Pike Doubble Troubble DIPA | The Pike Brewing Company

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Pike Doubble Troubble DIPAPike Doubble Troubble DIPA

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The Pike Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Previously called Double IPA. Renamed in March 2012.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 03-18-2009

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Photo of AleEnthusiastSorensen
4.58/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured a hazy orange-amber with decent head leaving slight bit of tracing. Had good hop taste reminiscent of the dry hop process used in brewing. Slightly bitter aftertaste that lingers for a few moments on the back of the palate. Recommend to medium enthusiasts as a delicious kick back on a lazy day, great any season.

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Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy amber into a brandy snifter.
Beautiful tight head. Small bubbles. 2" head that retains well.
Very hop forward with nice citrus taste that finishes very tart.
It has good complexity and is a very enjoyable DIPA that doesn't drain the wallet.
I will definitely buy a few more to have on hand.

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Photo of CampusCrew
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: more on the golden apprearnce with
a little red glow, not much.

smell: huge hop aroma, lost of pine

taste: big balanced ipa with loaded pine flavors, amzing

mouthfeel: medium bodied

drinkability: amazingly under-rated, great hop head beer for on a budget.

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Photo of burnerfinger
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from the 22 oz bomber into my new belgium goblet:

A pours a nice honey color not very clear at all - big solid head settles quick and leves little lace.

S: I love the nose on this - I call it piney but it's a nice sharp hoppines

T: NICE! smoothe yet nicely bitter, really liking this. This competes with the best from Stone brewery IMHO

M: just a bit shy on the body. That ABV (6.3 not 8!) is nicely hidden and will be appreciated soon.

D FULL A in this dept, I might even call this a session brew. I know this will go way too quick.
always look for this one.

notes: BTW MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.44/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pike’s Double IPA has a thick, cream-colored head, an opaque, brilliant, orange appearance, lots of bubble streams (etched tasting glass), and pretty good amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is of bread crust, indistinguishable citrus (maybe, Japanese plums), and some slightly turned fruit. Taste is of bread crust, baked white bread dough, bitter and oily hops, some weird citrus, and alcohol (which is mostly masked). Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Pike’s Double IPA finishes mostly dry, rather harsh, and has a sipping drinkability. This is a very deceptive beer- it starts out mild and pleasant and then bangs one in the head with it’s harshness and bitterness. Really interesting, and I love it!


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Photo of Braz
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear but slightly hazy gold in color. Thick foamy white head. Aromas of fresh resin, pine, spruce and alcohol notes as well. Slight sweetness at first. Picked up hints of vanilla, grass and citrus rind as well as a general woodsy flavor. This is a more balanced double than some others out there, not as sweet and more emphasis on the hops. Body is nice with a foamy and dense feel. Bitter finish that lingers quite a while. Some floral qualities are experienced with this as well. Solid offering.

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Photo of blackc5
4.37/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served two 12oz'ers at Pike Brewery during happy hour. According to the bartender, after he sampled a taste himself, this was the third batch.

A - Served with a nice one finger head, that definitely lingers for quite awhile. A translucent orange amber, fairly dark. Lots of small-bubble lacing on this one.

S - Very floral and citrusy. Some pine and a bit of the caramel malts. Very strong aromas - smells quite awesome.

T - Starts off great. First sip I thought I was drinking a slightly less sweet version of Pliny. Loads of citrus (grapefruit and orange both for sure) and floral hoppiness. Pretty outstanding. The finish and aftertaste is a bit more bitter compared to Pliny, but good nevertheless. A very good DIPA no doubt.

M - Very refreshing yet very dry finish. Perfect carbonation - alcohol well hidden.

D - Just tasty overall - a great DIPA. The 8% sneaks up though so you definitely can't session this. Two of these over an hour was quite enough. That said, for a big brew the D is high.

A great effort from Pike - they are back on their game. I hope they make this a permanent addition.

