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Seeing Double IPA | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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Seeing Double IPASeeing Double IPA
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706 Ratings
Seeing Double IPASeeing Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States
foothillsbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,448
Reviews:
203
Ratings:
706
pDev:
9.88%
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
108
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 706 |  Reviews: 203
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to kingkong for this one!

A: Slightly hazed pale amber body under a finger of frothy white head. Decent retention and some nice lace. Not spectacular, but above average.

S: Tropical and citrus hoppiness melded with caramel malt. Balanced and aromatic. Very nice.

T: Follows the nose - bright fruity hops, solid malt sweetness, and a cleanly bitter finish. Really rich, really tasty. Well done.

M: Creamy carbonation in a medium-to-full body. Substantial without being too heavy. Good.

O: This one had the unenviable position of following Heady Topper, and while it clearly wasn't in the same class as that beer it was still a terrific DIPA. Good balance, tasty flavors, and an impressively restrained alcohol bite. Great beer.

Cheers!

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: orange-tan color with a pretty good head.
S: caramel malt and pine. Just a little citrus. Pleasant but not all that strong.
T: honey, grapefruit, pine, and sweet caramel malt. Biscuity malt flavors jump out more as the beer warms. The finish is long and bitter.
M: medium bodied, light on the carbonation

Seeing Double is aptly named as this beer definitely packs a punch. A little too hot and sweet for me to be having more than a few, but I did enjoy a good 30 oz of the growler. Would rate this below the People's Porter, Total Eclipse, and Hoppyum if you have your choice at Foothills, although all four are well-made beers.

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4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a 1 finger head and nice lacing.

S: Floral and citrus hops...very sweet smell. Nice and inviting.

T: Great balance of hops and malt. Slight alcohol presence, but it's hard to tell the true ABV. Very easy to drink.

M: Medium to full bodied with good carbonation.

O: Another great offering from Foothills. I'm so lucky to live just a few miles from the brewery.

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3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a Duvel Tulip glass

App: Darker than average amber/copper/rusty color pillowy head that lasts for a bit with some solid lacing

Smell: Citrusy hop smell with some pine notes

Taste/MF: Piny and citrusy hop notes with some malty undertones. The mouthfeel is kind of medium-bodied and carbonated.

Drinkability: the 9.5% is noticeable after the first glass and the burn is prevalent in the tasting. I could probably down a few of these but this is a strong brew.

Overall: Not the biggest DIPA I've had by any means, not my favorite, and the burn is very real on this one. I like it but it will be a rare selection for me in the future.

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3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours copper with no head, so it's not surprising that it leaves no lacing.

Smells fruity, mainly grapefruit.

Taste is fruity, piney and hoppy. There is also a trace of caramel as well. More malty upfront than hoppy.

Full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation

Very drinkable and easy to enjoy.

Overall, a high quality NC brew, not on the level of the de facto DIPA's but good all the same.

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Seeing Double IPA from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 706 ratings