FISHwater Double IPA | Telluride Brewing Co.

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61 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Telluride Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
telluridebrewingco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by blindtiger24 on 01-25-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
61
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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4.54/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.52/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of BlackWormCultBrew
4.49/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blindtiger24
4.42/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz draft pour.

A: Ruby / orange color that is cloudy. Low carbonation and thin, soapy head with slight lacing.

S: Sticky, resinous pine and grapefruit.

T: Dank, earthy, grassy, leathery dryness and bitterness. Then slight grapefruit, pineapple, caramel and biscuit sweetness. Enough relief provided from malt and citrus that taste is not too bitter.

M: Creamy with some bite, more bitter finish, and warm on the throat.

O: Great flavor and scents. Impressed with mouthfeel as it manages to have bitter bite but it doesn't kill your tastebuds like many double ipas.

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4.4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.32/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the can, poured into a tulip

Appearance: amber-copper colored and wonderfully bright. Without a doubt, this is one of the brightest beers I’ve seen in a long while. The head is a light tan that fades quickly. The short lifespan of the head prevents this beer’s appearance from what would likely otherwise be a 5.

Aroma: some hop aroma, but far from 2X IPA standards. The malt aroma is more akin to cardboard, and maybe old bread. The aroma isn’t off-putting, it just isn’t super inviting.

Flavor: quite enjoyable. The malt flavor is restrained, allowing the hops to be the showcase. The malt comes through with a mild cardboard flavor as in the nose, not oxidized per se, but like a lick-the-envelope flavor. The alcohol is detectable, but more as a background contributor.

Mouthfeel: spot on for what a 2X IPA should be – light-medium. There is some weight here, but you could easily drink several of these beers.

Overall: enjoyable, but more hops are needed to really make this beer stand out. The hop flavors are good, but a bit light for a 2X IPA. A 6-pk runs $14, which is a bit pricey for this beer, but I’d readily buy this beer if offered as a single.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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FISHwater Double IPA from Telluride Brewing Co.
3.75 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.
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