The Double
Building 8 Brewing (BLDG8)

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,097
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,288
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 6.97%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
44
From:
Building 8 Brewing (BLDG8)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
91
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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.69/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bready toasty caramely malt, white grapefruity bitterness, orange citrus, lemon pith, tropical fruit notes like pineapple, passionfruit, yellow mango, green leafy earthy herbal pine

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a teku glass.

Pours a foggy amber color with 2 fingers of fluffy off-white head. The head has excellent retention, leaving a few spots of patchy lacing before settling into a blanket of foam.

The aroma brings plenty of grapefruit, orange rind, and sticky pine. The malt is present but only just.

The flavor is all about that earthy pine, with notes of grapefruit, orange pithe, and overripe mangoes. There's some sweet caramel malt hanging out in the back.

The feel is medium bodied with pretty lively carbonation. Nicely crisp, yet creamy with a bitterness that gently coats the tongue.

Overall, a great West coast style DIPA that is deliciously fruity with a bitter hop punch that knocks you in the teeth. Nicely balanced and drinkable.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap at Seymour in Greenfield. The beer had a burnt orange appearance with a large head that dissipated over time, leaving some patchy lacing. The aromas were mostly a yeasty-bready smell with a bitter flavoring to the taste. I did like how well carbonated the beer was; very crisp and great body. Overall, I found the beer ok, but pretty refreshing.

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Photo of Boto
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can: this one pours a slightly hazy golden color. There was a small off white head that didn’t linger long but did leave some lacing. Nice nose! Tropical, citrus and some pine hops. This has a really nice flavor. There is a wonderful balance of the aforementioned hops. A fair amount of bitterness with a good malt body behind it. A really good DIPA. Worth searching out

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Slightly hazy dark orange with three fingers of head

S - Clean and herbaceous with tons of mint and a small amount of orange rind

T - Pure hop juice and mints with garlic and oregano. Bitter floral hops and some lemon peel.

F - Full, clean body with lasting bitterness.

O - Fresh ingredients and stellar bitterness. Classic bitter IPA with good drinkability.

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Photo of thedaveofbeer
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is the beer to quell the notion that east coast brewers have forgotten to brew a good old fashioned IPA. This beer explodes with hop resin bouquet. Bitter, like kissing a pine tree that made love to a lemon. I wish I bought more of this beer.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 1/8/17

A: Medium-dark gold-orange with some yellow highlights - light chill haze, but mostly clear - medium size, off-white head, fades to a wispy cap, fades to a small-medium collar, leaves some impressive streaks of lacing

S: An old-school hop bomb, which is not an insult - oily citrus, with some orange and grapefruit rind - floral citrus - herbal and grassy hops - loads of pine and pine resin - some sweetness in the malts, with some graininess and biscuits - light touch of alcohol

T: Aggressive and brash - some citrus, mostly orange zest and oily grapefruit peel - huge pine notes, loads of resin, and some grassy/leafy hops - very bitter with some lingering pith and touches of aspirin - solid malt base, with some bread, caramel, caramel grains, and biscuits - finishes mostly clean but with lingering resin

M: Medium-full body, medium carbonation, a bit slick and oily

O: Team Rocket approved

BLDG8's IPA is memorable, but is their DIPA? It's definitely memorable for how aggressive it is. But that may not be the best thing. It drinks like a tribute to relatively old-school West Coast hop bombs, except perhaps with even more resin. It's great, if you're into that type of DIPA, but it's not going to be what many are looking for these days.

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Photo of scotorum
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

BLDG8 THE DOUBLE 11/5/16

A new entry, just out today, from this young, IPA-specialist local brewery whose first three IPAs have been very well-received.

a: Clear amber with a two plus inch white head which receded slowly to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Fairly intense pine resin.

t; Follows the nose but moderately over a medium biscuit/bready malt base, encouraging a bigger swallow. Dry finish with virtually no lingering bitterness.

m: Medium to full with great body and medium carbonation tingle.

o; Perhaps more of a West coast style than NE, but a great one which is surprisingly easy drinking for a double but no slouch in the hop bitterness and flavor dept. either. Costs 25% more than their regular IPA with almost 2% higher ABV, but should be popular due to its flavor and exceptional drinkability.

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The Double from Building 8 Brewing (BLDG8)
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 44 ratings