Backcountry Double IPA | Backcountry Brewery

Backcountry Double IPABackcountry Double IPA
BA SCORE
4.14/5
73 Ratings
Backcountry Double IPABackcountry Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Backcountry Brewery
Colorado, United States
backcountrybrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mebuzzard on 04-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,791
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
73
pDev:
9.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Photo of jmikepool
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AJBlankey
4.87/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Domingo
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of davisj52984
4.71/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Such a delicious beer. Huge fruity punch throughout. Unlike a lot of IPAs these days, this beer is all about the flavor and not the bitterness. Medium body. Very little lingering bitterness. Bottom line, if you have the good fortune of being in an area where this beer is available, get yourself one.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
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 Mebuzzard
4.67/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Fix Your Heel 2IPA is some biking term I'm not familiar with. Who bikes anyway in Colorado? Jeez....

Hops include summit, falconer's flight and citra and all are well balanced with the malt and carbonation. To me, this is a good example (along with some Crooked Stave beers) of what a hoppy beer can be without being a bitter-bomb. Aroma and flavors are hop forward, with little wiggle room for the malt. But that's the point. If this were balanced I'd say it's an IPA...that's just me.

While some 2IPAs are resiny, or perhaps a bit like Pin Sol, the flavor here is focused on the tropical and maybe some orange zest. That's what I get. While it may taste light with all the citrus and tropics, it certainly is not. Half way through I can tell it was a sipper.
Very nice play on the hops, light caramel and biscuit underneath. Finishes dry, some bitter, but good flavor from the hops. Like orange marmalade-eque on the after-finish.

Darn good

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Photo of Domvan
4.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow, this beer is great. It pours an amber gold with a medium head. The nose is tropical and grapefruit. The abv is not easily noticed and the smoothness is perfect. A definite favorite of mine from Backcountry.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
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 greenturtle222
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of CSO
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of lovemesumipa
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
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 South2NW
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rpm0003
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Donkster46
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CO-Bloom
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! Love this beer!
L-Pours a bright fiery orange. Head dissipated quick but left behind tons of lacing on the snifter.
S- Smells like orange marmalade( sweet) pineapple and bit of hops and alcohol heat (not unpleasant).
T- Orange marmalade, sweet pineapple finishing with a slight bitterness.
F- slick from the body and sweetness with some bitter tingle on the backend of the sip.
I- Great stuff. AJ the brewer (owner?) was super awesome to personally pour me a snifter and talk to me about the beer. Great experience at a very good but relatively under appreciated brewery.

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Photo of rkarimi
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of svenness
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amsterdallas
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zizouandyuki
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pnelting
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tylerstravis
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've gotta say, this may be a top 5 Colorado IPA/IIPA.

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Backcountry Double IPA from Backcountry Brewery
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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