Double IPA
Six Row Brewing Company

Double IPADouble IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 10.34%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
86
From:
Six Row Brewing Company
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  9
SCORE
88
Very Good
Double IPADouble IPA
Notes: Our Double India Pale Ale is bigger in hop character and alcohol than our Extra Pale Ale. It is sure to please even the most discerning hop-head! Also known as Imperial IPA, this intensely hoppy, yet very drinkable beer lets the malty characteristics take a step back and allows the hops to really shine. Brewed with almost two (2) pounds of hops per barrel and left unfiltered, Six Row Double IPA showcases the citrusy and piney characteristics of the Columbus, Centennial, and Chinook hops.

68 IBU
Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 86 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by TheSarge:
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TheSarge from Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Makes about a finger thick off white head, with decent retention. The body of this brew is copper in color with a mild haze. I'm surprised this brew isn't cloudy.

The aroma is balanced between the the arid and lemony hops and mild toffee sweetness.

Upfront the brew is grapefruit and pine, turns caramel sweet for a tick, then reverts back to the hops.

Feels lightly carbonated, coarse in the middle, and finishes thhe palate wet.

Overall I'm impressed with this beer. I was expecting a train wreck for some reason, but got what I'd say is a solid offering for the style.

Jan 06, 2012
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BeerAdvocate from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gummy, Bitter, Fruity, Buttery

A beautiful looking beer, good clarity and great lacing is a start. The hop flavor is there with suggestions of grapefruit and mint, bit kiss of alcohol and ripe fruit in the middle. Toffee evens this brew out, yeast and cracker-like malt follows.

STYLE: Double IPA | ABV: 8.4% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #92 (Sep 2014)

Aug 13, 2015
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JoEBoBpr from Missouri

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.

Im really happy they are bottling.

Pours a near perfect dark copper color with some nice orange edges and some slight haze. The head comes in at a nice 0.5 inches with some dense bubbles and some more medium sized ones. It is nice and white and slowly recedes to a nice ring around the glass with some scattered bubbles. There is some stickiness to it. (4.5)

Nice tropical fruit notes. GRapefruit and some pineapple notes with some more citrus notes underlying. Hints of mango and some papaya as well. THere is some nice biscuity malt notes and some slight grain. Very nice nose although it lacks a bit of intensity. The aroma is nice but needs a bit of a kick. (4.0)

Flavor starts off with some deep hop notes. Nice bitterness and some good malt and grain backbone. THe hop notes are slightly resinous and offer a bit of pine as well as the traditional more citrus notes. It is a pretty delicious brew with some slight malt carmel notes in there as well. The citrus notes offer some nice grapefruit rind and slight tangerine sweetness and citrus notes. Very nice brew. Mouthfeel is very good as well with some nice crisp carbonation and a nice sticky middle with a great dry bitter finish. (4.0)(4.0)

Overall this brew is great Six Row is a staple of the St. Louis beer scene. It is very delicious with great hop notes and some nice malt backbones. (4.5)

Jan 23, 2012
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jadeal from Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Jan 05, 2012
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With balance as the mainstay of this ale's mantra, the hops are front and center with citrus, pine, and grass. But the counteract of malt allows the caramel, honey, and grain sweetness to counter in a more unique and even-keel way than is present in standard IPAs.

And caramel in its color, the ale pours with a slight tinge of haze. Above which builds a hearty and dense froth of ecru foam. Firm retention and broken lace defines the beer's quality appearance.

Early on, the beer takes on caramel and honey aromas and flavors. With a wandering waft of citrus and a pungent bouquet of piney herbs. Its nose and initial taste is sweet and supportive to the hop onslaught to come. The ale slowly relinquishes its sweetness and starts to prefer the taste of citrus peels, pine needles, resin, and grass before falling into a decisive bitterness that controls the late palate, but is careful not to dominate it. Still, a caramel and honey note resists all that bitterness and remains alive and well even in the beer's lingering finish.

Semi-full in body, the malty weight of the beer is felt because of its residual malt sweetness and its dissolved carbonation. The ale slowly waivers in its sweetness and creaminess but never completely turns over its malt sweetness or body and keeps the beer timidly balanced until the end. Late warmth, resinous hop dryness, and retreating sweetness leads to a malty-dry finish and lingering hop bitterness.

Six Row devises a wonderful Imperial IPA that's delicious, smooth, and powerful. But among the plethora of varieties on the market, this DIPA does everything to stay in the moderate line of the style, but also does little to stand out of the crowd.

May 29, 2013
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bottle split into snifters, thanks Justin for the assist.
Review from written notes.

It pours a hazy burnished orange tone, saturated coloration, with some slow rising carb trails in the center. A thin layer of foam stretches across the top, leaving spotty lace, and a swirling galaxy of cirrus clouds breaking on the surface.

Aroma is candied orange peel and caramel, some faint herbal eucalyptus in the background.

Malty caramel taste, light citrus and resiny bitterness. Some woodiness in the background as it warms. Full bodied and bitter with a dry aftertaste. Seems fairly mellow in character, like an amped up to 11 English IPA. For the price its a good deal though, just nothing too wild.

Feb 02, 2012
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden hue which seems a bit cloudier than I would have imagined. Moderate carbonation and good head retention. Strong aroma of grapefruit like hops is very inviting. Assault of hops tickles the taste buds on the way down. Very smooth for the strength. I like the lingering hop burn.

