Double Paw (Imperial IPA) | The Livery

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Brewed by:
The Livery
Michigan, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.75%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Phatz on 05-04-2007

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by LilBeerDoctor:
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.41/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 6/27/2010. On tap at the brewpub. The beer pours a golden yellow with a white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Flavor of citrus, grassy hops, corn, grainy malt (even some rice). It is ok, pretty drinkable for an 8% (listed as 8% when I visited).

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I confirm this is the best of the regular available product line. Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Very light yellow with a soapy head. Amrillo hops, its in the aroma, it gives it an orange taste. Average mouthfeel.IBU 90, still decently carmel malted. Masterful Amerillo.

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Photo of emerge077
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange body, compact head of creamy foam with lace, served in a 10 oz. glass. Slow trails of visible carbonation rise through the liquid. Punchy and ripe citrus, tropical mango, peach, nectarine aroma with a trace of oily hops in the background. Earthy, deeply vegetal and pungent hop character. Slight orange sweetness and resiny hop oils in the taste. Firm bitterness, leafy hops, against a subdued pale malt background that holds it together. Finishes fairly dry, which creates an instant craving. A growler is pricey, but worth sharing. Hands down this is a winner!

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at HopCatz. Pours a light gold in color with a nice half inch head. Smell is hops. This is a very balanced DIPA. Nothing was coming across stronger or dominating any of the other flavors. Very drinkable and very good. One of the few beers from the Livery that I've had. Gonna have to make an effor tot get more. Well done.

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Photo of Phatz
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the Livery the day after DLD. It was my breakfast beer at 11:30 (or there about) in the AM. What a way to start off the day. In the line up of IPAs this is the one I liked the best. It is nicely balanced with sweetness and big pine hops. Served a golden color with a frothy white head. Moderate medium mouthfeel with hops and some dryness left in the finish and aftertaste. A solid DIPA worth a try.

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of Deuane
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Bright amber tinted golden yellow with a creamy, medium off-white head that held on good and long. Decent lacing left behind.

S-Initial citrus blast of grapefruit/tangerine with a secondary hit of pine. Nice honey-like sweetness follows.

T-Big citrus blast of hops with a bit of bitterness of pine. Caramel malt sweetness shows itself in the finsih.

M-Medium body with good balance. A long lasting taste of citrus.

D-For 8% this beer seems lighter than it really is. Solid....a very nice, citrus forward DIPA, just what I like!

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Photo of mcallister
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Copper colored with plenty of ruby hanging around. Pure white filmy head that leaves very sticking thin lace around the glass that sticks around forever.

Loving the aroma of this DIPA. Piney, etheral, and grassy hops galore with a good bready malt that is slightly sweet in character and showing a cereal side of things. Reminds me alot of Captain Lawrence DIPA. Very floral as well in the late esters. Some peach and nectarine as well.

Some citrus shows through in the mouth with that same resiny earthy pine riddled hop that the nose warned of. Sweet malt with caramel and cereal grain flavors. Carbonation level is nearly perfect and makes this an unbelievable easy drinking DIPA. No alcohol signs at all. Just an unbelievable well balanced beer that wants to be drank.

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Photo of brew3crew
2.28/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A-Hazy Yellow in color with no head
S-Very grassy. Don't get much hops out at all
T-Tastes more like a wheat beer, rather than an IIPA. The wheat Dominates while the hops are just in the finish
M-Light and Crisp
D-Not good. this took us the longest to drink out of all the ones we tried.

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Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joe1510
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10oz Pour

Came to the bar a in my little 10oz glass with a hazy orange hue. One finger white head that left some decent lacing as it fell. Pretty straightforward looking IIPA.

The aroma seemed to be a little subdued (it was served a little on the cold side). What was there was good though. A solid backbone of caramel and pale candy like malts. Nice hop addition with notes of candied orange and grapefruit with a pine middle.

The flavor was right along the lines of the aroma but stepped up a little bit. Where the aroma was subdued this was all there and quite tasty. Nice malt profile but no chance in standing up to the hops.

Medium bodied with a nice creamy slick mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation kept things moving and got the tongue working.

Easy drinking IIPA. The alcohol is low enough to have a few and the nice juicy flavor doesn't hurt either.

Solid IIPA from the Livery. If this was on tap my next trip through town I'd give it another go.

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Photo of HopDerek
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Livery on 4/26/08

Poured a clear golden yellow with amber center, creamy off-white head had good retention and left sticky lacing all around. Smells of grapefruit, pineapple, pine needles, and honey. Tastes of pineapple, honey, butter, grapefruit, and a dry pine finish. Medium body with good carbonation, a good balance of flavors with a mellow honey backbone, lots of citrus taste. Hides alcohol well. A really solid IIPA focusing more on the citrus aspect instead of the pine.

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Photo of drxandy
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap 7/8 @ crunchy's in east lansing - golden amber hue thin white head fades

smells sweet and floral, excellent choice of hops, piney, bubble gum

tastes light for a double and very very drinkable, delicious infact, light sweetness, grapefruit, bitter, bazooka joe bubblegum, great balance, wow!

mouthfeel is light and refreshing, extremely palatable, one of the best ipa's i've ever tasted, wish this was bottled and available often :D

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Double Paw (Imperial IPA) from The Livery
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 12 ratings