The Big DIPL | Sudwerk Brewing Company

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3.9/5
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70 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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
Ranking:
#14,544
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
70
pDev:
8.21%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Has nice elements from both "parents" of the style. The hops are full of citrus, melon, and pine, giving the west coast ipa flavors a big boost on the nose and foretaste. Whereas the second part of the taste and feel come from the lager side of the family, with bready and honey rounding out the beer.

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3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Honeybourne
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeBogert53
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HippieDave56
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BirdsandHops
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rick778
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MickeyHops
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of remingtonsteele1987
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
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 +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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The Big DIPL from Sudwerk Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 70 ratings