Double Overhead Double IPA
Maui Brewing Co.

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,984
Ranked #6,495
4.06 | pDev: 8.37%
Maui Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
Notes: Rich slightly malty body supports this generously hopped Imperial India Pale Ale.

85 IBU
Reviews: 42 | Ratings: 184 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent gold and 3 fingers of pearl colored head. Nice head retention and lacing

S: Cakey

T: piney, pineapple and dry up front. More cakeyness and pine, plus pineapple one warm. Finishes cakey with leafy hops, plus pineapple and a little dryness

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation, good balance

Nice take on the style, pretty tasty malty DIPA

Jun 30, 2021
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the draft at the Waikiki location. Nice appearance overall, with a hazy amber color and a nice head in the flight glass. To me, citrus in the nose, with a bit of malt added in the mouth. Nice!

Nov 12, 2019
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mynie from Maryland

4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful pour. Dark apricot yellow, medium haze, and a wonderfully retentive white head.

Very nice aroma, too. It's dense and bitter, reminiscent of Dreadnaught, but with a bit of pineapple fruitiness evening everything out.

Tastes like it smells. A very nice combination of old and new-school DIPAs.

Jun 03, 2019
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice, clean, crisp double IPA sampled on tap at local gastropub. Pours a nice darker golden color with a little white head and scant lingering lacing. Smells of tropical citrus hops, a little piney hops and malt. Tastes mainly of papaya, mango, tangerine, orange, grapefruit and guava flavors along with some malt, caramel, bread and weaker piney hops. Smooth thin mouthfeel, good carbonation. Very enjoyable.

Jan 17, 2019
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michiganmatt from California

3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: A good amount of white foam head. A medium-dark golden-orange in color. Moderately opaque, but with some rising carbonation still visible.

S: Citrus, with slight pine notes. Maybe also some tropical fruit like papaya or guava.

T: Tropical fruit flavors, moderately-strong hoppiness.

F: A very heavy mouthfeel for an IPA. Tastes almost like I'm drinking pulpy orange juice

Sep 23, 2018
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sjrider from California

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the Kihei brewery. This is a solid well made dipa, a little on the malty side. Poured an almost clear yellow straw color, the canned version had a darker hazier look. Either way it's got a lot of hoppy goodness going on with a solid malt background. I really enjoyed many of these during my week stay.

Sep 02, 2018
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RyanK252 from California

3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Maui Brewing Co

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a thin layer and laces beautifully.

S: Pine and citrus forward, some fruity notes, biscuits bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Pine, citrus, lemon and grapefruit, floral, underlying fruity notes, apricot, hints of dank melon, biscuits bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Classic west coast style DIPA that holds its own.

Jul 26, 2018
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pat61 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: hazy gold under a 1" lacy light cream cap with good retention

S: light tropical fruit and melon smell with mild dank and light biscuit and alcohol

T: Melon and mildly sweet fruit start the flavors leading to a pithy, slightly astringent citrus rind finish

F: very creamy with a medium body and carbonation

O: Full flavored, well balanced and easy to drink

Jul 18, 2018
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eppie82 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft at Maui Brewing in Honolulu. Light amber color with good amount of foam on pour. Tangerine citrus notes quite noticeable in the aroma and the flavor. The beer is quite refreshing for being a DIPA and the backbone is balanced very well with the malts. Certain amount of bitterness is present, but very manageable and easy to drink. One of the best West Coast IPAs from Hawaii.

Mar 14, 2018
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Czequershuus from Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a slightly hazy pale orange with a large head. The aroma features peach, mango, mangosteen, sweet pine, pineapple and a hint of brown sugar. The flavor starts nice and fruity, with peach, cantaloupe, pineapple, kiwi, mangosteen, and something almost minty, then a moderate does of bitterness, with a hint of brown sugar. The mouthfeel is quite full, with ebullient carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer, a decent blend between west and east coast ideals, with solid and enjoyable flavors all the way through.

