Hop Head Double India Pale Ale | Tree Brewing

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Hop Head Double India Pale AleHop Head Double India Pale Ale
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Hop Head Double India Pale AleHop Head Double India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Tree Brewing
British Columbia, Canada

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
At Tree Brewing Company, we take craft brewing seriously. So much in fact that we got a little carried away and brewed this occasional rarity, Hop Head Double IPA. Loaded with five different hop varieties, this bold IPA is not for the faint of heart.

Added by Hornet2003 on 12-13-2008

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle poured a pint glass. ABV 8.5%.

A - Poured a slightly hazy rusty orange with a 2cm white head. Head reduce to a thin cap. Minimal lacing is produced.

S - Grapefruit, pine, orange peel, sweet bread, some caramel.

T - Light caramel malts and then plenty of hops (grapefruit, citrus, pine, tobacco) in the middle and through to the finish. Aftertaste was milder than expected.

M - Average carbonation, medium-heavy body, mouth coating resin, slick, some heat in the finish.

O - Decent DIPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber in color, a bit on the dark side for how I prefer my IPAs (or double IPAs). The aroma opens with nice pine hop notes and a mild citrus character. The sweet malt comes through quite a bit. Maybe a touch of herbal hops on the back end. The flavor is just okay. Moderate sweetness with some pine and citrus peel notes providing the bulk of the hop flavor.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650 ml bottle poured into a large snifter...

A - Pours a very beautiful hazy orange body, with a nice dense beige head. Looks a lot like the real American IPA's. Good head retention and okay lacing.

S - Grapefruit, oranges, a bit of bread and caramel. A slight hint of alcohol on the nose.

T - This beers starts out with a very impressive and intense hop bite, with juicy grapefruit and orange notes and a moderate sweetness. Hints of caramel, butterscotch and peach. The after-taste is fairly bitter and a little bready. After the beer warms up you get more fruity notes and a hint of passion fruit. I also liked the fact that it's not very malty, so the hops get to shine.

M - Medium-bodied. The carbonation is high at first, then average. Lots of hop oils, which are quite intense on the palate. Overall, this goes down very smoothly, and the faint alcohol note does not get in the way.

O - Wow, this was very impressive. Despite this bottle being a few months old, it still is very hoppy and intense. This is highly recommended to anyone who likes West Cost-style IPA's and enjoys the juicy, fruity side of India Pale ales. Will seek out this again!

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a hazy burnt orange color with moderate cabonation leaving a small white cap, some lacing

S: Mainly grapefruit, a bit of pine and loads of bitterness coupled with a booze sting

T: A big grapefruit, bitterness upfront with some pine needles. It was abrasive. A muddy, sticky, heavy big body, moderate boozy concoction of bittering hops and from what I tasted a homebrew extract.

M: Big body, heavy, bitter, boozey and off balance

O: This beer needs to go back to the drawing board and shame on Alibi for charging $7.50 a pint. I did not finish this beer.

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

Bottle received from Liam. Thanks! Cheers!

The beer is copper in color, very clear with a nice dense head on top of it. Tenacious head that sticks well to the glass. The aroma is intense... and dominated by citrus with grapefruit. Some caramel malts in there too but in the background. The foreground is hops, hops and hops. Taste is very powerful and strong. Aggressive beer too. Hoppy. Tropical fruits is the main character of this beer. Some caramel malts too in the mouth. Effervescent in the mouth. Refreshing. Warmth.

This is a very good IPA. Very westcoasty.

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Hop Head Double India Pale Ale from Tree Brewing
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 151 ratings