Backcountry Double IPA | Backcountry Brewery

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Backcountry Double IPABackcountry Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Backcountry Brewery
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mebuzzard on 04-22-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
63
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
17.83%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 63
Reviews by hopfacebrew:
Photo of hopfacebrew
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery served in sniffer glass the beer arrives crystal clear with an amber orange hue and a nice 1.5 white head, excellent retention and great lacing. The nose is powerful with the Citra hops providing a nice tropical fruit character, citrus, light pale malt. Smells great. The flavor follows suit, very fruity and tropical yet not overly done, well balanced and crisp. The malty sweetness balances the medium bitterness well. Finishes with a lingering passion fruit flavor. Higher end if medium bodied and well carbonated. Overall this is really good, would live to see it packaged. Highly recommended!

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Photo of Bigbadbrad
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like the sticky feel and the smoothness of the bitterness. A perfect blend for me. Lots of levels here. The taste lingers and lasts as long as you want . Definitely a sipper

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Photo of phiberoptik
3.42/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brewed 12/31/15. Tastes and smells like it's lost it's hoppiness. Sharp alcohol, heat on breath, none of the fruity hop flavors boasted on the side of the bottle. A bit disappointed.

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Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of timontheroad
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 10 oz snifter on tap at the brewhouse.
Appearance: slight chill haze, nice orange Amber color with a one finger dense head, great retention and lacing.
Smell: huge tropical fruit aroma, just a slight biscuity malt smell also.
Taste: pretty much identical to the aroma, with lots of mango, pineapple and a slight grapefruit taste, just the right amount of malty sweetness too, very well balanced beer.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, very creamy, nice carbonation, just wanted to keep sipping this all night.
Overall: what an outstanding beer! One of the top Colorado or from anywhere DIPAs. Glad I was finally able to try this one. I spend a few nights in Frisco every ski season, this will be the go-to spot from now on!

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Photo of DenverBigRed
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%

Photo of chrishiker1409
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of blindpiggie
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of TBoneJones
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy cooper pour from can into a pint glass. Explosive, gargantuan head, thick caked lacing.
Malty nose, with earthy biscuit notes.
Taste is heavy on caramel but also on earthy pine. There's mineral, and it's bitter and a bit dry. I'm missing any juicy citrus and other typical hop notes. Is this intentional?
It's hard to pin down if this is just a way different DIPA than most, or if I got from a bad batch. Can is dated 7/22/16, so we're talking less than a month old, which is quite fresh for a canned brew. After awhile the pine essence grows on me a little, but I can't help but notice the lack of citrus/ sweetness.
I do pick up yeast, and pine zest. A hint of medicinal. Baffling.
It's as if it should be bad, but my overall impression can't allow me to label it as such. It's different for sure. I would actually try it again to compare (after finding a can with a date that's different than this one).

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Photo of lovemesumipa
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle at about 42F. Very little head, nice dark, coppery color. The taste is right up my alley - smooth and hoppy with a back of the mouth taste that's yeasty and lingering. I really like this beer!

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

Photo of Tauroe
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MimDIPA
3.55/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of ucsbmullet
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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

Photo of pnelting
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of McNazz
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of rkarimi
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sd123
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LouZ
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColoradoPhil
3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am logging this. It is July 3 2016. the beer has a date stamp Jan 5 2016. The hoppiness of this is gone. It almost tastes like a chocolate stout. and it is not bad. Doesn't taste like and IPA. No bitter, no citrus. If you are reading this my point: an IPA has high ABV, and IPA that is old has lost it's best characteristics: hoppy flavor. As I said this beer must be good, because even not fresh it tastes good. If you love IPA's drink them fresh! I will drink a again fresh and update my review. cheers!

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Photo of Rpm0003
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Backcountry Double IPA from Backcountry Brewery
4.15 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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