India Pale Ale
Double Nickel Brewing Company

India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
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From:
Double Nickel Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,582
ABV:
8%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,826
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 12.67%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
49
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 23, 2022
Added:
Oct 30, 2015
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  17
SCORE
83
Good
India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
Notes: None
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap At Il ganario , served in a chilled pint glass

Not much aroma

Hazy pale yellow , pencil thick white foam cap , spotty lacings

Hoppy beer, hop bite

Nice beer
Jun 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.65 by TLA from Pennsylvania

Nov 07, 2021
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Reviewed by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3.02/5  rDev -16.8%
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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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
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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Reviewed by Eapressocycle from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
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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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
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
 
Rated: 3.5 by njbusa from New Jersey

Feb 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.65 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Aug 30, 2020
 
Rated: 3.77 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Jul 26, 2020
 
Rated: 1.75 by wildman69 from New York

Jul 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.53 by Eychung from New York

Jan 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.67 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Oct 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
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
 
Rated: 4 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey

Aug 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by Manthon from Pennsylvania

Jun 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by hoppyhoppy from Pennsylvania

Apr 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Mar 15, 2019
 
Rated: 2.94 by MikeMontclair from New Jersey

Feb 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Lelampp from Ohio

Dec 29, 2018
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Reviewed by drtth from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
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
 
Rated: 3.99 by IgnatiusReilly from New Jersey

Dec 08, 2018
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Reviewed by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +8%
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
 
Rated: 3.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Aug 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.51 by RandyBoBandy from Florida

Jun 09, 2018
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -44.9%
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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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
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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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
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
 
Rated: 3.62 by Gerred from Missouri

Jan 01, 2018
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev +3%
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
 
Rated: 3.78 by Jrosso from New Jersey

Sep 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.73 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Aug 24, 2017
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
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
 
Rated: 3.21 by acurtis from New Jersey

Aug 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.22 by addiwilliams from Virginia

Aug 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by wertschy from Pennsylvania

Jul 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.15 by rderedin from Maine

Jul 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Eziel from Ohio

Jul 05, 2017
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Reviewed by mikebeerz80 from New Jersey

3.34/5  rDev -8%
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
 
Rated: 3.61 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jun 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.56 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Jun 12, 2017
India Pale Ale from Double Nickel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 72 ratings