Two To The Dome | 3 Stars Brewing Company

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94 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
Ratings:
94
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
13.2%
 
 
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3
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12
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Photo of DoctorChugButterman
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of parkeak0
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjd722
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
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 DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
3.11/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of xcdarrel17
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hagbergl
4/5  rDev +1.5%
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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3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dexterk1
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Two To The Dome from 3 Stars Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 94 ratings.
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