Double Pale Ale | ShawneeCraft Brewing Company

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Double Pale AleDouble Pale Ale

Brewed by:
ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by metter98 on 05-28-2012

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 47
Reviews by Knapp85:
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3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a orange yellow color with a nice white head on top. The retention is minimal but has a nice lacing. The smell of this beer has a nice maltiness to it with some citrusy notes. The taste is malty with a nice subtle bitterness in there too. The mouthfeel is a little creamy, it's smooth and subtle. Overall it's a good brew.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of pjvie
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

On draft, poured into a pint.

A: Hazy yellow, slight orange with a one finger white head that left moderate lacing.
S: Foral with some citrus, and a bit of sweetness.
T: Citrus fruit, but with a weird bready/doughy/yeasty sweetness toward the end. Pretty distracting. Not too bitter; felt balanced.
M: On par for a single IPA: smooth with a medium body.
O: Drinkable and in line with the style, but sadly I felt that the weird sweetness toward the end was distracting and overall tainted my view of the beer.


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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Yellow with a nice two finger white head which lingers for a bit.

S: Lots of citrus and pine, hardly any malt.

T: Follows the nose. Very nice ipa.

F: Medium body, lightly carbonated.

O: A fine ipa.

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Photo of erialbill
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of mdillon86
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of smakawhat
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. No obvious can dating.

Dull lemon colored body, with a bit light tan brown edge and a slightly hazy appearance. Head creation makes a simple three fingers, off white and pill lacing while settling down to a half finger puck.

Neat aroma. Big marmalade notes and hints of earth, but the fruity character has an almost wine gum like aroma and candy flavor. Really impressed by this, as it doesn't come off like anything I've had before on the nose. Love that juicy wine gum quality particularly.

Palate is a bit… unexpected. Very neutral flavors. A solid malt backbone manages to carry and support leaving syrup and wet mouthfeel behind. Mid palate flavors are a bit muted and almost non existent. Mild chewing gum without the sweetness a little bit of leafy green flavors as well, seriously is that chicle?? Finish is more hinting of leafy garden green herbs, and hits with a more interesting hop angle that falters between tea and a stevia like sweetness but not as large on the sweetness angle.

There's a quality in here that's spectacular but the supporting cast is just not getting the job done. Drinkable, and ironically very memorable, but somehow something special here is just not getting it's due.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.64/5  rDev -4%

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Gem and Keystone, Shawnee On Delaware, PA

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color and has some hints of amber. It poured with a thin and bright white head that never completely faded away and left some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of floral hops in the nose along with some notes of fruity yeast.
T: The taste has flavors of pale malts, floral hops and fruity yeast. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish has some hints of warming from the alcohol.
O: This is a very well balanced IPA that hides its alcohol very well.

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Photo of jjd315
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MKrauss
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MattDbach
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of rfgetz
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of woodychandler
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It has been a good day to get The CANQuest (tm) back on track after a CANbined review hiatus and a bottle detour. I am very curious to finally try this one.

From the CAN: "Old-World IPA brewed with Magnum, Columbus, and East Kent Golding Hops"; "Our Double Pale Ale recipe is inspired by old-world IPAs. Copiously hopped with a blend of English and Ameri[CAN] varieties, Double Pale boasts that fine wallop of hops that craft-beer lovers have come to expect, and maintains a complex balance between bitterness, malt, and alcohol. We think you will find its floral aroma, its hoppy bite, and its high gravity to be a truly satisfying experience."; "In Artem Fidelis".

I Crack!ed it open, but after having read some previous reviews that mentioned floaties, I decided to employ a very gentle Glug. It worked in that I got a glass filled with a lightly-hazy, Amber-colored (SRM = > 7, < 9) beer without floaties. It required a vigorous in-glass swirl, however, to raise a brief finger of fizzy, tawny head with low retention. Nose was very earthy, like someone had been recently gardening, along with a lemony tartness that may have been from the malt. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, big for the style. The taste was more bitter than I had expected. The earthiness of the E.K.G. hops was being overshadowed by the Magnum & Columbus hops to create a depth of flavor that usually does not exist in the style. It was much more bitter than the typical EIPA, but I liked it since I prefer AIPAs to EIPAs. Finish had a breadiness that made me wonder what malt(s) had been used. It was kind of an odd beer, but certainly drinkable.

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Photo of BradC
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From draft into a point glass, golden orange color with a little head and lacing

Smells of hops, fruit, bready grain

Taste is fruity sweet with a grainy middle and a slight hop finish

Decently carbonated, goes down with a good bite

Overall, good pale ale, not too hoppy, not too sweet. The grains add a nice note

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Photo of jmg480
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveHack
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light gold color with a faint haze. White foam topping recedes to a ring quickly. Smells of toffee like malt and lemon grass. A bit musty as well.
In the taste, citrus, sweet cotton candy, mild bitterness but enough to carry the beer. I suspect Belgian yeast was used as there is a palatable sweet backbone to the dry, earthy hops. A bit of pine, wood, citrus and green tea make for a earthy hop presence. Medium bodied, well carbonated, drier feel. Overall, this is a fine brew.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of JNForsyth
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bockerdoppel91
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of crookedhalo
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served around 55 degrees or so out of the 500 mL bottle. Pours up a lightly hazed yellow-orange with a pale white, loose head. A few floaters attract carbonation bubbles. Aromas of bready malt and a significant hop profile. Rather astringent, with significant malt sweetness to counterbalance. Some lemon rind flavors, a bit of yeastiness comes through, too. Double Pale Ale... IPA... I can't discern the difference. Mouthfeel is good with a certain silkiness upon swallowing, finishing sweet, only slightly dry. A fine effort.

Carefully pour this one, lots of chunkies during second pour, changed appearance because it looks like a hefeweizen now.

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