Doubletyme DIPA | Crop Bistro & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crop Bistro & Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by bobv on 07-19-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
49
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
8.56%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
21
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 49
Photo of Hendry
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apricot pour with a frothy finger of bone white head, nice looking beer.

Muted citrus and pine, prominent sweet malt.

Flavor a slight improvement over the nose, moderate juiciness but sort of muddled, this seems like one of two things: this beer showcases the malt bill, or it is an older bottle as there is no date, which is becoming more important to today's IPA consumer. My general rule is: no date, no sale.

There is a low amount of carbonation and it has an oily feel to it that isn't entirely unpleasant.

Was hoping for more from this one as I enjoyed their Pale Ale & IPA quite a bit. It sure would be nice to see some bottle dating like Foley's and Frost Beer Works have been doing on their bombers.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.61/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy; the color of dried apricots; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin collar; very little lacing;

S: apricot, orange, hay, spicy; a hint of onion/garlic;

T: mostly herbal from start to finish; a little pine resin up front; moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: didn't get the tropical fruit that other reviewers noted; no date on the bottle - maybe it was old;

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Photo of RABouffard
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An incredible brew. Purchased at the brewery, it is a fresh, clean and well-balanced DIPA. Much drier than HT, S of S and Second Fiddle, it has less of that thick, smooth (maltodextrin?) mouthfeel, but it tastes like Stowe smells and feels. Crop is a small, lesser known Vermont Brewery, but they do a great job with all their brews, and this is one of their best.

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Photo of jmasher85
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There's something in the water up in Vermont...or maybe it's the hops. I've never had a remotely disappointing IPA from them, I'm adding Doubletyme to the list.

Pours a gorgeous, very hazy pastel peach color with a lot of head that mostly fizzles away with time. The aroma is pure hoppy delicousness. Some sweet fruits - nectarine, orange, apricot - and a bit of candy sweetness too. A hint of onion and cut grass, which I don't mind a bit.

The taste is incredibly smooth and gentle, with a firm but light malt backbone that balances the hops just enough, plus some light lemony and floral flavors too, and just the slightest hint of bitterness staying with you in the finish. Not as deep or complex as the smell, but still rather nice.

The feel is right there - good medium body with a nice fluffy lacing to give an extra bit of smoothness to the beer. No hint of the high gravity of this one, and all the convincing I need to try this brewery out again if I ever make it up there.

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Photo of FFreak
3.49/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Healthy Living and poured into a tall tulip. Appearance was a hazy, light amber with a slight grey tint, topped by a finger of frothy head. Smell is citrus and pine. Taste was a little disappointing, reminiscent of some of my more mediocre homebrews. Mouth is OK, I guess. Overall, not too impressed with this one.

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Photo of captainsdaughter
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: tangerine colored haze with about a finger and a half of head
S: oniony and garlicky with a pleasant finish of citrus and lemon peel
F: very nice full mouthfeel with a good hop presence
T: garlicky citrus similar to the smell. Starts off with a burst of that full bitterness similar to heady but finishes with more of a citrus orange. Pleasant DIPA would definitely buy again.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle. 2015 batch and sampled on October 15, 2015.

The color of the pour is a cloudy light to medium amber with a delicate and soft cream colored head that lingers.

Herbal, tropical, and some floral hops are the first sensations on the nose.

The body is about medium but on the smooth side.

I really taste the herbal and tropical hop flavors but a he toasted malt character unveils itself underneath as I work my way through the bottle. Still ends bitter. Nice drinking.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 9/12/15

A: Pours lightly hazy, medium orange at its core with some tangerine and honey around the edges - medium sized, white head, gradually fades to a wispy cap, leaves an average collar and some nice streaks and spots of lacing

S: Juicy and fruity hops, with some light, grainy sweetness - floral, straight-up flowery citrus - orange and grapefruit flesh, zest - light pine and some resinous aromas - tropical aromas, fresh melon and mango - pale malts, light bread, light sweetness

T: Juicy citrus with some balance - flowery, zesty citrus - orange and grapefruit, with a lot of sweeter ruby red grapefruit - fleshy and juicy, with some pith - spicy citrus - pine and some sticky resin, light herbal flavors - melon, mango, and some underripe pineapple - moderate bitterness - pale malts, light bread, light biscuits, touch of caramel- a light sweetness overall, like a pinch of sugar on a grapefruit that works surprisingly well

M: On the full side of medium, smooth, lightly oily, finishes mostly clean

O: I was hoping this sucked so my review could be "Not quite my tempo"

I picked this up because I have seen Crop bottles on a number of occasions, and I heard good things about Idletyme. I think I actually meant to pick up Idletyme instead of Doubletyme... but that is beside the point. This is rather good.

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Photo of Gatch
4.52/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not sure a DIPA can look better...unfiltered, golden-yellow and big, foamy, white head. Nose and flavor are very pungent...strong tropical fruit, resin, and just plain old sticky hops! Very drinkable, smooth, and a bomber gives a good buzz so it's quite boozy. I was seriously surprised by Idletyme so I can't be surprised about this...very, very good!

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Photo of spacecake9
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Walked into the Craft Beer Cellar in Waterbury VT and asked them to point me to something good.
I walked out with 3 different bombers from Crop Bistro.
A - Pours hazy orange with a nice head that leaves no lacing.
S - A very nice aroma of mango.
T - Stronger than Idletyme but still nicely balanced. Citrus, malt and some bitterness.
M - Medium carbonation and mouth feel.
O - This is a good beer. It really comes across as a stronger version of Idletyme. Grab one if you can.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the third of three new biers I tried during a visit to Crop on 20AUG15 with Alewife. Served in a small tulip, ~12oz or so, for $6.50.

Poured a muted, hazy golden color, with a fluffy, white, 3/4" head. Foam lasted well, the lacing was solid, and the carbo was slow and scattered. Liked the nose, which was piney with rindy citrus. Body was a good medium, and it was pretty easy going on the tongue.

Flavor led off with a touch of lightly toasty malt, but that faded fast. It had a healthy amount of pithy bitter hopping, with grapefruit and lemonpeel being detected. Not world-class, but quite tasty; the best of what I've had at Crop so far. Prosit!!

4.02/5 rDev -4.96%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 22oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours a medium hazey golden hued color with one finger of head.
Aromas are good, sticky sweetness and sticky malts in the nose.
Taste here was disappointing. There was nothing off, but there was a surprising lack of brightness and complexity here. Much less tasty than Idletyme.
Mouthfeel was ok.
Overall, this just was not up to par of what I have come to expect from Crop's IPAs givne who delicious Idletyme is. Maybe they can adjust this moving forward to make it more tasty.

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Photo of Mineo
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great job here. Aroma of clean citrusy hops with a slight vegetal backing. Taste remarkably smooth for abv, highlighting mellow grapefruit and mango. Juicy but still relatively crisp. Up there with the better hoppy beers I've had in VT.

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Doubletyme DIPA from Crop Bistro & Brewery
4.09 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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