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Double Actuator | Bottle Logic Brewing

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19 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States | website

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
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
165
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
27.46%
 
 
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9
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30
For Trade:
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Reviews by Stevedore:
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3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, indeterminate bottling date. Thanks Tyler. Poured into a GLBC snifter today, 5/1/2014.

A- Clear and light orange-copper body, two finger white head with good retention, no lacing. Pretty typical appearance for a DIPA.

S- Smells interesting actually; a nice bready caramel malt backbone is supplemented very well by a solid tangerine and papaya nose. Not super complex, but this is a nicely balanced nose and is certainly interesting.

F- Unfortunately, the nose doesn't translate to the palate. It's got some papaya and tropical fruit, but the malt backbone kind of falls behind here. It's quite bitter with a relatively non-descript hop contribution, though you do get a little bit of tropical fruit.

M- Quite bitter, medium bodied and carbonated well enough. But the bitterness is too much for the relative lack of hop flavours on the palate.

O- I expected more based on the nose, it just ended up being too bitter for what you'd expect based on the nose. A weird beer in that manner, as you can usually tell how much hops you'll taste when you smell it. But this is a beer that smells quite a bit better than it tastes.

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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 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 SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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%

Photo of jonbonfon
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of g_jenkins
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of AleHunter805
3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was expensive for a 22oz DIPA bomber. The aroma literally smelled like cat piss. I've never experienced this before with any other IPA. I am quite certain that I will not be having this one again.

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Double Actuator from Bottle Logic Brewing
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