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Double D IPA | Otto's Pub and Brewery

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Double D IPADouble D IPA
BA SCORE
3.97/5
Very Good
248 Ratings
Double D IPADouble D IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Otto's Pub and Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
ottospubandbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by PSUDREW on 01-05-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,446
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
248
pDev:
10.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
46
Trade:
1
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4.65/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Otto's Pub and Brewery "Double D India Pale Ale"
22 fl. oz. brown glass bottle without freshness dating
$3.30 @ Pletcher's Beer Distributor, State College, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: This beer has been through a few different incarnations. It's currently listed at 9.6% ABV here on BA but just 9.2% at the pub. "A big Imperial IPA packed with Columbus and Simcoe hops". Nice color, kind of a golden-orange and clear. The finger-plus thick head of creamy off white seems to he holding quite well, and there's lacing where it's already dropped. The aroma is pungent, a touch earthy/spicy, and gently fruity with some apricot and citrus. It's not bold and you have to look for it but it's there. The hops are much clearer in the flavor though: earthy, spicy, herbal, with apricot, passionfruit, and some citrus. The malt is sweetish, lightly toasty, and softly grainy and the bitterness is stiff, cutting straight through it and bringing it to a dry finish without leaving too much bitterness lingering. Perhaps I'm finding some red berry in there as well? Ahh, and looking back the lacing is pretty nice. Medium to medium-light in body and delicately crisp and then smooth across the palate. Overall I'd say it's very nicely done. I could use a little more hops in the nose but the flavor is really well-done, nicely balanced and rounded, and remarkably drinkable. The alcohol has a presence, but no more than it should have, and it never specifically sticks out anywhere.

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Photo of Sbombard
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great DIPA!! Easy to drink. One of the best I've had!

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Photo of Calabash
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dconfair
4.52/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopflyer
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wer34truh
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber color with a modest head.

Smells of citrusy hops, with a sweet and sometimes sour undertone.

Taste is quite subtle for the style and ABV, but satisfying nontheless. Hides alcohol well. Slight bitterness but mostly citrusy malts. Light mouthfeel. Quite drinkable for its style and strength but also quite forgettable.

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Photo of PhillyNole
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NotoriousBAC
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zekeman17
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerekCarruth
3.31/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AngryDutchman
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Despite the plentiful headroom, not much head. The bottle is probably several months old as I don't recall the exact purchase date but it's almost certainly early 2015.

Orange/amber in color, which matches the general aroma and flavor - sweet, citrusy. Hops do not predominate because it's about a year out from packaging, so this is not likely to be representative.

Leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Slightly bitter but not over the top as I'd expect from a Double IPA. Some caramel, although not overly present - maybe sort of an apricot flavor? Does make my tongue pucker up in the middle a bit, and tingly on the tip but don't really not anything on the sides. Alcohol present in the aftertaste, a mild bit of burn but not overpowering.

Other beers in this ABV range come across to me as medicinal to some extent, but this one doesn't. A better overall balance thanks to the citrus-y quality of the hops. As a dark beer enthusiast this is a bit outside my general comfort level but I would pick some up again - I think it would be a great companion to a sweet BBQ rack of ribs, suitable for tailgating at Happy Valley.

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Photo of poppollutesminds
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsruble3
3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevem68
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear light Amber color. Aroma is malty and raisiny. Flavor is a little bitter up front with a well balanced smooth finish. Overall a solid IPA but I prefer a stronger hop presence.

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Photo of jshusc
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wayne_Saxton
4.67/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hoppierheadsprevail
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a trade and I was ridiculously surprised! Go Otto's!

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Photo of madelf66
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewski
3.18/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mkyer
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spycow
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Double D IPA from Otto's Pub and Brewery
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 248 ratings
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