Double Actuator | Bottle Logic Brewing

Double ActuatorDouble Actuator
BA SCORE
81.4%
Liked This Beer
3.97 w/ 199 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
bottlelogic.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Lucnifter on 02-18-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,391
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
199
Liked:
162
Avg:
3.97/5
pDev:
9.07%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 199 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by DoubleJ:
Photo of DoubleJ
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another Double IPA is on the OC block. On-tap at Bottle Logic itself, on to the beer:

The color of toasted orange is sighted through the glass, topped with a few lines of lacing. Double IPA aromas are like walking through a candy store, but in this case it's like walking through a tropical fruit stand. Vibrant, with pleasing notes of papaya, pineapple and even peach (the 3 P's, I believe I'm the first to use that!). The taste is not far off the high mark left by the aroma. Passionfruit alley meets papaya road, which together make a mouth watering pair. There's a kiss of onion noted too, which is...different. A bit of the alcohol seeps through the wall of hops, though considering that it hits 10% ABV, it's still a tale of success. It's also quite smooth and not very bitter considering.

I like hops, and I like Double Actuator. Welcome to the block that already includes Royalty, Knuckle Sandwich, Jericho, and Humulus Lager.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warnerry
2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of KolbMarley
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Studfarm69
4.49/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zissou
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Uber fresh bottle. Pretty much everything I look for in a DIPA. Oranges, Tangerines, Apricots, being nice and juicy upfront with a drying finish. Great balance of citrus to Pine. Extremely well executed West Coast Double. The 9% is nowhere to be found. Dangerous beer. Very highly recommended.

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Photo of joeyjoey104
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No bottle date

Appearance - Pours clear and orange copper in color with an off-white, finger width head. Decent retention, resulting in a thin, consistent layer of suds and a solid ring around the edge of the glass. Great lacing, with broken sheeting and spotting found around the glass

Smell - Grapefruit and pine notes with candied orange sweetness, caramel and toasted malt.

Taste - Follows the nose. Orange and grapefruit hoppiness with lesser pine and spice. Malts hit strongly mid-taste with caramel and toasted breadiness. Finishes with pithy bitterness and lingering toastiness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Slick texture makes this a super smooth drinker with a mostly dry finish.

Overall - Tasty brew. Very reminiscent of Alpine Pure Hoppiness. Maybe a bit too much, as the latter is a fairly unique DIPA offering....

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Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of BonsBeer
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of riotontheroad
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tempest
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overall, an impressive double IPA. It's heavy on the juicy citrus but finishes dry and there's just a hint of booze. It doesn't hit as many stand-out high notes as the very best DIPAs, but it's expertly balanced and wonderfully drinkable (for a 9%er).

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Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breadwinner
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nose is on point with this DIPA, all tropical fruit and such. The palate gets a bit sticky as it goes, with a surprising bitter/boozy punch as well. It's headed in the right direction, though, and I think, with a little fine tuning, could be a really strong beer. Knowing Bottle Logic, I imagine they'll continue to tinker.

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Photo of Dethmetl
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of heystevec
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of rowbow
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of EliotRosewater
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of kmoen
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NRo
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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Double Actuator from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 81.4% out of 100 with 199 ratings
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