Seeing Double IPA | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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Seeing Double IPASeeing Double IPA

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-09-2005

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of zac16125
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Foothills Seeing Double IPA
22oz bottle into a tulip
no bottled on or bests before date (but there is an absurd amount of sedimentation sitting in the bottom of the bottle)

A: Pours a dark amber orange with 1.5 fingers width of slightly off white colored head. Its fairly translucent, with a small amount of sedimentation suspended in the glass. Leaves a moderate amount of really cool looking, beehive lacing.

S: Interesting aroma. Piney hops are the most prominent, but there is a somewhat off aroma, like rotting citrus fruits. Some sweeter, malty notes. Aromas as a whole are pretty weak though.

T: Piney bitterness, spicy hops, bitter citrus rind, an herbaceous character. A bitter hop bomb for sure. Much better than the nose implies, and none of the off notes that I got in the aroma come out in the taste. Hints of the malt backbone to keep the hops in check. Not a lot going on besides the hop bitterness, but its still quite good.

M/D: Medium bodied, fairly big carbonation for the style, has a drying finish similar to certain dry wines. ABV is completely masked. Drinkability is good but not great.

O: Overall, somewhat disappointing as I had pretty high hopes. Its a good beer, but the palate profile is pretty one dimensional, and there are certainly some off notes in the aroma. I would drink this again if it were available at a bar/restaurant with a limited craft selection, but with all the quality options available at any craft beer store I dont think Id buy a bottle of this again.

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Photo of dpodratsky3
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber poured into imperial pint glass

A: Aggressive pour leaves a massive, super creamy slightly off white head, like whipped cream, beer is crystal clear golden(!) orange, head fades a little faster than I hoped leaving not much lace (which is to be expected at almost 10%)

S: Interesting hop aroma, has some fruit to it, also hints of pine, and a bold spiciness, definitely hints at a strong hop presence

T: Flavor follows the aroma pretty closely, although the fruitiness comes through a little more, which in my opinion is a benefit, I don't like too spicy and resiny double IPAs, that spiciness does come through too, the malt provides just a touch of very light caramel sweetness, which helps balance the flavors, alcohol comes through but not too unpleasantly, doesn't have that super caramel-resin combo that I am sick of

M: Body is actually fairly light, carbonation finishes with a nice tingle but doesn't burn your mouth at the beginning which when combined with hoppy beers can be unpleasant

O: Has aspects of a DIPA that you'd expect and some that are a little different, nothing totally unique but well proportioned for such a strong beer

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of corby112
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to kubrick215 for sharing.

Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden orange color with a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting cap/ring.  Splotchy lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy citrus hop aroma with dank buds, resinous, grassy pine needle and tropical fruit notes.  Floral grass notes and pine needle followed by hints of mango, pineapple, grapefruit and lemon peel.  Surprising citrus/tropical fruit character countered by subtle bread and biscuit malt.

Medium bodied with a blast of earthy bitterness that lingers over the sweet tropical/citrus fruit notes and pale malt backbone into a dry finish.  Sticky, dry and bitter with grassy, piney hops followed by grapefruit sweetness, pineapple and orang zest.  Malt backbone is a touch stronger than expected balancing things out but doesn't  interfere with the hop flavor.  Some toffee, biscuit, bread and graham cracker flavor in the finish.  Well balanced and  easy to drink with subtle alcohol heat in the finish yet the abv is well masked.  Nice beer from foothills.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of pauldave1976
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an opaque orange pour with 2 fingers of white head which gave off great amounts of lacing. smells of citrusy grapefruit, mustard seed.. definitely taste simcoe-like hops in this. you get the pungent tangy cat pee-like flavor, sweet citrus, floral sweetness, with a nice malty backbone. medium body with a nice amount of carbonation, surprisingly refreshing.

a very nice treat... a little harsh to tackle after overdoing it late last night, but this will be my night cap i think. very sweet and citrusy, but nicely hopped.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of GarretD
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of MADPolo
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of fastrodney
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into my trusty Sam glass.

A: Nice copper color with a head that builds slowly and dissipates slowly as well.

S: Wonderful piney, grassy hoppy goodness with a scent of alcohol in the background.

T: This is definitely a bitter one, but well balanced with a malty sweetness and backdrop of alcohol.

M: Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation.

O: The hops are well presented here and it is balanced well, no easy feat given the gravity. Overall, this is a big IPA that is dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of elgiacomo
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, unknown date. Served at around 45F.

Pours copper/amber with a one finger off-white head that leaves nice drippy lacing and recedes to a small cap.

Aroma is earthy and floral hops with some citrus, apricot and pine, also good amount of caramel malt. Good to very good strength.

Flavor is resinous hops, some orange citrus, pine, floral hops, big caramel malt, mild to moderate balancing sweetness, very good bitterness on the finish, decent bit of alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, chewy, sticky, good carbonation.

Very hoppy and great bitterness...more caramel malt than I care for though, but still a good Double IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -44.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Seeing Double IPA from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 699 ratings