Millstream Hop² Double IPA | Millstream Brewing Company

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Millstream Hop² Double IPAMillstream Hop² Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Millstream Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
millstreambrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by daledeee on 02-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
24.03%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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3.93/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
3.94/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy dark amber under a persistent 3” beige foam collar that clings to the side of the glass.
S: More caramel malt aromas than hop.
T: Starts with rich malt flavors and caramel with a touch of dark bread bitterness with earthy hops and gradually develops a quinine like bitterness on the finish seasoned with citrus rind.
F: Very creamy, medium body, medium low carbonation
O: More malt forward than many DIPAs but is balanced and very drinkable.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sticky, very balanced in malt to hops profile. Sort of like a English DIPA, a good brew for someone who prefers malty DIPAs.

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Photo of millertime416
3/5  rDev -2.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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1/5  rDev -67.5%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +29.9%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of WastingFreetime
1.68/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours out a coppery amber with three fingers of craggy off-white foam lasting a minute, no lacing left behind. Medium-thin body, medium carbonation levels.

Smells mostly of floral and spice hopping with medium strength orange peel and a strange cooked asparagus aroma blended with a caramel malt. Despite being a relatively fresh bottle, it tastes overwhelmingly of an acrid moldy / rotten swamp mud sort of character which was an instant dealbreaker-level flaw. Further analysis aborted, drainpoured.

I recommend staying away from this one.

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.2/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Millstream Hop(2) Double IPA, Amana, Iowa. No information given, but this on the side of the bottle carrier….um, no, it's too long. Maybe I'll scan it. Oh, and we learn that it is 7.5% ABV. So, let's open it up and find out what's inside.

Deep burgundy coloration, rich, creamy off[white head above.

Aromatics: complexity abounds, rich, malty, pungent. Hops are present, but muddied and indistinct. There are no typical hop aromatics associations at play. Instead there is chocolate, dark fruit, plum and fig and cherry, and oak.

Taste: Hip hops hit at first, a blast of bitterness, then up rises sweet malt to smother it and coat it in chocolate and caramel. I can taste it some on the tongue, but it goes nowhere. Sweet subsumes all.

This really doesn't feel like a double IPA at all. Alcohol is high, yes, but, hops aren't as pronounced as they ought to be, and malt mucks it up. I'm happy to entertain varying and contrasting interpretations of this still very new style, but this one doesn't thrill me at all. I'll finish my 4-pack and forget about it. About $11 down the drain, and here's hoping they improve it some if they try this again.

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Millstream Hop² Double IPA from Millstream Brewing Company
3.08 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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