Double | Upstate Brewing Company

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DoubleDouble
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upstate Brewing Company
New York, United States
upstatebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerKarmaNYC on 01-07-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,398
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
43
pDev:
10.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
10
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of JeffKowalek
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timmy2b
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nh2032
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of srw
3.71/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScaryEd
2.3/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 2 weeks out.

Pours a completely opaque yellow-orange color with very minimal white head. The head settles into a very thin film, leaving a ring of lacing along the way.

The aroma is pineapple juice and burnt rubber, with a touch of vanilla to top it off. Extremely odd.

The flavor isn't any less bizarre. Pineapple flavored bubble gum and candied peach, with a hint of fruit stripe gum. No bitterness whatsoever, and an almost cloying quality.

The feel is watery thin with almost no carbonation. The alcohol is well hidden though, which is good I guess.

Overall, a pretty piss-poor example of a NE style DIPA. It's like somebody put a wad of chewed-up bubblegum into some pineapple juice and let it sit for 2 years. The complete lack of carbonation doesn't help. Not sure if this was a bad can but I'm definitely not impressed.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vintilian
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deonreds
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwalters
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of underoath437
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A strong version of the NE IPAs that are going around. A hazy orange pour leads to a strong aroma of pineapple and a hint of grapefruit. The full body and creamy taste accents the pineapple extremely well as it does not linger long on the palate. Overall an exceptional DIPA.

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Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tabhill
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rirwin61
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwoolley1
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Heady_Plopper
4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm on a quest to find Heady Topper style beers. This is pretty good. It's very hoppy, without being bitter. It has a medium body, with fruity tones and is very drinkable. This is my new "go-to" IPA when I'm not in Vermont.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a slightly hazy light orange, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells really, really strongly of pineapple, some earthy herbal thing, not quite vegetal, but good, with some interesting and possibly not intended bubblegum aromas.

This is very good, and solid for the area. The sort of candied bubblegum taste is odd, and probably not intended. There's an absolute ton of pineapple here, which is nice, with some grapefruit, and herbal grassiness, almost like fresh cut grass with various herbs mixed in.

This is medium bodied, it's got that classically thick NE style feel, with a good level of carbonation.

I'm quite impressed with this one. With a few tweaks, it'd be absolutely awesome.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours the color of grapefruit juice with a only a chalky glow to it as hardly any light passes through. opaque. turbid. Thin fast falling white head. Pineapple, cool herbal and spice, nutty, twiggy, fruity , tropical and grapefruit pith. Sage and thyme. Bitter prickly floral, needle like pine. A light tingle from alcohol and hop bitter finishes the beer with those sultry twigs and grapefruit pith.

From reading that description which fits both the nose and the taste ( excellent) you might say what are those mellow earthy herbs doing with grapefruit? I like it and more than just a little. There is a light sweetness overall and one of the best malts ever. It had no real powerful statement to make except a hearty stature and a smooth bearing. It goes mostly unsung until you feel very satisfied by it in the mouthfeel. There is a nutty quality to this flavor that is not from malt but from one of the hops. I think it is either the azacca or the pekko. ( either that or it is the yeast that is still in the beer) They are unique. Vibrant in an earthy way that's very different from your juicy citrusy oily hops. So nutty sweet pineapple with grapefruit sage and thyme. You must try it! Cheers!

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Photo of DerelictPI
4.94/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A very hazy IPA, with a nice head.

The can says there will be flavors of "pineapple, berry, lemon and papaya." I definitely get the pineapple and lemon (with some nice grapefruit as well). i can taste the berry sweetness initially but then the bitterness crashes the party. This is intensely flavorful, fruity sweetness, yet enough bitterness to make you pay attention. I am loving this beer!

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Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4.66/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AMCimpi
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of butters_mcgee
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.77/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Comes in a completely opague, milky, dark orange color. Looks like a hefeweizen. Better yet, looks like orange juice. Not much of a head, but there is a thin white film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is ridiculously hoppy and dank. Pithy orange, grapefruit, wet dankness, almost a bit of cat pee, but also light, sweet tropical fruits: pineapple, mango, papaya, gooseberry, and white peach.

Upfront, you're smacked with pineapple, peach, and mango. There are no real malts to speak of, perhaps a touch of white bread in the middle, but that's it. The finish turns to pure citrus, both the sweet and bitter aspects. Fresh squeezed orange juice, but also the ripping oils from the peel, and pith and pulp of grapefruit. Finishes mostly clean, but with some medium lingering orange peel bitterness, and perhaps of touch of soft pine needles, then it's gone.

The mouthfeel is medium to medium-plus, and very smooth and soft. Creamy. Lightly carbonated.

Is this New York's Heady Topper?!?? I dunno, but it's freaking awesome. Heady Topper Lite, maybe. A superb IPA in the New England style, a real juice monster of a hop bomb. So glad this is being brewed near me.

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Double from Upstate Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 43 ratings