Blatant Double IPA
Blatant Brewery

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IPA - Imperial
3.19 | pDev: 18.18%
Blatant Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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BeerAdvocate from Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Fruity, Buttery, Caramel, Bitter

There is a fine line between Double IPAs and Hoppy Strong Ales and we think this brew crossed that line. Is it packed with flavor? Yes. Big, fun, & expressive? Yes. Will this beer be misunderstood when compared to others within the style? Yes. Just because a ton of hops are thrown at a beer does it make it an IPA or Double IPA for that matter. This brew should be cleaned up or should be relabeled at a Strong Ale. With that said, not half bad.

STYLE: American Double IPA | ABV: 9.0% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #93 (Oct 2014)

Aug 14, 2015
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KettleStoned from Colorado

2.46/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Those bottling's from 06/05/14 are still sitting around apparently, so it's frightening to think that these haven't been rotated.

Coming into this beer I had decent expectations. Almost halfway through, there's the slight twinge that this bottle must somehow have been a mislabeled barley wine that the intern realized he had already mistakenly sent them off. Limited hops serve for a meager backbone to this overly fruity "Double IPA".

May 10, 2015
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markdrinksbeer from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I think this beer is exceptional. A wonderful smell that follows up with a great taste. I fully believe that labels influence too many reviewers on here and I refure to follow suit. With a more popular brewer, this beer would be higher rated.

Dec 28, 2014
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CTHomer from Connecticut

2.65/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: hazy; burnt orange in color; 1+ finger ivory head that recede slowly to an uneven cap; no lacing;

S: dank; earthy, a little catty; a weird combination of aromas that isn't all that pleasant;

T: unfortunately, taste is similar to the nose; a little medicinal;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: date on bottle is 6/5/14, so it's old; Too bad I didn't see that before I bought it.

Nov 28, 2014
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jlindros from Massachusetts

2.66/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Bottled 6/05/14, month and a half old so should still be pretty fresh.

Pours a decent fizzy fluffy like 1/2 finger head that sticks around fairly nicely for a big DIPA at 9%, a weird murky hazy tangerine peach apricot like color, a barely detectable plumb of bubbles streaming up in the center.

Nose is more weird, a very strange fruity thing, like a weird baked apple apricot chemical thing, plenty of phenols leading all that out, and some mild chemical glue like notes, with the fruitiness coming from esters I believe, a mild spicy citrusy hop note in the background, a sweet grainy toasty malt with raw barley like, wet grains, and the hops get a bit herbal almost peppery and a strange grassy vegetal hop thing.

Taste is a bit better, but not a lot, more esters with weird fruity flavors, a mixed tree fruit with apple bits and pear like notes ground together with weird spices even from chemical phenols and a weird alcoholy perfume thing. Fairly perfumey alcohol thing too. Then some big time hops, earthy spicy like, quite herbal again, chewy, a mild rancid oil like thing, and some very mild citrus notes. Malts are there too, sweet candy malt, toffee and caramel, again not going well with the rest of the flavors. Finish is sticky sweet, very bitter, a little perfumey alcohol again, with some spicy earthy herbal hops lingering.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, decent carb, mild warming booze.

Overall WTF!!!! There is no way Matt S. had anyhthing to do with this beer! This is so much worse than almost anything I've had from High Horse. This was like a brand new amateur made this beer and just threw everything they could into the vat, random malts, lots of hops, whatever yeast they found in the fridge, and didn't pay attention to the fermentation either. Really don't understand how they can put this beer out!

Jul 25, 2014
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smcolw from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Modest head but it lasts. Excellent lace that rings the glass as a blanket after each sip. Cloudy light amber color.

Creamsicle aroma with an orange sweetness I didn't expect. It's still appealing but unusual.

Sturdy malt base that subsides to the very strong alcohol warmth. There's also the kick of peppery hop. I also taste a chocolate/earthy element. Really interesting. It tastes very potent. Rich body with a very low level of carbonation.

Jul 20, 2014
Blatant Double IPA from Blatant Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 24 ratings