Double IPA #2
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Double IPA #2Double IPA #2
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
9%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 9.59%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
67
From:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Gots
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SCORE
88
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Double IPA #2Double IPA #2
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Gavage from Nevada

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a cloudy orange color with a 1/4" head.

Smell: tropical fruit and some hop bitterness comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, mango, pineapple, lemon zest, and a hearty bitterness are the main flavors.

Mouthfeel: heavy in body. Lighty crisp to start, smoother at the finish.

Overall: a slower sipping DIPA. Fruit centric and bitterness is more in the background here.

Sep 10, 2016
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

L: Pours a hazy dark golden color. Lots of sediment. Two fingers of creamy white head and respectable lacing.

S: Dank citrus and tropical fruits.

T/F: Strong malt presence... biscuity and thick but this quickly gives way to the dankest hop profile I think I've ever experienced. Lots of citrus notes and tropical fruits... grapefruit, papaya, and hints of mango. Slightly floral, but again... super dank. Oily and resinous on the mouth... good carbonation.

O: Not a favorite Imperial IPA, but a few repeated tastings have given me a better appreciation for this offering. There are so many different things that can be done with hops... and this one is pushing the envelope a bit. Solid effort.

Jul 30, 2016
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jdhilt from New Hampshire

3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a one finger cream head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Murky amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light floral hop nose, flavor is more hops than caramel malt but is nearly balanced, higher ABV is hidden. $3.99 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA.

Jun 13, 2016
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample pour. Beer Summit. Copper color. Nose was very sweet and full of floral hops. Flavor was also quite sweet. Hops were perfumey and floral. Alcoholic finish. Not very impressed.

Apr 19, 2016
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 01/05/16, BB 05/05/16 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma of pine and some fruit, fades
Head large (four cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to four mm frothy ring and thin partial layer
Lacing fair – narrow frothy rings
Body medium orange, cloudy
Flavor not aggressively hoppy, some malt backbone coming through, a little mixed fruit; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, almost creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.75, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.75

Apr 13, 2016
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2beerdogs from California

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle dated 01/05/16 Thanks to @Ozzylizard in our NBS BIF #3

Pours a murky orange to amber hue. Couple fingers of head retreats to a loose film on top.
Interesting nose. Kind of all over the place with the tropics. Pineapple and earthy mango maybe. Taste has more going on. Definitely runs the gamut of tropical. Pineapple, mango, peach. But also moves a bit citrusy. Orange zest? Kinda hard to nail down. Pretty good, but doesn't always come together. As it warms, a bit more pine and citrus comes through, as well as a hint of malt backbone. Mouthfeel is slightly oily and that's a good thang. Overall, I'd like to try again.

Mar 28, 2016
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superspak from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/5/2016. Pours fairly hazy orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, papaya, lemon zest, lime, orange peel, light pine, honey, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy tropical/citrus hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, papaya, lemon zest, lime, orange peel, light pine, honey, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, papaya, lemon/orange rind, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy tropical/citrus hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness that increases though the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, and fairly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very nice DIPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy tropical/citrus hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Mar 20, 2016
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57md from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky light copper with about a finger of head. The nose is more citrusy than hoppy. The flavor follows the nose and the finish is dry but not super hoppy.

Mar 14, 2016
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy; burnished gold in color; 1 finger khaki head that receded to a thin collar; very little lacing;

S: over ripe banana - almost an artificial banana;

T: potpourri, lavender, floral; virtually no bitterness;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: not my favorite, but an interesting take on the style;

Feb 23, 2016
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beerbully from New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Dogfish IPA glass

L-dark golden, hazy, murky, 1/2 inch head...not much retention........white cap......think lacing

S-Tropical fruit hops........Pineapple, melon, mango, bubblegum, nectar, papaya.......smells like a farmers market..........caramel apple

T-similar to the nose........sweet, tropical........papaya, mango, pineapple, apricot, .........slight pine bitterness in the finish......some orange rind

M-medium bodied..........minimal carbonation........chewy, juicy.......

Feb 07, 2016
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Cloudy golden orange with a short head that dissipates quickly.

Nose
Musky mango, plantain, and overripe papaya. Potpourri and caramel.

Taste
Musky mango, overripe papaya, apricot, and plantain. Touches of potpourri, lavender, and sun-soaked florals. Caramel backbone with hints of toffee.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, juicy, smooth, and warming with a medium-light bitterness.

Overall
Interesting hop combination. A lot of musky tropical fruits with a very firm malt base.

Feb 05, 2016
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Double IPA #2 features Waimea, Wai-iti and Galaxy hops.

Bottled on 12/29/15. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a very hazy and cloudy burnt orange with a fluffy white head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are full of sweet tropical fruits and some caramel malts. Some burnt rubber is in the mix. The flavors seem to follow the nose. Lots of pineapple and mango. Pine resin is present. Nice tropical flavors with a strong malt backbone. Bittersweet. Caramel is there. Very resinous. It finishes slightly warm, but it's not boozy. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's full-bodied with moderate carbonation. Very smooth.

This is a solid DIPA. I personally liked #1 a bit more, but this is still enjoyable stuff. I like it.

Jan 13, 2016
Double IPA #2 from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 67 ratings