Double Overhead IPA | Maui Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 97
Photo of rand
4.15/5  rDev +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, 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 Radcpa
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark straw appearance with a nice head and just the right amount of carbonation. Fruity aroma. Great fruity taste without any alcohol aftertaste. There is no strong hoppy taste.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on draft at the brewery

clear golden in color, not much head. big pine hop aroma. slightly bitter taste, some biscuit malt flavor in there too. sticky mouthfeel.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap 1/24/2016 at Pour Farm Tavern in New Bedford, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, citrus and earthy hops.

T: The taste starts out very sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a subdued earthy hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is very hearty and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, slightly filling, strong kick, good representation of style, this is a solid 2IPA to drink for a while.

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Photo of Mackseven
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid DIPA, very similar flavor profile to Waldo's special. Lots of tropical fruit, caramel sweetness, bits of pine with solid malt backbone that is not overpowering. Finish lingers with minimal alcohol burn.

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Photo of RichardMNixon
4.79/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the brewpub in Lahaina.

Orange body with light head and heavy lacing. Positively reeks of ripe tangerine. Maybe it's the island air, but I get notes of pineapple and coconut on the tongue as well. Bitterness is heavy but doesn't overpower until the end of the second glass. Clean and smooth with a bubbly bite. Really wish I didn't live five time zones away from this.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Maui Brewing Company in Kihei, HI.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with fantastic citrus and tropical forward hop characteristics that make this one tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: on tap.

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Photo of ExtraStout
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Had this on tap at Maui Brewing. First, this site has the wrong ABV listed. Its an Imperial IPA at
ABV: 11.1 & IBU: 100. One of the smoothest most creamy drinkable Imperial IPA's you could possibly find. Timing is everything and I'm glad I was in Maui when it was available. If it was a stout, I'd rate it a 5.0

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Photo of richj1970
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured on draft at Morimoto's in Maui

A: Golden yellow with 2 finger white head. Moderate lacing. Steady stream of small bubbles rising the entire time.

S: Prominent citrus aromas including grapefruit, pineapple, lemon. Hints of pine.

T: Grapefruit. Bitter hops. A little bit of sweet malts. Nice balance between sweet and bitter. Alcohol content is nicely hidden and sneaks up on you.

M: Medium body and drinks with a nice crispness. Effervescent bubbles throughout. Slight dry finish.

O: Very nice DIPA. Perhaps my favorite Maui Brewing beer.

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Photo of inlimbo77
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at Maui Brewing Co. brewpub in Lahaina in Sept 2010. On tap into tulip glass.

Appearance: pours a deep amber color

Smell: smells of hops but not over powering. Very similar to the DFH 90 min compared to gets milder and more sweet with more hops.

Taste: as mentioned, tastes like a 90 min DFH but maybe not as refined. Strong 8.9 ABV in this one.

Mouthfeel: drinks smooth. Doesn't over power the mouth with bitterness.

Drinkability: definitely would have again, but not something I would have more than one in a sitting.


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Photo of womencantsail
3.05/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Stone

A: The pour is a medium amber color with a finger or so worth of slightly off-white head.

S: Sweet tropical fruits and caramel malt, and that's pretty much it. Maybe a bit of sweet grapefruit, too.

T: For as sweet as the nose is, there's a very sharp bitterness to the flavor. There is also a lot of alcohol flavor. At least there are some good grapefruit, pineapple, and pine flavors so this isn't a total bust.

M: The body is medium and sort of syrupy for a DIPA. The carbonation is moderate.

D: Not much here that I find pleasing in terms of a DIPA. Too sweet and just hot and boozy.

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Photo of Overlord
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer isn't retired.

Pours an orange-ish copper with a bit of a ruddy hue to it. Maybe half an inch of foam.

Smells like malt. Hmm.... surprising amount of caramel. Maybe a bit of more tropical fruits, and some sweet grapefruit, but it's a malt forward DIPA.

Taste is surprisingly muted in terms of hops, as the aroma led me to believe would be the case. Definitely more of a sweet, caramel-y, brown sugar-y beer, with some citrus and tropical fruits thrown in. Almost no bitterness to it, and I couldn't detect any pine.

Eh. Juicy, thick, but their big swell is a superior beer.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought a growler from the brewpub. At the brewery, we tried everything available and this was definitely in the top 3 (with CocoNut Porter and Red Cock DoppelBock). I like that the beer names include the beer style, it makes it easier to choose.

This is a pretty good DIPA, similar to the sweeter varieties but also includes a strong acidy grapefruit component. The alcohol is kind of easy to detect but it's really delicious anyway. I found this to be stronger in flavor and aroma than Dreadnaught or Ruination (classical standards), maybe it's closer to Hopslam or Stone 10th (new standards for me).

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Double Overhead IPA from Maui Brewing Co.
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