India Pale Ale
Double Nickel Brewing Company

India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #6,344
ABV:
8%
Score:
84
Ranked #38,794
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 12.47%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
71
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Double Nickel Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
84
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TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3.02/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

too bitter for me, guess this one matches intended ipa style but too west coast and malty for my palate. DN does a good job with other styles, give the Vienna a shot, its good.

Sep 28, 2021
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jjamadorphd from Florida

3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

At 8%, it is not as boozy as you would expect...

...Though you do feel it later. Anyway, I found it not to be very nose-worthy (unlike what the can says), and the mouthfeel was super smooth and crisp all at once, making it a decent little IPA. Maybe not one of the most memorable ones, but it was still decent in the end.

Aug 09, 2021
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Eapressocycle from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

L - Pours a somewhat hazy amber with a head that lasts and lasts
S - Fresh yeast
T - Caramel malt, fruity with a piney finish
F - Thick, a little filmy
O - Your basic IPA, very good though not really standing out.

Aug 08, 2021
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass. Canned 1/7/21.

L---Hazy, medium Amber color. Frothy white head faded down to a ring, but left really nice lacing.

S---Pine, orange, lemon.

T---Pine, lemon & orange, just like the nose.

F---Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Fairly high ABV isn't noticeable.

O---A tasty IPA. Nothing fancy, just a classic IPA.

Jun 05, 2021
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(12 oz can, 08/14/19; purchased single off shelf... poured into shaker)

L: mostly-clear, amber liquid, bit of sediment in last oz or two; tall, loose sponge of off-white foam... fine speckled sediment settles in suspension; random small splotches of lace

S: grapefruit hop punch atop a grainy, lightly toasty-caramel malt base; mild pithy tone slowly emerges... maybe a faint spicy booze (likely bolstered by hops), but the 8% smells well hidden

T: grapefruit and sweetish cereal malt all day; bit of a sultana dried fruit note in the finish... second sip shows some grassy, floral, and mango notes... much of the same of all this as it goes; muddled, but solid overall intensity... notable cut of dryness in the aftertaste; subtle phenolic spice softly humming, peppery note arrives very late

F: relatively light, taut body; subtle residual silkiness... as suggested, stealth booze, relatively little warmth... crazy easy drinking

O: serviceable, standard, West Coast-type IPA... would have again (preferably on draft) with a spicy chicken sandwich or something in that spicy realm, but really don't feel any urge to pick up a sixer - fine, but not a standout (1504)

Sep 20, 2019
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drtth from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The slightly hazy dark amber colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1/2” foamy ivory head that recedes slowly to a thin layer of foam on the surface while leaving a ring and some patches of lacing on the side sides. Sipping creates a couple of arches and lots of scattered small patches of lacing.

The aromas are light but full of orange, orange zest, a hint of pine, some herbal, earthy character all intertwingled in an interesting and complex pattern that seems almost floral in nature.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with a complex and light combination of orange, some herbal and earth character, and a bit of pine. The balance of caramel malt sweetness and the earthy/herbal/piney bitterness is mostly spot on but personally I find the bitterness has a slightly unpleasant character to it.

The mouth feel is medium bodied and prickly with the active carbonation. The finish begins as the sweetness and some of the flavors begin to fade and leave the fairly long semi-dry ending to the herbal earthy bitterness that is mostly pleasant at the beginning and in the ending but isn’t quite spot on during the fade from point to point.

Overall this is worth giving a try for the hop combination. I actually enjoy the aroma profile on this one more than the flavor profile. It is reasonable drinkable but I don’t think I’ll be seeking out another.

Dec 16, 2018
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - 2-finger yellowish head atop a translucent orange body.

S - oranges, meat, pine, herb, honey, hay.

T - oranges served alongside a nice, medium-rare steak. Love the meatiness of these hops! Pine, a touch of dank, and some earthiness. Low bitterness. Low sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - unusual, but for those that like meaty hops, this is a good one.

Sep 10, 2018
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brewme from Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Picked-up a single can at Monde Market in Philadelphia for about three dollars. Have never tried or heard of this brew before (not distributed in MA). Canned-on on date 2/18. Absolutely brutal...smell & taste are a mess. Hopefully, this is just skunked.

May 17, 2018
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stevoj from Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from Pennsport. Hazy, Amber pour, small ring of head. Fruity, malty aroma. Taste comes in smooth, malts, buttery hops. Pretty smooth, but not overwhelming

Mar 23, 2018
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can with a June 2017 canning date stamp.
Pours with a clear amber-copper colored body topped by a tall, moderately durable, foamy white head. High clarity after first pour, but some sediment later turned the body hazy. Sticky patches of lacing.
Medium-low bitterness for style with about average strength hop aroma and flavor. Floral notes dominate. Somewhat boozy.
Medium body and lively carbonation.

Jan 11, 2018
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KTCamm from New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

9/5/17...pours bright sunshine orange yellow gold with fast, thick white foam. Lemons and citrus fruits abound in the nose. Grapefruits. Soft citrus balanced malt. Light tasty bitter. Fast mouthfeel, flavor drops off. Bitter resides. Tasty. NJ!

Dec 02, 2017
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On draft, shaker pint glass

Clear pale golden color and white head. Pleasant hop aroma. Citrus rind. Taste is fairly bitter, with a touch of malt sweetness to balance. Medium bodied.

