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
Ratings:
396
Reviews:
99
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
13.51%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
65
For Trade:
0
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Photo of rfgetz
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an attractive bright orange amber, moderate cap of prickly froth, some sticky lacing, light retention. Scent brings notes of pine, citrus rind, earthy hops, caramel and biscuity malt. Taste follows suit, bitter, hoppy but not overly flavorful, light caramel and biscuit backbone. Medium bodied, some oiliness, dry. Solid dIPA that doesn't overdo it, would love just a touch more hop flavor.

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Photo of Bopol
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of FickleBeast
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic

Pours crystal clear pale orange color with minimal head. Aroma has a slight hoppy citrusness but overall not substantial.

First sip has a strong munich-like malt presence with firm lasting bitterness. Hop flavor is on the low side for an IIPA. I understand this is East coast style, but still I'd love a ton more flavor and aroma hops to really tantalize my taste buds. A touch on the boozy side, with a substantial malt backbone.

This is a decent beer, just not what I crave when I reach for an IIPA. Really needs to amp up the hop flavor and aroma to suit my tastes.

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Photo of Gschaf
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Pensfan0782
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of tone77
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very hoppy, some citrus. Taste is bold, bitter, lots of hops, citrus, flavorful.Alcohol is well hidden. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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

Poured into a duvel glass.

Pours a cloudy dirty dark orange. Lots of floaters, big near white fluffy finger width head. Some lace, minimal head remains. Good looks.

Brew smells of big citrus hops, grapefruit and a little piney resin in there. Good nose.

Brew tastes of oily hops, citrus and grapefruit with a leafy finish almost. Solid drinker for a lot going on good dry semi bitter finish. Good stuff here.

Brew is my fusty from them and I like it a lot. Real good stuff here.

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Photo of ESeab
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of RollTide7
2.53/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Looks were as good as it got for this beer. Pours a nice clear copper with white head and looked very inviting. Smells like an average beer to me that you could find anywhere, couldn't detect much hops despite that it is an imperial ipa. The smell actually reminded me of drinking out of solo cups in college for some reason. Smelled funky and not in a good way. Taste to me was quite metallic with the bitterness of the hops at the end. Not smooth and the hoppy bitterness had a metallic taste to it as well. I've drank a lot of incredible IPAs and iIPAs recently and this was one of the worst that I've had in recent memory.

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Photo of jjd315
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of csrbv
2.48/5  rDev -33%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: pours a clear amber hue into an Corsendonk glass with little bubbles barely any head--looks fantastic!

S: A little pine and light citrus notes. Smells really good.

T: dark citrus fruits, tangerines, grapefruit, blood orange. The citrus is really overpowering making this double IPA less than enjoyable.

MF: I can't get over the overpowering citrus. it is like having a mouth full of grapefruit juice.

O: the overpowering citrus notes drown out the malt and just leave an unpleasant abundant hop profile. I wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of cthomas78
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Peyton5410
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of SadMachine
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of djw21
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of cssosprey
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of jorrx003
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of BeastLU
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ithacabaron
2.71/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours a apricot orange, with nice lacing as the foam settles down into the glass. Pretty, but unremarkable.

Smell is is tropical and sweaty. Big, overwhelming papaya notes up front, followed by vague ideas of coriander, alcohol, and tin-like bitterness. Monotone, dull, and not all that pleasant.

Taste has a vegetal sweetness; like fresh-cut daikon, without the heat. A forest of woody bitterness and grapefruit pith rushes in soon after. Not very floral or juicy here; just a quick smack across the face and that's it. The swallow leaves an incredible, souring bitterness behind; it's like chewing on an uncured olive. Pretty grim.

Mouthfeel is nice, pillow-soft and full. A good job with this element.

Overall, I applaud that this is a truly bitter DIPA; so many these days are obsessed with low co-ho hops, and taste like nothing more than peach juice. That being said, there's more than just bitterness that makes a beer, and, all told, this is not that pleasant an experience. Boost the aroma hops up, give it a bit more malt, and I'd be back for another glass. For now, this is one-and-done.

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Photo of dmk91
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of mweso2000
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of redfox405
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Tpitty23
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of rvajohn
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Double Platinum from Starr Hill Brewery
3.7 out of 5 based on 396 ratings.
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