Carpetbagger | Deep River Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Deep River Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 48
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Photo of oberon
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Came in a snifter a deep burnt orange color with a thinner but sticky off white head atop.Sweet overripe citrus fruit and alcohol in the nose,light pine resin as well.Like a few have note it is sticky...feeling and tasting,it's sweet with alcohol dipped fruit and sweet alcohol standing out.A lighter pine and bitter finish does balance the flavors out a little.I'ts not bad but it's a sweeter DIPA for sure,like many out there.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of HopAttack3
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of tastybeer
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle 75 (shared) of 1000, batch 2 I believe.

Color is red-auburn with a white creamy bubbly head. Lace ribbons form here and there as I go. Aroma is very fruity....tropical, peach, cantaloupe, touch of lemon, some zesty pine, sweet apple, all sinking into a solid malty base of caramel biscuit-breadiness. Taste is sweet and similarly fruity with subtle bitterness throughout that picks up casually through the finish. Has a full syrup-like quality to it in texture and sweetness. Not dry. The idea of a saucy DIPA keeps coming to mind. This could be refined a bit but overall I like it for what it is. Good aromas, good flavors, and fresh. A bit sticky and syrupy but that's not bringing me down very much. This possibly sounds weird, but its almost like a tropically hopped wee heavy or something.

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Photo of aleckpa
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of dvmin98
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of buzzy
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wedge
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Batch #2
Bottle: 75 of 1000

Deep reddened amber color with a dense, frothy off-white head that lasts for a few minutes before settling to a bubbly covering. Sticky, ripe fruit hits the nostrils first...lots of peach and apricot-like hops with an underlying pineapple quality. Malts and booze are pretty tame, but do lend a slightly spicy freshly cracked grain aroma. Full hop flavor, though not an absolute lupulin explosion. There's a fair amount of malt actually, backing up the oily fruit characteristics and adding sweetness to the already sweet fruits. Tropical, yet leafy, with lots of orange pulp. Feels heavy, but the bitterness is tame. I wish they would dry it out some. As it stands, one glass is plenty as this wears on the palate a bit. Nice qualities, just a little too cumbersome in the overall presentation.

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Photo of jerefreakinmiah
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Bluescooter
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 4-pack cans @ Whole Foods. Poured a copper orange with decent head. Nice hoppy scent with slight pine notes. I really enjoyed this. The 9.70% abv is well-hidden as there was no "boozeiness" even as it warmed. Well done Deep River!

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Photo of Bilco
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FriedSlug
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark caramel colored beer that is clear and lets light through. The smell fruity and sweet with citrus, brown sugar and pine scents. The taste is the same as the nose with a deep overripe citrus sweetness and a nice mildly bitter finish. This beer is a really nice DIPA with a great malt backbone that hides the 9.7% with ease.

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Photo of wcu80
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of bobcatdank
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not as good as 2015 batch. Something changed...

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy ruby copper in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some moderate honey orange highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy tan head that reduces to a mottled medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of tropical/pineapple, tropical/mango, citrus/grapefruit, and pine hops over the top of moderate aromas of sweet caramel malts.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of sweet caramel malts with notes of brown sugar. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of tropical/mango, citrus/grapefruit, tropical/pineapple, and pine hops (in descending order of intensity) which imparts a moderate amounts of lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky in the finish.

O: Really nice aroma and flavor from the hops in this brew with a pretty decent balance of malts - not too sweet or too bitter. Drinks easy considering the ABV. Very enjoyable and one that I would be happy to have again.

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Photo of mportnoy
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I just didn't care for this beer.

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Photo of EConnOG
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle 60 of 1000. Poured in a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, ruby-copper coloring with a thin, low profile, light tan head. Aromas of caramel sweetness, pine resin, tropical fruit, and subtle citrus highlights. Smells big and malty. Flavors are malt forward, with heavy toffee and tropical sweetness blending nicely, followed by a solid dose of pine resin. Mango, pineapple, and apricot throughout, with pine tassel and cut grass spicing up the tail end of the brew. Smooth, robust bodied, which it has to be to support this palate. This brew is big. Richly sweet aftertaste, with a highlight of citrus and hints of spice. The finish has a richly sweet, citrus sweet, and subtle resinous linger. This is big, but drinkable. Tasty brew!

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Photo of napetry
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Bell7414
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thumbs up!! Bottle 390 of 1000. Nice tone. Clean Finish. I am pleased to add this collaboration to my belt. I would definitely have another. Hour and a half drive to snag this one. Well worth the drive. Thanks Deep River! I look forward to your future endeavors.

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Carpetbagger from Deep River Brewing Co.
3.89 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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