Doppel Sticky
Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4.07 | pDev: 7.62%
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
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Notes: This fruity, estery double altbier is brewed in the traditional-ish style of the Doppelsticke, which is the widely known secret Germanic-esque strong ale. Like it's California Common counterpart, we fermented this ale at a lower temperature to pull out the sulphur-y bite from the yeast, then dry-hopped it with some dank, Sticky hops, including some brand-spankin'-new Enigma hops from the great Down Under!

66 IBUs
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Nugganooch from California

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with an imperial nonic glass
First had this on 10/10/15

Super sticky Alt punch!

Light caramel color body with some cloudiness to it. Massive and dense with the white suds action. Leaves a scattered trellis of lace sticking to the glass. Waves of dank Mary Jane in the aroma and flavor. Its lightly tropical with grapefruit, dank resins, and some spices. I get the bready malt with biscuit notes and a light toasted caramel kiss. A bit of stone fruit with some faint earthiness as well. Really well balanced in the face of a danky hop onslaught. Tips the scales more towards IPA or at least drinks like one to me. Leafy green with tropical citrus and spice. Swayed with toasted bread and light toffee. Moderate body with a nice frothy texture and good drying in the finish. Fairly resinous.

Loving this One Hitter series. Another little gem from Lags in my book.

Jan 10, 2017
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Jadjunk from Georgia

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

No label information. Doppel Sticky is brewed in the style of a German Altbier (Sticke), available in 12 oz. bottled 6 packs and on limited draft. 2015 Onehitter series release.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a billowing creamy foam head of a pearl white tone over a mildly hazy golden amber body with moderate carbonation and high clarity. Retention is very good and lacing is light and patchy. 4.5

(Smell) Lightly toasted caramel syrup malt body and pale malt cleanliness with a moderate sweetness, with a nicely hopped blend of lemony, herbal and spicy hop aromas with a moderate bitterness. Potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) Toasted bread malts, caramel malts and pale syrup body with a high cleanliness, finishes moderately bitter on the back end with flavors of piney, herbal and lemony hops. Assertive and flavorful with an enticingly delicate malt body. Very enjoyable. 4.25

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly chewy, silky, clean, mildly dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a briskly crisp finish. Body is short of medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is nearly even sweet to hoppy bitter. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) A very satisfying German-influenced style that comes off as Americanized with the inclusion of a bright, flavorful and very bitter hops. Another enjoyable treat and reasonably priced offering from Lagunitas. 4.25

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Oct 26, 2016
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sjrider from California

4.71/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Petaluma and from a bottle. My all time favorite beer from Lagunitas. An elixir of the finest kind. Super hoppy and delicious ,not really an altbier in the traditional sense. Tasty AF.

Mar 28, 2016
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dcscientist from Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bit sweet for an altbier, but this was still very good. I had it on tap and was surprised that it was 66 IBUs, since I didn't really get much of a strong hop feel or taste. This was my first Lagunitas beer and I'll try more when I find them out and about town.

Feb 16, 2016
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PVMT from New York

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale orange; I was expecting a much darker pour. Decent yeasty aroma, flavor was bitter with a semi-sweet almost caramellike aftertaste. Unspectacular.

Feb 03, 2016
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HopHunter19 from Missouri

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 4 - nice hazy yellow-orange with a big white head that sticks and leaves great lacing
S - 4.75 - big orange, lemon lime, mango, dankness, garlic/onion in a good way, ganja
T - 3.75 - underwhelming given the aroma. Basically orange, lemon lime, mango, biscuity malts, but not intense or super impressive by any means.
M - 4 - meh. Light-medium mouthfeel, alc covered. Aftertaste is light orange, lemon, grapefruit.
O - 4 - one of the less impressive lagunitas brews

Jan 04, 2016
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Pig + Fish in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Pours a crystalline gold with a thin off-white head. Initial impression is a lot of malt up front, followed by a lot of citrus and tropical fruit, with a slightly bitter finish. Moderate carbonation, medium body, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden. My first altbier. Very enjoyable.

Jan 02, 2016
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, dimmed gold body with an inch of steadily receding, stray white foam. Very thin lacing.

Smell: Rather unsubstantial in the malt department, aromawise. Mainly, it's hop-based aromatics - plenty of tropical, citrusy delights and spicy, minty, resinous elements.

Taste: A lightly biscuity, bready maltiness given a little tickle of sweet honey. This one has an active, juicy fruitiness, tastes of pineapple, passion fruit and sweet orange zest. Fairly restrained bitterness. Growing sense of mint leaf. Fruity, lightly spicy and with a hint of the alcohol on the drying, gently bitterish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: While I'd hoped for an offering that was a little more faithful and authentic to the style, I'm honestly not surprised it's just another something-hoppy. Though, for being something more akin to an IPA, it was reasonably tasty.

