Double Dog Dare
Only Child Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #556
Ranked #4,798
4.35 | pDev: 9.2%
Only Child Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 27 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - pours a quick finger+ of creamy eggshell foam and retains a light cap, body is a glowing light orange amber with a slight haze, steady carb rises throughout the session, prominent rings left behind each sip

Smell - big nose of ruby red grapefruit, under ripe pineapple, light tangerine and a whiff of lightly candied pine, and wonderful wafts of natural comb honey as it opens and warms in the glass

Taste - such balance here, all at once your mouth fills with juicy citrus and tropical flavors, not overly sweet, balanced by a strong floral backbone of natural honey. Finishes with citrus pith, dried fruit pits, and hints of floral honey in the mouth corners. Your mouth will water, eager for another quaff - zero alcohol presence, masterful balance.

Mouthfeel - easily medium mouthfeel mostly from bold flavors, carb is light and creamy smooth, barely any scrub, with some wonderful tingle on the sides of the tongue - the back of the tongue becomes wonderfully bitter and slightly dry, like sucking on a peach pit.

Overall - Only Child is KILLING IT! What a wonderful winter DIPA - I have driven to Kalamazoo for years to grab a case of Hopslam. And while Hopslam is a great beer, I'm now replacing it with this one. It's that good, and is a Must Try. Could this be another 5 like their Don't Tell Mama the Baby Citra is Dead? Oh yes... Believe the hype, these guys are real deal.

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Photo of vic21234
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. No bottled on date noted but it was a new release at my local shop.

A- A cloudy orange color with a small amount of off-white head which quickly fades.

S- Lots of orange and mango on the nose with some caramel sweetness.

T- Citus hops along with some slight pine notes before the sweet caramel and honey kicks in.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, bitter, refreshing and easy drinking.

Nice take on a DIPA, and my first beer from Only Child.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tasted in a 12 oz snifter from draught at Firkin. Look is clear amber gold with a thick white head and sticky lacing. Smell is juicy citrus with sweet maltsJuicy citrus fruit flavors and sweet malts. Feel is medium in body with a clean finish.

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Double Dog Dare from Only Child Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 27 ratings