Double IPA
Zipline Brewing Co

Double IPADouble IPA
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #681
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,401
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 8.31%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
54
From:
Zipline Brewing Co
 
Nebraska, United States
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Double IPADouble IPA
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Photo of omahawk
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I’m rating this as high as I am because I think the brewer achieved what he or she set out to do and I think they made a flawless beer. However, the aroma, flavor and body profile are not to my liking. And I truly enjoy a good modern Double IPA.

Reading old reviews I see comments about “tropical” and “juicy”. The March 2019 version I poured from a large (24 ounce?) bottle here in nebraska has none of those qualities.

Pours a hazy dark orange copper with a rocky head. Smell is intense spicy, herbal, earthy with a kick of anise. Taste is instant hop bitterness, spiciness, resin, medium caramel malt flavor. Body is intensely bitter that is mostly balanced with a malty backbone. This feels like a DIPA from the early 2000s.

It doesn’t feel like there are any mistakes in this beer, it’s just not for me. I prefer more late hop flavor and aroma. This does not have any of that. If you like big, intense, and bitter IPAs with old school hops, like listening to Outkast and All American Rejects while making DIPA tasting notes on your Palm Pilot, this might be great.:) I kid, it just tastes very dated to my palate. This is a good brewery that makes good beer, and I’m sure many people really like this beer.

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Photo of colts9016
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In my quest to drink beers from different states, Nebraska makes this the 45th state. The beer is 50 degrees and served in a tulip glass. The pour on the beer produced a two-finger ivory head. The head has excellent retention. The beer dissipated slowly and left a generous amount of lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is SRM 5 a gold color with amber hues. The clarity of the beer is a touch hazy. A few carbonation bubbles dance lazily from the bottom of the glass. The appearance of the beer is beautiful.

The initial aroma of the beer is citrus and resin. Next, I smell toasted malt, oranges, floral esters, grass, pine, grapefruit, and bready.

The flavors in the beer are pine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, lemon, oranges, medicinal, bready, floral esters, cut grass, toasted malts, and resin.

The mouthfeel of the beer is astringent and dry.

The body of the beer is medium, medium carbonation, and a full finish.

This beer is intense. The hop profile is substantial. The Mosaic and Citra hops are coming through rather strong. Loads of herbal, pine, and citrus flavors in the beer. The DIPA is a solid competitor in the beer market. I want to try other beers from Zip Line Brewing.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.53/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

$ 8.46 (Including shipping)/750 mL bottle ($ 0.333) from Tavour, Seattle, WA. Reviewed 1/31/19.
“Best by xx-xx-19” in smeared yellow ink on the shoulder. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 52 degrees (Per bottle directions) in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.75.
Body – Orange, slight haze.
Head – Large (Maximum 6.0 cm, aggressive center pour), off-white, dense, good retention, diminishing to a four mm ring and a rocky layer.
Lacing – good. Wide irregular band of tiny to small bubbles, connected to the ring by multiple strands of bubbles.
First pour – Yellow, clear.
Aroma – 3.75 - Pineapple, a little grapefruit, and malt on the end.
Flavor – 3.5 -Very resinous and only slight presence of the nose fruits. It ends slightly bitter and slightly malty. No alcohol (8.5% ABV), no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3 – Medium, watery, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 3.5 – Somewhat better than average DIPA, but the muted flavors detract from the enjoyment.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright burnt orange color. Lots of citrus hops, fruity malts, tropical fruits. Medium body and low carbonation, smooth and easy easy to drink.

Overall a really good DIPA; way better than their IPA.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a burnished copper with two and a half fingers of stark white head foaming on top. Great head retention, with expansive lacing left behind. Aroma is riddled with hops - citrus, mango, and papaya. Bready, biscuit malts form a thin, supportive layer underneath the extensive hops. Flavor profile is citrus, mango, papaya, and pineapple, with biscuit malts swelling up right towards the end, providing a firm footing for the hops. Mouth feel is thick, with a resiny stickiness to it. Overall, a flavorful double IPA that provides resounding hop notes without being forceful or over-powering.

