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

very good
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Slammin' Salmon Double India Pale AleSlammin' Salmon Double India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Mad River Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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

Tried one bottle instead of a six pack. Never heard of this brewery.

Poured really cloudy rust with off white head and great lacing.

Nose has some hops with malt but not powerful.

Taste is a little odd. The finish is quite hoppy but the front end is a little twisted. Plenty of citrus and hops and plenty of malt but it is just not right.

Mouthfeel is pretty good but overall there are just many more that beat this one. As with most of these. They taste better right off the press so maybe I should go out there and try one.

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.11/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A very murky beer, even after a slow pour and leaving a bit in the bottle. Tastes like a decent homebrew IIPA, lots of malt & hops, but it's just not balanced. The flavors just don't meld. Average at best, many better options but many worse as well.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a very rich, piney double ipa. smells like the forest in early autumn, pollen and sap are everywhere. nose is crisp like a chilly evening when the first snow might fall, some caramel and pale malts way back there. flavor is equally pine centered, very fresh flavor, more sweet than bitter, even in the finish. you'd never guess this is 8.6% abv, cant taste it at all, and doesnt have that heavy boozed up feel. feel is great, brightly carbonated and roughly medium bodied, maybe a little fuller than that. This is a beer i'd like to take camping or fishing or something, hearty and delicious, outdoorsy, autumnal. this is a winner in my book.

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from above the glass gave this beer a really big off white head that slowly fell into a pretty good lacing on a lightly cloudy roasted honey colored beer.

A floral to citrus hops aroma with a hint of sour grain on a medium bodied IPA.

The floral and citrus hops also dominate the taste but it's laced with a light taste of alcohol and some slight tartness.

This beer has a dry hops aftertaste, and from initial whiff to the last lingering aftertaste, this beer is very worthy.

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Slammin' Salmon Double India Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 839 ratings.
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