Double Eye PA | Mikkeller ApS

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77 Ratings
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Double Eye PADouble Eye PA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ThickNStout on 11-04-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
77
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
13.35%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.7/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE - Opaque, cloudy, no head, some lacing, amber.

AROMA/SCENT - Hops, sweet, pine, malts.

TASTE - Hops, bitter, pine, nutty, caramel, brown sugar, bread, toffee

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Thick, no carbonation, smooth, creamy, warming, heavy, syrupy.

VALUE - $7.99 for 12-oz bottle. Good deal for import?

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - ABV surprisingly well-hidden. I wish there was a bit more carbonation, but what do you expect at ABV 14%?

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance: hazy apricot. surprisingly full head on the given (given a 14% abv). recedes to wisps. it does look inviting.
smell: wow, this buzzes with tropical fruit. i expected razor sharp hops and a sweetness from the heavy abv but this deep fruit is a welcome surprise.
taste: wow again. the taste delivers too. different than the nose. the booze asserts itself but isn't overpowering. Citrusy hops, a strong malt backbone and to a lesser degree than the nose - fruit.
overall: quite an outstanding beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades fairly quickly.

S - Grapefruit, citrus, pine, floral hops, sweet caramel and biscuit malts, some booze.

T - Grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, and floral hops, resiny bitterness, sweet caramel and biscuit malts, some booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with dry, bitter, warming and lightly sweet finish.

D - Nice big hoppy DIPA. Good overall balance.

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4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a brandy snifter. Stamped 310722. From notes. Reviewed 28 November 2012.

A: Virtually no head. Murky brown and opaque, though the edges let through a sickly, yellow glow.

S: Rich, earthy hops. Or old American hops. Dangerously deep, it entices the nose into tumble into what seems like an abyss, but is a short splash away. Some citrus.

T: Mmmm. Uplifting and delicious. Hugely boozy, but this is only apparent after many sips. No element is particularly noticeable (or notable) but the entire production is divine. A perfect blend of neutral-sweet malt and old-bitter hops, both are huge, and neither has the upper hand. Still, the balance is somehow a bit...dull?

M: Thick and rich; pleasant and engaging.

O: A phenomenal DIPA and another great success from Mikkeller. Extreme, but not even obviously so. Drinkable, ensnaring, and recommended.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Double Eye PA from Mikkeller ApS
3.82 out of 5 based on 77 ratings.
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