Double Hop Beard
Fonta Flora Brewery

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,356
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,755
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 6.49%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
34
From:
Fonta Flora Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  6
Gots
  3
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 34 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
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
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rudzud from Massachusetts

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

Jul 19, 2019
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ovaltine from Indiana

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.

Jul 19, 2019
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wedge from North Carolina

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.

Mar 22, 2016
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brentk56 from North Carolina

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

Nov 09, 2014
Double Hop Beard from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 34 ratings