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 nickfl
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Gavage
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
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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Photo of Johnny2stixx
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of welldigger888
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a wonderful orange hued honey with an outstanding white head leaving sheets of lace down glass.

Malty grainy goodness here with the american hop standing tall dilivering a strong balanced bittering. Piney tropical grapefruitiness seems at play.

Nice big bitter hopping that plays well with the BIG grain bill. Again american C hops reign supreme, grapefruit pine tropical fruit.

Very much creamy medium full mouth feel that even on a 100+ degree day is not out of place. Very refreshing for such a monster brew,though it will take it's toll in the heat.

I am always pleased with the stuff these folk put out, and the head brewer was here in columbia for a time before starting up foothills.

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Photo of wceaton
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of turnerk3
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a pleasantly dark gold, almost light amber, hew. It's topped off with an amiable half inch snow white head that makes a rather abrupt departure.

S: Delectable hop notes are the first to make an appearance, followed by a profuse candy like sweetness from the malts. The hops provide an excellent citrusy scent, but almost appear infused into the sweetness rather than vice versa as anticipated.

T: Truly unique hop characteristic. The hops are present from the second it touches the palate. The malts appear towards the beginning to alleviate the bitter bite of the hops and the burn of the alcohol. Highly complex and does well at disguising the alcohol.

M: Astounding carbonation serves as an excellent catalyst distributing the flavors perfectly. A powerful stickiness laces the mouth in a distinguishably pleasant way.

O: An exquisite brew that is almost spot-on with the style. The hops play very well with the malty sweetness providing a must try beer.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of MacQ32
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice hazy somewhat vibrant orange with a nice inch of near white head. Great retention and lacing.

S - Sweet and malty, like most robust dipa's. Nice citrus flavors, some bitters and a mild alcohol type aroma. Aroma is a little weak.

T - Nice malty/honey and dry citrusy bitterness up front. The dryness from the hops lingers well after the sweeter and citrusy qualities. Slight alcoholic burn, but very tolerable.

M - Medium to fuller bodied, appropriate carbonation. Mildly drinkable at best at close to and room temperatures.

O - Very tasty bitter dipa. Nothing really stands out about it, just a good representative of the style. I have been pouring into my 8oz Allagash cup as this needs to be at least mildly cold for me to enjoy it best.

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ncstateplaya
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Seeing Double IPA from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
4.08 out of 5 based on 679 ratings.
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