Double Platinum | Starr Hill Brewery

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BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#23,689
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
396
pDev:
13.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
67
Trade:
0
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Photo of briancathy
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richj1970
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duvel1979
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgianBayPackr
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beerqa
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very strong hoppy and citrus smell and taste but a very satisfying after taste that dry with enough malt to it that there isn't the bitter aftertaste of some other beers with a strong hop initial taste. Pours gold to copper with 1/4-1/2" white head. Definitely worth a repeat. Paired it with a lightly seasoned/buttered fish...nice.

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

Photo of Andnkuhn
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluecrow
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

-clear, amber tap pour with 2 cm of sticky foam. Aroma is sweet with some citrus notes. The flavors include a strong orange presence. The brew not overly hoppy. Alcohol heat is detectable.

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Photo of TripelMark
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chensl01
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

No bitter aftertaste for such a hoppy, strong ale - exactly what you want. Beats the Northern Lights by miles - try it. The taste is hoppy but not bitter, not too funky, but also not too strong. Very drinkable.

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Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jameyp
3.21/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnParadee
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of greencovesteve
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Freeman132
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmg480
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of illeagle05
4.36/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npendres
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Raidersox
4.52/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: I got a sixer as a Christmas gift, stored in dark cellar at 54 degrees average, then
chilled to 38 degrees in mini fridge. poured from bottle to shaker pint glass, exhibits a red/gold color with some cloudiness, 1/2 inch head, nice lacing.

Smell:First impression was of citrus and a hint of pine. Faint caramel as it warmed.

Taste: Solid citrus/flowered hop followed by fresh pine. Malts are there, light sweet flavor but hops dominate.

Feel: First sips had mixed head and liquid, felt some creaminess, next good mouthful was less cream but full bodied, not heavy not light.

Overall: Very drinkable double IPA but with 8.6% ABV not a session beer. I don't drink a lot but I know what I like and I like this. Solid product, looking for this again.

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Photo of RandyBoBandy
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smi69
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robebo44
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 5EKF
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Double Platinum from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 396 ratings
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