Backcountry Double IPA | Backcountry Brewery

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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

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Added by Mebuzzard on 04-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
71
Reviews:
17
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
9.4%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 17
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 acashk
3.31/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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 spacebear09
3.45/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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 Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MimDIPA
3.55/5  rDev -14.5%

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 Sigerson
3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DenverBigRed
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%

Photo of ucsbmullet
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | 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 Beaz18
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a lighter color west coast ipa with a prominent but temporary white foam head. the nose is a bomb, major high alpha here, sticky and dank as hell, but with a lighter malt body to really let the hops stand out. the alcohol is there in the taste, but it seems to work well with the intensely bitter hops. there is a cut grass summery freshness to it that's really appealing here as the weather warms. long long finish challenging the tongue. its sticky in feel, but absolutely pint worthy. mellow carbonation is just fine because the body is super light for the style. there is very little weight to this, nothing to bog it down. possibly a good double ipa for the newcomer to the style, its a little bit more approachable than a lot of these, but with all the flavors you expect. one of my favorites from backcountry, too bad they didn't have any bottled up to go. a fine offering this spring.

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

Photo of Gerred
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mflamar
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of chrishiker1409
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Tauroe
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a pretty nice clean/clear golden yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice small creamy off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, some malts, citrusy. The taste is hoppy, kinda malty, citrusy. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of Mayo2323
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Kips
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | 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

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Backcountry Double IPA from Backcountry Brewery
4.15 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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