Feb 20, 2018
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Bighuge from Minnesota

3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy glowing orange body with a crop of frothy off white head. Lacing is pretty full. Pine resin hop aroma. Flavor is sticky and resiny. Pine resin, bong resin, hop resin. There's some juiciness behind the forefront of sticky resin and a fairly clean bitterness. The 8.5% is hidden well in this medium-full bodied ale, but the hop bitterness does linger. Not a bad thing for a DIPA.

Feb 02, 2018
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.05/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Golden color with a swell of white head.

Aroma of mosaic, caramel, and tangerine.

Palate wrecker. Very hard bitterness with tons of hop resin. Pine, tangerine, and honey behind that.

Feel is resinous and huge.

Overall, too heavy for me. Percieved bitterness off the charts. Crick my neck.

Jan 06, 2018
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden-yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of citrus, pineapple and piney hops. It was sweet and citrusy with a bitter piney hop bite.

Jan 05, 2018
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ChrisMon02 from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden orange pour with a off white fluffy head that lasts-nice lacing. Sweet tropical fruits, pineapple dominant. Smooth soft mouthfeel. Slight bitterness that never overwhelms. Quite tasty and well made. I will definitely revisit. Recommended.

Jan 01, 2018
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Tilghman from Maryland

4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just back from the islands and this was my go to local IPA. Really enjoyed this beer on tap and in the can. Wasn't an overpowering IPA, smooth, hoppy complex taste and finished well. Haven't been able to find this particular IPA from MBC on the mainland but may try their other offerings. Really good DIPA, well done MBC!

Jan 01, 2018
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 4-pack $7.77 Don Quiojte
Smell of citrus
Cloudy golden color tinged with orange
Medium-heavy mouthfeel, creamy texture
Medium carboantion
Bitter, juicy flavors.
Overall not a fan of the overly bitter IPAs, but if you are then you would like this. Seems well made, just not for me

Nov 12, 2017
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can - nice to see more of this brewery's stuff showing up here in the Great White North.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with four fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some spooky tree branch lace around the glass as it lazily sinks out of sight.

It smells of slightly dank pine resin, acrid orange, white grapefruit, and lemon citrus rind, gritty and grainy caramel malt, a bit of biscuity toffee, and more leafy, weedy, and estery floral verdant hoppiness. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, muddled domestic citrus flesh, a mild earthy yeastiness, and more testy leafy, musky, and piney verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-strumming frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and actually quite smooth, with a decent creaminess slowly evolving as things warm up a tad. It finishes off-dry, the big malt parrying the still game hops until the (sort of) bitter end.

Overall - this is a rather enjoyable and quaffable version of the style, what with the 17-proof booze quotient being so polite and all. Good and hoppy, but with a strong like bull malt off-set, which makes for more of a glass half empty scenario, ya know what I mean?

Oct 11, 2017
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Malt heavy DIPA. I prefer hop heavy, and beers like this are the reason...musky after taste which may be loved by others...just not me. Still, the quality is apparent and lovers of this style of DIPA will likely approve.

Oct 10, 2017
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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It pours slightly hazy amber with a big head. The aroma is primarily piney and herbaceous. The taste is fairly well balanced, with the massive malt base being equilibrated by a ton of bitterness. Fairly chewy. A very nice DIPA, when fresh.

Sep 30, 2017
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KiheiBeerGuy from California

4.79/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the Kihei brewery. A very well balanced beer. Just enough malt to support the 8.5% ABV. Great floral smell, nice look and feel. This is probably first among my go-to DIPA's since moving to Maui, especially since it became available in cans. In the SF Bay Area I was a Pliny or Stone Ruination guy. Double O is maybe the slightest bit sweet for some, in which case I would recommend MBC Mosaic.

