Double Peg Leg Imperial IPA | Ham's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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Brewed by:
Ham's Restaurant & Brewhouse
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BEERchitect on 10-16-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by kwakwhore:
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4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass with very little head(poured that way I suspect, not the fault of the beer). When I had this two nights later, it was served in a snifter and there was a smallish white head attached.
Rich hop perfume mixed with sweet malt scents dominates the aroma.
The flavor is a heavenly shot blast of sweet grapefruit. Four pounds of hops per barrel(quadruple hops brewed, take that Miller Lite) and a ton of malt make for a richly flavored brew. If I had to characterize it I would call it a malt forward, east coast style Double IPA. Malt flavors are dominated by the sweeter variety, but some biscuit flavors do creep in.
Mouthfeel is not cloying or overly syrupy, and decently carbonated.
Very easy to drink, but the alcohol will definitely catch up with you. I never have more than one of these if I'm driving.
I've had this beer every year since they've been serving it. This year's version is about as good as it gets.

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Photo of cvstrickland
4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presented in a snifter, Double Peg Leg Imperial Pale Ale (its actual name) is a rich reddish-copper with a little haze and a thin ivory cap that retreats to a ring, leaving skinny, wispy lacing on the glass.

The smell of the drink is amazing, especially so given how hard the hop shortage has affected the small breweries like Ham's. T.L., local neo-hippy hero and brewmaster extraordinaire, must have been saving up his ration coupons to hop Double Peg, the most extravagantly hop-forward of any of his brews. The aroma is a hoppy bouquet of sweetly floral citrusy notes, resinous evergreen with crushed lime leaves, with a sting of peppery spice. A savory malty sweetness lurks underneath, providing depth to match the high-flying super-aromatic hop notes. Astoundingly perfumey hops rule, even as a toastier maltiness emerges during the warming drink.

The taste is richly malty with an onslaught of citrusy hops that dry and embitter the finish. Soft, rolling waves of toasty malted caramel interweave with bitter grapefruit, sweet orange spritzed with pine needle oil, and a zippy, minty spice note tingles in the mouth. A repetitive echo of orange-infused malty syrup with grapefruit bitterness claims ownership to the backbone of the drink. Hurray!

The drink is full-bodied and silky-syrup smooth without being too sticky. Light carbonation and amazing drinkability for style.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.22/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A new beer found at the Brewer's Jam, Knoxville TN. After sampling the Peg Leg Pale Ale, I held out promise for their DIPA. Proved to be ever bit as solid, but with more flavor, character, and intensity. Aromas of citrus and pine swirl around a firm 2-Row Pale malt base; giving a clean malt profile, crisp hops, and fruity esters woven into the aromas and flavors. Malts become very sweet and viscous and alternate biscuit and caramel notes. The hop intensity brings a dry, minty sensation with a winter-green pine resinous texture along with pleasant bittering to clean the beer in the finish. I could have drank this all day long.

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Double Peg Leg Imperial IPA from Ham's Restaurant & Brewhouse
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 3 ratings