Maniacal Double IPA | Port City Brewing

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Maniacal Double IPAManiacal Double IPA
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4.07/5
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185 Ratings
Maniacal Double IPAManiacal Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Port City Brewing
Virginia, United States
portcitybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Kegatron on 04-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,739
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
185
pDev:
11.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
24
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Ratings: 185 |  Reviews: 31
Reviews by Navalartichoke:
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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Photo of Andnkuhn
4.81/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So delicious. One of the best beers iv ever tasted.

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Photo of petewheeler
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PprBurke
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Zonian1
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tappangordo
3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of VoxRationis
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint; bottled 02/16/2017.
A: Pours a hazy, orange-amber color with a one inch, egg-shell white head showing strong retention and lacing. Yeast sediment evident in the glass
S: Aromas of citrus and toast predominate. Maybe a mango note.
T: Flavors follow the nose, with citrus, mango/papaya, and caramel. Hoppy bitterness kicks in slowly with pleasant pine/eucalyptus aftertaste.
M: Medium bodied with strong carbonation.
O: Really a nicely constructed, complex Double IPA. Enjoy

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Photo of tclipse
5/5  rDev +22.9%

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

Photo of earlholman
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kegatron
3.22/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap. Pours an orange-hued copper, with a thin head of bright-white foam. This retains well, leaving back some frothy lacing that sticks to the sides of the glass. The aroma smells floral and piney, with a touch of medicinal character. Grapefruit is standing out, along with some sweeter notes of fruit and malt. The alcohol gives this a certain amount of heaviness in the nose. The taste has a zesty bitterness with resins mixed in. Softer notes of herbs, tropical fruit, bread and a touch of sweeter caramel malts help balance this. This ends dry, bitter and resinous on the finish. The feel is medium with a sharp creaminess that spreads out. The higher alcohol gives this a boozy edge. This was certainly drinkable “enough” for a bigger DIPA but the pronounced alcohol presence does hold this down with unnecessary booze and sweetness that I’m afraid wrecks the party a bit.

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Photo of DOCRW
4.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whitecluster69
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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

Photo of Mises85
4.91/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had it at the brewery. It had a orange copper color with 2 finger head.

Smell: Grapefruit and Citrus all the way. Big hop bomb

Taste: More grapefruit and more hops. Just enough malt but the hops steal the show.

Superb beer and one of the best IPA's that I have had. It is almost like bear republic racer 5 but with more hop character since it is a DIPA.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5/24....pours dirty copper, very high white foam. Punchy grapefruit nose. Thick malty taste, bitter pine pokes through. Boozy. Solid DIPA, good flavors.

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

Photo of BuccoFan
3.52/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drone
2.94/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad, but certainly not anything out of the ordinary.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of dexterk1
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap at the brewery. Served in a tulip glass this beer has a nice amber to orange color. Head was medium and stayed for a little bit.
Smell was of citrus fruit as well as a little malt. Some minor grassy notes as well.
Taste is pretty citrus heavy from beginning to end. Some pine near the end. Grapefruit is what I would say dominates with small malt background
Mouth feel is pretty standard. Not too carbonated and not too heavy on the tongue.
Overall either the best port city beer I have tried or very near the top. Very good overall.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Maniacal Double IPA from Port City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 185 ratings