Dubble IPA | Red Car Brewery and Restaurant

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Red Car Brewery and Restaurant
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Winter

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Added by mickeymac on 01-18-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.2/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'd never seen the double IPA before a recent trip to Red Car and am assuming it's a winter seasonal. Rather than the usual pint glass, it comes in what looks like a basic 10 ounce water glass. The abv is not listed and the waitress didn't know, but the serving size is the first tip that it's high octane. The color is a deep copper with a head that starts out thick but dissipates rather quickly. It has the same nice hoppy smell of the regular IPA, but it's just a bit overwhelmed by the alcohol smell. Unfortunately, the same holds true in the taste. The alcohol just seems to bury the malt and hop flavors. Letting it warm a bit didn't really seem to help. All the over the top alcohol smell and taste detracts substantially from the drinkability. All in all, it's a decent DIPA, but it doesn't quite live up to the superior "regular" IPA.

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Dubble IPA from Red Car Brewery and Restaurant
3.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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