Double Overhead Double IPA | Maui Brewing Co.

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Double Overhead Double IPADouble Overhead Double IPA
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Double Overhead Double IPADouble Overhead Double IPA

Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States

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

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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
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.

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Photo of zeff80
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.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
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.

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Photo of J_Arbizzle
3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tilghman
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!

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

Photo of JzBeerlover913
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smooth, easy drinking DIPA coming out of Maui.

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

Better out of a can than a pint glass.

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Photo of HoppyHatz
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Troy-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

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

Photo of biboergosum
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?

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Photo of Weisenbeer
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.

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Photo of curlybird
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
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.

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Photo of KiheiBeerGuy
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.

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Photo of Spezz
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of allstar255
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
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.

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Photo of grue_soda
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Double Overhead Double IPA from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 136 ratings
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