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Photo of bustinwheels
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

I loved this beer so I made a candle out of it! I wish that there was a Pike exclusive brewery in California. Seattle, you are so very lucky! The names of Pike beers are amazing creative and the labels are entertaining.


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Photo of MAB
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap now (June 23, 2011) at Hop-In Brew.
My pint was extremely foamy but it was the first pour of the day so I'll excuse that. Color is light brown/ copper.
This beer went down so quickly, I thought that someone was stealing sips from it when i wasn't looking.
Taste is fabulous. Some malty body but fresh tasting hops on top of it followed by a lovely hoppy finish.
I'm going to help kill off the keg of this one, for certain.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a hazy golden amber color with good carbonation and a small white head

S: Nose is floral, citrus, pine and dry.

T: Taste is is a nice bitterness from beginning to end, caramel malt, pine and floral, good booze, pretty balanced and a very big perfumey type IPA.

M: Very big beer, lots bittering here. Mouthfeel is heavy

D: Good, a palate slayer

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Photo of Duff27
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Half inch white frothy head on top of a orange/light red hued DIPA dandy. Clumpy lacing and good lacing.

S- F yeah! I love that smell! Pineapples and citrus!

T- WoooEEEE. Citrus to the max mayne. My favorite kind of DIPA...reminiscent of Dreadnaught. Good bitterness with enough sweetness to balance it out.

M- Medium mouthfeel, biting carbonation.

D/O- Underrated here on BA, I'll say that much. Enjoyed this one a lot, hard to understand the ratings I'm seeing here. I don't know about seeking this one out in trades but if this appears in your radar and you're a fan of the style, jump on it. Great introduction to Pike for me.

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Photo of ThreeWiseMen
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

At the pike brewing company, a place with steller atmosphere. Wiseman Justin reporting on Saturday July 24, 2010:

Appearance: Nice head initially, head retention is low but the surface remains cloudy. Lacing looks good. Body is a cloudy amber. Me likes (4.0)

Smell: I'm getting the things I like in an IPA. Hops of course, water on pine. They served it in a straight pint glass but the smell is pretty good. I like what's here and that's all I'm going to say (4.0)

Taste: Creamy! Smooth and hoppy. The taste is very light which I'm starting to think is a trend in I2PA's. Eveyrone has not been the hop bomb I was expecting. For the style though I'm really enjoying this one. It's exactly what I want right now. The first taste is hops, citrus, and pine. It ends with a hint of green olives. (4.0)

Mouthfeel: It is so creamy and smooth. A really nice feel that compliments the taste very well. The carbonation is spot on. It's even a little chewy. For an I2PA I haven't experienced better than this (5.0)

Drinkability: Not much to say, I bought another bottle to enjoy in the future but I'll probably never get a chance to drink it on tap again. (4.5)

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Photo of youradhere
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear orange, thick white head that leave chunky lacing. Aromas of sweet tangerine and pine. Taste is bitter/sweet initially; hop bite followed by mellow tangerine fruitiness and slight pine resin. Carbonation is perfect, mouthfeel is perfect. This is definitely a good one to pick up, while not the top, it is up there.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650ml bomber poured into tulip mar30 2010

A fairly orange in color with lots of suspended particles slowly moving around my glass, no visible carbonation and a fast falling thumbs width of head that left no lace

S grapefruit and tangerine with a spicy floral aspect to it with just a tad of toffee, this was the highlight of this beer for me

T a little more spice and a little less citrus but not to far from the smell, I pick up on some booze but its well concealed considering its strength

M quite the bite to it and I`m not sure where the carbonation comes from, not a big amount by any means but considering I could see zero carbonation I was pleased

D I rather liked this beer and could see myself drinking it again, went down a little quick for 8%alc but what can you do

good length on this beer I could taste it for a while after swallowing it. I can`t think of a reason for you not to try this beer its a solid DIPA worthy of your opinion

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Photo of Arithmeticus
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured chilled in ale glass

A: dark orange; dead carb; thin head; lots of floaties
S: fuggles; aromatic; floral
T: flavorful, rich; very hoppy; classic hop profile; not very sweet; quite bitter; all about the hops
M: rich, thick

Really good IPA. Great job guys!

