Whipped Volume 2 (Nitro Double India Pale Ale) | Oliver Brewing Company

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3.87/5
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34 Ratings
Whipped Volume 2 (Nitro Double India Pale Ale)Whipped Volume 2 (Nitro Double India Pale Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oliver Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
oliverbrewingco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Stillwater Artisanal & Oliver Brewing Collaboration

Nitro Double India Pale Ale With Mango, Vanilla, and Lactose.

Added by bobv on 12-23-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,200
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
34
pDev:
11.37%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of jdhilt
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a one finger white head that fades very slowly leaving no lace. Butt ugly, murky, light orange color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet citrus hop nose and flavor is sweet grapefruit and mango. Higher ABV (8%) is hidden. $5.20 for a 16oz can from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

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Photo of Chilmer
4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spress13
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BJB13
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz nitro can poured into a becher.

Opaque. Pale sickly orange. Big white head. Looks like a nitro pour.
Nose is moderately strong, candy-like, sweet fruity aromas of tropical hops.
Taste, like other nitro beers I've had, is a bit watery. Sweet and tropical.
Feel is mostly soft but with a bit of acidic burn that lingers in my throat. Full bodied with low carbonation.
I'm not a big fan of nitro.
Different but enjoyable.

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Photo of AllHopsMatter
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBrewsky
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Drank from 16oz pint glass. No canning date.
Look: Pours very dark yellow color, near orange. Color similar to that of apricot skin. Very hazy and murky in color. 2 fingers worth of head from an aggressive pour, since it is a nitro beer.
Smell: Mango, orange, lemon, apricot and peach. Minimal hop presence, with no trace of the lactose.
Taste: Hop presence is seemingly strong. Mango is detectable, along with some orange and grapefruit. Lactose slightly detectable on the finish and leaves residual sweetness in mouth. As I drink it though, there is something that is very strong that kind of burns my throat. Odd.
Feel: Medium in body, with high-ish carbonation. Thick mouthfeel, but not as creamy as you would expect from a nitro beer.
Overall: This beer was somewhat enjoyable, but I couldn't help but feeling like I wanted more. It wasn't as balanced as I thought it would be, considering both nitro and lactose are present. Regardless, I am grateful to have tried. Cheers!

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Photo of seansween
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mnine
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Strange acid burn on the back of the throat that takes me out of this beer.

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Photo of joshhug141
2/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of dbrauneis
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky bright golden apricot in color with moderate to heavy amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly along the edges of the glass and moderate golden yellow + burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense creamy foamy white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of juicy tropical/mango, citrus/orange, citrus/lemon zest, and stone fruit/peach hops over light to moderate aromas of biscuit malts + oats with a moderate amount of lactose + vanilla sweetness.

T: Upfront there are just shy of moderate flavors of biscuit malts + oats with a moderate amount of lactose + vanilla sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of juicy tropical/mango, citrus/orange, citrus/lemon zest, and stone fruit/peach hops with a hint of dank resinous hops. The hops impart a hint of bitterness which fades away almost instantly leaving a lingering juicy tropical + citrus hop flavor.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with that smooth nitro feel combined with the very enjoyable hop profile + mango + vanilla + lactose sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden. Enjoyable.

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Photo of Hop_God
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SebastianOwl
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

No date on can but I have to say the unique label and the novelty of milkshake IPAs sold me on this one; however, this beer has little aroma and an odd and prominent lingering acidic burn which, to me, tastes and feels more like mango than alcohol, not into this one at all

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Photo of Wordsworth
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spoony
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a 16 oz nitro can (dated February 19, 2018) to a nonic glass. Reviewed from notes dated March 14, 2018.

A-I followed the instructions and gave the can a gentle shake before commencing a hard pour into the glass. The result was a murky tan-yellow beer with a huge, dense head of banana-hued foam. Head retention is pretty good and the three-finger tall foam dropped quickly at first, but the remnants linger until nearly the end of the glass. Interesting stuff.

S-The aroma is not as fruity as I would have anticipated, but I sniff some mango, tart citrus (orange mostly) and leafy, peppery spice that gets progressively stronger as the beer warms up. I can't tell if the spice is from the alcohol or the hops. I also pick up some of the lactose and vanilla advertised on the can.

