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India Pale Ale | Double Take Brewing Company

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Double Take Brewing Company
New York, United States
doubletakebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by John on 06-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,056
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
53
pDev:
18.47%
Bros Score:
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1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

Photo of NoodleBuzz
1.93/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I got this at Safeway for $5 a six-pack. I bought three six-packs IPA, pale ale and amber. This IPA didn't taste hoppy. It wasn't crisp. It tasted sweet and limp. I drank one or two but am going to have to dump the rest. Only the amber tasted good enough to drink (meaning I spend $15 for six good bottles of beer -- learned my lesson).

Next time I spy Double Take on the shelf, I'll turn away without a second thought.

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Photo of HalfFull
2.43/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz. bottle from mix o pack from Von's. Pour is a clear deep golden in color with a one finnger cap of off white foam. Brief retention. Nose of light caramel and old hops yet nothing to deter. Taste is ooooold. No date code to be found but this beer is surely past its prime even though I just bought it yesterday. No real hop notes and tastes more of an amber at this juncture. Does offer a touch of spice and bitterness on the fnish. Overall run away...

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Bookseeb
2.58/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is golden amber with a thin but steady head and spotty lace. Smell of hoppy floral notes with a light sweet caramel malt aroma. Taste of sweet caramel malts with an underbalance of citric and piney floral hops. Mouthfeel is medium - light with good carbonation. For me it's way to sweet for an IPA and doesn't give the hops a chance to catch up from beginning to end even in the aftertaste.

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2.59/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I am one who does not enjoy citrus style IPA's and this one from Double Take fits citrus throughout. A nice head and color, for me thats about it for enjoyment of this IPA. A sweet, citrus flavor is over-powering and at 6.9 alcohol, I was very surprised by the over bearing citrus content of this IPA.

Double Take IPA is not a heavy IPA, rather I bet for many, this would be a good IPA for a hot summer day/evening. For myself, I'll move on to something else.

Cheers!

This review done so by glass and bottle.

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Photo of EspressoGuy
2.71/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: orangey gold; little head
S: lots of bright citrus but it fades very fast
T: mellow, rich, bitterness really dominates at the end; lacks a fresh flavour. When first opened it was actually quite appealing but all flavour faded quickly.
M: nice
O: my mouth just tastes bitterness. It needs much more flavour.

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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2.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of 45nDown
2.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Color is an amber copper with a frothy one and a half finger head that hangs for a while and leaves some nice lacing behind.

The smell is not the IPA smell I had hope for. Only light hoppy aromas to speak of.

Taste isn't what I hoped for either. Drinkable but not deserving of alot of explanation here.
Price is right for what you get though.

The feel I got from this brew was not unpleasant but doesn't make want to go out and get more either. Dry is the main thing that comes to mind.

Overall it has a picture of a pretty girl on label and is priced ok for a party but not anything special.

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Photo of Murrhey
2.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a standard pressure-cap 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live. No best-by date.

A- Finger-thick white head. Medium retention. Light amber color with high clarity. Sticky lacing.

S- Very fruity floral hops. Tropical fruits. Quite pleasant actually, but not a very profile IPA.

T- Very bitter, pine and alpha hop oil. Some of the fruitiness exists, but not much. One of those too hop-forward IPAs that plague the U.S.

M- Thick and almost chunky. Dry finish.

O- About medium. Not good, not bad. Drinkable without being super enjoyable.

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Photo of kshizzle101
2.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A - hazy orange in color. thick frothy white head, serious lacing.

S - slight hops smell - some pine and grapefruit come through. can't get a lot out of the smell.

T - good malty backbone is actually what i notice first. some grapefruit hops come through here as well. slightly metallic at the end

M - a little watery and undercarbed. unpleasant to drink in my opinion.

Overall - pretty average beer, nothing special here. for all of the good IPAs out there, don't bother with this one.

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2.98/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. About an inch of frothy head. Minimal lacing. Nice ring of film on the sides, that lasted throughout.

Slight whiffs of citrus and toffee, but a bit disappointing in terms of an IPA.

Citrus definitely dominates the initial taste. Lemon comes to mind, but it may be something else. It’s followed with an alcohol bite and slightly bitter finish.

Medium body. Creamy texture that was a bit oft-putting. Average carbonation. An abrupt ending.

A pretty average IPA overall. As I’m looking at my ratings, I might have been a bit generous, but I’ll stick with it.

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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India Pale Ale from Double Take Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.14 out of 5 with 53 ratings
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