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Quasar Double IPA | Jupiter

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California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by oggg on 02-28-2005

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 14
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oysbot
4.56/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of davegray
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hseldon15
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.76/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of beepill
3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at Jupiter. Served in an Imperial pint glass. Reviewed from notes.

A - Looked really good when served. Nice deep amber, clear body with a thick foamy white head that lasted. Beautiful lacing throughout.

S - Lovely caramelly maltiness with super strong pine resinous hops. Slight citrus zest.

T - Honey, pine needles, and lemon zest. Very bitter at back end. Sweet like orange-blossom honey on the lips.

M - Decent mouthfeel. High carbonation and alcoholic finish.

O - I wanted to like it a lot more than I actually did. It looked and smelled great, but there was something about the taste that wasn't as good as other DIPAs. The pine flavor was overpowering and left a highly bitter aftertaste that other DIPAs do not. I would try again next time I'm there, but just to compare with their other IPAs on tap that I did not get to try that last time.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of JupiterJesus
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a golden/copper color with a finger of creamy, off-white head. Leaves great lacing.

S- Super hoppy, big pine aroma, a bit of caramel malt lingers in the background.

T- As in the nose, the hops here are massive. The menu says they use Chinook, Columbus, Amarillo, and Simcoe. Enormous pine and resin flavor, some spicy pepper, leafy with some honey and a long, bitter, slightly alcoholic finish. There's a pretty decent caramel malt as well.

M- Medium body, carbonation is moderate to low and gives a slick, slightly sticky texture. Finish is long, dry, and very bitter.

O- This is a very solid DIPA, it does the west coast hop flavor pretty damn well. Personally I think Jupiter's IPA is just slightly better, but it would be hard to go wrong with either.

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Photo of muqingjing
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A slightly hazy amber/copper color with a nice white head.

S: Definitely has the hoppy smell, with a hint of orange.

T: The hops definitely come alive with this beer, though it's not as bitter as I would prefer. I feel it could use some more hops, but I like my DIPA very hoppy.

M: Quite smooth, with just the right amount of carbonation. It's a little bit syrupy, but just a bit.

D: Very good DIPA, surprisingly easy to drink even for those that aren't fans of strong ales. It's a bit watery (for a DIPA) for my tastes, though I guess that's what gives it an easy drinkability.

Overall: Pretty solid beer, though it could have more hops. Nonetheless, quite delicious.

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Photo of Arbitrator
2.9/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Jupiter brewpub in downtown Berkeley.

A: Pours a hazy, dark amber with small off-white head; moderate retention, not much in the way of lacing. The retention may be excused by the fact that a server brought it over with several other drinks for the table. I'm guessing they tweaked the recipe since the earlier reviews, since this seems darker.

S: Whoo. Like sniffing pine needles. There is a small citrus note in there, but it's pretty much like sticking your nose up an evergreen's ass. Caramel too. Nothing all that complex for a DIPA.

T: Taste-wise, not particularly complex either. Lots of pine, as noted earlier, and there are hints of citrus in there. The bitterness is well balanced with spice, earth, and caramel in the finish. But the aftertaste is resiny.

M: Medium-bodied; slightly syrupy. Moderate carbonation and a noticeable, but not awful, booze warmth.

D: A pretty solid go-to DIPA, but nothing outstanding. I'm glad they have this because it means I'll have something to enjoy the next time I'm there, but it's not worth a trip just for this.

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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Jupiter on 7/14/09.

A - Slightly hazy amber/orange body with moderate carbonation and slim off-white head that settled into a thin veil but left a thick coat of lace around the glass.

S - Spicy and piney hops with some citrus notes paired with a sweet, slightly burnt caramel malt presence. Aroma is perhaps a bit lacking for a DIPA, but it's still above average. Moderate waft of alcohol emerged as it warmed up a bit.

T - Hops, while a bit restrained in the nose, really jump out in the flavor in the form of sticky pine and resiny hop bitterness with some juicy citrus notes. Resinous, spicy and complex hop profile. However, an earthy character develops in the backend and finishes with an assertive hop bite backed by sweet and grainy malts.

M - Medium body with a syrupy texture and moderate carbonation that displays a prickly, bristly character. Decent amount of alcohol warmth on the palate. Finishes with an aggressive lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue.

D - Very good DIPA overall, though perhaps just a bit lackluster in the aroma department. Otherwise, this is a very solid example of the style.

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Quasar Double IPA from Jupiter
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 34 ratings
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