Aug 19, 2017
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mikebeerz80 from New Jersey

3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the can. Nice orange color. Fruity smell. Clean, dry and refreshing taste. Not overly bitter. Citrus notes dominate. Enjoyable. Alcohol hidden well given the 8.0 ABV.

Jun 24, 2017
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mjgarmise from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amazing grapefruit on the nose.
Color is a deep orange which oddly almost matched the color of the can.
Full mouth feel
Very bitter. Grapefruit and Lemon peel on the palate.
I'm not an IPA guy but I could drink one of these. Just one though

Apr 27, 2017
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BFCarr from New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Their source water won the best tasting water in New Jersey, I think that comes through in their brews. Clean & hoppy IPA, something you could drink at any time. Deep golden color, thin white head that lasts. Good mouthfeel, all the things many mass IPA's don't quite have.

Mar 23, 2017
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Act25 from New Jersey

3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I'm pleased to be among the 1st reviews of this DIPA, which is bold, odd, and original and worth your try.
Purchased Wegman's in Ocean NJ - best deal in mixed 6 at $10.99.

A) Hazed apricot body that resembles the bronze can, makes a 1 finger thick, resilient head, leaving abundant lace.

S) Smell is balanced with nice sweet malt, a bit of cellar dank and brightly mixed hop aromas. Citrus, herbs, mint, pot.

T) Big sweet caramel malt base with citrus, floral, dank, grassy, and earthy hop flavors. Doesnt add up as cleanly as the best (eg Carton 077), but good.

Medium body and just a touch harsh in a good way. Malt gives way do a clean dry finish. The abv could be hiding in the caramel malt.

Flavorful and big DIPA. Original dank hop tank, stronger than I would prefer.

Mar 18, 2017
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NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can in an "aroma glass", courtesy of The Alchemist.

AS gentle pour leaves a 1F eggshell-white colored head on top of a hazy copper colored brew. It's bubbly start slows after a few minutes, there's ample lacing, and there's a bit of sediment at the bottom of the glass.

Upon opening the can, the smell reminded me a bit of HT, oddly enough, considering the glassware. In the glass, there's more malt aroma along with mixed hop aromas. Citrus and herb, minty.

Caramel malt flavor with citrus, floral and earthy hop flavors.

Medium body and just a touch harsh in a good way. Malt gives way do a clean dry finish. The abv could be hiding in the caramel malt.

Flavorful and hearty American IPA. Good for more. From Pennsauken of all places, who knew?!!!!!?

Feb 17, 2017
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Double Nickel Brewing Co. "India Pale Ale"
12 fl. oz. can, "CANNED ON 12/15/16" and sampled on 1/20/17
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Fairly clear until the yeast was poured, it's now a cloudy dark amber (perhaps I've got a sample from the end of the run?). The frothy off-white head holds well, eventually dropping to condense into a creamy cap. Thick, ragged edged rings of lacing are left behind.

Smell: An unusual combination of floral (with some chlorophyl) and lightly herbal/earthy with just a touch of orange. Perhaps this is the yeast coming through? I'll have to find another sample to compare it to. Some caramelish malt is also present.

Taste: As the aroma suggests. It's a bit yeasty and I'll definitely seek out a better sample. The malt is grainy and delicately golden/medium caramel in character. The alcohol never really shows distinctly in the flavor, but it's clearly present in the finish; and it's surprisingly not bitter given the malt content, although the alcohol takes up some of that slack. It's listed at 88 IBUs but it comes across more like 60. It seems to be headed towards becoming a double IPA. Some citrus drizzled caramel and floral, herbal, and grassy hops linger in the finish.

Feel: Medium-bodied and slick with alcohol. Standard carbonation level. Smooth once warmed.

Overall: The hops are unique, which would hopefully set it apart, although sometimes giving the people what they want (or expect) is better than lighting out anew.

Jan 20, 2017
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Gavage from Nevada

3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: pours a dark orange color with a 1/2" head that breaks down quickly.

Smell: herbal and a hint of citrus comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, mango, pineapple, lemon zest, and a mild floral bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a so-so IPA that comes off a bit more fruity than hoppy.

Dec 17, 2016
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57md from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The brewer calls this an IPA but the ABV and flavor make it clear that it is indeed a double.

Pours a hazy golden copper with a thin head. The nose has a touch of citrusy hops. The body is solid and the flavor profile starts off citrusy sweet and finishes with plenty of hops.

Jun 06, 2016
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deaddear from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured aggressively into a snifter

A - Golden/orange hue, pretty standard for the style; head of about 1/4 inch and moderate but intricate lacing

S - Not picking up a lot in the aroma; orange peel and not much else.

T - Strong citrus flavors with really interesting/pleasant notes of vanilla and caramel

M - Slightly creamy, good carbonation level

O - I've tasted a lot of IPAs. This one's not at the top of the heap, but it's solid. Also unique which is hard to do in such a crowded field. Worth seeking out imo.

Mar 07, 2016
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tkdchampxi from New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In an era where great IPAs are available around every corner, this beer is highly forgettable. Five years ago, this would have been pretty good, but it's just not as clean as the 4.0+ IPAs.

Poured into a pint glass from draught system. A little darker orange, yellow with mild head. Not very pretty.

Smell is generically hoppy... Touch of tropical

Taste is a bit gritty and bitter in an English IPA kinda way. Herbal more than fruity and tropical.

Too carbonated. Not smooth enough

Jan 08, 2016
India Pale Ale from Double Nickel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 71 ratings