Slammin' Salmon Double India Pale Ale | Mad River Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
836 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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Slammin' Salmon Double India Pale AleSlammin' Salmon Double India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mad River Brewing Company
California, United States
madriverbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Steelhead Double India Pale Ale

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
836
Reviews:
411
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
68
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 836 |  Reviews: 411
Photo of dbarny76
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarter1221
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

07/30/2016

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep orange,amber color. Head was thin, & dissipated quickly. Not much lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, orange, and bread. Flavor is malty, with a bit of citrus and pine. Resinous mouthfeel and smooth finish. Excellent beer overall

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of icemanls4
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of casapy
3.16/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FLima
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy amber orange color with a fluffy beige head with medium retention.
Aroma with notes of piney resin, caramel malt, grapefruit and oranges.
Flavor with notes of grapefruit, tangerine, toasted malts, lots of resin, pine, mango, wheat and caramel malts, cantaloupe melon and apricot. Long dry and bitter aftertaste. Despite its 95 IBUs it is rather rounded.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 8.6% is well hidden.
Solid DIPA full of smooth citrusy and resiny hops. Not very complex, but not shallow. I liked the fact that is not a heavy DIPA with the usual sin to be overly sweet. I feel I could have a few, though at 8.6% abv, it could have got me in trouble. It lacked aroma, not sure how young is this exemplar.

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Photo of Steve_Trick
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobbyhands
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vandeir_bochi
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JimyJazz
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Masonpp85
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pukstopper
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a muddy sort of brown with a nice head that fades into a thin film. Leaves nice lacing. A little bitter hop notes with a slight alcohol taste at the back end. I. Could have 1 or 2 but that might be it.

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Photo of Israelreyes311
4.85/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cant get enough of this godly nectar!

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Photo of jp32
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, almost murky, brown color. A big, fluffy, khaki-colored head rests atop the beer.

Aroma is pungent of hops and hop oils. Overripe peaches with citrusy and piney notes round out the beer's smell.

Heavy hop flavor is balanced by a slight caramel malt sweetness. Citrusy, piney, resiny, oily, heavy-bodied dipa in my opinion. Slight alcohol noticed in the finish.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of camarocrazy67
3.27/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDoHo
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Warren2621
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of M1gunner3006
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great double. Enjoy with a tulip glass and this one will sneak up on you. The beer looks hazy almost chunky but I assure you it is great!

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

Slammin' Salmon Double India Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 836 ratings.
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