Archipelago
Double Nickel Brewing Company

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Beer Geek Stats
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.35 | pDev: 14.33%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
4
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Double Nickel Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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brutalfarce from Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Hardly a new england IPA looks and drinks more west coasty very malty, piney finish smooth dont get lactose or neipa feel. Rating reflects them missing the mark

Oct 15, 2018
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jamyers1 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good beer! I am enjoying it on a Friday afternoon, after work. I love the colors and design of the can. A good one from Double Nickel in NJ! Not the exact color or hop/juice bomb I have come to expect from a NE IPA, but a good beer nonetheless. Low haze and darker than standard NE IPA.

J

Sep 21, 2018
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 oz can poured into a Pilsner glass.

Appearance
Medium haze. Golden. 1+ finger of loose white head.

Nose
Peach rings, Riesling, pineapple, and Aspirin.

Taste
Peach rings, Riesling, and white gummy bears. Slight pineapple and a hint of crushed SweeTarts.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp, and smooth with only a touch of bitterness.

Overall
There's really not much flavor....

Sep 06, 2018
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Double Nickel Brewing Company "Archipelago"
16 fl. oz. can, coded "#ISLANDTIME"
$4.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Well the label is certainly tropical with colors of coral pink, sea foam green, lemon yellow, and pink, blue, and purple - I wonder if this is a tropical "NE STYLE IPA"? Ahhh, I also see that it contains lactose. Let's get to it... it's a very hazy amber in color with golden highlights beneath a finger-thick head of white foam. The aroma expresses peach, papaya, mango, and apple. Green pepper as well? I thinks so, just a hint. On to the flavor... ahhh, much fuller than the aroma lets on. The flavors remains the same, but fuller and perhaps a little more complex... citrus pith, orange, guava, lime... and cherry? Yes. Interesting. The malt is a little dull though, but mildly sweetish and nicely balanced by a stiff bitterness. There's a slight acidity to it but I wonder if that's just coming from the yeast that's left behind. It finishes dry with a bit of bitterness and some earthiness lingering. The head has dropped by now but it's maintained a very thin but solid surface covering, and the initial lacing was quite nice. Following that however there's not much. In the mouth it's medium to medium-light in body and gently effervescent and bristling. Overall it's interesting with some nice, unusual flavors but it doesn't pull together well and seems slightly off-kilter. Not their best NE IPA but still a noble effort.
Review# 6,195

Aug 12, 2018
Archipelago from Double Nickel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 4 ratings