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Big DIPA - Oak Aged - Heavy Seas Beer

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Big DIPA - Oak Aged
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 7.59%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Cynic-ale on 03-30-2014

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great double IPA! I absolutely love how this beer looks in my glass. It has a deep amber color with a tan frothy head. It smells fantastic too! Like a fresh IPA should but with an ever so slight mellow oaky spice. The taste is strong at first with a citrus pine bite which smoothens out with a light undertone of spice. I'm not sure how long they age this beer in the oak barrels but my guess is not very long due to the fact that you ideally want a fresh IPA and that means drinking it as soon as possible. For an aged double IPA, I absolutely think Heavy Seas nailed it!

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3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: dark amber; a 2 finger khaki head that receded to an uneven cap; sheets of lacing;

S: oak and alcohol came through loud and clear; caramel malt as well;

T: follows the nose from start to finish; vanilla is also present at the finish;

M: medium to heavy bodied; light carbonation;

O: I would have liked a little more oak and a little less booziness; but this was very interesting; also, there was virtually no hop presence; as it stands, to me this was closer to a barleywine than a DIPA;

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color is copper but has a cloudy hazy that obscures the body. The head is just off white with a thick stickiness.

The aroma is nice with grapefruit, tangerine, rose petal, caramel malt and some pine sap but it's a touch subdued.

The flavor is obviously oakey, barrel and wood, with pine hops, resin, barley graininess, some honey sweetness and even a touch of vanilla.

The feel is quite astringent at the finish with a lot of alcohol warmth. What's interesting is the velvet smoothness that starts.

This is an interesting and worthwhile take on a DIPA.

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Big DIPA - Oak Aged from Heavy Seas Beer
87 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.