Double Digit
Avery Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,634
ABV:
10%
Score:
89
Ranked #17,744
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 12.18%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
48
From:
Avery Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  0
Gots
  5
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: Brewed with Rocky Mountain water, malted barley, malted wheat, spelt, flaked oats, hops (Amarillo, Simcoe, Mosaic) & yeast.
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 48 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

neat on a number of levels, less neat on some too, but they have made a sneaky strong monster of an ipa thats neither all that boozy nor all that sweet, not easy to do at this strength, and thats pretty cool. i like the mixed grain base, wheat, oats, spelt, it gives the right amount of body and nuance to this, supports the hops in a unique way, and makes this somewhat different from its peers, which turns out to be necessary because the hop profile is so samey, mosaic and simcoe leading the way, tasty of course, these hops are legendary for a reason, but i always expect a little more or something unusual or special from avery, and we dont really get that with the hops here. the mosaic seems maxed out to me, past its comfort zone maybe, canned pineapple juice suggestion there in the nose, less exotic in the flavor. high pine and citrus pith from the simcoe, foresty and oily and lingering, bitter too for a hazy, they go together fine, but its just not interesting. i get some light earthy spiciness with a little alcohol warmth on the finish, a honey richness to the whole thing, lightly floral as well, pretty clean on the ferment, maybe a little off perfectly fresh, but overall this is solid, sturdy, familiar for the most part, and not sloppy for how big it is. nice to have a couple new ones from avery recently!

Jul 13, 2021
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BaniJet from Indiana

4.86/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very underrated. Cant taste the 10%, which is a good sign. Super smooth. Fruity and citrusy. Delish!!!! Going back for more soon. Get this is if you can. One of the best Imperial IPA that i have had in a while.

Jul 11, 2021
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KT3418 from Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Getting a wee bit of alcohol taste at the end but I've also had a couple brews already. In general this absolutely slaps but Im feeling all 10% lol. Definitely need to have again.

Apr 10, 2021
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very hazed gold with2+ fingers of pearl colored head. Stellar lacing & good head retention

S: Some tropical & citrus fruit

T: Oranges, mangos, green melon & dryness up front, plus some grapefruit. Green melon, mango, lime and dryness as this warms. Finishes dry with mangos, green melon & oranges

MF: Medium body, moderate carbonation, carbonation gets creamier as it warms, lovely balance

Nice take on the style, very drinkable, I would've guessed this was about 7% ABV

May 31, 2020
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redresonatedragon from Washington

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This sucker was 6 months old on the shelf at the local quickie mart. I purchased it because of the high alcohol volume, figured that it would be more like a barley wine at this point. Pretty awesome, except that it was almost $20 for a sixer that is 6 months old, far from fresh but I’m still happy to enjoy it. It is basically orange marmalade in a can. The hops have muted, but it’s pretty well balanced at this point, not hot or boozy either. I’d say that it is more of a sweet sipper, nice to enjoy on a cool spring evening. Wouldn’t be a good beach brew by any stretch, one can already is packing a wallop. Recommended

May 08, 2020
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Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.77/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

CAN:

Juicy melon, mango, honey, caramel. Sweet tropical fruits clash with a rindy bitterness on the back end. Alcohol warmth is obvious, which works against it. Unbalanced.

I can't get past its alcohol warmth, but even if I could its hop profile isn't terrific. Not one of Avery's strongest efforts.

Low C / AVERAGE

***
04/13/20 can:

Boozy and imbalanced. Not a beer I'd buy again given the wealth of imperial IPAs out there.

C / AVERAGE

Apr 11, 2020
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of orange, grapefruit and mango with caramel. Sweet tropical fruit taste with toasted caramel. Low bitterness for a 10% IPA.

Mar 09, 2020
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bbtkd from South Dakota

4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Avery Double Digit Hazy NEIPA, 10% ABV. Pours hazy gold with a nice 5-finger foamy head that left lots of foamy lacing. Nose is pine, fruit mashup, honey, and citrus. Taste is grapefruit, apricot, honey, pine, some sweetness, moderate bitterness. Decent mouthfeel, overall outstanding. I prefer this DIPA over the Bell's Hopslam I just tried.

Feb 16, 2020
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a rather hazy yellow-orange amber color with a big foamy white head. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave big bubbly lace streaks on the side of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is massive of a tropical fruit smell with tons of papaya and mango and a touch of pineapple. Unlike most tropical fruit smells this one has only a little bit of tangerine mixed within, and with only a little bit of a grapefruit hop smell is light on the citrus component. Other aromas of a yeasty and doughy nature are there as well giving a nice robust and sweet fruity smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a thick doughy and bready taste that has a good deal of the sweet tropical fruit tastes that were detected in the noise. Unlike the nose however, which showed just a touch of citrus, there was a decent showing of tangerine and grapefruit hop bitter ness right from the start. These flavors all remained throughout the taste with the grapefruit growing slightly stronger and the fruit getting a touch weaker. All the while some other hop tastes of a pine and herbal nature come to the tongue and begin overtaking the grapefruit hop. At the same time a light boozy taste and a bit of lemongrass come to the tongue and leave one with a rather robust and warming dank but fruity taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is very thick and chewy with a carbonation level that is rather low. For the light boozy taste mixed with the dank but sweet hop and malt, the feel is awesome and makes for a great sipper.
Overall – This is a nice flavorful and slow sipper NEIPA. Well done with a nice warming but approachable taste and feel.

