Double Haul IPA
KettleHouse Brewing Co. (Southside Taproom)

Double Haul IPADouble Haul IPA
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From:
KettleHouse Brewing Co. (Southside Taproom)
 
Montana, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,604
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,533
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 13.66%
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
89
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 14, 2022
Added:
Nov 17, 2006
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  17
SCORE
83
Good
Double Haul IPADouble Haul IPA
Notes: Double Haul IPA scores big with our hop-headed friends. Of course, the folks at NABA agreed, awarding it a gold medal at the 2008 brewfest. Brewed with lots of hops and a solid body, Double Haul IPA is a beer lover’s dream. After a couple of Double Haul®s you’ll feel like you’re out with your buddies and it’s FISH ON! for both of you. Cascade hops for flavoring and finish provide a mouthy cascade of hoppiness! Brewed with love and packaged to go, so…”Take me with you”.

65 IBU
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
16oz can. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, khaki-colored head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass. It smelled of roasted malt, toasted caramel, pine and some citrus notes. Strong toasted caramel with some roasted malt flavors. Sharp bitterness with hints of citrus.
Jun 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.85 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

May 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jan 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.12 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Dec 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.88 by AmitC from New York

Sep 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.54 by Taybeh from Minnesota

Jul 06, 2021
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
this is old school for sure, but the good kind of old school when hoppy beer was balanced with some crystal malt, and hopped in a way that shows some bitterness. too much juicy dry hopping these days, not enough of this, its what i find myself craving in my hoppy beer more and more, and i was pleased with it fresh from the tap at their northside location there in missoula. a nice amber color to this one and a high shine, holding over an inch of off white head, and drinking quite autumnal and sturdy, lots of body, some sweetness, and a punch of spicy northwestern hops that really linger on the tongue after each sip. its balanced nicely, but there is a lot of beer in this glass. some nuttiness to the malt, a baked character, even a little european to me, a vienna type malt taste for a flash before the hops, which are peppery and piney and pretty intense, a nice expression of high alpha cascade. this is ipa for beer drinkers, not a beer trying to bring new folks into the style by taking all the grain and bittering hops out, which is where the style seems to be going. i liked this a lot for what it is, but also for what it isnt. kettlehouse doesnt make a bad beer...
Oct 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.19 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Jul 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.26 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jan 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by austinsharp111 from Oregon

Aug 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by powdersoldier from Washington

Jul 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

Jan 04, 2018
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Reviewed by Impetuous from Montana

3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Crystal clear amber with huge fluffy white head; lacing is solid.

Flavors are balanced; sweet malts followed by bitter hops. The flavors are muddled, the hops and malts do come in waves but the individual flavors aren’t really distinguishable. It’s malt and hops. The smell is strong and dank.

Pretty good.
Nov 02, 2017
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Reviewed by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is more of UK ipa with a heavy malt bill and more subtle hops.

Pours copper with good head and excellent lacing.

Smell is dank and herbally, with lots of malt.

Malt carries over to the taste and the dank is well.balance.

A.bit caramelly finish for an IPA
Aug 20, 2017
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 16 oz can with a Feb. 2017 canning date into a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance: pours with a copper color body topped by a large, billowy white head. The head has very good retention and leaves foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Hoppy but too dank. Earthy and grapefruit aromas as well as some pine.

Flavor: The taste is way better and less dank that the aroma suggests. It also has a clear input from the malt bill.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and lively but soft medium+ carbonation.

Overall: a tasty IPA; ignore the aroma.
Jul 06, 2017
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Reviewed by ginobili34 from Montana

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
I have a bit of hometown bias, but this is one of my favorite IPAs. For those who are crazy about hops, this might not satisfy, but it is a great beer and has a very distinct flavor. I have had it multiple times from cans and taps, at both KH locations and in other settings.

Look: pretty standard golden amber. Typical IPA fare. Fairly foamy head.
Smell: nutty, musty, probably the least appealing feature of the beer.
Taste: Part of what makes this a great beer is the uniqueness of taste. As opposed to the overwhelming hoppy beers that are common to the American IPA style, this beer reminds me more of English IPAs in its balance hopwise. So it is more subtle, and that allows the quality malts to really shine through. As opposed to being an "experience" beer like many hop-forward IPAs, this is a balanced beer that doesn't overwhelm in any way. It reminds me of a session IPA, except it is much higher ABV.
Feel: Not as carbonated as many similar beers. Very, very smooth.

Overall, one of the top 3 beers in the Missoula brewery circuit.
Jun 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.71 by cyrushire from Florida

Jun 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by CCutch from Minnesota

Nov 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.44 by Massbmx from Massachusetts

Sep 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.73 by Superheatnsubcool from Washington

Sep 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.44 by morrowd3 from Vermont

Jul 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Roybert from Texas

Jul 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.82 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jun 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.4 by casapy from Idaho

Jun 10, 2016
 
Rated: 2.63 by wasatchback from Tajikistan

Feb 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by SpanishUnicorn from Minnesota

Jan 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.46 by dillonkmcquade from Connecticut

Nov 15, 2015
 
Rated: 2.82 by BEER88 from Washington

Nov 11, 2015
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Rated by rob99er from California

3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Not a bad IPA.
Oct 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by SocalKicks from California

Oct 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.78 by KensWorld from Florida

Oct 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.89 by Flathead_Monster from Montana

Aug 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.63 by AlphonseFinkelstein from Michigan

Aug 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.79 by sporklift87 from Colorado

Aug 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by benloho from Utah

Jun 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Schwegler from Nevada

Jun 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.99 by sjmad23 from California

May 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.31 by MjBrewhouse from Idaho

May 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 18, 2014
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a billowy white head of two finger height. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave tons of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is mainly a blend of a citrus grapefruit hop aroma and a bready and slightly doughy smell. Along with these smells comes some other aromas of a tropical fruit natures as well as some nice pine hop smells.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather strong bitter grapefruit flavor mixed with a drier cracker like malt bill. As the taste advances the grapefruit remains relatively constant but is joined by other hop flavors of a more pine and earthy nature. The little bit of a fruit and caramel that are present upfront, quickly fade with the hops really taking command of the taste as the flavors move onto the end. All in all, due to the loss of the sweet and the increase in the hop, as well as the drier malt and a little bit of booziness that sneaks it way into the later portions of the taste, one is left with a dry and bitter taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly thinner side for a brew of 6.5 % abv. with a carbonation level that is rather average. The thinner body is actually quite appropriate for the very dry flavors of the brew adding a dimension of crispness to the overall feel.

Overall – A decent IPA overall that is a bit on the crisper side. While decent, it really is nothing all that out of the ordinary. One to give a go to, in order to see what you think. But for me, its just sorta standard.
Nov 18, 2014
Double Haul IPA from KettleHouse Brewing Co. (Southside Taproom)
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 140 ratings