T-The taste is pretty similar to the smell. The milky vanilla lactose flavor comes through clearly and mixes with peach, mango, and tart citrus flavors. But I am surprised by the amount of alcohol burn I get from this beer on the palate. The heat from the alcohol combines with a leafy, peppery note on the finish and it seems out of place.

M-The body is creamy and milky with a mild, ultra-fine nitro carbonation that mostly dissipates by the bottom of the glass.

O-I am a sucker for new things but this beer did not do it for me. The alcohol burn was pretty odd and it mostly killed the novelty of the nitro can.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass; no can dating, but is a recent release. Pours opaquely hazy/murky orange juice color with a 1 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas with big mango, melon, tangerine, orange juice, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, citrus peel/rind, light pepper/pine, vanilla, cream, honey, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, mango, vanilla, lactose, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big mango, melon, tangerine, orange juice, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, citrus peel/rind, light pepper/pine, vanilla, cream, honey, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness; and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of mango, melon, tangerine, orange juice, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, citrus peel/rind, pepper, pine, vanilla, cream, honey, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, mango, vanilla, lactose, and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance. Touch of lingering hop/fruit astringency, but not overwhelming. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop bitterness. Light carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and fairly sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 8%. Overall this is an excellent fruited milkshake style NEIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, mango, vanilla, lactose, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV, with the mellowly bitter finish. Very juicy and lightly dank hops/fruit; balanced bready malt/lactose backbone, not overly sweet/heavy feeling. Has a nice soft mouthfeel, but starts to get rough on the finish through the glass. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Williamtheking
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rammed96
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

a shakeable can? i had to buy this when i saw it! pretty cool way to activate the nitrogen, and i always like these random stillwater collaborations so why not?! i shake the snot out of this can before i open it, and it pops and spits a little bit when i crack it, but it doesnt go everywhere. i pour aggressively and get an inch of beer and 4 inches of slowly cascading nitro cream, finally settling to about an inch on the top, when all is said and done its as pretty and rich as any draft nitro pour out there, and i am convinced this method is the real deal. that said, im not immediately attracted to the beer they chose to do this with, its super thick, murky, and kind of sloppy looking, something simpler may have suited the nitro can better, but nevertheless i dig in. i get mango in the nose for sure, and its desserty and sweet although im not sure i know its vanilla right away, too much obvious hop bitterness for that, but its grainy too which i like. the flavor is good, i like how its intensely hoppy, even with new school varietals, there is enough there to cut through the fruit and the sweet. i get this trying to be milkshakey or whipped creamy or whatever, but i could do without the lactose and vanilla, mango and hops would be enough i reckon. the beer is almost leaden in texture, seriously weighty to the max, smooth and creamy as can be from the nitro for sure, that part really works, but its like drinking rubber cement, almost not even liquid, and the sugar seems to be largely responsible for that. not overly mango but tropical for sure with the hops, green and vegetal and on the edge of overdone at the end on the hop side, but pleasing to me. its a little raw, but its surely original. i hope they do like an english brown ale or something with this nitro shake can next time, not some gimmick dessert ipa, it would take a style like that to the next level...

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Photo of gobuccos
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DamienArk
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ludachris
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The look alone gives off a tropical vibe. It's a mango flesh orange with peachy yellow highlights. A very dense, tightly knit white head holds like glue.

A hefty dose of marshmallow and vanilla gives it some goosh. Lots of deep, ripe mango and peach juice. Pineapple adds some tang. It's a very inviting and soothing tropical drank.

Toasted marshmallow with vanilla and graham cracker act as the base. A peach and pineapple twang on the back end pulls the sweetness towards the fruity hoppy light. The cream extends into the green, resiny bitterness that glides past the finish. Mango is the dominant fruit that's stacked on top.

Creamy? Definitely, but not luscious. The green, leafy bitterness and acidic tropical fruit twang pulls the feel in its favor. There's a good balance struck between the lacto driven sweetness and the fruit forward hop character.

The nitro adds to the look more so than anything else. The rich, creamy texture of a milkshake IPA is still very much there, but not a whole lot different. It does smooth out the bitterness and give its fruitiness some puff.

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Whipped Volume 2 (Nitro Double India Pale Ale) from Oliver Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 34 ratings