Double Strike
Lightning Brewery

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Lightning Brewery
California, United States
IPA - Imperial
3.66 | pDev: 13.11%
Jul 11, 2015
Nov 05, 2012
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Ratings by thebrood1987:
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4.82/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by thebrood1987 from California

Smells of lemon, pine and slight citrus. Instantly get the lemon, pine and grapefruit tastes with honey tastes and sweet bready malt s as well. It leaves a piney bitterness on the back of the tongue especially as it is warms.

This beer turns into an amazing beer as it warms as all the complexities come out. Sweet yet very hoppy this is what a double IPA should be. This one should get more attention.

May 14, 2014
More User Ratings:
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4.46/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
by TomStockfisch from California

This is exactly the beer I have been hoping for from this brewery (or any other in San Diego). I love double IPA's, am a total hop head, but I think exploring yeast in a big way is the Next Thing in craft beer. I love a beer I have trouble seeing through. This one is totally opaque equals complex/deliciious. Flavor is opaque, transparency is the lack thereof.
It's a little sweet, but IPA's always have been.

Jul 11, 2015
3.83 by johlac66 from California on Mar 28, 2015
3.95 by GatorCoop from California on Mar 05, 2015
3.9 by sholbert from California on Feb 27, 2015
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3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by UCLABrewN84 from California

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, candied citrus zest, and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has solid citrus forward hop qualities that are slightly better in the smell in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

Jan 26, 2015
3.66 by retry4z from California on Jan 22, 2015
3 by Hagbert from California on Sep 15, 2014
3.5 by zestar from California on Aug 08, 2014
2.5 by mattwjones from California on Apr 05, 2014
3.5 by ricecracker420 from California on Jan 31, 2014
3.5 by humulusphile from California on Dec 13, 2013
3.5 by GraduatedCashew from California on Aug 28, 2013
3.75 by Absolut from California on Aug 05, 2013
3.75 by Jmick28 from Arizona on Jun 30, 2013
3.5 by Eriktheipaman from California on Jun 23, 2013
3.75 by SocalKicks from California on Jun 23, 2013
3.75 by tbeq00 from California on Jun 13, 2013
3.5 by Halcyondays from California on May 05, 2013
3.25 by Lofreqwave from California on Mar 27, 2013
3.25 by ALBuff from Hawaii on Mar 25, 2013
2.5 by t0rin0 from California on Mar 24, 2013
4 by InfernoBoss from California on Mar 17, 2013
3.75 by drewone from California on Mar 16, 2013
3.5 by ryser2k from Pennsylvania on Mar 06, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
by mactrail from Washington

Put this one on your pancakes at IHOP. It's syrupy sweet with an overwhelming grapefruit flavor. There is a warm toasty flavor that is interesting. It's just so fruity I'm not sure when or how you would drink this stuff.

Seriously hot, alcoholic, and spicy on the tongue, lips, and palate. An equal opportunity over-the-top brew. Quite aromatic with citrus and some pine, a hint of turpentine. Quite attractive in the small nonic, however, with a crisp white head and lovely darkish amber color. It's an interesting off-kilter entry in the DIPA crowd, if that's your thing. Ow, it's just plain hot.

From the 22 oz bottle bought at Olive Tree in Ocean Beach. Still waiting for an epiphany for Lightning, and maybe some new brews. I don't see many recent reviews, and I almost never see Lightning beers on tap on their home turf.

Jan 16, 2013
3.5 by baybum from Pennsylvania on Jan 06, 2013
4 by CheapBeerBuzz from California on Jan 02, 2013
4 by PthPndr from Florida on Jan 01, 2013
3.25 by Gerasimos from Tennessee on Dec 29, 2012
4.25 by wattershed from California on Dec 18, 2012
4.25 by zacajawea56 from California on Dec 01, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ngeunit1 from Massachusetts

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, citrus, pine, and grassy hops with caramel and biscuit malts, and a bit of booze.

T - Starts off grapefruit and citrus hops with some bitterness and some caramel malts. Through the middle, pine and grassy hops come through with more bitterness and a bit of biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of grapefruit, pine, and grassy hops with resiny bitterness with some caramel malts and a touch of booze.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, bitter, and lightly sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. Good hop profile with good bitterness throughout.

Nov 05, 2012
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