Double Platinum Imperial IPA | Starr Hill Brewery

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Double Platinum Imperial IPADouble Platinum Imperial IPA
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3.74/5
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406 Ratings
Double Platinum Imperial IPADouble Platinum Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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
Ranking:
#26,367
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
406
pDev:
13.37%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
69
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Reviews by ryanonline:
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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appears very cloudy and fiery orange with some strong golden tint. Lots of huge fluffy white head and some decent lacing.

Smells slightly funky with some reasonable citrus hop notes and a bit of funk(hay like). Caramel malt notes.

Taste is waaay bitter. Lots of orange and citrus in the palette. The hops lack a specific profile, just bitter. Caramel malt with a slight burnt character.

The mouthfeel is very creamy with some foamy carbonation. A moderate to heavy mouthfeel.

Drinkability is moderate at best. It sits fairly heavily in your stomach and has a lasting bitterness.

Overall, this beer is a bit to assertive for my taste. Nice though.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
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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Photo of Andnkuhn
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nstroup
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Boxerjay
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.9%

Photo of reitzbrewing
4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Bike2work
4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of dmk91
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
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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Photo of SPRichard
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.88/5  rDev +30.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.52/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of mdaschaf
1.66/5  rDev -55.6%
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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Photo of csliv
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stokes_
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Double Platinum Imperial IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 406 ratings