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Two To The Dome | 3 Stars Brewing Company

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Two To The DomeTwo To The Dome

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:
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 76
Photo of smakawhat
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
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 clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -2%
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 HattedClassic
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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.

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

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

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 jacewg
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
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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Photo of Vonerichs
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
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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Photo of ksimons
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-a clear light golden yellow with two fingers worth of rocky head

S-light bready malt, citrus, light tropical fruits, and some light pine in the finish

T-taste is similar to the smell with a pale malty backbone, citrus, tropical fruits, and a large piney finish

M-medium body, could do with a little more carbonation

Overall could use a little more carbonation to make this into a real contender, but has a nice amount of hops and tropical fruits to give a good balance

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Photo of rjd722
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
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 hagbergl
4/5  rDev +1.8%
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 Emersonio
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
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
3.93 out of 5 based on 76 ratings.
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