Seeing Double IPA | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

Seeing Double IPASeeing Double IPA
BA SCORE
85.8%
Liked This Beer
4.04 w/ 688 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-09-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,027
Reviews:
201
Ratings:
688
Liked:
590
Avg:
4.04/5
pDev:
9.9%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
102
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 688 |  Reviews: 201
Photo of AdamAlway
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dense deep orange color with a light, off-white head that dissipates quickly. Only a slight fragrance of hops and malt. The taste is a fantastic combination of hops and malt, neither is overpowering. The 9.5% is well hidden. A nice solid, chewy feel with a creamy substance. A great IPA and well worth picking up. What a fantastic trade!

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterRigger
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of willardt09
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wdberkley
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer can get a man in trouble. Label shows 126 IBU's but it didn't taste nearly that hoppy. And the 9.5% ABV was no were to be found in the taste - but this beer packs a punch. I'd go back for more, this one flies under the radar.

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Photo of midlifec
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rfoltz53
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wadestep
4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bretribution
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbell23
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into pint glass. Understated smell, barely there but slightly hoppy with some malt. Great taste but hops don't blow you away. Balanced and hoppy, good beer. Really nice mouthfeel, smooth with good carbonaion. Way too easy drinking for 9.5%. Will definitely buy again.

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Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ellis1701
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rangerred
3.22/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Garycvet
3.66/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OGShotzy
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into a Belgian tulip glass. Clear amber color, with some traces of lacing down the glass. Smell of hops with a tad of citrus notes at the end. Tastes nice and juicy—plus the malt and hops are well balanced. You can sort of tell the booze is there without really tasting it. Refreshing at the end of a summer night.

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Photo of toronadotornado
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Raleigh Beer Garden - Raleigh, NC - draft

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

Photo of mabermud
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Hazy and muddled, deep orange body. The head is thin, wispy, and slightly off-white. The body looks rich and dense.
Smell: Tangerine and citrus hops. Fruity yeast and a touch of sweet malts.
Taste: Smooth citrus hops that taste mostly of overripe tangerines. There is also a malty sweet spine. The finish and aftertaste has a little bit of tang. A fairly balanced taste that is layered well. The alcohol is well hidden.
Feel: Medium to heavy body that has a lower level of carbonation. Dense and semi-creamy carbonation in the mouth, that makes this one chewy. Excellent feel for a imperial IPA.

Overall - What a nice surprise from North Carolina. Much better than their regular IPA.

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Photo of intobenme
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of angrybabboon
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cheers to Bilco for this beer

Consumed 7/15/15

A: Medium orange with some copper and honey highlights - the first half of the bomber pours mostly clear, and the second half pours mostly cloudy, so overall I guess it's a medium level of haze - pours with a medium sized white head, leaves some nice lacing

S: This bottle may be past its prime, but it still has a fruity, juicy, hoppy aroma - orange and grapefruit juice with some pith - some juicy tropical fruit aromas, pineapple - decidedly sweet overall, so it's reminiscent of a tropical fruit juice - some pine and resinous hops - big malts, with caramel malts, as well as straight-up caramel and molasses - decidedly sweet with a hint of booze

T: Surprisingly good, despite the abundance of sweetness - very juicy, with orange, grapefruit, and tropical fruit juice - almost reminds me of a hoppy, bitter Hawaiian Punch (almost) - moderate bitterness with some lingering citrus oil, citrus pith - some pine and hop resin, herbal notes - sweet, with caramel malts, caramel syrup, molasses, burnt sugar, toffee - finishes lightly oily with some dryness, lingering sweetness and a touch of booze

M: On the heavy side of medium bodied, medium level of carbonation, smooth but a little sticky, sweet finish

O: Don't be afraid if it's a little bit close
I built a kingdom of your throes
I'm seeing double

In general, I do not like this approach to the double IPA. It's overly sweet. But I like this beer; it's not boozy enough to actually be problematic. If this were pushing 11%, the booze plus sweetness would be a problem. At 9.5%, it's on the fence, and it's not a big issue. it's not mind-blowing, but it's worth a try for sure.

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Photo of potion
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Seeing Double IPA from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 85.8% out of 100 with 688 ratings
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