Double Blizzard
Tröegs Brewing Company

Double BlizzardDouble Blizzard
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
Tröegs Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,045
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,830
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 9.82%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
53
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 08, 2022
Added:
Dec 09, 2019
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  7
SCORE
89
Very Good
Double BlizzardDouble Blizzard
Notes: None
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Photo of Peach63
Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Light amber with a 1.5" white head, which lasts. Moderate lacing.

Aroma of pine, grapefruit, pineapple.

Taste follows nose: Pine, grapefruit, pineapple.

Medium body, lively carbonation. Dry, resinous finish.

A very good Double IPA.
May 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Apr 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

Mar 21, 2022
Photo of Shiredave
Reviewed by Shiredave from New York

4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottom of the can reads " Freshest by 4-01-2022" so we're close but I dont think it much matters with this one.
A tall, creamy white head arcs over the lip of my glass. Pale amber yellow liquid that looks much like suede, a slightly cloudy and fuzzy appearance.
The aroma is sweetish with notes of citrus and berries hovering around the malt. Malt dominates the nose in the best of Dbl IPA ways despite the heavy handed " Blizzard" of hop additions in both (after) boil and conditioning. Theres a funky hint of alcohol on the periphery so maybe that is a sign of age.... but I doubt it.
The flavor if also malt forward in the best of ways. Hop flavors and bitterness compliment the rich grain character.
There is a sharp nearly sour bite on the back end - solid hop presence not timid or " soft" n fluffy but in your face and in balance with a full bodied malt complexity.
No need to muddle the flavors and murk up the beer with flaked oats or milk sugar, this beer stands tall and proud w/out the new age gimmicks to please the millennial beer neophytes.
This is good brewing from a brewery that has nothing left to prove.
Mar 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3.79 by prototypic from Ohio

Mar 13, 2022
Photo of deleted_user_1237877
Reviewed by deleted_user_1237877

3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
L: opaque, yellow to very light yellow. Moderate glass lacing, small head

S: light pine scent for me. Moderate citrus, maybe grapefruit. I can detect a slight yeat smell but no smells are overpowering or notable. It is a good smell and one that belies its potency

T: Very dry on the back of the throat. Good finish of typical hop bitterness. I would call the flavor delicate, not an in our face IPA but again can surprise the potency. The pine and citrus become much stronger on the competition of the swallow. I like the taste.

F: Good amount of resin, very moderately to slightly smooth on the back of the throat. Other IPA in this category are smoother but not a show stopper.

O: I detect more wheat flavor than I would like to see in a double IPA but overall I would still rate it as very good. Another solid performer from Troegs. Those guys continue to amaze me with their offerings. Perhaps it is because I only live an hour away from the brewery and I feel a kinship but they make some really really good beers. I'll buy more.
Feb 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.79 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Feb 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by Yeroc from Pennsylvania

Feb 06, 2022
Photo of schoolboy
Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
So what have the folks at Troegs been up to lately? Let's have a look at this hazy imperial.

It pours light yellow, hazy and foamy. My sample really needs to warm a little, The aroma is pretty stanky - nice. The taste is nicely over the top hops and malts leaving a balance of bitters and sweetness. The whole thing goes down easily with a hoppy aftertaste. The sample seems to be fresh.

Recommended. Another nice AIPA from Troegs.
Feb 05, 2022
Photo of Bouleboubier
Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
(16 oz can, freshest by 04/02/2022; purchased cold 4-pack... poured into a fat tulip)

L: opaque, yellow-amber liquid; gummy, frayed froth on the pour; a misty cap remains... collar hangs on, but no lace

S: pine-scented grapefruit rind, yeasty bread dough... peppery, earthy forest accent... excellent potency, muddy expression...

