Two To The Dome | 3 Stars Brewing Company

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

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

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
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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Photo of rjd722
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: A deep, hazy golden-orange appearance with a massive white foam head. The retention and lacing are great throughout.

Aroma: Pineapple, orange, and other citrus towards the front. Earthy hops (pine) towards the back.

Taste: Great malty backbone and juicy, bitter hops. Citrus and floral notes at the end.

Feel: Medium carbonation with bitterness running from start to finish of every sip. Really well balanced, a satisfying DIPA that has established itself as one of my local favorites.

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Photo of CMEG
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nice beer that grows on you. Pours with a minimal head - nice color. Solid, hoppy aroma; not overpowering. The Initial taste is rather simple, and bitter. Mouthfeel is perfect for an IPA. However, as time went on the taste became fuller - the bitterness became less pronounced and the flavors became more piney and citrusy. Really a nice beer!

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
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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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy yellow golden color with a 4 finger head in. Spiegelau glass.
Good head retention.
Strong aroma: orange juice,citrus, light grapefruit.

Very carbonated, puckering.

Citrus, orange,, taste with an excellent spicy finish.

Excellent beer. I especially like the orange juice, citrus, and sharp spicy bitterness which doesn't
overshadow the taste.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jacewg
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

New imperial IPA from the folks at 3 Stars

Centennial, Cascade, and Citra hops

Appearance: Pours very cloudy, obviously unfiltered. Solid band of white head that fades pretty quickly.

Aroma: Really, really good. Big orange and tropical fruit notes from the citra. Big, anchoring malt presence.

Taste: Follows the nose. Total citra bomb of a beer. Very balanced with a big, sweet malt presence that leans more toward pale than caramel. Really flavorful, good stuff.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Maybe a touch undercarbed. Could use a touch more lift off of the palate. A bit sticky. Still drinks pretty easily for what it is.

Overall: The best beer yet from 3 Stars? Drinks like a maltier Surly Abrasive, which is a huge, huge compliment. Nice work guys.

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4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
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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4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
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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Two To The Dome from 3 Stars Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 99 ratings