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Maniacal Double IPA | Port City Brewing

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Maniacal Double IPAManiacal Double IPA

Brewed by:
Port City Brewing
Virginia, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Kegatron on 04-23-2013

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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 167
Photo of HattedClassic
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

white creamy head and a hazy bright orange colored beer. smells srrongly of oranges and pine resin. taste the same as the smell. a slight malt presence that makes itself known. feel is heavy and a little thick and syrupy. a pretty good beer worth getting.

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Photo of jacewg
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Golden color with some amber hues. Head falls quickly. Scattered lacing.

Nose: Some sweet caramelly malt notes that meld nicely with a big fruity, piney blast of Simcoe hops. Nice overall aroma, if a bit subdued.

Taste: As in the nose, the hops and malt blend really nicely together. That being said, this is a bit malty sweet for my preference in DIPAs. A little bit of tropical fruit with previously said Simcoe-y fruit and pine notes.

Mouthfeel: Booze is present but not really distracting. Mouthfeel is creamy while still being well carbonated. Long, juicy finish.

Overall: Really well-made (as all of Port City's beers are)double IPA that just leans a bit toward the malty side for my tastes. If you're a fan of maltier DIPAs with good hop flavor and aroma, definitely check this beer out.

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Photo of ASXL41
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Had this both straight from the brewery and then took a growler home to have a week later.

A - Poured a great orange/copper color with nice fluffy white head and tight bubbles. Some nice lacing as well.

S - Great fruity tropical notes. Slight malt/bready aroma as well. No hint of any alcohol/booziness.

T - Following the smell, a nice pop of tropical flavors. A little bit of the malt backbone, but the hops just take over. Juicy is the first thing that comes to mind

M - Very nice. Dry feeling afterwards as expected. Nice amount of carbonation, even after a week in the growler. No real warming from the alcohol either.

O - For a local DIPA, this one is great. It's flavorfull, it's aromatic, and it's easy for me to get. I had to go back last weekend to refill the growler. If you are in the DC area, do not pass this one up.

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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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Maniacal Double IPA from Port City Brewing
4.08 out of 5 based on 167 ratings.
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