Maniacal Double IPA | Port City Brewing

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Kegatron on 04-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
175
Reviews:
29
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.27%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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2.25/5  rDev -44.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of drone
2.94/5  rDev -27.9%
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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Photo of mendvicdog
3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of smcel371
3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Kegatron
3.22/5  rDev -21.1%
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 dcbeers
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Davidalfonsogil
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Rifugium
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

First had: on tap at the brewery

Described by my surly bartender as "amazing." Well...hmm...
Looked fine anyway, slightly hazy orange-amber color with a small white head that faded to a wispy layer of bubbles; moderate lacing. There was a good amount of hoppiness in the aroma, with floral and citrusy qualities coming through, but it was largely dulled by the intrusive malty sweetness, with a slight medicinal/grain-alcohol twinge. Again in the taste, bitter hops up front, citrus, pine, floral notes, all soon overcome by sweet malty sugars, chewy bread, overripe melon, soapy phenols. "Messy," if I had to describe it with one word. Medium body, moderate carbonation. I supposed I'd try a sip of this again, but probably no more than that.

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Photo of Philguay92
3.41/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Typical IPA color with a little suspended yeast. Strong hop smell with some tropical fruit accents. Piney at first sip with a real malt body and a slightly spicy aftertaste. Very average but it hides the 8.5% well.

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Photo of thebeers
3.44/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Golden orange-amber with thin white head. Modest aroma of pine, orange, mango and pineapple. Malty with a touch of alcohol flavor and mild bitterness, coupled with a little spiciness lingering in the aftertaste. Medium to heavy bodied with a somewhat oily mouthfeel. It's okay.

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Photo of smcolw
3.45/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It's obviously bottled conditioned because there are many clumps of yeast. The liquid has many suspended particles. Darker amber color. Small head which settles to rim bubbles. No lace.

A bit of a stew aroma. Little hop.

I get a bread flavor initially. The taste has an alcohol warmth to it. There's a strong semi-sweet finish to the otherwise bitter swallow. The aftertaste is balanced well. Richer body with a lower carbonation level.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tappangordo
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of trickynicky
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BuccoFan
3.52/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cook82
3.59/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.67/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Maniacal Double IPA from Port City Brewing
4.08 out of 5 based on 175 ratings.
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