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Scratch N Sniff Double Down Under | Pub Dog Brewing

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Brewed by:
Pub Dog Brewing
Maryland, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by SerialTicker on 03-07-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 7
Photo of CyGuy
4.01/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smell: Faint carmel notes on nose.

Appearance: Light yellow color. Slightly cloudy.

Mouth Feel: Thick, almost syrupy mouth feel.

Taste: Nice balance of piney & citrusy hops with the malt. No lingering/cloying sweetness as with some double IPAs. Maybe trace of dried apricots.

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Photo of SerialTicker
3.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Insanely hazy yellow/orange color with only a small ring of head and just about zero lacing.

Smell: Heavy. It just smells dank as all hell. Pure hops. Major citrus and tropical fruit, but almost an equal amount of piney character as well. Pale malt sweetness is there quite a bit as well. Very nice on the nose.

Taste: Those heavy aromas just don't translate all-too-well too the taste, in my opinion. Massively bitter with insane levels of pine that almost give off any ashy sort of flavor just because it's so damn earthy/dank. Just an intense bitterness that I think detracts from what might be a pretty nice beer. Insanely unbalanced, despite the noticeable malt in the background on the aroma. It tastes more like hop water than beer, which I don't think is ever a good thing... there NEEDS to be a solid malt presence for a beer to succeed, I think. The burps are like belching a hop cone, which is nice, but this beer just isn't doing it for me... it's gone overboard, and needs quite a bit of tweaking. The feel is medium and almost creamy with a moderate carbonation. It works well, but it accentuates the bitterness negatively. If this were sweeter, it'd work more effectively.

Not impressed. This has a nice nose on it, but the bitterness is just too high for my liking -- and this is coming from a guy who absolutely adores Palate Wrecker from Green Flash. I wouldn't buy/drink this again unless I was for some reason craving something ridiculously bitter.

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Scratch N Sniff Double Down Under from Pub Dog Brewing
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