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Photo of vgarneth
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pike is one of the breweries that makes great value brews. This Seasonal Double India Pale Ale was quite delicious. Enjoyed one with my BA Buddy, y2korey, this evening. Poured with a nice color, decent nose, tasted and drank damn good, and had a good mouthfeel.

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Photo of philbertk
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pike Brewing Company--Pike Double IPA Double India Pale Ale--Seattle Beer Week May 7-17 Commemorative 2009--2009 Release--22 oz. Bottle--8.00% ABV--80 IBU's. (4.5 / 5.0) IPA--Imperial--Thin lacy touch off white head. Cloudy no sediment bright orange gold color. Rich floral herbal grassy pine hop front. Crisp tangy mild sweet caramel fruit ester citrus grapefruit malty body. Rich hop citrus spice balanced mild EtOH end. Rich fresh zesty brew. Sampled 4/27/2009. $6.49 Each.

Pike Double IPA Double India Pale Ale--2010--22 oz. Bottle. 8.00% ABV. 80 IBU's. (3.5 / 5.0) IPA--Imperial. Off white very thin no lace head. Loose fruity sediment. Pretty cloudy bright orange color. Malty floral sweet pine caramel fruit hop front. Sweet fruity malty resinous caramel sediment fruity estery body. EtOH hint bitter lingering crusty dry citrus hop resin end. Going fruity fast. Sampled 5/5/2010. $5.99 Each.

Resampled 5/6/2010. Fruity notes were muted in the two bottles tasted. Smoothly cloying hop infused rich malt body and crisp bitter satisfying smooth end. (4.0 / 5.0).

On Draft @ Pike Pub May 9th, 2010. 2-12 oz. Drafts. Clear bright rich gold color. Light lacy white head. Huge floral earthy Chinook? hop front. Big resin infused sweet caramel chewy body. Smooth too easy rich clean balanced hop spice end. Very fresh and zesty on tap. Delicious. (4.25 / 5.0)

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Photo of biboergosum
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, a new addition to the Pike canon in Wild Rose Country - show yo' stuff...

This beer pours a cloudy orange-brown colour, with one finger of thin creamy pale beige head, which leaves a cumulus strata of lace around the glass as it quickly dissipates. It smells of bitter orange, pineapple, and tangerine, and sweet caramel/toffee malt. The taste is bready caramel malt, and grapefruit and pine hops, with a bit of soft alcohol warming. The carbonation is fairly sedate, the body average weight for the style, and it finishes off-dry, and even, with a bit of lingering caramel sweetness battling the rising bitter tropical fruit hoppiness.

Right up my alley - a well balanced, yet still pungent and tangy, WC IIPA.

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Photo of paco1029384756
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark orange color with a small white head.

Scent of piny, soapy, oily hops, strong citrus and a hint of caramel. Great scent, very hop forward.

Taste of piny soapy hops, citrus, perfume and some caramel. A tasty West Coast IIPA.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation.

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Photo of atsprings
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle ordered from Malt & Vine into a DFH Signature glass pours a crisp bubbly dark orange with a nice frothy khaki head that diminishes to a thin layer and leaves spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is noticeable from the moment I started pouring, loads of pine hops and caramel malts. The taste is avery nice balance of pine hops and sweet caramel malts that quickly gives way to a nice sweet finish. The beer has a nice dryness and decent carbonation that leaves you craving the next sip. This is a very enjoyable brew, I would love to try more of Pike's beers.

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Photo of snaotheus
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a large stein

Pours a grayish dark amber, moderately cloudy, looks a little gelid, little head or carbonation, but what there is tends to stick to the glass as some fair lacing. Smell is quite noticeable and pleasant, honey and flowers and of course hops.