T: dry, floral, pineapple essence... pithy, herbal, delicately bracing bitterness in the aftertaste... vaguely peach-mango creamy smoothie in the finish; bit of (gingery?) spice tacked on the tips of the residual hop bite... wow, the pine really kicks up, building on the palate as it goes

F: plush for days; rounded, satiny edges; ghostly drop, as ghostly move-in of resin-soiled strident ethanol... goddamn does this have one of the most

O: certainly some pungent West Coast hopping awash in a sea of wheaties... the layering, developing flavors and enveloping tonic bitterness in the aftertaste, along with the fantastic textures and stunning palate sensations, do gradually reveal a moreishness with this... but I don't know, maybe the wheat could be dialed back a touch to allow more clarity?... at any rate, I'll enjoy the rest of the cans, share one too (1865)
Jan 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.23 by PittBeerGirl from Ohio

Jan 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2022
Photo of EMV
Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 16 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Medium golden pour.. thick foamy white head. Great retention/lacing. Cloudy/opaque.

S: Fruity hops. Mango, citrus, and tangerine.

T.F: Semi-sweet and fruity up front. Tropical medley with tangerine, peach, and grapefruit rind. A little boozy. Medium bodied... modest bitterness. Smooth. More fruity hops to finish.

O: A solid and slightly boozy DIPA from Troegs. Very drinkable but a good step below the best.
Jan 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.94 by j0hnc2468 from New York

Jan 10, 2022
Photo of 57md
Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy light straw color with a finger of head. The nose has notes of both pine and pineapple. The flavor is both citrus and earthy with a decently bitter finish.
Jan 09, 2022
Photo of DIM
Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Enjoyed with irony on a 58° day in January. BB 3/31

I'm typically a fan of Troegs' IPAs but this one fell a little short. This earthy, spicy, and a bit too bitter. There is a little pineapple and lots of wet pine.
Jan 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania

Dec 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by MouldyCrow from Pennsylvania

Dec 26, 2021
Photo of mvanaskie13
Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is straw, hazy/not transparent, head is bright white with fine bubbles, head presents 1 finger thick and then dissipates to thin top and ring along the glass sides.

Smell is bright, zippy hops with notes of pine, stone fruit, and hint of tropical fruit then a bite of citrus rind.

Taste is similar with a strong pine, earth, spice component: notes of pine, peach, citrus rind, earthy notes and light herbal spiciness. Reminiscent of a peppermint zippiness to it with a really light malt bill but enough backing to tame the hoppiness.

Mouthfeel is crisp, moderate carbonation, low/moderate sweetness, moderate bitterness, drying finish.

Overall a nice, bright, crisp, and not overly sweet or thick hazy DIPA - hop aroma and flavor create a peppermint like experience with a light sweetness to back with limited alcohol character at this abv.
Dec 21, 2021
Photo of Dan2213
Reviewed by Dan2213 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Bright, leaving a finger of white head with nice lacing
S: pineapple dominates, along with other tropicals
T: big time pineapple, slight bitterness with a touch of pine and sweet malt
F: medium body and carbonation
O: An outstanding DIPA. Look forward to this release every year
Dec 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by TLA from Pennsylvania

Dec 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

Dec 11, 2021
Photo of Gajo74
Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours clear from the can, however, it looks hazy golden in the glass. A large frothy head, about a thumb’s length, retains well.

The nose opens with sweet and malty notes of biscuit and caramel, followed by a hops burst of citrus and tropical fruit. Aromas of mango, guava, papaya, banana, coconut, orange, lime, lemon and semi pungent herbal hops.

The first sip is sweet with notes of soft biscuit malts, creamy oats and hops flavors evoking tropical fruit. Notes of mango, guava, papaya, pineapple and banana, as well as bright citrus flavors of orange and grapefruit. A bitterness soon develops, evoking notes of pine sap and grass. The finish is dry with sticky notes of resin.

Full bodied, even slightly towards medium, as it’s relatively easy to drink. The mouthfeel is smooth, soft and creamy. The carbonation is moderate.

This is a pretty good DIPA, good flavor and drinks well for its strength. It gets even better as the bitterness sets in. I would have again.
Sep 06, 2021
Photo of tone77
Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A thanks to the incredible woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a bright golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of pine, pineapple. Taste is the same as the aroma, a bit of grapefruit, considerable bitterness. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.
Aug 15, 2021
Photo of Dustin015
Reviewed by Dustin015 from Maryland

3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
L- Pours hazy straw medium head that quickly dissipates leaves behind no lacing on the glass

S- Grass, and Lemon Drop, Alcohol

T- This beer has a sort of grassy flavor with a bit of citrus. flavor is pretty spot on with aroma.

