Double Trouble IPA | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

BA SCORE
3.81/5
84 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
California, United States
lostcoast.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by oberon on 08-26-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,995
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
84
pDev:
12.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 27
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bier Academy in Canyon Country, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Random streaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest, grapefruit, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is very much the same with a medium level of bitterness. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good DIPA but nothing too amazing going on here.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Lost Coast Double Trouble IPA on tap at The Poe House (NC).

Clear amber, with excellent clarity. Average off-white head and sticky lacing
Earthy hop aroma is less appealing than the more complex and fruitier taste.

Feel: medium-light body seems a tad light but is not watery. Medium-low carbonation.

O: needs a better aroma to excel.

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Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Pizza Plant on Transit last night,poured into a small snifter style glass a full rich copper color with a slight chill haze a small but well formed head atop.A mix of juicy sweet malt and intense piney hop the sweetness is dark fruit and caramel there is a bit of a alcohol zing in the nose a s well,the flavors are alot like the aromas rich and sweet up front with that dark fruit and caramel sweet base about midway an intense resiny pine hop character comes thru and lingers for quite awhile.Its a bit heavy even after just a few swallows but the flavors a full and take no prisoners,a nice new DIPA to enjoy out there.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of womencantsail
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Tustin

A: The beer pours a clear golden color with a finger of white head.

S: Not terribly hoppy and quite sweet on the nose. Some bread and a fairly strong caramel malt smell to it with a bit of pine and grapefruit, some grass, too.

T: The flavor is fairly sweet with lots of floral hops and a bit of grapefruit and orange. Sweet caramel malts and a touch of sugar. Just a touch of pineapple and pine bitterness. As it sits, the pineapple comes through more.

M: The body is sort of light with a medium carbonation.

O: I wasn't terribly impressed by the nose, but the flavor was pretty nice.

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of tempest
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at JP McGrady's in Bethlehem

This one is on the thick side. The hops are big and brash, yet balanced enough to be drinkable. They come off with a candied (from the malt) citrus zest with hints of pine and earthy spice that hit you strong in the aroma, through the flavor and long into the aftertaste. There's also a strong light-caramel malt flavor. It's nice, but more than I'd want in a DIPA. The same goes for the body. It's smooth enough, but just thicker than I'd want, especially for an 8.5% beer.

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4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely the best beer I've had by them. Had this on tap at Uber Tavern in Seattle. Poured a hazy light orange with a good creamy head that fades to a cap. Great lacing. It almost spells like it is spiced with cinnamon up-front. Its atarts with a big, spicy, orange peel aromas to start and changes to grapefruit pith by the end. Taste has big grapefruit, orange, and cinnamon spice flavors. A tad thinner in body than I'd like but big and smooth. Very nice.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of beertunes
3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in bubble pint glass. Poured a slightly hazy gold color with 1/2 inch of white head that had very good retention and lacing.

The aroma was, as expected, hop forward, mostly pine and floral, with some malt sweetness in the background. The flavors were very similar, floral, pine sweet grains, but also had a slightly off-putting metallic taste.

The body was fairly typical for the style, perhaps a bit thinner than average. Drinkability was OK, but with the lack of flavor, why bother?

Overall, pretty much a slightly below average example of the style. YMMV, so give it try and see what you think.

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3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler fill at Consumers Beverage in Buffalo, great reward shared with my homeboy Chris after a long day of beer pilfering.

Pours a clear orange/amber, brilliant, huge white head, very thick, massive lace on the glass, good retention. Smell is solid, nice caramel malt, big floral hops, citrus, some pineapple, well balanced. Taste is similar, very solid malty base, caramel, bready, then big pine and floral, touch of citrus, hint of alcohol, well balanced bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, super smooth and alcohol is very well hidden. Not a crazy DIPA but super drinkable, well done!

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3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another birthday beer. On tap at Brass Tap. Copper clear pour with nearly no head, lots of light coming through. Aroma of caramel malts and some grapefruit. Slick mouthfeel and some nice dry pine hop flavor, bit of earthy malt to go along with it, making it a little heavy. A little heavy on the style, medium low carbonation. Not particularly easy drinking but not bad. Sipper for an IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5%

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Double Trouble IPA from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 84 ratings
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