Double India Pale Ale | Long Ireland Beer Company

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Double India Pale AleDouble India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Long Ireland Beer Company
New York, United States
longirelandbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by plaid75 on 03-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
13.6%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 11
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChittyChambers
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of allistermcg
3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of calitrie1486
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was a very strong ipa. I had it at the brewery on 7/9 and for me the beer had a hard time masking the high alchohol content. Would drink it for sure but with the east end becoming more saturated with brewery's and even this brewery in particular has better offerings.

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Photo of atrocity
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GFD400
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SteveB24
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

piney upfront then comes lots of malt. taste fonishes with a strong alcohol taste. Quite dry and very carbonated.
Not a bad beer but lacks balance. Wouldn't buy it again.

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Photo of doomXsaloon
1.98/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

I am a Long Islan native. I like this brewery. I wanted this to be great! Sadly, one of the worst examples of the style I've ever had; one of the worst examples of any style....ok maybe not THAT bad, but C'mon!?

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of ZCW
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of samibr
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of longisland1983
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of Lucoli
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of EkimGram
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Taken from my beer journal dated 3/8/12

Appearance: 22oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. Colour is a rich garnet-brown. Thick head of a finger in height. Leaves a thick lacing, lots of visible carbonation.

Smell: Fresh and bright citrus, floral hops. There is a nice nuttiness to the malt aromas. Slight alcohol presence.

Taste: Strong bitter hops are very prominent followed by a hint of malts. Alcohol is more present in the taste as opposed to the smell, very warming. Extremely bitter. Wow!

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a slightly silky touch. Carbonation is abrasive with a healthy bite. Finishes sticky.

Overall: Bitter. Very very bitter with the cutting abrasive taste and mouthfeel found in many Long Island beers. A little one-dimensional but regardless, it's a decent brew.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.13/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: A hazy amber with tiny sediments on the body. Medium bubble bodied frame off-white head with a light orange tint; rises to maybe 2/3".

Smell: Light aroma and easily the weakest property of the beer, smells very good but it is one of those come and go hop scents. Sweet caramel with a wet hop aroma.

Taste: Strong alcohol taste with a malty feel and heavy hops. It has this incredible caramel feel with a smooth bitterness that makes love to your palates.

Mouth: Medium carbonation and oh so smooth, has the feel of wet hops at the end pretty damn sticky if you ask me.

Overall: This is a pretty damn good brew, and probably the best Long Ireland beer I have had, not to mention maybe the best DIPA from Long Island. It's complexity reminds me of one of my favorites. Spend the 8 bucks and drink up definitely

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Photo of sgoro
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of AdamPenna
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Duvel glass. Rich amber color, and the head is a densely packed white foam--heaps of it. Tiny bubbles. Me like even if it dissipates. Lacing good, but I've seen more impressive stripes, on a tiger, say. Smells of hops and pine and citrus--not as big as I would like but good still. Yet there's something bigger behind it all that I like. A kind of promise. It's not the alcohol. It's something else. Mouthfeel is exceptional. Oily, delicious, a final pinch, a kick. Yup.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of felixljr
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy dark copper to medium amber in color with some orange highlights when held up to the light. The beer has a finger tall frothy beige head that very slowly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer, a couple of small patches of thicker bubbles, and a thin ring at the edges of the glass - very good retention properties. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus hops and pine resin hops. Underlying the strong hop aroma, there is a lighter aroma of caramel malts with a touch of sweetness.

T: This beer has a strong malt body with lots of caramel malts and light amount of sweetness. There is a lesser amount of hop presence, primarily the pine/resin flavors with just a hint of the citrus - there is a light amount of lingering bitterness. Also, there is a light amount of alcohol flavor int he finish of the beer.

M: Just shy of full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. This beer is sticky/resinous and there is a light amount of alcohol heat in the finish.

O: This is an enjoyable beer but not the easiest beer to drink with the heavy presence of alcohol (in the mouthfeel and the taste). This is a beer that you need to sip slowly but is a nice offering from a smaller local brewery.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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Double India Pale Ale from Long Ireland Beer Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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