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Double IPA | Glacier Brewhouse

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Brewed by:
Glacier Brewhouse
Alaska, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.61%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hops are the predominant characteristic in this "Double IPA." Over twice the amount as compared to our standard IPA. Reddish-copper in color, this hop monster is a hop head’s delight.

Added by BeerBeing on 03-26-2006

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 15
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.24/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

the glacier brewhouse double IPA is a good treat. The beer pours a transparent red-brown with some orange tints. Fluffy white head that retains quite well. Super floral and citrusy nose with spice or coriander. the taste is of citrus orange and grapefruit hops. suprisingly floral, maybe some cascades. Very hoppy and bitey with some spiciness and a citrus bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is good silky and not to thin. Good drinkability for a DIPA, but a little bitey to have more than a couple. Its no cohoho but its good.

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Photo of bricitro
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of John_M
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I guess this is what I had at the brewpub today. There's no mention of the name Leviathan; the website simply notes they have a DIPA, but the 8.5% abv. is right, and as it's apparently the only DIPA they make, I assume this is it.

The beer pours an amber orange color with pretty good head retention and lacing. On the nose I get the prototypical DIPA nose, with plenty of fruity malt interwoven around some pretty serious hoppy, citrusy, bitterness. On the palate this is textbook DIPA all the way, with some moderate sweet maltiness balanced nicely by a wave of hoppy bitterness. There is some noticeable alcohol, but it's not overwhelming, and this DIPA is really pretty well balanced. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and drinkability is pretty good.

While nothing earth shattering, this is still a pretty decent, pretty solid DIPA. Could easily see myself ordering this one again.

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Photo of Doostin82
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very hoppy, citrusy and a tad spicy. My taste buds were pleasantly fried, so alot of the beers I sampled afterwards were a bit muffled from the lingering bitterness. I really enjoyed it and I would drink it again, but I couldn't imagine drinking more than 1 or 2 in a sitting.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of JLG193
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Served in a shaker pint at the brewpub, Glacier Brewhouse's DIPA is a dark, dull gold with a white head that leaves nice lace.

Smell is pungent hops, citrus, cat-pee.

Taste has a strong hoppy bite, citrus, spices, a bit soapy. Not as malty tasting as it looks.

Mouthfeel is oily and chewy, but not heavy in the the belly.

Drinkability is pretty good. I prefer lighter, brighter DIPAs, where as this was a bit more on the bitter, thicker side, but enjoyable nevertheless.

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3.04/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DucksFan16
3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rkuhnel
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft, this was a rich copper color with a light pinkish head and moderate lacing. Nose of floral and citrus hops, and a smooth and clean mouthfeel. Flavor is dominated by the citrus, and there is a satisfying and nicely biter finish. A well balanced and quite drinkable IPA.

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of jayhunter357
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Double IPA from Glacier Brewhouse
3.94 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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