Double IPA
Tributary Brewing Co.

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,866
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
90
Ranked #12,799
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 6.04%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
17
From:
Tributary Brewing Co.
 
Maine, United States
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Wants
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Gots
  4
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: Double the pleasure of our IPA. Fruity hop profile initiates the aromatics if this complex beer, along with a pleasant mango/pineapple juice flavor profile. More hop flavor than bitterness. Dry hopped with Azaca.
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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at York River Landing.
Orange/gold color with a faint haze. Small white head, a good deal of lace.
Sweet malt aroma, a little fruit.
Caramel taste. Pineapple and tropical fruit. A tiny bit of pine.
Somewhat malt-forward.
Excellent beer.

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Photo of DoctorD
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at Black Birch. Poured a rich orange color with very little smell, unlike many of the New England double IPAs. The taste was refreshingly crisp and not overpoweringly hoppy. There was a fruity taste up front but it was not a tropical hop bomb. The bitterness was balanced and made this an easy one to drink. I prefer Tributary's Pale Ale but this is certainly worth trying.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Alewife & I had stopped by Trib on 21FEB for a quick round. I had a 12oz sample of this back then, but did not rate it. I did get a growler to go, though.... And I enjoyed a couple of pints from said growler out on the back deck today, 27°F temps be damned!!

Poured a rich, bright, golden-orange color. Had a touch of haze but minimal carbo. Head was a frothy, billowy dollop of light tan foam. It ebbed a bit, to about 1/4", and left super lacing on the glass. The nose enticed with some toasty malts mixed with rindy, piney citrus. The feel was quite smooth and creamy on the tongue, the body being medium-plus easily.

Flavor had solid malts as well, with some bready, toasty caramel hitting the palate before the hops took over. Hopping action was in the guise of some semi-sweet tangerine and pineapple, along with some resiny, piney bitterness. It was nicely balanced, all-in all, with the bitter action being quite enjoyable and flavorful. Solid work from Mr. Mott, as always! Prosit!!

4.25/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | drinkability: 4.25

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Photo of lou50rp
4.71/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Copper color with some carbonation. Great lacing. Smell of citrus-ripe,just picked, slightly sweet, grapefruit. Great citrus taste without overhopping like some. Good mouth feel. Will make more trips to the brewery for this ale.

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Double IPA from Tributary Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 17 ratings