Double Coulter IPA "Dos Cone Es" | Cismontane Brewing Company

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4.06 w/ 38 ratings

Brewed by:
Cismontane Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beagle75 on 06-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Dsimenson
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MickeyHops
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dinkel
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OldGriz
4.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pleasantly surprised. This is much more like a barleywine than an IIPA. In fact, according to the bottle it says a rye barleywine ale. Very sweet and amazing tasty.

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Photo of MonkeyBread
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of hollywood_15063
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of IPAchris
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Smarty_Pints
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a cloudy amber with minimal head that leaves a small amount of lacing.

S- Some caramel, pineapple, pine notes. It has a very sweet smell.

T- Taste follows the nose to a tee. It is sweet with caramel pineapple and pine. Not much bitterness for a IIPA.

M- It is a bit dry with little carbonation.

O- Very good beer especially if you like your IIPA's on the sweet side.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of popery
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle. Pours a nice warm red-tinged amber color. Cloudy, lots of sediment towards the bottom of the bottle. Medium light khaki head. Creamy. Good retention and lacing. Lots of hops and rye in the aroma. Hops are a mix of pine resin, grapefruit and pineapple with a little bit of blackberry and wildflower. Big caramel note. Lots of spicy, doughy rye flavor. Taste is fairly sweet. Lots of caramel and rye. Big piney hops. Good dose of bitterness but not overbearing. Some booze. It's a bit much but for a 11.5% DIPA/ASA, I'm not going to criticize too much. Finish is floral, bitter and sweet with caramel. Lingering pine flavor. Mouthfeel is thick and a bit low on carbonation. Good beer, but it still suffers from the common flaws of big (>10% abv) hoppy beers.

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Photo of Wowcoolman
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful copper - amber with solid head retention and ample lacing. A little cloudy, appearance is similar to solidified resin, which forshadows the taste.
Nose resembles wood resins with a little pineapple, with some hop dankness mixed in.
The taste is amazing - intense dank resins and pineapple, with a pleasant bitterness on the finish. Very lively mouthfeel with some nice acidity from the alcohol.
I had this beer first at an IPA fest at Far Bar and it stood out above the others. That my local Whole Foods has it on tap is pure heaven. An obvious comparison would be to Pliny the Younger considering it's weight class: Younger has more citrus hop character, is smoother and more drinkable. Dos Cones (it's plural) has a more intense, resiny character with a more tropical hop profile. Both are hard to stop drinking. From looking at other reviews, Dos Cones seems to show much better on tap.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of stakem
3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Leon for sharing. 750ml bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a hazed copper color with a finger of creamy off-white head. Decent retention with patchy lace sticking to the glass as the cap fades.

The aroma includes notes of orange marmalade coupled with oak. Some fruity alcohol and rind character from hops. A pretty nice mix of aromatics in an unusual way that comes out pretty good and balanced.

The flavor is bitter and pulpy with hop character that is herbal and catty. Some dry oak minorly tannin filled coupled with a fresh zesty bitterness. A pretty warming alcohol impact is noticeable at first and grows in intensity as the experience continues.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. Overall it wasnt bad. There are a couple ipas that follow this ubique blend of oak aging an surprisingly turn out well. I didnt pick up much on any vanilla or caramel extraction from the aging but the raw woodiness present worked with the hops. Interesting.

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Photo of Pelican5
3.47/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle in a tulip. 2012

Big thanks to SirWilliam for sharing!

A : Rusty reddish orange, cloudy, finger of tan head, thick spotted lacing

S : Caramel, thick golden raisons, toffe, herbal hops, earthy pine sap, some cherry and dried apricot, sweet oak and vanilla

T : Caramel, butterscotch, bitter hop finish, dry and sweet, smokey peach, pine resin, warming booze and dry finish

M : lighter side of medium, sticky, resinous, nice carbonation.

O : Very complex ipa/barleywine. Thick and woody, Starts with smokey caramel & pitted fruit. Ends with bitter drying hops. Interesting beer a little rough around the edges.

Cheers ~

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, caramel, brown sugar, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a medium hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is very much like a barleywine.

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Double Coulter IPA "Dos Cone Es" from Cismontane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 68.4% out of 100 with 38 ratings
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