Undine Double IPA | Down the Road Brewery

BA SCORE
85
very good
12 Reviews
Undine Double IPAUndine Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Down the Road Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
downtheroadbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by American_Hawk on 10-08-2015

BEER STATS
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
39
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 39
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Photo of Jason
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz can, purchased at my local packy.

Quite the trio of hops used... Mosaic, Amarillo, & Citra. This rings all of the right bells and whistles for the American Double IPA style. Only a slight haze and smells extra juicy. Big aroma of citrus zest, mild pine, white tea, and pineapple core. For a bigger beer it drinks quite well, clean and packed with hop flavor. The malt backbone stands up strong enough to show some balance. Certainly worth checking out, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of Billolick
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can, w/o any freshness/canning date info...c'mon guys it is 2017 and 95% of the IPA and DIPA cans I'm seeing out there are getting some sort of freshness info to the consumer...just sayin...

Pours typical hazed almond amber, off white cap going to a fine bubble film, thicker collar and leaving nice looking broken up low to mid glass sheeting.

Fruity/hoppy sniff, with some ripe citrus and resiny hops coming to mind.

Decent if not amazing DIPA, some tropical fruit notes, more resiny hops....but the sweet side seems to be in control on this one...

worth a try- better then decent- but dont expect anything overly amazing

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Photo of tigg924
3.36/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap. Pours clear, gold in color, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is grapefruit, citrus rind, and hemp. Bitter, medium-heavy bodied with moderate carbonation. Makes for an above average IPA, but with the variety of amazing IPAs I have been having lately, this one is just missing something that I cannot quite put my finger on. Not a bad beer by any stretch, but there are several other IPAs I prefer.

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Photo of lambpasty
2.38/5  rDev -39%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of liquorpig
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bebum
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Light amber, clear, tsll head.
Medium body, smooth texture, intense flavor, high but not excessive heat, long palate with a flavorful finish.
Moderately bitter, off/dry, fresh acidity.
Hoppy, complex, floral, herbal.
Delicious, nice surprize.

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Photo of Dwinslow15
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garyloveman
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnnyB
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gonzo000
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 1/24/2016 at Battleship Brewhouse in Fall River, MA, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a lot of fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a nice burst of floral hops bitterness followed by a very strong fruity citrus sweetness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid 2IPA to drink for a while.

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Photo of yourmom123
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not sure how they don't date their cans.

Pours a big rich creamy 2 finger head that fades semi slowly, nice messy lacing, slight hazy honey orange color.

Nose tons of fruit, generic fruity, bright stone fruit candied apricot like with a little clementine/tangelo citrus, a little sweet candy malt profile helping to candy the fruits.

Taste brings sweet malts, a little toasted amber malt sweetness with candy flavors, into candied hop fruits, dried apricots and stone fruits, a little citrus tangelo kinda thing again, caramel toffee notes, with mild orange rind and a faint spicy piney hop character. Finish brings a flash of booze warmth, with more spicy earthy hop notes, and candied stone fruits again.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bod a bit chewy, decent carb, flash of warming booze late.

Overall not bad, but not as good as I expected, hops are not full effect and flvors just make me think it's old, why didn't they put a date on it!!! The canning machines have it built right in.

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Photo of sprat1960
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Light gold towards light copper in color. Transparent. Pours with no head, just a thick layer of white of foam that disappears quickly leaving minimal traces. Looks like a cheap commercial beer.

Smell: Mild aroma of malt, grain and hops.

Taste: Sweet malt to start, then mild grain flavor, with a mild hoppy finish that ends with a slight bitter bite. Decent.

Feel: Thinner-side of medium body, velvety smooth with just a slight tingle from the carbonation.

Overall: While better than a typical commercial beer, not up to the standards of many craft beers. Very drinkable DIPA, but there are so many others that are better in my opinion.

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Photo of smcolw
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Modest head which settles quickly to rim bubbles. Some minor lacing. Hazy enough to create a bit of white on the dirty gold color.

Soft malt nose with flowery hop notes.

Very smooth beer with ample carbonation. The base malt is rich and flavorful enough to stay throughout the tasting. Notable alcohol warmth, particularly at the swallow. Same is true with bittering hop flavors which comes in strongly at the swallow leaving a particularly long aftertaste. Simply put, this is a very big beer, but none of it comes across as extreme.

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Photo of littlestevie14
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WanderingFool
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark, hazy amber color with a moderate creamy white head on top. Lots of lace as the foam fades.

The aroma is bready with dank tropical fruit and citrus notes.

Full bodied creamy mouth feel with moderate carbonation. The flavor is a nice balance of bready malt, dank tropical fruit and orange citrus. It finishes with a bitter grassy flavor. Once gone the bread and bitterness lingers on the palate.

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Photo of ssoulf
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chippo33
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mrob22278
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JRuthwicz
4.84/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Exceptional. The reviews don't do this justice and I can say this is up there with treehouse and trillium

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Photo of braican
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can

Pours hazy amber orange with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like sweet toffee, almost butterscotch, caramel malt, with some tropical citrusy notes of papaya, ripe melon, guava, mango, orange, red grapefruit, subtle berry, with dank earthy grass and spicy pine. Tastes very fruity and tropical with a spicy hop bite and a balanced malt backbone. Some guava, almost strawberry, with mango, papaya, melon, orange, red grapefruit, some mellow dark toffee, caramel malt, with spicy pine and dank earthy grass. Feels medium-light bodied, slick with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice double IPA.

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Undine Double IPA from Down the Road Brewery
3.9 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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