Seeing Double IPA | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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Seeing Double IPASeeing Double IPA
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Seeing Double IPASeeing Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,447
Reviews:
201
Ratings:
696
pDev:
9.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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75
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104
Trade:
4
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Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Barley's, Asheville, NC.

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and very good lacing.

The smell featured a balmy citrus hop.

The taste consisted of balmy resinous citric hops atop a sweet pale malt.

The mouthfeel ws typical of the style.

Overall a tasty and well done DIPA.

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Photo of woosterbill
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
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 +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Daktah
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Definitely pumped to try this. Got a bomber on 10/23 and drank that night.

Burnt orange color and slightly hazy with a white head that lingered. The smell is almost all pine, with a touch of citrus in there. Even though I prefer citrus-heavy IPAs, the smell of this one was awesome - just an incredibly fresh pine resin scent. Taste shifts a little to the citrus side and then at the end there is something like vanilla. Very sweet, but not overly so. Slight oily mouthfeel which seems just right for a DIPA. I took my time drinking this one, and as it warmed the alcohol burn became a little more pronounced - not too much, but noticeable.

Overall a great DIPA and something that will clearly be in the rotation now that it's more widely available.

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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Straight pour from 22oz pry-off bottle to a 25cl Duvel Single tulip. No bottling or freshness dating visible on the bottle, but the first bottling run for this beer was just on October 12, making this bottle 11 days old AT THE MOST on the date of consumption. Or, opening. Because I will probably drink about 2/3 of this tonight and drink the rest tomorrow.

Appearance (4.0): Solid two fingers of off-white foam, bubbling down slowly to a hazy film on the surface of the beer. The body is a moderately hazy reddish-amber color, very rich-looking and attractive. Some modest lacing as the head recedes, along with a couple of thick collars of foam on the side of the glass. This is a pretty good-looking beer, no question there.

Smell (4.0): Very nice mixture of juicy-sweet citrus (pineapple, mostly) and some light pine mixing with a rich, moderately sweet caramel / bran muffin kind of malt tone. Nice finishing note of dank, resinous hop oil.

Taste (4.0): Starts out with a light, citrus-pithy bitterness followed by a nice combination of rich, deep, toasted, bready malt character (like a rich, toasted, rustic, multigrain bread) with some strong, piny bitterness that carries through to the finish. There is some fruity character in the hop profile, too, which shows some banana and pineapple undertones. The hop oils finish with a moderate harshness, like a strong, concentrated citrus peel bitterness stopping just short of medicinal. The bitter finish hangs on and unfolds, thanks to the alcohol character, which shows no heat but instead turns that pith bitterness into a resinous flavor that feels almost vaporous in the finish.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Modest carbonation that tingles modestly and foams lightly going down, paired with a chewy, medium-full body. The hop oils and alcohol lend it a very dry finish, in spite of the rich malt character. This has a really, really nice mouthfeel, actually.

Overall (4.0): This is a fair amount different than what I remember it being like on tap, so I’ll have to revisit that one when I can. But they packed a lot of flavor into this beer, without a doubt. This is a very good DIPA that pairs a rich malt body with a pretty intense piny-resinous bitterness, so if you like DIPAs along that kind of “east coast” profile, this is a very good pick.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of beer2day
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this many times in the past on tap, but now available in bombers. Very fresh bombers. As in bottled 5 days ago.

Gold pour with just a hint of orange. Frothy 1-finger off white head. No retention and thin lace.

Nose is dark earth hops and syrupy malt. The two flavors combine well. Strong hop oil and a thick bread flavor.

Fresh makes a huge difference here. Hop oil and esters combine. Gets a bit floral, but not too much so. Just a hint of pine. Lots of malt backbone, but the hops come out on top. Light pepper in the finish. Strong hop oil aftertaste. Just delicious. But sneaky ... hides the abv very well.

Feel is spot on. Thick, syrupy body stands up well to the oily hop flavor.

Overall, I'll be back quick to get a few more before this batch is gone.

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Gavage
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: orange in color with a short 1/2" head that breaks down to a spotty surface foam.

Smell: loads of hop presence here. Caramel, citrus, and some pine rise from the glass and into the nose.

Taste: big caramel flavors with loads of orange and pineapple citrus. Bitterness is very bold but not overpowering at all. Alcohol is very well hidden here.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp to start, smoother and dry at the finish. Long lasting bitterness here.

Overall: this was very easy to quaff despite the high alcohol level. Nicely refreshing for any hophead looking for double IPA fix. Great beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Seeing Double IPA from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 696 ratings