Jan 04, 2020
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a pleasing apricot/peach-gold with a nice two-finger fluffy head that retains very well for the ABV and excellent lacing. Not cloudy like most NEIPA's. This is more restrained in that regard.

Aromas of mango, pineapple, mandarin orange, peach, and white grape all arrive with just a bit of bitter citrus in the background.

Sweet fruity malts dominate the initial sip, with honey, apricot, pineapple mango, mandarin orange, peach, and white grape, but the brew provides plenty of sour and bitter citrus and grassy notes in midstream, mostly blood orange and grapefruit. The finish is peppery, weedy, and resiny, with a touch of warming but well-hidden booze. The brew is sweet, even for the style, and comes dangerously close to cloying in that regard, but manages to hold it all together.

The brew may actually be beyond medium, and is about as full-bodied a DIPA as I've had. Creamy and supple on initial sipping, the solid carbonation and ABV lend a drying aspect late in the game.

A very tasty NEIPA. If it didn't tread so close to the "sticky-sweet" line, (even for the style), it would be world-class.

Sep 15, 2019
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Beaver13 from Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can, canned on 5/10/19. Pours very hazy orange gold with a big fluffy white head that retains well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is a bit subdued - some sweet fruit juice with some resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet juicy fruit with some resiny hops in the finish. The alcohol is well hidden. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice fruity imperial NE IPA.

Aug 01, 2019
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into a pint glass last night. Canned 6/14/19, so a month old.

solid orange/peach colored body, with some floaties. Nice loose white head leaves decent lacing throughout.

Pleasant aroma of both citrus and non citrus fruit.

On tasting , the multiple fruit tastes come through, to me, non citrus edging out the citrus. Towards the end, the bitterness comes through, and it's not harsh at all, making for a smooth easy drinking beer.

Mouth comes close to full, finish the usual NEIPA bittersweet, fruity wash with a bitter ending.

Overall, tasty offering from Avery, happy to have the rest of the six pack in the fridge. Of note is the 10.0abv, which is noticeable, but you don't care, since the drink is quite delicious. So beware if having more than one.

Jul 13, 2019
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Czequershuus from Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a vaguely hazy orange with a average head. The aroma is deeply fruity, with tropical guava and mango intermixing with berries and a bit of resin. The flavor is even more berry forward, with blueberry and boysenberry, as well as peach, apricot, guava, and a bit of pine and resin. The mouthfeel is fairly full and sweet, with light, sudsy carbonation. Overall a rather impressive beer - one of the more well blended examples of berry and tropical fruit tones from hops that I can recall.

Jul 11, 2019
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ChrisMon02 from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a pint glass.

Cloudy yellow-orange. White foamy head-good lacing for a high ABV beer.

Smells of tropical fruits, marmalade and sweet malt.

Very tropic fruit forward. Mango, papaya, melon and honey.

Quite smooth for such a big beer. Goes down pretty easy.

It is a shame that this one ends up being too sweet for me. It has some good initial hop flavors but the sweetness builds as it warms ultimately becoming distracting. One and done for me.

Jun 04, 2019
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Never shying away from a challenge, the larger, more nationally minded craft brewers have gotten a bad rap for the lack of character in the hazy IPA genre that the smaller and more regionalized breweries. That's a challenge that Avery Brewing has happily accepted.

Brewed to imperial strength, Double Digit pours a hazy orange with a pep of peach and golden hues. Capped with a frothy ivory foam stance, the Mosaic, Simcoe and Amarillo driven hop profile delivers a host of citrus and tropical fruit along with berry, orchard fruit and marmalade when the more estery side of fruitiness comes around. Sweet and caramelized on the tongue, the first sip is candied, pastry-like and honey dipped.

Slowly releasing its sweetness, the beer builds upon its fruity upstart by releasing a bold medley of mango, papaya, peach and orange seem sweet, succulent and candied in nature. Its nearly marmalade sweetness is met with a peppery herbal balance that hinges on parsley, lemon pepper and the botanicals of gin.

Grapefruit, apple and apricot continue the fruit forward flavors as the full bodied IPA begins to relax and show a tendency toward dryness. A late palate of stewed tropical fruit peels and hemp-like hops ensure a bright but spicy finish with an aftertaste of fresh spruce resins and the peppery heat of vodka.

May 30, 2019
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Can
CANNED: 03/28/19

Poured into a tulip glass a pretty nice cloudy pale yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, peach), nice little diesel/pine. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, peach), pretty nice little diesel/pine like. Full Body, ABV hidden nicely, with a pretty nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a pretty tasty brew. Glad to see it around here.

May 08, 2019
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 3/28/19. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy yellowish golden with a small eggshell white head that fades leaving nice retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are floral along with some citrus. Some fresh grass. Some crackers and bread. Malts are there. The flavors are clean. More floral and citrus notes. Some orange, grapefruit along with some subtle hints of peach, mango and apricot. Lots of fresh grass. More crackers and bread in the mix. Malts do their thing without dominating. Finishes juicy and dry at the same time. Alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's full-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, fluffy, smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a pretty solid DIPA. It's clean, crisp and refreshing for clocking in at 10% ABV. It's well crafted, enjoyable and fun to drink. I like it.

Apr 26, 2019
Double Digit from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 48 ratings