Whipsaw Double IPA | New Republic Brewing Company

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Whipsaw Double IPAWhipsaw Double IPA

Brewed by:
New Republic Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gagnonsux on 06-07-2014

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by turfy:
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.19/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Mitchmoore12
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look- a lot darker for an ipa, even for a dipa. Great head of an inch or more.
Taste- lots of malt flavor despite the 85 ibu. Strong alcohol feel at the end in place of the bitter hop taste. Hops taste of citrus.
Smell- smells very malty with a hint of citrus. A little breast.

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Photo of Shafaegalo
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerucee
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hoppiest of the 5.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.2/5  rDev +14.4%

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3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Have you ever had a birthday and something happened to create such a story that it took on a life of all its own? That's exactly what happened to the New Republic Brewing Company when they celebrated their birthday with an imperial IPA.

Deep amber and building a creamy dense froth, Whipsaw releases a bold but balanced scent of citrus, pine, herb, caramel and toast. And its those more malty influences that registers with the first taste. Caramel, bread crust, toast, pecan and a hint of honey greets the tongue with a rich granola character.

As the malt sweetness is slow to recede, the hops slather on the middle palate with red grapefruit, freshly grated orange peel and a sprucy spice to suggest a pep of gin. Growing in its bitterness, a grassy sensation comes over the session along with the fruity taste of citrus rinds, sawn pine with resinous spice and an overcast of light hemp.

Medium full in body, the persistent malts keep the taste balanced but never allows for the crisp, refreshing, quaffable nature of IPA, even at imperial status. An even keel balance trends hop forward over time while the beer trails into a piney, pithy malty dry aftertaste.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.28/5  rDev -10.6%

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3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Premo88
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

on-tap poured into 10 oz. mini-tulip (almost a vertical chalice, no real flaring)

L: amber/brown; very clear for a DIPA, not crystal clear like a lager, but you can see through it no trouble; tight, thick head about 3/4 inch tall that sticks and laces some on the way down; gorgeous

S: pine, citrus, grain (?) ... something sweet, probably not malt -- it's like sweet grapefruit or sugar-doused pine; some saltiness (am I smelling the nearby barbecue truck?)

T: bitter ... big bite of pine and some more pine with some grapefruit in there

F: pound-for-pound, might be the most drinkable DIPA I've tried so far ... it's lightweight with lots of carbonation, so it feels easy to deal with despite the massive flavor. some might frown on the combination, but I love it

O: it's a little like New Republic's Dammit Jim! on steriods ... no grain, no malt notes, but the hops here don't need to share the spotlight. it's juicy but light, bitter but easy to handle, and for those of us who like more pine and/or grapefruit than mango/caramel, this DIPA is perfect. the brewery has hit on some great recipes

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Photo of donspublic
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into tulip, minimal cream colored head, little retention, nice lacing. Clear dark red in the glass. Smells of caramel malt, and pineapple. Taste initially of sweet caramel malt that leads into some pine resin/ pinapple with some tropical notes in the back. Low bitterness and finishes a little on the sweet side.

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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WTKeene
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%

Opened after a number of BCBS beers tonight because I realized I was one short of making Rare my 400th beer and 100th review. So here we are. Poured from a bomber into a Trillium tasting tulip.

Appearance: A dark reddish amber, hazy with a small eggshell crown around the edge.

Smell: Lots of pine, and apricot as well. Vinous a bit.

Taste: Kinda watered down, but definitely heavy on the pine, and quite bitter. Bitterness lasts on the finish quite a while.

Mouthfeel: Higher carb than the rest of what we had tonight, but since this is an IPA and everything else was BCBS, of course it does. Relatively thin, and obviously a long sticky bitter finish.

Overall: A solid DIPA. Nothing too special, but a pretty good offering. Look forward to trying other stuff from the brewery.

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Whipsaw Double IPA from New Republic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 31 ratings