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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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 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 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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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.92/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a medium orange amber, half finger light yellow-tan head that dissipates into a thin film and ring around the glass with tenuous lacing. Active carbonation. Aroma of herbal hops and caramel malt. Flavor is sweet malt and hops up front with some citrus and light fruit flavors developing and then finishes with intense hop flavor and bitterness. The fruit component provided a fairly unusual flavor progression that is interesting. The finish is a bit astringent, but is supported by nice fresh hops. Medium bodied. I like malty IPAs and this one hit the spot.

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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 JohnGalt1
3.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked this one up tonight at Brewforia in Meridian. The label says 89 IBU's and I think they might be underestimating a bit. :-)

Poured into my small Cigar City goblet... pours a clear orange... the not much in the way of a head... but a short lasting sorta hazy yellow film rises and drops quickly.. cap and lacing are pretty much nonexistent... Good color, but more head would be a bunch better.

Hop nose is huge and fresh... bunches of fruity hoppiness with some good floral essence.... a fair amount of pale malts help bloom the hops, but in the end, this smells like a bitter bomb.

bracing bitterness begins up front and doesn't let up until the finish... the hops are again pretty fresh, but are bombarded by the bitter bite... decent citrus and tropical fruitiness mid palate toward the end... the malts are a touch thick for a PNW DIPA... but still help the hops come and play around the palate.. lingering grapefruit pithiness lingers forever.

Bigger body than most DIPA... light carbonation accentuates the thicker mouthfeel and does nothing to make it more drinkable...

Glad I got to try it, but it is expensive for a pretty only okay DIPA.


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Photo of HopHead84
1.91/5  rDev -41%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5



A: Dark orange with nice clarity and a fleeting white head.

S: Uninspired but strong bready malt base with muted, dull, and abused citrus hop notes. They've learned their lesson and they do not want to be beaten again. Alcohol is strong. Alcohol and boring malt dominate.

T: An abundance of bread, caramel, and booze. Wow, that's an unpleasant combination. The bitterness is harsh and astringent, being heavy on the citrus rind. Tastes like some orange soaked in grain alcohol. The finish is overwhelmed by malt with stinging booze.

M: Medium body with lower medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is heavy and syrupy.

Overall: This is hilariously bad. This is one of the worst Double IPAs I've had. Thank god this was free.

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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 buzzy
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of M_chav
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of arizcards
3.46/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bomber at Total Wine at the end of May for $6.99.

Beer poured a dark orange with a decent white head that did not last long.

Nose is a nice bouquet of citrus hops.

Taste initially came off barley wine like primarily due to notes of dark fruits. Then the grapefruit hops came to dominate. Malt base is huge and sweet. A bit uneven but still drinkable.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and mildly carbonated.

Overall this does not rate up with the better brews in this style but it is still a decent one to enjoy on a 110 degree Saturday afternoon.

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Photo of popery
3.63/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A solid DIPA, if a bit caramel malt heavy for my taste. The liquid's color is about Tangelo on wikipedia's shades of orange chart. Smallish light beige head. It looks like a hearty DIPA. The aroma has a ton of hop and malt flavor. There's a big grapefruit/pine note with a good dose of more floral and fruitier (peaches and pineapples) hoppiness, as well. The malt is all caramel and sweet dough. I'm pleased to find a hefty bitterness, as DIPAs seem to be trending toward less bitter territory. There's some upfront caramel, fruity sweetness, but the beer drys out some by the finish. There's a fair bit of malt character, which gets in the way of the hops a bit for me. Medium body. It's a little bit harsh in the finish, but that's not a complaint for a nearly 10% abv DIPA. The hoppy aftertaste lingers for quite awhile. It's a good beer, but it doesn't really differentiate itself enough from the pack, and as I've mentioned a couple times, I prefer my DIPAs with a bit less caramel malt flavor. However, it's still a good version of this style of DIPA and a well-made beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Photo of denver10
2.98/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours an amber caramel with a slight white head. Aroma is super caramelly, florals, perfumey, and a touch of orange oeell. Flavor pretty much followed suit. Mouthfeel is a little thicker, some activity. Overall, forgettable IIPA.Not offensive or anything, but wouldn't have bought this had I known what it would be.

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

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.2%

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

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

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