Double Platinum | Starr Hill Brewery

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Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States
starrhill.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dedrinker on 06-17-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
394
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
13.51%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
63
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Reviews by CraftBeerTastic:
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2.89/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ba Review #283
Served On: 07/24/2013
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: 8.6%
Date/ Code: 02/9/13

This was a bottle from a sixer I picked up at the Outlet Liquores in Rhoboth, DE.

Look: Poured 2 fingers of rocky off-white foam - quickly reduced to a thin film . Color was a very clear copper with barley any carbonation bubbles detected.

Smell: High level of citrus and sweet tropical fruits. A nice astringency contributed to the very complex hop aroma along with a faint sweet malt in the background.

Taste: First on the palate was a mix of a strong pine and grapefruit. A quick bitterness hit right in the middle. Then a real nice pineapple set in to make up a pleasant finish. The mouth feel was smooth and not too heavy – given the high ABV and complexity. Lacing was good with large patches clinging to the sides of the glass.

This is a good double IPA from. It’s nicely balanced but still has a sophisticated complexity that makes the beer interesting.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice to see Starr Hill with a new DIPA.Poured into an oversized wine glass a dull burnt orange infused golden with a thinner but clingy white head atop.Good hop complexity in the aromas with a mix of mango,grapefruit,and resiny pine notes overtop of a sweetish caramel base.A little sharp at first sip and a tad thin but it doesnt detract from the beer to much.Resiny hops and sugary-like alcohol sweetness are the main flavor components,the hops stick out more as the beer warms,a good prickly sharp hop bite in a lingering finish.A solid offering from a decent brewery.

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3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the 2014 Secret Stash Bash (Atlanta).

)n tap at the 2014 Secret Stash Bash (Atlanta).
Pours deep and dark amber. Modest but durable head.

Aroma: Interesting aroma is hoppy, as expected, but has an unusual character that is floral and herbal but otherwise rather hard to describe.

Flavor is more earthy, with mild to moderate bitterness.

Medium body and carbonation.

O: for hop heads.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.88/5  rDev +31.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.52/5  rDev -4.9%

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1.66/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Poured a clear golden/copper color with a small off-white head. Very little retention or lacing.

S: Had a definite vegetal/onion/garlic aroma. Faint citrus underneath, but the off-putting aromas really dominated.

T: The flavor profile followed the aroma, sort of cat piss and onions. Very unpleasant.

M: Hard to really tell because the flavor was so bad.

O: One of the worst beers I have had, a drainpour. Bottle date was mid-February as well, so I can't see age really being a factor.

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3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Double Platinum from Starr Hill Brewery
3.7 out of 5 based on 394 ratings.
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