Double Hop Beard
Fonta Flora Brewery

Double Hop BeardDouble Hop Beard
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,133
Ranked #6,267
4.15 | pDev: 6.02%
Jan 15, 2023
Nov 09, 2014
Double Hop BeardDouble Hop Beard
Notes: Our forever West Coast-style Double India Pale Ale dry-hopped with hand-selected Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Photo of MacMalt
Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Canned on 12/19/2022. Poured into a pint glass. It pours a slightly hazy, golden straw color with a small ecru-colored cap and minimal lacing. A big, dank nose featuring grapefruit rind, lemon peel, pine needles, onion, and floral hops with some tropical fruit notes deep in the background. The taste is super dank and weedy with tart, bitter citrus battling it out with resinous pine and woodsy, earthy, spicy hops. The Amarillo and Simcoe hops exert a strong influence over the Citra and Mosaic but as it warms a bit there are hints of red berry and tangerine. It has a solid mouthfeel with appropriate carbonation, and the 8.5% ABV gives it good substance. Overall, Double Hop Beard has the citrusy bitterness of a classic WCIPA but it's distinguished by a dank, earthy, herbal presence.
Jan 15, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by SFNC from North Carolina

Aug 26, 2022
Photo of CarolinaCardinals
Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Picked up a 16 oz single from the Blue Door Bottle Shop 3-31-22 for $5.25. Canned 3-15-22; consumed 6-18-22.

Beer poured golden with a fairly flat head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is very nice, dank city, with grapefruit and pine being front and center.

Taste follows the nose with a larger pale malt base that the brewer expresses the use of mosaic, amarillo, and citra veru nicely. Grapefruit, orange, and mango come across with the base and finishes with a nice piney bitterness; 7/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and comes across as quaffable and refreshing.

Overall a lot of good elements going on here that make this brew dangerously drinkable. Will need to pick up a four-pack down the road!
Jun 18, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by oberon from North Carolina

Apr 15, 2022
Photo of WoodBrew
Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I got a can of this beer from my bestie from Charlotte, North Carolina. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had dank apricot fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with bitter apricot peach and stone fruit presence mixed with hints of pine and floral hops. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a great beer.
Mar 29, 2022
Rated: 4.13 by hockeypuck from Maine

May 17, 2020
Photo of thebeers
Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Lightly hazed bronze with a thin finger of near-white head that quickly settles into a wisp and crown, leaving only modest lacing.

Pine, pepper, cat pee and light tropical fruit in the nose.

Nice piney bitterness in the taste; more of the restrained fruitiness; a hint of dark toastiness; and some honey sweetness.

Syrupy mouthfeel with prickly carbonation.

Great, old-school flavors in this, with an excellent balance of piney bitterness and fruity-honey sweetness. It’s great to have a beer you can see through, too.
Apr 03, 2020
Photo of rudzud
Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

3.44/5  rDev -17.1%
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
Jul 19, 2019
Photo of ovaltine
Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
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.
Jul 19, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jun 14, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by baklo from North Carolina

Nov 25, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by kell50 from North Carolina

Dec 04, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by HopsForBrains from North Carolina

Dec 03, 2017
Rated: 4 by ha-sheem from North Carolina

Jan 17, 2017
Rated: 4 by mikeincharleston from North Carolina

Jun 13, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Kurmaraja from California

May 01, 2016
Rated: 4 by Mantooth from North Carolina

Apr 03, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by DontTellMom from North Carolina

Mar 31, 2016
Rated: 4.33 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina

Mar 24, 2016
Photo of wedge
Reviewed by wedge from North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
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.
Mar 22, 2016
Rated: 4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Mar 14, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by BMMillsy from Florida

Mar 13, 2016
Rated: 4 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Dec 20, 2015
Rated: 4 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Dec 01, 2015
Rated: 3.83 by BMart from Pennsylvania

Nov 23, 2015
Rated: 4 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Nov 23, 2015
Rated: 4.14 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Nov 21, 2015
Rated: 4.34 by Fievel from Pennsylvania

Nov 20, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by thatoneguymike from Georgia

Nov 19, 2015
Rated: 4.65 by Jamato14 from North Carolina

Nov 15, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Nov 15, 2015
Rated: 3.65 by jfstilling from South Carolina

Apr 28, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by smutty33 from Connecticut

Dec 04, 2014
Rated: 4.4 by aeonlevan from Pennsylvania

Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Immortale25 from North Carolina

Nov 23, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by JdoubleA from North Carolina

Nov 21, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by aleckpa from North Carolina

Nov 11, 2014
Photo of brentk56
Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
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
Nov 09, 2014
Double Hop Beard from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 39 ratings