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

Slammin' Salmon Double India Pale AleSlammin' Salmon Double India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
64.4%
Liked This Beer
3.79 w/ 839 ratings
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
Ranking:
#15,403
Reviews:
411
Ratings:
839
Liked:
540
Avg:
3.79/5
pDev:
11.08%
Alströms:
3.73
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
69
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 839 |  Reviews: 411
Photo of Travisnin
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of dipso123
3/5  rDev -20.8%

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

Meh. It's a Double IPA that will make you think you're drinking some kind of stout hybrid. You drink an IPA and you expect pine or citrus immediately. To me (because we all taste things differently) this is more like a weird stout with a full mouth feel and bitter on the end. Not refreshing on a hot day. Reminds me of Ron Burgundy choosing milk. I wouldn't order it if my IPA choices were Racer 5, Ballast Point, Fig Mountain, Firestone Walker, Lagunitas...

 459 characters

Photo of blinky1717
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of jonathaniler
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of ms11781
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of beerhast
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of mhaugo
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of chaint
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of iskeptopotamus
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of mwar
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of baybum
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of bdn72
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -20.8%

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

Poured a cloudy deep orange color, nice carbonation, nice small head, some nice islands and sticky going on. Scents of hops, slight malts, citrus, spices, and caramel. The taste is hoppy, slightly sweet, nice touch of citrus, the finish has a nice bitter bite and slightly dry. Medium body. Very drinkable, a decent DIPA from this brewery but many better.

 355 characters

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

Ehh...its ik, nothing special.

30 characters

Photo of mebummer
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of sharpski
3/5  rDev -20.8%

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

Photo of alenonbeeradv
3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a - golden and yellow hues. minimal head no collar. little carbonation meets the eye.

s - mild fruit. citrus and bitter hops. slight sweet malts.

t - sweet and fruity then malty and bitter. pretty nice but not a very full flavor. pretty tame.

m - medium carbonation. clean finish. medium body.

o - its alright.

 314 characters

Photo of Oakengroves
3.07/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A very hazy golden copper color with light fizz suspended throughout.

S: Somewhat flat with pipe hops and grapefruit. Not very appealing.

T: A small amount of grainy malts and sweetness, and followed by a disappointingly low amount of pine hops. Not very bitter.

M: Full bodied with heavy carbonation. Fairly smoothed.

O: I am not likely to purchase this again. It does not live up to an abundance of other great DIPAs but is enjoyable.

 447 characters

Photo of haazer
3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Aggressive pour yields a large, thick fluffy white head. Brew is a murky turbid bronze and copper color. Some bubbles rising to the top to meet the lasting cap.

S- Aroma's of fruity and floral hops. Hints of pollen, honey, and sweet sweet caramel malt. Theres a stickyness in the nose. Hops seem to have faded a bit, no date on the bottle though.

T- The hops have all but faded, but there is a honeysuckle taste in here hinting of the hops. The sticky caramel malt profile is most dominant. Sticky and sweet, but not cloying. A good beer but would be much better fresh I'm thinking.

M- The mouth is light to medium in body with mid level carbonation. Stickyness coates the mouth. No abv detected at all.

O- This is decent but nowhere near the upper echelon of DIPA's. I found it to be solid in flavor and has a strong malt backbone, but this feeds my love/hate for hops. If it's not <1 month fresh lets face it it's not the same.

 967 characters

Photo of Crosling
3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pros: Nice appearance, long lasting cream. Cracker-like malts, cereal, nice balance and fresh flavors.

Cons: Nose is very light on the hop, slightly milky, sour cream, chive, kinda nasty. Dull. Not very bright, or assertively hopped.

A decent ale..

 250 characters

Slammin' Salmon Double India Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 64.4% out of 100 with 839 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.