Double Hop Beard
Fonta Flora Brewery

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,269
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,619
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 6.49%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
32
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Fonta Flora Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
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SCORE
91
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 32
Photo of rudzud
3.44/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed on tap at the Dive Bar tap takeover.

A - Poured into a tulip a nice crystal clear golden hue with a thick white head that fades to leave light lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of big herbal spicy earthy notes, vegetative and pine. Enormous onion notes, flashes of citrus peel.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of slightly sweet malts followed by earthy herbal tea notes and light pine. Finish is lingering citrus. Even the taste has an onion like flavour. Ugh.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy, alcohol hidden very nicely.

O - Overall this was a very disappointing beer. The nose on this pour was just dreadful. Looks and feels real good though...

Serving Type: on tap

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Photo of ovaltine
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful slightly hazy burnt orange color with a sudsy light tan head. Dank citrus aromas dominate the nose, and there’s also a significant malt aroma.

The malt is even more pronounced on the taste and is a perfect complement to the dank tropical hop flavors that include juicy oranges and passion fruit. This is absolutely delicious - I wish I’d purchased a keg of it.

My first beer from these guys, I’ll be back for bunches more.

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Photo of wedge
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

@ Fonta Flora

Mostly clear gold with a thick, stubborn fluffy off-white head on top. Sticky fruity hop aromas: pineapple, grapefruit, and mango with a moderate herbal, weedy dankness and some spiciness. Flavors of juicy citrus, melon, green pine, and leafy hops. A grainy sweetness behind the hops almost pushes this into the realm of “too sticky” – fairly heavy too for the ABV. Bitter and slightly astringent. A strong, green, aggressively hoppy DIPA that could benefit from a drier, lighter feel. A good, solid example of the style, I was just surprised it was such a sipper.

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Photo of brentk56
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives with a massive head capping the clear copper colored liquid; sheets of lacing run down the side of the glass

Smell: Floral and tropical fruit tones

Taste: The caramel malt base builds but is quickly subsumed by the tropical fruit flavors of pineapple and guava; some orange tones build in the middle, as does the bitterness, though the caramel lingers into the finish underneath

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; some warmth from the ABV

Overall: A very nice DIPA; a bit lighter in the citrus and heavier in the malt than I prefer, but still quite good

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Double Hop Beard from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 32 ratings