Hodgson's Double India Pale Ale | Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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Hodgson's Double India Pale AleHodgson's Double India Pale Ale
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Hodgson's Double India Pale AleHodgson's Double India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Washington, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also listed as Double Hodgy at the brewery.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 02-29-2012

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3.33/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into pint glass in May 2017. Drank it about 2 weeks after purchase. Bottled on date was Mar 2015.

Appearance: Dark golden with a tan/brown head. Body is opaque and a little hazy. Head is thick, and leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Citrus and some hops aroma. Overall it is a sweet aroma, and not fillwed with as much hops aroma as I expected.

Taste: Nice bitter flavors from the hops, but the flavors do not last as long as other IPAs. Strong alcohol flavor, similar to a whiskey, which is expected with 9.9% alcohol.

Mouth-feel: Medium, and with a smooth creamy body. Matches the 9.9% alcohol on the label. Sweet and not as bitter as I would have expected from a IPA.

This is an easy drinking IPA. It has nice flavors and is not too bitter for those who do not like IPAs that are too strong. My preference would be a little more hops to add some edge to the flavor, and also to extend the flavor and after-taste.

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Photo of John_Beeryman
3.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.03/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fish Brewing Company "Hodgson's Double India Pale Ale"
22 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED FEB 2016" and sampled on 4 JULY 2016
$6.83 @ Total Wine & More, Claymont, DE

Appearance: Clear ruby accented chestnut brown body beneath a 2-finger thick head of rocky yellowed off-white foam. Excellent head retention and lacing.

Aroma: Grainy caramelish malt, fruit (apple, orange), leafy/grassy/herbal hops.

Flavor: Rich medium and dark caramel malt is heavily threaded through with leafy, tea-like, grassy, lightly citrusy (soft tangerine) and mildly earthy, spicy and herbal hops. It's balanced by a bold bitterness, and a very light spritz of alcohol appears in its dry, spicy and herbal finish.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy smooth with a fine-bubbled standard carbonation that softens as it warms.

Overall: A pleasant change of pace, this is a big, malty double IPA done in the English style. The caramel component of the malt might be just a touch overdone but the complexity of the hops balances it nicely and it all works in the end. Well worth trying.

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Photo of Bdel34
2.86/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ajilllau
2.29/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer tasted like rubbing alcohol with a medicinal finish. There is a light taste of hops that fades very quickly into above mentioned tastes. Bought in a big bottle and one sip was more then enough for me.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.59/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.71/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
3.92/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours tea tinted amber with a slight haze that clears as the beer warms. A 2” finely bubbled light tan foam collar grips the glass leaving very thick ledges of lace.
S: Citrus, orange, floral, malt
T: A wave of sweetness, malt, light fruit, followed by an explosion of hops a light touch of cola.
F: Very creamy medium full to a little more on the body, medium to a little less on the carbonation.Some warming on the finish
O: This is a big beer that straddles the line between DIPA and barleywine.

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Photo of bcsbeer
3.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hreb
3.36/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled on Feb 2013, this DIPA is a relic. Served in a tulip glass. Beer pours muddy brownish orange, with a medium tan head, and still after all this time, a rich citrusy head, suggesting orange peel and spice. Flavor starts off mild, then builds to a bitter, spicy climax. Bitterness is somewhat herbal and nondescript. This doesn't really have a burn, but there is an alcohol presence here, and not enough flavor to justify it. May have been better fresh; age hasn't mellowed it out appreciably.

Not a favorite; should have stuck with Swordfish.

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Photo of Brittonnash
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good. Not amazing. A little too sweet for me.

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Photo of yeaprolly
2.65/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RedTarmac
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Got a Bomber at a local liquor store. Poured into a tulip. Dark Amber color. The aroma is strong. Not getting the fruity citrusy smell I would normally expect from a DIPA. First sip...malty. Then the hops kick in. This one warms the mouth with an alcohol bite. I have to agree with the other reviewer, this is almost a Barley Wine. No balance in this one at all. Not what I was expecting. For a DIPA...I won't be reaching for this one again.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of M_chav
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mobrockman
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of oberon
3.81/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into an imperial nonic a rich copper color with a tinge of burnt orange,a tightly formed full one finger sticky head atop.Aromas are more American barley wine-like with a big sweet and alcoholic malt base with herbal and piney hops underneath although big in their own right.The flavors also harken to a beefed up American barley wine with it's cake-like maltiness and hefty alcoholic malt base,the hops come in the finish but it's boozy and in your face.Rated way to low in my opinion but this is miscategorized,if they had labeled this as a barley wine it would get much higher ratings,as for me it's kickin my ass right now grilling outside in this heat.

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ty1014
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of kmos27
3.5/5  rDev +8%

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Hodgson's Double India Pale Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 47 ratings