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DeadHead Double Red Ale | DESTIHL Brewery

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3.88/5
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68 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DESTIHL Brewery
Illinois, United States
destihl.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This imperial or 'Double' Red Ale has intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma balanced by high notable alcohol content, fruity esters and caramel malt character. It is dark reddish-copper in color and full-bodied.

92 IBU

Added by Sallerj on 02-09-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,693
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
68
pDev:
7.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
Trade:
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daringer
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrKarl
4.67/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bigred89
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bcsbeer
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DanGeo
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber with tan head and very sticky lacing. Smells of strong hops, malt, caramel, and citrus. The taste is very bitter hoppy tones, this sucker has both bitterness and alcohol bite to it so its not for the light hearted. Getting a lot of hops, malty sweetness, grapefruit, and alcohol. This is a medium to heavy beer with a lingering bite to it. Would pare this with a good steak or other meaty meal, not for an empty stomach. Overall a nice beer but it could be a little more easy to drink, to me it was way hop heavy.

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Photo of delgotit99
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpkrippner
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mntlover
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper/amber mix with a nice fluffy two finger beige head that falls oh so slow and laces well.

Aroma is big chewy caramel malts with some fruity hops underneath with a light spicy kick maybe from the alcohol or the yeast. Smells like a nice red but since its an IPA Imperial red know it down a few points for not being hoppy enough smelling.

Taste is nice like a big chewy red lots of caramel malts with some deep fruity notes even some tobacco notes. Lingering deep hop bitterness from the hops there not bright but they are there. Good flavors big and chewy like a good old or strong ale. Favorable beer just not what I would call an Imperial IPA but I like it.

Mouthfeel is big and chewy but body is only a big medium with middle of the road carbonation.

Overall I like this beer think I would remove the IPA part and just call it a big ass red ale myself but its enjoyable.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a beer generously shared out my way from a new BA friend dankacheese, the first he sent in a fantastic box of beers, i shared this one with a good buddy. it has everything i look for in the style, which admittedly is not one of my favorites in the beer world, but well made beer always has my attention, and this certainly is of very high quality. foamy amber pour from the bottle (with badass art!), a little haze, and fine lace as it drinks. an aroma of kilned nutty dry earthy toasty malts, bready and a little caramelized, but not nearly as sweet as this color would normally indicate, and a somewhat mellow hop profile that shows a little pine and some oils, but isnt too in my face. the flavor is decidedly malt driven too, especially for an ipa type, the hops seem to balance the grains rather than the other way around, with a wonderfully rich earthy grain profile, quite autumnal, hearty, and drier than expected. the hops bring enough bitterness but lag a little bit from a flavor standpoint. remarkable how well the alcohol is hidden, and it drinks nowhere near as strong as it really is. fuller bodied, well carbonated, and with a fluffiness that suggests some wheat in the mash bill. tasty stuff, a bit filling as they go, but a tasty offering from these guys, who tend to overdo it more than under, so i appreciate the moderation here. thanks for sharing chicago dude!

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Photo of Imperialjake
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my favorite beer types! Poured from a bottle into a bulb glass. Beautiful golden red orange with a nice beige head and good lacing. Smell is subdued but there are some caramel notes which go on to the taste. Nice smooth feel and a bit of a boozey taste. A good beer!

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Photo of baklo
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DCHritz
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L- Pours a clear, garnet red with a one-finger, off-white head. Decent lacing and carbonation
S- Lots of malt, citrus hop smell. Cherries.
T- A great example of imperial red.
Very good!

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ffshore545
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NappyB
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew is a honey-amber colored liquid, clear and relatively still. Small and quickly fading head. The smell is a mix of malt and hot alcohol...there are a few peppery hop notes as well. The taste is sharply boozy, and there is a toasted malt and bitter hop flavor in the forefront. There is a bit of sweetness underneath, but it is still a relatively balanced beer. Sharp bitterness in the finish and full in body.

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Photo of jdell15
4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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DeadHead Double Red Ale from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 68 ratings
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