Dec 26, 2015
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secondtooth from Indiana

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clean golden, with limited head or lace in my mug served from draft at the Gerst Haus.

Nose: Lovely tropical hops and citrus. Really really impressive, and far from the alt bier style it was presented as. Not a bad thing, though!

Taste: Tropical citrus up front and center, and really smooth. Mango. Grapefruit. Orange. Very potently hopped. Don’t let the alt bier classification fool you — this one could go up against any heavily tropical-hopped IPAs with no trouble. Delicious and worthy!

Dec 25, 2015
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CTHomer from Connecticut

4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: crystal clear; gold in color; 2 finger ivory head that receded to a thin, splotchy cap; very nice lacing;

S: pineapple, white grapefruit;

T: a blend of pineapple and white grapefruit; at times, one or the other is dominant for a moment, but the two flavors keep coming back together; quite juicy; very little bitterness;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: really, really good;

Dec 22, 2015
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BeerDawgs from Georgia

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Golden yellow, huge head and sticky lace all over the glass. Some clarity, and lots of bubbles floating up to the top

S - Grainy malts, Citrus hops from the dry hopping, pineapple, oranges

T - sweet malt and spicy hops.

F - Medium body and heavy carbonation.

O - Another tasty brew in the 1-hitter series.

Dec 19, 2015
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chrishiker1409 from New York

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours an orange copper with a little more than a finger of head. It lingers and leaves lacing all the way down the glass.

S: Citrus fruits, orange, mango a little pineapple.

T: Citrus fruits with some pineyness at the end. Not much bitterness. Well done.

F: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.

O: As far as I'm concerned this is an ipa. Totally different than the alts I have had. This is really, really good. Wish I bought more.

Dec 13, 2015
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy burnt orange in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate honey + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a mottled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of tropical/mango, citrus/grapefruit zest, and earthy hops over the top of moderate aromas of toasted grainy malts and light aromas of honey sweetness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of toasted grainy + caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of honey + sugary sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of tropical/mango, stone fruit/nectarine, citrus/grapefruit, citrus, grapefruit zest, and earthy hops which impart a light to moderate amounts of lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky/syrupy with a hint of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: An interesting hybrid of an Altbier and IPA - I guess it could also be described as a hoppy Altbier. I found this one to be interesting and enjoyable though definitely not a traditional version of the style. Nice mouthfeel but a touch sweeter than I would have preferred.

Dec 10, 2015
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JeffBlue from California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(Draft, Legends Sports Bar, Long Beach) Smells very similar to IPA, the first taste is similar too. Cloudy appearance like a hef. Bitterness consistent from start to finish. Very solid beer. (3.9)

Dec 09, 2015
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armystrongmd from Ohio

4.73/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had on draft at Daily Bar and Grill in Chicago. Poured into a 12oz snifter.

(have also tried in a bottle, and was much less impressed, it's way better on draft)

L: Somewhat cloudy golden color, half finger of off-white head.It appears much lighter/thinner than it tastes.

S: Oh the hops. Gloriously dry-hopped, grassy herbal hop aroma is overwhelming in a good way. A good deal of citrusy hops as well. To my nose, there isn't much else, because I'm zeroed in on these fantastic hop aromas.

T: Altbier did you say? Nothing tastes "old" here. A very fruity hop bite leads to a nice bitter hop finish with no lingering chemical aftertaste as can be found in many hoppy beers. Sort of yeasty in the middle with little noticeable malt prescence and a clean finish. It's more of a fruity hop sweet, not a thick malty sweet if that makes sense. Taste is on par with the look, it does not taste as heavy as it is. The hop punch is present throughout and if I didn't know they were calling this an "Altbier" I would quickly label it a fantastic DIPA.

MF: Medium bodied at most, it is pretty deceptive. I threw back 6 without feeling full, they just go down smooth and aren't very heavy at all. It's no thirst quenching session IPA, but with the amount I drink it's easy to put back like a session beer.

O: I'm an IPA/DIPA guy but with Lagunitas I usually ignore the style of the beer and just sample it. This doesn't taste like any altbier I've had, it's WAY too hoppy, but it's fantastic for hop heads. Great balance, no bad aftertaste, just delicious hoppy love juice with fantastic smell due to the dry-hopping. Thanks Lagunitas, this is a sure winner in my book, I bought it over the Brown Shugga after trying on draft!