F- Medium-full bodied beer that leaves a stickiness on the lips.

O- Not bad, but not fantastic. I've had far better doubles from Troegs
Mar 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by JonB25 from Delaware

Feb 06, 2021
Photo of RR_BeerMan
Reviewed by RR_BeerMan from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very nice IIPA! This one does a great job offering just enough of the traditional pine taste without going too far. And for such a high ABV, not at all boozey. Another solid brew from Troegs.
Feb 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.06 by TheCakePounder from Pennsylvania

Feb 04, 2021
Photo of DonBowman
Rated by DonBowman from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A modified NE IPA or Hazy IPA. 8.3% alcohol, light golden color, with cream head. Otherwise a full bodied IPA. Very tasty!
Feb 01, 2021
Photo of RRB328
Rated by RRB328 from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Enjoyed home, 1/30/21
Jan 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.7 by RBorsato from Virginia

Jan 26, 2021
Photo of skisonic
Reviewed by skisonic from Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured into a glass, a hazy but still translucent pale straw with a nice little head. Smells piney, light, clean, not strong but a pleasant odor. Feels well-hopped, light-bodied, crisp. Taste light, dank, dry, mild citrus/pineapple notes offset nicely with soft pine. pairs well with Italian or spicy foods.
Jan 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.3 by Jut025 from Pennsylvania

Jan 14, 2021
Photo of RUSSRGR
Reviewed by RUSSRGR from Delaware

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a can it is a golden amber with a decent head. Has a nice piney, citrusy aroma. Taste follows with sweet malty goodness. Medium to full bodied with some carbonation. Very drinkable. The alcohol is well hidden.
Jan 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.3 by Smoluk from Pennsylvania

Jan 11, 2021
Photo of VABA
Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy light golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has piney, citrus and pineapple hints
The taste follows the nose with piney, citrus and pineapple flavors
A medium bodied very well carbonated beer
A well balanced DIPA beer
Jan 10, 2021
Photo of harrypowers
Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy light gold color with a small white short lived head with some lacing.

Smells of piney hops. Tastes of tangy sweet wheat malt, grapefruit and mildly bitter hops with a clean brut finish.

Medium light body and carbonation.

Very drinkable!
Jan 08, 2021
Photo of Tuck_leepulin
Reviewed by Tuck_leepulin from Texas

3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16oz can with a freshest by date of 03/31/21. Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a mid hazy golden with 2 fingers of head, decent lace

Smell: Grainy with peach and fruity hop aromas

Taste: More complex hop flavors than the nose leads. Earthy and fruity hop flavors with some passionfruit leading to a grainy finish

Mouthfeel: Full body but a dry finish

Overall: An interesting IPA from Troegs. Complex enough to worth quaffing and disecting but I don't consider similar to a beer that could be sessioned like perpetual or even regular blizzard of hops. The graininess that persists allows for some dryness in the finish but I think keeps it from greatness. More Alcohol and body I don't think necessarily improved blizzard of hops. But as a Texan Troegs fan, I am very excited to get to try it.
Jan 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.2 by Casterbridge from Connecticut

Jan 06, 2021
Photo of HorseheadsHophead
Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Mostly clear, just slightly hazed burnt golden color with a small white head. Good retention and lacing.
White peach, pineapple, pine, vanilla, and nutty aroma.
The flavor bursts of yellow grapefruit, white peach, tart pineapple, cracker, honeysuckle, soft pine, and nutty malt. Crisp, clean, and dry. Just a touch of bitterness. A slight alcohol warmth.
Slightly hefty body, well carbonated, slightly oily on the palate, yet clean on the finish.
An exceedingly drinkable, refreshing DIPA. Troegs outdid themselves here. Fantastic.
Jan 04, 2021
Double Blizzard from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 90 ratings