Jul 19, 2013
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brandoman63 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Jan 21, 2013
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thufflife from Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Aug 12, 2014
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a one-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left some sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - Strong citrus dominated aroma. Touches of pine and burnt toast.

T - It tasted of citrus and piney hop bitterness with some sweet caramel and toffee flavors.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - My first Six Row beer and I really like it. Nice DIPA.

Mar 11, 2012
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Cresant from Kentucky

3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served this 22 oz. bottle in a Tripel Karmeliet glass. No date listed. The body was a hazy apricot color and the head was off-white. Minimal lacing remained.

The smell was of satsuma oranges and wheat bread. Fruity but not pungent.

The taste was juicy citrus and a gentle bitterness that lingered. Sweet grapefruit. Lighter on the maltiness than I would have expected. Well hidden alcohol.

The mouthfeel was creamy with a medium to light density. Easy to drink.

Feb 05, 2012
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stephens101 from Oklahoma

3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Two full fingers of off-white tan head top this striking reddish orange brew. Retention and lacing are excellent. Very fine citrusy hops fuse with some caramel, a slight sour aroma, and gum. The smell is quite unique and promising. Unfortunately the bold aromas don't translate to flavor. I get some grain, candy, fruit and a nondescript hopppiness. There's just not that much going on here. Medium bodied and too easy to drink for a DIPA. This beer needs to grow some balls.

Sep 08, 2012
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peabody from Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a cloudy yellow/amber with very little suds. Very nice lacing though.
Smell is spruce trees and grapefruit. Some malt and caramel sugar here but the pine and alcohol are at the forefront.
Taste is a little boozy and very bitter. Not a lot of pine here but the grapefruit rind is here in bunches. Some sugar and malt mix in after the initial bitterness wears off. Then you have that boozy back of the throat.
Mouthfeel is a little sticky but this one finishes well. You are ready for the next sip. And sip you must cause this one will sneak up on you.
Overall this is a good attempt at a big beer from a brand new company. Hope they have a lot of success and I will be trying their other offerings.

Jan 19, 2012
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mschind from California

4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- 22 oz bomber with no freshness date. Clear medium amber. Not much head retention but great lacing. A good looking beer.

S- Massive hop aroma. Pine and marigold totally dominate the nose. Almost overpowering but not quite. Very appropriate for a double.

T- Bitter and sweet at the same time. Great balance. The piney hops are prominent with a dry finish. There are also some herbal/mint notes about mid way.

M- Medium full body with some alcohol warmth in back.

O- This is a bold DIPA with a unique hop profile. An interesting and flavorful offering.

Feb 01, 2013
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Tone from Missouri

3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, pine, slight grapefruit, slight sweet malt, and alcohol. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, citrus hops, slight floral hops, alcohol, pine, a grassy pungent quality. Overall, the beer seems dominated by the grass flavor, which is not to my taste.

Oct 20, 2013
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Monkeyknife from Missouri

3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a bright orange color with a finger of white head. Minimal lacing noted.

Aroma of faint pineapple, ripe fruit and sweet caramel malts.

The taste had caramel malts upfront followed by piney and citrusy hops. Light bitterness to the finish.

Medium bodied and slick to the palate with a lighter carbonation.

A well-made DIPA but a bit shy on the hop scale IMO.

Dec 24, 2011
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FLBeerGuy from Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Jan 30, 2013
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Megahertz from Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into a shaker.

A - Clear light to medium amber with a massive, speckled white head that lasts. Carbonation appears light.

S - Very big grapefruit aroma plus... something else. Blue grape? Plum?

T - Crisp and brisk for a big double IPA. Serious hop aroma and flavor with a bready, doughy background. Finish has a little effervescense left with a good, solid bitterness. Finish is medium dry.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation. Slick oiliness present in a very small amount. Good, but not great.

O - A great, STL based double IPA. Seems to have jumped on the grapefruit bandwagon, but with an added twist. Must try if in STL.

May 23, 2012
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hooliganlife from Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour was a light copper with an orange hue. Light head and retention.

Light pine and sweet fruit. My only complaint was the scent needed more. It was nice, but a bit faint.

Very well balanced. Lightly sweet malt with a candy and citrus hop flavor. Very fruity. There was a hint of booze through out.

Moderate carbonation and full body. slight oily resin feel.

Good stuff, not over powering in any way. nice and balanced, a great sipper.

Dec 16, 2010
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KI9A from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: In a snifter, medium golden, lasting head, good lace chunks.

S: Piney hops

T: Piney hops, some citrus. Strong malt backbone. Everything works very well.

M: Medium body, perfect carbonation.

D: Well, I'm not a hophead. This beer really hits a nice note with me, as it is a big IBU, big ABV beer, that has a such great balance, I can drink this everyday. Another fine effort!

Oct 07, 2010
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Ratman197 from Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Wine and Cheese Place poured a clear amber with a small lasting amber heads. Aromas of biscuit, lemon zest, grapefruit and light earthiness. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness and citrus with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.

Jan 24, 2012
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birchstick from Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 29, 2015
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kemoarps from Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Jun 09, 2013
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imperialking from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Jun 26, 2013
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bunny3 from Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Jan 24, 2012
Double IPA from Six Row Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 86 ratings