2 Pint IPA | Ellersick Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Ellersick Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RedDiamond on 02-14-2010

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by RedDiamond:
Photo of RedDiamond
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The idea behind the name is that you only need two pints of this 9.5% ABV beer and you're ready to go home and sleep it off. Indeed, they'll only serve you two pints and they charge a dollar more for it. It begins with a soft sandy head on a clear copper body. If you made paper out of hops (an intriguing notion) it would probably smell as softly fragrant as this strong ale does.

Most elements of 2 Pint are fairly average. The lace is substantial, but the aroma and taste are fairly dilute and the beer tastes like hop tea. Big, but still routine.

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Photo of NWer
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft pour at the brewery into a pint glass.
Dark amber appearance. Nice head.
This beer is different than any IIPA I have tasted. Can't quite put my finger on it but it is alcoholic, sweet, piney at the same time. Leaves a slightly astringent aftertaste of alcohol that suggests it is close to being a barleywine.
A good beer and I enjoyed it very much.
Waitress mentioned that Ellersick would be canning their beers in the near future and am looking forward to trying them more often.

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Photo of bumchilly25
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of erickc
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really good, strong IPA from Big E Ales. My favorite offering from them. The citrus scent is incredible.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer on-tap in a cheater pint at the brewery.

Appearance: rich amber hue with a light haze and a finger of creamy tan foam. A nice lace is left on the glass as the head dissipates.

Smell: sweet and caramelly malt with an earthy hoppiness. Not too bad.

Taste: very malty with a rather sweet edge. Hops are earthy and there's a relatively strong bitterness. It's a bit uninspiring, but well-enough made.

Mouthfeel: big body with a big carbonation and a very nice, full creaminess.

Overall: not a bad beer, but a bit sweet and a bit simple in its formulation.

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Photo of italianstallion
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ccrida
2.9/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A similarly generic, stronger version of their IPA. Malty, dry, american hop profile but on the modest side stylistically. There's a smokey phenolic note that I find interesting, but accentuates the thickness.
Mothfeel is very dry, sticky.
Drinkability is ok, not my style of a DIPA, but regionally appropriate. Basically, the further north up I-5, the maltier and mudier the IPA, West coast style. This close to a BC, it mightas well be from Dogfish Head...

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a darkish amber/orange color with good carbonation and a nice white cap

S: A bit of pine, caramel perhaps pretty tame nose and hard to pull any typical IPA characteristics out of it

T: An average IIPA. At 9.5 I was eaxpecting big hop basket on this but instaed I got a bigger, balanced IIPA with booze and pine. I still felt this beer was closer to 8%ABV versus the 9.5ABV. It did have that staple sordove homebrew taste to it

M: Sordove slick, just enough bitterness, medium to big body

O: Not to shabby

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Photo of VanKieft
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2 Pint IPA from Ellersick Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 11 ratings