The Big DIPL | Sudwerk Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sudwerk Brewing Company
California, United States
sudwerkbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This 9% lagered behemoth is brewed with Galaxy, Simcoe, and something called Summer hops. The lattermost are predominantly (exclusively?) Australian-grown and rather low in bittering alpha acids. They're known for giving apricot and melon flavors and aromas, and, while they may not prove as pungent as tropical Galaxy and piney Simcoe, throughout this they seem to offer some highly endearing secondary notes of cantaloupe and stone fruit.

Added by gordavidson on 06-07-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
66
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
8.59%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Honeybourne
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeBogert53
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HippieDave56
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2185
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of paresis
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rick778
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MickeyHops
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrTcell
3.66/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IBUQT
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of remingtonsteele1987
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured 22oz into snifter with white, one finger head. Nice and very clear amber color. Subtle sweet orange rind, pineapple, yeast, and resin nose. Smooth carbonation with creamy texture. Sweet citrus, pine, yeast, spice, and caramel up front with just the right amount of bitterness on the finish. All flavors and bitterness linger nicely for minutes. A very well brewed and balanced double IPA. One of my favorites!

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emachine
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeysun23
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of riotontheroad
3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of davegray
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of insomn1ac
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bschinelli
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aratcliffe
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
4.62/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent gold with 2 fingers of ivory colored head. Great lacing & head retention, stays effervescent throughout

S: Pineapple & breadynesss, some grapefruit pith, grassiness too

T: Follows the nose, dryness & grapefruit as well, some grassiness up front. pineapple, grapefruit & breadyness as this warms, a little pine too. Finishes with grapefruit, a touch of dryness, breadyness, grassiness & a little pear

MF: Fairly hefty, with enough carbonation to carry the day, nice balance

Drinks fairly easy, but the ABV & heft are noticeable. Sudwerk nailed this. Not sure about freshness dating, this one is fresh & delicious

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2.87/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, white head. It smelled boozy and sweet. Some caramel and grassy aromas. This is very spicy upon first sip, but it evens out with some sweet caramel. It was crisp, sharp and smooth.

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The Big DIPL from Sudwerk Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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