Double IPA
Midtfyns Bryghus

Double IPADouble IPA
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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #4,205
Ranked #43,076
3.56 | pDev: 10.67%
Midtfyns Bryghus
Very Good
Double IPADouble IPA
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drmeto from Germany

4.06/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

-pours a hazy amber-red with a huge,frothy,offwhite head
-great head retension
-low to medium carbonation visible
-caramel,toffee,grapefruit,bready,syrup,resinous,slight roast
-low to medium bitterniss for the style
-medium carbonation
-medium body
-slight alcohol warming
Really good malty DIPA

Sep 20, 2015
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TerryW from Canada (ON)

3.12/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

No harmony here. This beer is by turns, too malty, too sweet, too assertively hoppy. The various elements of the thing don't really come together in any way and it just makes for an uncomfortable quaff.

Jun 22, 2015
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peensteen from Canada (ON)

3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Hazed amber-copper colour, one finger of off white head, some lace. Smell is dominated by sweet caramel, muted/muddy fruity hop notes, citrusy. Taste is quite hoppy, grapefruit and tropical fruits, peach rings and gummy candy, "green" bitter hops, mid palate malt sweetness. Lightly carbonated, medium dry body, slightly slick. Just OK, not something I will probably seek out again.

Jun 17, 2015
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taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle purchased from LCBO for $6.25 CDN. Interesting labelling with a bad-ass elephant with giant tusks on the front, reminds me of the Mumakil from Lord of the Rings. Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Moderate pour yielded a thick syrupy beer with a very dark thick orange color and capped by a finger of dense off-white foam that was reminiscent of cream resting on top of a cappuccino. Good retention but minimal lacing

Smell - Sweet pineapple and mango dominates with a sickly sweet caramel malt in behind. An earthy grapefruit aroma lies underneath.

Taste - Starts a touch sweet with a the excessively sweet caramel malt then goes bitter with a resiny pine like flavor. Fruitiness picked up on the nose less prevalent here although the grapefruit certainly makes and appearance. Flavors are a bit one dimensional and transitions less than smooth. But yet after a few sips, I'm enjoying this more and more with every sip. It just works somehow. Booze comes through after a couple more sips though

Mouthfeel - A bit too syrupy and sticky with limp carbonation. Then goes to a mouth puckering dryness.

Overall - Not the most balanced beer, a bit too thick and syrupy and taste transitions are a bit forced, but this is still pretty good and easy enough to quaff. Probably echoing some other reviews here in that it's not that bad but there are many better made examples out there.

Apr 05, 2015
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biegaman from Canada (ON)

3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Midtfyns Double IPA defines itself as 'dark-amber' which would be accurate if not for the glowing highlights - there's nothing 'dark' about this spotlessly clear and resplendent ale. Even its head is bleach white, significant since it covers the entirety of the surface and imprints on the glass.

There's no reason something dry-hoped with Chinook, Cascade, and Centennial hops should smell at all yeasty, and yet there's a lot of boozy wet bread in this aroma. Mind you, the green, vividly plant-like qualities of the hops are also present. It actually brings me back to my homebrewing days as it resembles the fresh buds going into a rolling boil.

That hint of wet bread and unfermented wort turns into a reality on the palate; this is disastrously under-attenuated and has a shallow, simple sweetness that lacks any kind of toasted nut or caramel flavour. Even the hops taste raw; they are ultra-earthy and borderline astringently herbal, like a green tea steeped too long, and also fail to provide much redeeming flavour.

This presence of pure hop nectar and unfermented wort allows that 9.2% alcohol to creep into the picture. It's not a deal-breaker considering it's only fair to expect some strength out of this style, but I do subtract points when it's this evident. The finish is dry enough to resemble almond flour or pumpkin puree and, though it has steeped green tea leaf notes to distract, is far from clean.

The best Double IPAs have a hedonistic hoppiness that goes beyond words and merely elicits satisfied groans instead. Most examples of the style made outside the USA can be described as the "less attractive older sister" and Midtfyns Double IPA does nothing to quell that impression. It has an uninhibited hoppiness alright, but not one that is particularly captivating nor gratifying. Pass.

