Mangrove Double IPA | 7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery

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7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery
Florida, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Rifugium on 12-30-2012

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Seventh Sun. Served in a chalice.

Appearance - Slightly hazy deep orange body. Huge fluffy white head. Consistent layer of surface foam. Great lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit and orange hops. Some doughy malt sweetness. Has a it upeeper malt character as well, though. Some caramel. A bit of booze.

Taste - Grapefruit more dominant than orange, but both are present. Orange accentuated by the sweetness behind it. A bit of mustiness too. Deep caramel sweetness. bitter and dry.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy and sweet up front. Dries out quickly. A little boozy too.

Overall - I suspect an addition of some sugar that's drying it out. Honey, maybe, but I don't taste it. I thought it was superb at first, but it wore on me as I drank it.

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Photo of maximum12
4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to moose3285 for my first taste of 7venth Sun, a one quart growler, hand labelled with the name of the beer & the 6/11/13 fill date. Fresh IIPA. Jazzed. Popped open with my wife after a long day of work & listening to moronic softball parents yell moronic things at their kids. Inver Grove Heights sucks.

Pour comes out clear, filtered orange with a nice head...normally don't care, but in a long-distance growler? It proves it's alive. Yippee! Hits the nose g-spot: citrus, mango, light grains, bare sweetness. No pussy-footing around, this smells like a fine IIPA.

Mangrove IIPA comes so close to the bullseye I weep a little bit. Lovely, flesh-bruising bitterness whipsaws the top of my mouth. Citrus, mango, orange, & bitterness rake through the palate with sharp tines & makes my teeth smile. Underlying malts sweetness supports, but doesn't detract, from the hops. Odd graininess adds some texture I like, adding to a mouthfeel that's rough, abrasive, & fitting. Drinking. Quickly.

Why is it so hard to make a good IIPA? This kicks & bites like a mule in the prime of life. I'm going to have to try more from 7venth Sun. This is a marvelous beer that's close to the elite in its class, & I will be sad to see it go.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Arrives a slightly hazy orange color with a pure white head. Retention is decent and the scattered lace lasts forever.
Smell is citrus, hops and light malt. Balance is pretty good.
Taste is hoppier than the nose, leading the band of flavors. Malt plays second with citrus sitting quietly in the back waiting for a turn.
Warming and drying, fairly full bodied with a sharp, tingly effervescence that focuses on the tip of the tongue. At 95 IBUs it tastes hoppier than other double IPAs I've had but it's good.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at 7venth Sun, Dunedin, FL

Clearish golden yellow pour, with a moderate foamy white head that retained well and left nice lacing on the glass. Good combination of piney hops and citrus pith in the aroma, on the dank side, grainy malt base detectable. Similar taste, pine and citrus pith, fairly bitter and dry, malts are grainy but not intrusive, higher alcohol level was noticeable, but still kept in check. Medium body. A big beer reminiscent of a west coast IPA, so if that appeals to you, it's a good drinker.

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Mangrove Double IPA from 7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery
3.95 out of 5 based on 159 ratings.
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