Served in a 12oz snifter. From a 750mL bottle.

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Photo of Meyers1023
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy very dark orange almost amber color with about a fingers worth of foamy white head. The smell is very hoppy with citrus upfront but a good malt balance. The flavor is more balanced than the nose. You actually get malt upfront before you get the hoppy resin with citrus and pine. The feel is medium leaning toward thick as it is a little creamy. This is am excellent IPA. My first Zipline beer so I look forward to trying more.

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Photo of Rogerlb
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice amber color, slightly cloudy. One-finger head that dissipates at the proper rate.

Aroma is hoppy goodness. Slight citrus, slight malt. Very well balanced if not very strong. Taste is the same amplified, with instant hops, juicy grapefruit, pine, and a dankish resin. Malt, all in quite good balance. Resiny finish. 8.5%? Perfect.

Juicy and the bitterness is there just enough to let you know that dankness was a road only flirted along but ultimately not taken too far. Feels good in the aftertaste, citrus again. The couple other BA users said it too: this is one to keep your eye out for. Very drinkable and great flavor, a great DIPA.

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Photo of MusicBeer_1961
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This has fast become one of my top favorite DIPA's. Right up there with Stone's Enjoy By. Beautiful honey-golden hazy color- pours with a finger white head. Intense aroma mixture of citrus and piney hop and bready malts.. Taste is right on point. Very rich and robust. Super SUPER drinkable at 8.5%ABV- Very well hidden.

A world class executed DIPA brewed right here in Nebraska. If you see it- grab a 4 pack; it's well worth it!

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good solid DIPA. Has a maltier backbone but it's balanced with a bit of resin as well that works well overall. Aroma isn't anything special or bad. Goes down with a more malty/resin taste that lingers. Overall, again, a solid double that is pretty close to being really good with a couple tweaks. 7/27/16 - 3.76

01/12/19 - 3.92

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is an absolutely outstanding west coast style ipa, they have done amazing job with all of their hoppy stuff, but this one might be the king of them all. a really juicy fresh hop profile to it, the best of both worlds on the hops too, some of the tropcial, pineapple and citrus newer hops, and then the pine and bitter and high oil content of some of the pacific northwestern classics. i particularly like the bigger malt body, the slight honey sweetness it contributes in the center of this, and finally the way it dries out in a sweeping rush of carbonation right at the swallow. tastes like enough types of hops in here to not be able to pick them out as individuals, but there is also a real distinct profile to the way they are combined here, seemingly more fresh and also more pungent than others, even with similarities. the hops almost contribute to the body too, but with all the carbonation and hefty bitterness, its never heavy or sweet. freakishly drinkable, i am surprised this hasnt gotten them more attention yet. it might be that all anyone wants to drink are those curious hazy east coast ipas, but this is right there in terms of overall quality. a magnificent surprise this place and this beer were! get these guys on your radar!

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Photo of Loanstarbeergeek89
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wonderful double IPA nice juicy treehouse like double IPA
L- darker then a typical IPA and a bit hazy
S-juicy mosaic and citra smell
T- Wow juicy/hoppy great balance
O- after taking trips to VT and mass I'm shocked to say one of my favorite doubles comes from .... Nebraska?

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.92/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I found two of these behind my stash of Westvleteren today. I had forgotten about them. Wow what a fantastic IPA.

(L) dark amber color with two inches of white head
(S) A very pleasant piney fruity aroma.
(T) Taste of pine upfront followed by tropical and citrus fruit as well as dankness and a lingering pleasant bitterness. No hint of alcohol.
(F) Medium carbonation and body, smooth and juicy.

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Photo of Jbird1985
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Unbelievable. Truly one of the best beers to come out of Nebraska! I wish it were available year-round.

Fantastic aroma that follows through to the flavor profile. For 8.5%, this one is sneaky.

Awesome, simply... it's awesome!

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Double IPA from Zipline Brewing Co
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 54 ratings