stemmed tulip

a: Clear coppery dark amber with an inch thick white head which receded to rocky surface foam and extensive patchy lacing.

s; Metallic pine resin.

t; Fairly intense pine resin over a solid malt base is quickly followed by an eye-opening blast of bitterness towards the back of the mouth and sides of the tongue. Bitterness fades rather quickly into a dry finish.

m; Medium to full, great body, lots of carbonation tingle.

o: Can't find a canning date on this hoppy wonder, but what I taste is generous pine resin and a hefty bready malt base that makes for a good DIPA which covers its 9% ABV well. Occasional metallic nose notes detract slightly but disappear later.

Photo of AirBob
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from 11/22/14
A - 3 fingers of off-white/copper colored head. Dense and rolling. Unfiltered, burnt-orange body. Great retention and lacing.

S - Intense citrus and pine. Grapefruit and lemon rind complemented by floral notes. Sweet malty backbone.

T - Nice sweet malt backbone. Dank, bitter, citrus, pine. Flavors linger for quite a while. Citrus rind and resin in the finish.

M - Medium carbonation and body. Sticky finish.

O - Intensely resinous and bitter. I like a lot more fruit and balance, but this is intense and well made. Alcohol is hidden extremely well.

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

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Dead Eye Double IPA from Cape Ann Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.