Dec 01, 2015
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AgentMunky from New York

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a St Bernardus goblet. Stamped 261 5 2 0709 0116.
Surprisingly lustrous, hazy gold. Delicate white head.
It smells absolutely lovely. Estery spicy yeast, but the star is the dry-smelling but somehow still tropical hops. Dank, resinous pineapple.
Much lighter than anticipated from the ABV. It's a yeasty pale almost Belgiany flavor. Quite dry, floral, and mild. It's tantalizingly familar, yet somehow also new. Very interesting and engaging. More citrus from the hops than I thought there'd be. Aftertaste is tart and bitter-dry.
Overall, a really fun, interesting beer. Defied my expectations for the style and delighted my tastebuds.

Nov 29, 2015
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours orange gold with a slight haze under a 1” off-white foam cap that recedes moderately fast.

S: Big hop aromas, fruit, tropical, citrus, some herbal mint.

T: Medium high fruit flavors, medium light malt flavors, medium to medium high hop bitterness. Starts with a mild sweetness and ends dry with a lingering bitter.

F: Medium body, medium carbonation.

O: A bit, fresh, flavorful altbier.

Nov 29, 2015
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bright amber with a white head and lacing. Caramel malts and citrus explode in each sip, with biscuit and playful grass. Taste is the new quintessential american take on the style in my book. Huge caramel oozing into maple with dry earth, huge dark fruit colliding with bright citrus and grassy hops on the backend. Takes a classic and gives it the hops and sweetness that the american is built on (for better or worse). Feel is thick for style, but brightens and thins up in a hurry.

Nov 28, 2015
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twage04 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Okay to good beer but not one I'd seek out again. You could probably fool most craft beer drinkers into thinking this was a run of the mill IPA or APA if they didn't know better. Pours a golden yellow with a yeasty fruity smell. Hops are fruity and herbal, medium bitterness. Okay mouthfeel and body. The beer was enjoyable enough but meh.

Nov 25, 2015
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Billolick from New York

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.

Pours medium amber, hazed and with a dull brownish-orange hue. Lasting 1/4 inch cap, leaving decent webs of fine lace.

I get bright grapefuit and assorted citrus on the nose, with a behind the scenes biscuit/maple note.

Very tasty and enjoyable creation, with a solid maple malt base, some light pepper and then over run by cirtic a good way

The finish goeson forever, with maple , maple and more maple, again pepper and then rosolvingly grapefruit/lime hop notes...

Style streatcher - delicious

Nov 25, 2015
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HopBomb515 from New Jersey

4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bright golden with a big white head that stays around forever and leaves big chunky lacing. Notes of grapefruit, orange, tangerine and peach. Medium body, crisp and clean with spot on carbonation. Billed as an altbier, drinks like a balanced American IPA.

Nov 21, 2015
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ColdOneKev from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Gold body with a medium white head which leaves moderate lacing.
S - Tons of peach, complimented ny some light butterscotch. Very pleasant.
T - Follows the nose. Stone fruit, but with a nice malt backbone.
M - Medium body, medium carb. Coats the palate and stays there.
O - An awesome beer. Unique. Really glad I caught this one.

Nov 21, 2015
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at 2 Bros. Pours a translucent brownish gold color with over an inch of frothy white head. Lots of lacing.The aroma is lots of fruity and dank hops. Orange, mango, pineapple, and tangerine. The taste is more of that dank and fruity hops. Piney at times with lots of spicy hops. Bready towards the end with some caramel malts and warming alcohol. Dank finish. Oily mouthfeel. Overall, this hopped up twist on the style works amazingly well.

Nov 20, 2015
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Drank from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is so dank and insanely fruity and aromatic. Just an assault on the senses, in the best possible way. Not an alt at all, but given Lagunitas' approach to brewing, it fits as an alt in their brewing spectrum. I love this beer.

Nov 19, 2015
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ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Golden-Amber color with a thick haze. Creamy white head retains well. Sheets of lacing.

S: Hoppy top notes of blood orange, grapefruit, passion fruit, and maybe even some pineapple. Yeasty. Mild honey, cracker, and toast.

T: Blood orange in a big way. Grapefruit, passion fruit, mango. Leafy and spicy. A touch metallic and a strong bite of sulfur. Yeast. Lightly honeyed with crackers tones from the malt. Spike of alcohol hits middle to end. Tropical hop finish of passion fruit, mango, and blood orange.

M: Big medium body. Creamy with a silky and frothy sort of texture. Medium carbonation.

O: I absolutely love what they've done with the hops here. It pops like a great IPA, bursting with Southern Hemisphere citrus and tropical fruit flavors. The sulfury bite from the unique fermentation feels out of place here though, and the alcohols tiptoe the line toward boozy territory. Still a pretty solid beer all things considered, but I'd love to see this hop profile revisited in a more traditional IPA.

Nov 18, 2015
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