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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Ratings: 96 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of harrisjohnson
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 braican
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Review from notes, Sample at The Microbrew Invitational 6/3/2017
Hazy yellow, Earthy spicy grassy citrus.

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Photo of brureview
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
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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Photo of Dizzy242
2.99/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 Dirtyhands
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Original DIPA that comes out pineapple and perfume and evolves nicely over a pint.

A: Burnt orange body with off white head with good retention and lacing.

S: Candied pineapple, orange, grapefruit rind, with flowers, soap and spiciness. A flowers & soap store.

T: Begins big with bitter grapefruit rind battling with the sweet orange and pineapple marmilade. Flowers, spice that become dry and pine, and almost acidic in the finish.

F: Feel is oily, resinous, sticky becoming bone dry and puckering, perhaps too much so.

O: You like intense pucker, you'll love this. 2 to the dome of your palate.

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

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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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 Gkruszewski
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.14/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mdfb79
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a somewhat clear amber with a lot of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Citrus hops, fruity malts, alcohol, soap, perfume, and bready malts. Medium body and light bitterness.

Overall a decent DIPA.

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Photo of Gumbo_gravy
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16 oz can into shaker pint. Canned today. SUPER fresh.
This was also billed as the double dry hopped version. Which maybe this should be a different beer review.

L: very light straw color. Like a lot of 3 stars DIPA and IPA it's clearer and lighter in color than a lot of DIPAs

S: a lot of piney and resinous notes way more than citrus. It's like walking in a pine forest. There is some citrus notes and it's more pith like bitter notes. The smell is not overwhelming tho. Much more subtle.

T taste is good. I mean it's hard to beat fresh beer. Hop notes are very piney and bitter. I wouldn't call it juicy at all. There are some fruity notes but like the nose it's pithy. Not an NE IPA at all. There actually tho is a slightly creamy something going on but the flavor is still good.

M: it's light medium. Unfortunately like a lot of 3 stars brews this falls short here. Idk if it's the malt bill or what but I feel like they consistently fall short

O: it's a good beer. Don't get me wrong. I'm just not overwhelmed. It's not an epiphany beer but it's also not bad. It's above average DIPA.

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Photo of rawfish
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop
Price: $7.99 for a 4-pack
Purchased: Nov. 4, 2016
Consumed: Nov. 4, 2016
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial IPA
Misc.: No canned on date or anything on the package

Had never heard of this beer, but saw it on sale for $7.99 for a 4-pack of 16-oz. cans on a recent trip to Bine & Vine. Bought it on a whim without even looking for a Canned on Date or a rating on Untappd or Beer Advocate. Let’s go with it.

Poured a straw-gold yellow hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy white head. Lots of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Outstanding foamy spiderweb lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled spoiled melon, mango, peach and nectarine, floral hops, Cascade, Citra, hints of orange marmalade and caramel candy. Different. (Smell - 3.75)

Taste followed the nose. Kind of digging it. More juicy than bitter. Getting Centennial, Citra, melon, peach, nectarine, mango, caramel candy (those sticky candy squares), floral, hints of Southern Hemisphere trashy hops, orange marmalade, toffee and even some hints of woody Nugget. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Longer finish. (Feel - 3.75)

Had no idea what to expect, but this was pretty good. More malty than bitter, but that isn’t always a bad thing. (Overall - 3.75)

3.88 | 87 | B+

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Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a golden orange body with small head and lace patches. Hoppy, citric, bitter aroma but has some grapefruit sweetness underneath it. Real hoppy beer and there's balance between bitterness and sweetness and it's a clean beer with mixed citric/grapefruit tastes. Tad dry for my liking and a little light-bodied for my liking as well as the hop bitterness can be overpowering at times.

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Photo of bobv
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Emersonio
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pour: Tall boy can into a nonic pint glass. Appearance: Light straw to light gold in color. Hazy with lazy bubbles rising to the top. Big thick white head that lasts. Lots of lacing present on the sides of the glass. Aroma: had to sniff deep for any type of aroma. Smells of malty bready at first and then it reveals some citrus hops. Not much on the nose. Taste: Hop and juicy citrus but not a hop bomb. More subdued and somewhat balanced than other DIIPA's. Tropical and mango like hop profile. Aftertaste: Juicy hops recede to reveal more of the malt profile detected on the nose. Smooth and balanced throughout. Alcohol heat shows up on the back end as well. Notes: Really excellent looking brew. Nice head retention and lacing. The aroma underwhelms for the style. The taste is balanced and smooth yet somewhat underwhelming. Result/ Rating: Good. 3.7 out of 5.

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Two To The Dome from 3 Stars Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 96 ratings