Apr 03, 2015
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DaveBar from Canada (ON)

3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO for around $7.00 or so for a 500ml bottle. Served at 5deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a tiny head as expected. Dark gold color and nearly filtered clear

S- Lots of hops and malt here. Tones of heat

T- Malt and hops. Way too much malt and sugar though.

F- Creamy good.

O- Not bad but will not buy again. Malt bomb

Food Pairing

This pretty good beer went ok with... Fish and chips. The beer overpowered it though


Apr 01, 2015
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bylerteck from Canada (ON)

2.88/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A - Pours a nice copper colour. Cloudy with a two finger beige sorta head. Good lace rings and a film of retention.

S - Booze, grass, citrus. Subdued.

T - Boozy. Pineapple core, orange, strong malt balance that almost gets buttery.

M - Good bitterness that turns a bit rough. Good carbonation, medium to full body.

O/D - Hop presence was a bit rough here. Hops were more for bitterness than flavour. Odd buttery note in the malt body was a bit suspect as well. Not a fan.

Mar 30, 2015
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Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I haven't really had a bad IPA yet and this one is at least okay. I found it a bit too bitter but I don't think it's the hops, more likely it's the generous amount of citrus.
Still, it's a strong beer and worth a try, although a bit expensive for its quality.

Mar 30, 2015
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svanet01 from Oregon

4.12/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

Poured into a tulip glass - noticed the hop flavor almost right away. Appearance is of caramel and the taste is well, delightful - the hops featured in this Double IPA have strong citrus notes, which grow into a lasting, dry aftertaste.

I don't see too many European brands copying Double IPAs yet - but this is definitely a strong effort.

Sep 13, 2013
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy orangey/amber color ale with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of citrus and earthy hops is quite enjoyable. Taste is a great mix of citrus hoppy notes with light earthy notes with medium sweet caramel malt base. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad but maybe a tad too bitter with floral notes definitely lacking.

Jun 20, 2013
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katan from Colorado

4.27/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml into a pint

A - Pours a neutral brown color, somewhat thick, maybe a bit hazy. Strong head formation, dissipates quickly. Light amount of lacing as it breaks down.

S - A little bit of nutty malt is dominated by citrus, pine, resin, very assertive hop nose.

T - Starts off lightly malty, combined with the citrus. Mid-stream turns into a hop bomb, lots of citrus, zingy pine, lightly bitter. Finishes with more emphasis on the citrus - somewhat lemony flavors.

M - Solid body, huge amount of bite from all the hop oils. No alchohol bite detected.

O/D - A very solid IPA that certainly meets the specification of the American DIPA. Very worth of its DIPA label. Not overly filling, an easy drinking sipper.

Got this one in Norway, so I'm not sure this is available in the USA.

Jan 31, 2012
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rarbring from Sweden

3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A hazy dark amber brew, an off-white head, little lacing, good curtains.

The smell is rather modest, hay, some yeast, fir needles.

Tasting of butter scotch, some grape-fruit peel and seeds.

Little carbonation, somewhat oily, a good body, a slight dry body.

This bottle was a bit tired. Hard to really judge the quality.

Apr 16, 2011
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jikvig from Norway

3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got a thick, dark brown colour with a low head. A little yeast on the bottom of the bottle.

Huge hoparomas, really getting the 3 different hops used in the production. If you have ever made your own beer, this is the smell you get a few minutes in the boiling of hops.
Can sence a hint of sitrus as well as some malt.
But like I said, HOPS for everyone!!

This is a huge beer. For me, overwhelming and a few sips is enough.
The hoparomas is too dominating, not a very bitter beer but more on the sweetside.
So there is to many hoparomas going on, not very focused. But a different beer, no doubt!

Sep 20, 2010
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Jason from Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

50cl brown bottle with a freshness date.

