Hurricane Deck IPA | Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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Hurricane Deck IPAHurricane Deck IPA

Brewed by:
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 06-28-2011

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1/5  rDev -73.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -53.3%

Photo of eisenman00
2.7/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of beagle75
2.93/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Clear, light amber color with over one finger of parchment-tinted foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Strong resinous pine and ground spices make for a classic, if dated, West Coast hops smell. Toasted bread and caramel are also present, suggesting a balanced double IPA rather than a simple palette upon which hops are displayed. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins dry, with savory crystal malt that cultivates an umami quality not often seen in a beer of the style. Hops aromatics are simplistic, following the smell closely but struggling to display focus on any particular quality. Some fruit develops during the middle, conflicting with the hops flavors that turn medicinal. The finish is moderately bitter, with relatively little flavor or character other than some latent mint that is likely lending the medicinal qualities. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium to thick viscosity, very resinous and sticky on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This DIPA underachieves or otherwise phones in practically every detail of its sensory profile; even the tint of the beer is a shade or two more dark than the ideal. Taken all together, it is not a train wreck so much as something that sneaks across the palate never to be contemplated again. It is hard to imagine the makers of this beer looking forward to a glass of it at the end of the day.

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Photo of Thothamon
3/5  rDev -20%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of mactrail
3.01/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A genuinely orange color in the globe glass. Enough foam and plenty of suds on the palate.

Taste is the classic big hop citrus rind mouthful. Rather sharp and acideic on the tongue. Orange peel aroma and grapefruit pith bitterness. Lots of malt, which just seems to jack up the alcohol content while the hop thugs horse around. I wish hops would get expensive again.

The slightly sweet maltiness makes a brief appearance. I can't find anything interesting to say about this beer. It's sort of watery for a DIPA, which is not a bad thing, and it does have a nice foamy mouthfeel. But my lips hurt. Can I go now?

22 oz bottle bought at Best Damn in San Diego.

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Photo of ESPNman
3.07/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Amber, bordering on brown. Surprisingly dark for the style. Almost non-existent head, zero retention.

S - Think syrupy malts balanced out by very citric hops.

T - Much like the nose, heavy malts balaced out pretty nicely with a solid dose of citric, graprefruit-like hops. Not as big as other DIPAs.

M - Too flat for my tastes, decent feel in the mouth but nothing to write home about.

Overall - Yes, this is a DIPA. Beyond that, there's nothing too great about it. I'll try it again if I see it on tap, but this will not be on my to-buy list anytime soon at Whole Foods.

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Photo of t420o
3.21/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Figueroa Brweing Hurricane DIPA

A- pour produces a 2 finger off white head resting on a caramel/amber color body. Good retention and lacing 4

S- very malty with caramel leading the way. Light bitter and citrusy hop smell pokes through but this isn't a good sign. It smells good but not the bold hop smells i was expecting from a DIPA that claims on the label it's made with hopheads in mind. 3

T- pretty much the same as the nose. Overly malty for a DIPA. Caramel malt is most prevalent. Light citrus and bitter hop taste but overly malty. A good beer but not for the style. Very prevalent alcohol taste for 8%. Drinks like a 10+% beer. Hops take a back seat to the malt which was quite disappointing to me.  3

M- great mouthfeel. Nice carbonation and body 4.5

O- eh. Won't have it again.  3


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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Zorro
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

According to the bottle this is 8% ABV and 82 IBUs.

Deeply amber colored beer edging towards the color brown with a small off-white colored head. This is a hue I like to call bronze.

Smell is strong C type hops. Scents of pine and orange with a little grapefruit. Strong honey malt scent. Little bit of lemon and eucalyptus to this. Faint cedar aroma.

Starts out sweet with a woody flavor and a savory sensation on the tongue. Moderate amount of bitterness. Little bit of citrus but this is just plain woody tasting, like sucking on a teabag.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall I feel like I wasted my money on this one. Not much here but a teabag flavored ale. I suggest you skip this one.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of AlexandraMarie
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerBucks
3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TaySuth
3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: 22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Dark amber in color with a short but dense off-white head that dissipates just a little too quickly. Great lacing.

Smell: Moderate strength aroma with hops leading. Tangerine, floral, and a hint of grass. Minimal pale malt aroma. Nice but not amazing.

Taste: The bitterness hits immediately. Very strong but not the smoothest bittering. Hops taste floral, citrus, and grassy with a slight hint of pine. Just enough pale malt backbone but a touch more would have been better.

Mouthfeel: Just a bit under a medium body with nice carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer for the most part but would have liked to see a better tasting bitterness, a touch more malt, and a bit more heft in the body.

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3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sourdog
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Hurricane Deck IPA from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
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