Double Overhead IPA | Maui Brewing Co.

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Double Overhead IPADouble Overhead IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
mauibrewingco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rich slightly malty body supports this generously hopped Imperial India Pale Ale.


Added by TurdFurgison on 03-16-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
115
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
8.62%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Photo of StoutHunter
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.

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Photo of atigerlife
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.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of superspak
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.

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

Photo of Blackop555
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.

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Photo of glf60
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz can on June 11, 2017.

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Photo of Avatar113
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jebrew
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rawfish
3.22/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jzlyo
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is pine, citrus and thick honey/syrup sweetness. The flavor is grapefruit, tropical fruit, malts, mild syrup/honey and a warming alcoholic/slightly spicy finish.

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Photo of CJNAPS
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another good limited release from Maui.
Clear orange color, nice lacing from the head the lasted the whole beer.
clean refreshing taste, It hides the 8.5% well
Gotta grab some more before this one is gone.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into a snifter

A- pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a one-finger creamy white head that has good retention after the pour

S- citrus-forward aroma with plenty of tangerine, orange peel & grapefruit zest. Undertones of grass and pine, just a hint of toasted malt. Classic west coast ipa aroma

T- citrusy hops follow the nose with juicy tangerine notes, followed by zesty orange and grapefruit pith. The juicy citrus continues through the mid palate, before giving way to some grassy notes. The finish gives more orange an lingers with just a hint of toasted malt.

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp, semi-dry finish, abv hidden well

O- classic west coast ipa that is loaded with juicy citrus and hides the abv throughout, well done

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into Snifter glass. Canned on March 21st. Somewhat old so let's see what this is like.

L: Cloudy orange gold. Finger width white head recedes into a thin layer. Spotty lacing.

S: Juicy hops on the nose, to the point where my mouth watered heavily. Floral hops and caramel malt backnotes.

T: Juicy grapefruit and orange hop notes, faint floral notes with a good caramel backbone keeping the bitterness reasonably in check.

F: Medium bodied, higher carbonation, hops residuals linger.

O: Good beer.

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

Photo of JeffSK
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rand
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 1502 OB Noodle House, into a pint

Dark, cloudy orange-brown color, frothy head with plenty of lacing. Signature Maui bouquet - floral, orange juice-y, caramelly malts. Flavors align, where the hops bend a bit spicy mid-sip. Semi-long finish with lingering bittersweet risiduals.

I have a soft spot for Maui brews. Big Swell was the first tasty craft beer I had in a can, so I tend to overrate. But it's not necessary here - this hits all the aspects needed in a big IPA, and is easy to throw back. I'll definitely be looking out for a 6.

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Photo of jera1350
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattsander
3.59/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timtac
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Double Overhead IPA from Maui Brewing Co.
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