Double IPA | Six Row Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
86 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Double IPADouble IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Six Row Brewing Company
Missouri, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by KI9A on 10-07-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.85%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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Photo of emerge077
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Tone
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%

A good DIPA, but average.
Nothing remarkable.
These days there are too many excellent beers.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of birchstick
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
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)

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of Jamison85
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Florida9
3.08/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy yellow amber in color. Forms a small white head that reduces down to next to nothing. Some light lacing. Aroma is of mild caramel malts, citrus hops, and a bit of grapefruit. Taste starts off with a moderate citrus sweetness, then bread and some light caramel malts. Mild citrus hops with flavor of orange and grapefruit. Finishes with a mild earthy bitterness. Medium body with carbonation a bit on the low side for the style. Mild bitterness. Underhopped and unexciting, the best thing I can say about this beer is that it doesn't have any glaring flaws. However, this one could easily pass for a straight IPA and is an average DIPA at best.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of bnes09
4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in a snifter. Nice orange color. Thin frothy head sticks to the glass well.

Beautiful aroma of citrus fruit and pine cones. Very juicy.

Flavor is citrusy as well with a grapefruit and lemon bite. Hops give a tangerine sweetness mixed with a pine-like bitterness. Sturdy malt backbone which is somewhat bready. Aftertaste of citrus fruits slowly fades.

Medium bodied with a good level of carbonation. Finishes crisp and semi-dry. Nice slick texture.

This is an excellent example of a DIPA. Great flavors, great balance and complexity. Highly recommended if you are in St Louis.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Houser
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of stephens101
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

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Double IPA from Six Row Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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