Sep 24, 2017
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.62/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 7/12/17. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with a subtle haze and a small creamy white head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of citrus along with some floral notes. Malts are balanced. The flavors are very crisp. Lots of fresh pine needles. Subtle hints of oils and resin. Grapefruit is there along with some orange. Malts are there, but seem to take a backseat. Finishes dry. Alcohol goes unnoticed for the most part. Mouthfeel is great. It's on the lighter side of full-bodied with sharp active carbonation. It's smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a solid DIPA. It's not flashy and is more on the traditional side, but the craftsmanship is very impressive. It's fun to drink.

Aug 23, 2017
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StoutHunter from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a can of Maui Brewing's Double Overhead IPA for $2,89 at The Lager Mill. I've been meaning to try this one and now that I've found it i'm interested to see how it turns out, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a 12oz can into an IPA glass.

A- The can looks nice, it's got a nice design to it and it's just a little eye catching. It poured a cloudy orange that took on more of a pale orange color to it when held to the light and it had almost three fingers worth of fluff off white head that died down to a thing ring that stayed till the end and it left lots of nice patchy lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking DIPA, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and the impart some citrus rind aromas with some orange rinds sticking out the most and there a little bit of earthy, grassy and green hop like aromas in the background. Up next comes some doughy yeast and that leads into the malts which impart a caramel malt, bread crust, light toasted malt, bready and sweet malt like aromas with a slight bit of a candied orange rind aroma at the end. This beer has a pretty nice aroma, the aspects work well together and they remind of an old school Double IPA.

T- The taste seems to be similar to to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of higher sweetness with the hops still being the first to show up and this time the hops are more balanced with the earthy and green hops showing up almost as much as the orange rind flavors. Up next comes some doughy yeast which leads into the malts which impart all the same aspects and they show up just as much as they did in the aroma. On the finish there's a higher amount of medium bitterness with a hoppy and slightly malty aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting beer, the flavor is balanced and true to style.

M- Fairly smooth, slightly sticky, a little oily, the abv is well hidden, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was pretty nice beer and solid example of the style, it was pretty true to style and it reminded me a lot of how DIPA's tasted when they first started to show up on the market. This beer has nice drinkability, I could drink a couple of them, but I think that would be my limit. What I like the most about this beer is how true to style it is, it's just what I expect from an old school style DIPA. What I like the least about this beer is nothing, it's fine just the way it is. I would buy this beer again, but it isn't something I would stock up on and I would recommend to anyone looking for an IPA that has more of an old school flavor profile. All in all I liked this beer and i could see myself getting some everyone in awhile when I want to revisit the past a little. It's not a favorite beer from this brewery and it's a solid example of the style. Nice job guys, this is a solid DIPA, keep it up.

Jul 31, 2017
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atigerlife from Hawaii

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow/orange. 2-finger white head with good lasting power. Small carbonation can be seen rising.

Aroma of hops, floral. Grass. Some citrus notes.

Taste is hops, floral, grassy with a malt backbone. Grapefruit and pineapple come through.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and dry at the end.

Overall, a decent brew. Quite nice. Didn't like as much the second time around, but perhaps that was due to what I was eating.

Jul 30, 2017
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superspak from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 5/9/2017. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep golden/yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/pine hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, lemon/orange peel, pepper, pine, cracker, bread, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/pine hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate dryness from lingering bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderate crisp, bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 8.5%. Overall this is an excellent DIPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/pine hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and pretty refreshing to drink; with the balanced bitter/drying finish. Very dank, vibrant, and juicy on hops; just enough malt to balance the bitterness. Tastes pretty much identical to Big Swell; but a bit more bitter and less malty(despite the higher ABV). A very enjoyable offering.

Jun 24, 2017
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Blackop555 from Michigan

4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange. Foamy, medium, off white head that fades quickly. Light lacing.

Smells citrus, tropical, orange peel, doughy malts and hints vegetal.

Tastes tangerine, orange, citrus peel, tropical and doughy malt. Finish is dry with pine and citrus peel linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

Jun 16, 2017
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