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Double Tap IPA | Berryessa Brewing Co

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Double Tap IPADouble Tap IPA
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Double Tap IPADouble Tap IPA

Brewed by:
Berryessa Brewing Co
California, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 22
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Photo of chrisjws
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at Harry's Hofbrau in San Jose. 8oz in a tulip glass.

A: Medium orange, a little bit hazy. Single finger of wispy head that reduced to a bit around the edges but still managed to give the glass a little lacing. Lots of carbonation coming from the bottom
S: Apricot is the first smell to hit my nose, accompanied by a bit of pine. Digging deeper I get a bit of citrusy fruit, some pineapple, grapefuit, mango and some sweet malts. As far as I know this isn't infused with mango, but it sure as heck smells like it. Curious as to what hop/malt combo they used to achieve this.
T: Pineapple, sweet malts and grapefruit right upfront. Orange peel and grapefruit. Malt presence with citrus takes over in the middle mouth followed by a bittering in the finish. Grapefruit peel, grapefruit and orange round out the finish. The aftertaste full of grapefruit lingers between each sip.
M: Medium feel in the mouth, lots of carbonation scrubbing the tongue between each sip. Finishes nice and dry, leaving only a bitter aftertaste.
O: Excellent DIPA. Drinks like an IPA and avoids being too sweet or caramely like some doubles. Nice drinkability makes it really easy to throw back for a 8.5% beer. Would definitely get again, this is one of those hidden gems you stumble across from time to time.

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Photo of Boto
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can: This one has a hazy, golden color. A thin white head and no lacing. Good nose. Pine, citrus and tropical notes. The taste is very good. somewhat bitter. Pine, a bit resinous, faint tropical and citrus hops. Nice.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of flexabull
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Zeitgeist in SF.

Pours a bright and light gold color with some haze and a decent white head.

Aromas are nice. Light hard candies, mild cream, and lots of fresh hops. Notes of pine resin, bright fresh grapefruit, and a nice floral character.

Taste is a lot like the nose, and while I sipped this I kept thinking how this was similar to Pliny The Elder. Light cracker, cream, and hard candy sweetness up front. It's subtle, but it balances out the blast of hops on the finish, which are bitter and crisp with grapefruit, fresh floral, and pine resin notes.

Mouthfeel is smooth, crisp, with full body.

Overall, a very nice DIPA. And I'm glad I finally got to try something from Berryessa. Impressive first beer from them.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Lothore
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- pours a deep orangey hue with a chunky, off white head.

S- hop forward, pine, sweet malty scent

T - lots of pine up front rounded out by caramel notes and a lingering residual bitterness.

M - fairly thick and slightly less carbonated than I would have liked.

D - very impressive brew from a brewery that is new to me. Will definitely have to seek out more of their beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a howler.

Nice mild golden hue in my glass. Some lacing.

Good mix of citrus and pine in the nose.

Big hop bite upfront with a pine punch and citrus backbone.

Finishes bitter with some sweetness.

A decent double IPA for what it is. Don't see it around here that often.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of BirdsandHops
3.59/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jakecattleco
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Original rating = 4.25

"Canned on 03/17/17 Batch 1 503" into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
L: Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with two fingers of medium density white head with good retention and left combination ringed/windshield lacing.
S: Nose is heavy citrus, lots of grapefruit, with some faint floral hints.
T: Taste follows the nose perfectly, very grapefruit centric. Dry finish with a bit of astringency and some bitterness, doesn't linger.
F: Light body, higher carbonation leads to a slight tingling/bubbly feeling on the tongue. Very easy drinking for the ABV.
O: Remains one of my favorite beers from Berryessa, damn solid West Coast DIPA and a great choice for the first beer off their new canning line.

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Photo of WertMaker
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at the brewery in Winters, California. OK, it was a hot day and we were on our way back from Russian River Brewing in Santa Rosa and our driver decided we all needed another beer. Winding over the foothills between the valley and Napa, we pulled into the dirt parking lot crammed with cars.

Double Tap IPA was recommended and as we began to feast on the cold malty elixir Chris came and sat with us for a few minutes and discussed why he became a brewer.

This beer is robust. Exquisite malt backbone supports the crisp hops that instantly burst through with every sip. Golden in the glass with a slight haze and light head the aroma of citrus fruit fills the nose. The bitterness dissipates encouraging you to take another sip, and as the name implies; the hops and slight residual sweetness satisfies again. This, in my book, has to be one of the better IPA's brewed in the State.

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Photo of Bulabeers
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Yellow gold with a finger of white head
S: Simcoe and cascade maybe pale malts and grapefruit
T: Grapefruit pineapple peaches and pine
F: Phenols and moderate carb
O: Great double ipa

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of MickeyHops
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wertperch
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Whilst I am not a fan of many West-Coat IPAs, I feel that I have to mention this as being one of the few that does more than pass muster. It's not a palate-killer, but a crisp and clean pint with a twisty citrus nose, decent body and a good head on it.

I've had it fresh from the tap, and it's almost a perfect beer for a hot, tired body. Someone mysteriously delivered a growler to my 'fridge, and I may well report on that later.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came out with a lot of sediment and haze all around the beer. Color was orangish. Head was small. Aroma was nice, plenty of mangoey tropical fruit aroma to it, really nailed it in that department, despite having really good hop aroma, they kept the ibu at 79.

Taste, still kept up with the hop mouthfeel as the primary flavor, versus grating bitterness. This had a strong, yet delicate hop touch, I wouldn't be surprised if this had Nelson hops in a small amount here. Amarillos as well. Not just tropical fruit flavor here, plenty of tangerine in here.

One of my favorites at the festival. I love Lake Berryessa, now there's another reason to head out that way. Gonna look to do some camping this summer out this way and tick the hell out of this brewery.

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Double Tap IPA from Berryessa Brewing Co
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 127 ratings