Hazy pale orange amber color, sufficient lacing for the style. Brash citric hop nose, dried grass and buttery yeast adds a different twist the to style. Smooth and little slick, medium bodied. Raw hop flavor with a mildly coarse bitterness that scrapes across the palate. Alcohol is warming and estery with rose water and dried tropical fruit. Faint buttery tone in the middle. Grainy with some mild biscuit and bread flavors. Dry, bitter and yeasty finish.

Not half bad though with all of the stellar examples of this style its hard to really cheer for this one, worth a try.

Jul 08, 2010
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baggio from Sweden

3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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A: Amber/Reddish with a creamy head and lots of lacing.

S: Caramel, Butterscotch, Floral hops, Citric notes.

T: Caramel, Butterscotch, Grassy hops, Citric notes, Chocolate.

M: Initially quite sweet but ends with a overdose of bitterhops. Medium carbonation.

Caramel and bitterhops in one boozy mess. This needs dryhopping and lots mors taste and aromahops. Drinkable for what it is.

Jan 15, 2010
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The pour is hazy chestnut. The head is large, white creamy and stays for a long time before it dissipates leaving rich lacings.

S: Floral hops (american style), dry bitter hops. Caramell malts. Butter and a slight sweet sence from the malts. Faint citric notes.

T: Butter and caramell together with piny floral hops (american). Citric notes, pepper and some bitter hops.

M: Bitter aftertaste, a bit shorter than I hoped for. The body is medium to full and the carbonation is medium. The liquid is creamy.

D: A nice-tasting beer. A little more butter and a little less hops than I hoped for but still a nice beer. I'll buy it again...

Dec 18, 2009
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bark from Sweden

2.56/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The colour is deep orange-amber with a hint of red. The high head sinks slowly to a thick warm pale brown lid, leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is not as hoppy as I had expected: Of course there are bitter notes and some citric flavours, but buttery and sweet flavours dominates. Hints of grapefruits, butterscotch and some alcohol. Not bad, but it smells more like an American barley wine than a DIPA.

The taste is bitter with citric notes of limes, grapefruits and bitter oranges. Some sweetness and buttery notes (butter, caramel) and a roasted note of rye bread. The aftertaste is bitter with an off flavour of sour milk. Some hoppy flavour of citric fruits and a long lasting note of butter. Salt in the finish.

The carbonation is medium strong; lots of small sharp bubbles. The liquid is smooth.

Not a very good DIPA. Too much butter, not enough hoppy bitterness.

Dec 10, 2009
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours creamy golden with generous short-lasting white head and lace dots accumulate in the glass. Rich hop and malt aroma, boozy too. Bit above averge mouthfeel with a very acceptable C_hop, understated..ageing may have served it well. Carbonation right there and suitable.
Nice 500 ml, expirey but a few weeks back. About average DIPA overall. Sent from Holland.

Jun 14, 2009
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mdagnew from Northern Ireland

3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle bought online from the Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam...

Poured a deep hazy amber red colour. Creamy head poured small but quite thick then faded very quickly to light wispy covering with thicker edging... no carbonation at all... some light lines of lacing...

Aroma - Lots of piney, peppery and grassy hops up front mixed with toasted caramel malts... lightly roasted nuts, spicy dried fruits (raisins, figs), light tobacco, some cardboard traces, toasted malty loaf, blood oranges, light liquorice, some wet hay...

Taste - Big blast of grassy and spicy hop bitterness, piney resin traces, overripe fruits (bitter oranges, apples, bananas), also some dried fruits (prunes, dates, raisins), warming alcohol, sweet caramel and toffee maltiness, lightly toasted malt loaf, some butterscotch, medicinal traces, light smokiness, soapy...

M&D - Fairly smooth and creamy with a little oiliness... full bodied... much too rich and full bodied to be very drinkable (not to mention the 9.2% alcohol)...

Overall - A very good DIPA if maybe a little rough round the edges... definitely worth a try though...

Nov 17, 2008
Double IPA from Midtfyns Bryghus
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 44 ratings