Berkshire Double Nickel IPA | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
According to the brewer Double Nickel is an American IPA, not a IIPA.

Added by TheManiacalOne on 06-21-2010

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of smcolw
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours murky with a dirty gold color. Tiny head but it leaves decent streaks for lace.

Piney, citrus nose. Some light sweetness on the malt side. I get some butterscotch notes. Overall, a smooth attractive smell.

Fruity start with a strong bitter cut. Strong carbonation with a below average body. The aftertaste is primarily bitter--a bit of a one trick pony.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alesaram
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Jwale73
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a standard pint. Poured a translucent orange-gold with a quarter inch bright white head that dissipates into a bubbly skim. Nose is very faint - a little malt, a little wheat and a little citrus. Taste is malty sweet - corn, bready/biscuity/wheat and only the slightest hops presence. Mouthfeel is light-medium (closer to light) with a pleasant carbonation. Not a bad beer, but not really what I look for in an IPA.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 6/19/10 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, citrus and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with a very hearty malt character and sweet flavors of caramel, citrus and some spices. The hops presence is a little subdued and is very weak for the style but is enough to provide a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, slightly filling, decent kick, overall it's a good beer that is worth drinking for a while.

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Berkshire Double Nickel IPA from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
3.79 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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