Double Basement | Scofflaw Brewing Company

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4.1/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Scofflaw Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
scofflawbeer.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,869
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
20
pDev:
6.1%
 
 
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1
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2
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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Sammy
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OompaMentor
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

7/6/2018;

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can from Sprayberry Bottle Shop ( Marietta, GA). 3.65. Canned 6/13/18. Served in a Scofflaw snifter. Enjoyed 6/30/18.

Pours a deep amber with over two fingers of manilla head. The tall cap recedes slowly, leaving some surface haze and wide collar but the only lacing is a few small trails where the initial head rested.

Smells of overripe oranges, lemongrass and bread. The citrus here is pretty abundant.

Flavors are fairly bitter and resinous with a pleasant nip of booze. Orange blossom, lemon, a floral grassy note and alcohol-laden cereal graininess.

Slick, full body with moderate carbonation. Fairly bitter aftertaste of lemony citrus and light grain.

Scofflaw has upped the ante on their flagship IPA. Double Basement is basically what you might expect- Basement on steroids.

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Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can from GA with a 13 June 2018 canning date. Served in a pint glass in August 2018.
Pours with an amber body and a very good off-white head.
This DIPA manages to be bold without being either harsh or overly bitter. The alcohol is well hidden, especially in the aroma, making it dangerously drinkable. The can says 110 IBU, which may be true, but there's plenty of countering, sweet malts.
Overall: recommended.

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Photo of winehead247
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of T_Hass
3.54/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BTexpress
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mecmd
4.54/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hershsmith
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice lemony citrus note, dry finish

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skellbop
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3-17-18 from brewery (can) a week old

wow, total 180 from previous batch I tried; super funky fresh, chewy, holds the distinctive basement 'swiss cheese' flavor very well, booziness more subtle; this thing is a masterpiece; not sure if I had a bad couple previously or they changed the recipe (I suspect the latter) -- Great work here!
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original review Nov 2017 (?):
Disappointed with this one, especially after having had Upper West Side (the double version of their West Coast IPA), which is excellent. Double Basement is the double/imperial version of their core NE style IPA, Basement.

Basement alone is fruity and leans highly crushable. However, amping up the hops, malt & booze on this one makes the whole thing too sweet and sticky.

No worries though, most everything Scofflaw does is great.

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Photo of MTKATL
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatche2
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of augustwest
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zach136
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Double Basement from Scofflaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 20 ratings