Taste is very hoppy (which is exactly what I'm in the mood for tonight) with a nice chamomile tea sweetness and strong bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is thick, heavy, a little sticky, very pleasant, very chewy.

Very drinkable. Nice beer. Will have again.

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Photo of gford217
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber courtesy of riversideAK poured into a snifter.

Pours a dark, hazy amber with a big fluffy off-white head that recedes slowly and leaves a solid cap on top with some solid lacing. There's plenty of sediment that settles at the bottom and things clear up a little as it warms.

The aroma is big on sweet citrus fruits, orange and tangerines especially, with a fairly pungent soapy smell overall. The malts are in there but pretty subdued in the nose with a hint of caramel and biscuit.

The taste has the same slightly astringent citrus flavor up front, with lots of sweet citrus and hints of floral hops. The malt seems to come through a little more than the aroma and the caramel malts are clearly in there supporting the hops. The finish brings the floral hops back with a slightly sticky sap-filled finish.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation and full of sticky hop oils which linger on the palate.

This is a very nice DIPA from Pike and very drinkable for the style. I like the big sweet citrus presence in both the nose and taste but it's not so overpoweringly bitter as to limit the drinkability. Well done.

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Photo of TBoneJones
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours orangish and with a cloudy haze. The head is not pronounced.
Piney stale biscuit-malty smell. Familiar, not my favorite nose on a DIPA, but interesting to pinpoint what it smells like to me.. Stale peanut butter balanced with a citrus note, interesting enough to see what comes next.
This is nice, flavor after flavor of wet hops with the sweet malts playing their role but not intrusively so. Lemon-lime citrus rind rushes through, finishes nice. Juicy.
Velvety with light to medium carbonation. Wetness lingers awhile.
Overall I did dig this Seattle brewery's style, even though I had to get past the odd yet interesting dank and bready gate, so-to-speak. Enjoyed.

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Photo of cdViking
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased and consumed bottle on 4/30/09, excited to do the first review.

Pours wonderful amber with delicious looking slightly off-white head that slowly dissipates. Smell has a pleasant pine that is eventually crowded out by a wonderful hop smell. Taste is bitter off the front, and the hops dominate, though hints of pine and citrus are there. Perfect amount of carbonation and thickness, and the citrus taste is what remains as the rest fades. Despite the bitter, hoppy nature of the drink, it was highly enjoyable and very drinkable. I could certainly go for another, and very well might this weekend.

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Photo of woemad
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pint consumed at Bennidito's in Spokane for $4.50. First time I'd heard of it. I'm not a huge Pike's fan, as everything I tried from them after the most recent ownership change seemed to have dropped in quality. I was originally going to have another IPA that was listed on their board, but my server informed me it was out and suggested this instead. Turned out to be an inspired substitution.

Hazy, honeyish amber colored, with a bone-white foam top that dropped gradually. Lots and lots of lace were left on the sides of the glass.

The scents of piney and citrusy hop flavors vie for the attention of the quaffer (not certain that's even a word), with the citrusy portion winning out. Caramel-ish malts are in the background, but this is the hops' show.

Taste is much like the nose. Piney and fruity hop flavors fight it out on the tastebuds, and while the citrus flavors of the latter are stronger, the former provides a slow burn in the background. Deeper in that background is a sweet maltiness that keeps the hops from spinning out of control. The 8% abv is well hidden. Bone dry at the swallow.

Medium bodied, with a sticky, resiny mouthfeel. This is perhaps where it's most obvious that you're drinking a DIPA.

Enjoyed drinking this very much, so much that I had a second glass. I wouldn't have wanted a third, though, as it was just a little too fruity-sweet for much sessioning. That, and the 8%abv would have made the ten-block walk downhill to home perhaps a tad too interesting if I had much more of it!

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