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Two To The Dome | 3 Stars Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
95 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Stars Brewing Company
District of Columbia, United States
threestarsbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
triple dry hopped DIPA with Lupulin Powder

Added by jacewg on 04-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,256
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
95
pDev:
13.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 17
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Photo of DahWag
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Guden
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

Photo of hagbergl
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a fresh growler of this DIPA at the Three Stars Brewing Co. facility in Takoma, Washington, DC, 1.24.15.

Appearance: burnt orange, nearly amber color and an off white and tightly bubbled head with very good retention

Smell: Sweet candied orange, grapefruit rind, apricot/peach; alcohol is more noticeable than other beers of its breed, but it's not too in the way. It lends a clove-like spiciness.

Taste: Huge bitter grapefruit in the foretaste collides with a sweet candied orange flavor (that was hinted at in the nose) in the middle palate, which ends up being the dominant flavor. Resinous throughout, until the bone dry finish. Leans very dry and piney in the finish; the bitterness of the finish is actually quite intense, and by the end of a full glass, your palate has been crushed. I'm not fully on board with the aftertaste, which I find to have a slightly strange acidic quality. That said, this is a very good tasting beer on the whole.

Mouthfeel: Feel is slightly sticky until you hit a wall of refreshing dryness in the finish. Appropriate medium carbonation and body.

Overall, this is a very solid double IPA from the folks at Three Stars. It's intensely bitter and sports an orange-centric hop flavor profile that departs from the norm.

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Photo of dcbeers
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of earlholman
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of jcaseyatthebat
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is an extremely hazy but bright rusty orange color with a tall fluffy light beige head. From the look of the head I was expecting some nice lacing, but there was none.

It smells more malty than hoppy with a heavy dose of caramel squares. The hops are a muted orange and flowers.

Thankfully, the hops come through more in the taste with tangerine and lilac. The sweet malt adds a heavy balance. The finish is long but a little astringent.

Mouthfeel has a nice heavy body with good carbonation and is sticky.

This is the first beer I've had from 3 stars and had never heard of them to this point. It was a very nice beer and I'm glad to have tried it. It was a good use of citra but could just use a bit more in the aroma.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of dexterk1
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of apasternak
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trevorpost
3.11/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a yellow slightly hazy orange with a thin white head.

Aroma is like a light orange sucking candy. Lots of citrusy sugar runs throughout.

Taste is a big beautiful bouquet of sugary citrus. A lot sweet maltiness than most new wave IPAs but that makes it stand out in a good way.

Delicious, don't know why it isn't more highly rated.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Rukasu
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of jaydoc
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imbibehour
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at Pizza Paradiso Dupont into a sampler flight.

Dull peach amber body, thin top with a tan head leaving a little white collar. Body has some nice yellow hues to it also with opaque and glowing consistency.

Hop profile is very noticeable but controlled. Fruity peach and tropics, with a little bit of hinting pine perhaps. Seems juicy as well and inviting.

Palate matches with a good peach hop angle, but more tropical accents come out. Pineapple, maybe some mango with a very juicy sweet profile. White sugar is a bit evident mixing with a subdued malt backbone. Fussel heat in flavor and feel is a little bit evident, but luckily not too overpowering or distracting. Slightly spritzy mouthfeel but with juicy flavors that shine first and force your palate away from some of the wetness.

Overall still very enjoyable for what it is.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Awesome! Get yer vitamin C here: Cascade, Centennial, and Citra hops just burst into action - aromas and flavors of citrus and flowers - tangy pith and fresh flesh (of fruits, you cannibals), medium-light feel, plushly carbonated and smooth as fuck -malts are present but subdued, featuring Pale, Red Wheat, Crystal 60, & Carapils... I had a feeling this would be a winner and it was. Get some...

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color with a bit of paleness and a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down, but consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of piney hops are present in the nose along with some notes of citrusy hops.
T: Similar to the smell, from start to finish the taste of this beer is all about the pine, which contributes a moderate to high amount of bitterness along with some hints of citrus.
M: It feels medium-bodied, rather crisp, and quite dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very bitter and piney, which can pucker up your mouth. This might not be everyone's cup of tea.

Serving type: can

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
The beer pours a decent fluffy offwhite head that dissipates quickly but leaves some very nice lacing. The beer itself is a dark orange color that resembles a peach color. The beer is hazy and obscure.

Smell:
The beer has a strong tropical fruit smell that has a strong underlying pine smell. The tropical fruit smell appears to be mango with orange. The underlying hop smell appears to be pine and citrus.

Taste:
HOP EXPLOSION!!!! BOOM!! BOOM!! The beer has a very strong resin and citrus taste that is completely unbalanced. No malt taste is detected.

Mouthfeel:
Heavy bodied with biting carbonation. However, the beer itself feels a little thin for what is usually a more velvety feel than anything else.

Overall:
An okay DIPA and one that might come back but I personally find it to be a little too hoppy and unbalanced for my taste.

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Photo of ShanePB
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Two To The Dome from 3 Stars Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 95 ratings
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