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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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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Photo of wmobley
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%

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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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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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%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep golden orange, fairly clear. Little head.

Fruit and juicy, sweet and ripe. Faint caramel.

Very and sweet and juicy. Bitter hops in the back with a sweet fruity and juicy citrus blast. Malt is faint, hops are dominant.

Mild carbonation, wet and juicy body.

This is good and finished quick, no trace of alcohol.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Seeing Double IPA from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 694 ratings