Double IPA | River Rat Brewery

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Brewed by:
River Rat Brewery
South Carolina, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SC_Beer_Drinker on 03-22-2014

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Reviews:
10
Ratings:
52
Avg:
3.04
pDev:
50%
 
 
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 52
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Photo of chossboss
2.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mantooth
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zonian1
2.07/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of barronkr
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.18/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cbmccarthy
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of KensWorld
3.68/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aleckpa
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of tkelley
3.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A - deep color, almost red. Nice head with solid retention and lacing. Very clear body.

N- surprisingly malty and sweet. Very english smelling. Boozy.

T - follows the nose heavily. Boozy and surprisingly malty. It tastes good, but not like any double ipa I've had.

M - strong and kind of warm.

O - a very good beer, but not a great double ipa. Cheers!

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Photo of vancean2
3.88/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm not sure about the bad ratings here. It's not overly hoppy, but has a nice balance of malt and hops. More of a 90 minute type double IPA. Their website even says it uses english malt and hops and has a rich malt flavor. That is what I went in expecting and was not disappointed. Not every DIPA has to be over the top hoppy.

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Photo of ScottieD
3.03/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sonofliberty2
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dillinger
3.79/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hilljack51
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of mntlover
3.55/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber color with smaller cream colored head some sparse lace.

Aroma is pretty malt forward lots of caramel, some pear, vegetable notes and floral hints. Not really a double IPA nose more like an weaker old ale.

Taste is lots of malts caramel with hints of peat perhaps. Hops do show up in the finish veggy notes, bitter grapefruit rind moving to herbal like pepper notes, maybe tobacco hints. Again not very I2PA more like a old ale. That being said the flavor is not bad just not what one would expect.

Mouthfeel is a big medium approaching full all the malts seem to make it chewy, carbonation on the lighter side.

Overall nose too subdued for any style with 8.5% might less an I2PA but the flavor is good just don't expect an IPA like hop bomb.

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Photo of jonothehut
3.6/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of DrMindbender
2/5  rDev -34.2%

This beer was pretty bad in my opinion...I don't really drain pour beers, but this one was an exception.

The immediate smell when I popped the 12 oz bottle was of strong sweet feed (as in what horses eat) and that pink antifungal coating some package seeds come covered in. Needless to say, before I tasted it, it made me feel like I was in a feed and seed store. After the first taste, the overly sweet malted base drowning in over bittered hops was hard to stomach and then the simple over bitter flavor dominated the palate for a solid 5 minutes after. Neither the malt nor hops were appropriate for a DIPA nor were they balanced with each other...no matter what style you could try to call it. Both my wife and I couldn't stand to take more than 3 sips and we poured it out.

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Photo of Sam_Hope
3.56/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of ovaltine
3.84/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: golden amber, no head.

Smell: lots of caramel malt, little hop presence.

Taste: the hops finally appear, and they're excellent - citrus and pine, and the caramel malt is a nice balance.

Feel: a little slick, but not too much. Well carbed.

Overall: first beer from these guys, I like this, apparently a lot more than most other folks. The caramels malt is really nice.

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Photo of SC_Beer_Drinker
4/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of beermeister9
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of Craigory
4/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of TBRich
3.09/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of kruky
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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Double IPA from River Rat Brewery
3.04 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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