Double Blizzard
Tröegs Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #2,904
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
90
Ranked #12,029
Avg:
4 | pDev: 6.5%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
66
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Tröegs Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
90
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Dustin015 from Maryland

3.54/5  rDev -11.5%
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
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RR_BeerMan from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
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
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skisonic from Maryland

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
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
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RUSSRGR from Delaware

4/5  rDev 0%
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
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VABA from Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
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
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harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
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
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Tuck_leepulin from Texas

3.92/5  rDev -2%
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
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HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
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
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beerdedking from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Severely underrated brew here, the subtleties in this DIPA are quite special. Tip toes between an East Coat NEIPA and a WCDIPA, with slight berry notes that are something special. Dries and bitters nicely. This brew is an IPA lover's dream, just take your time, savor and sip. You'll agree I assure you. One of Troegs Bros best mass IPA/DIPA offerings of all time

Dec 31, 2020
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RacerX5k from Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

No, no. no. This beer fucking stinks. Why bother, Troegs, you're so much better, maybe, than this. Look, strong beer, 16 oz format, $1.50 beer #7 in my mix a seven. Not sure it's even worth that. Kinda reminds me of Sierra Fantastic Haze, without the decent sizzle, Look, yellow, boring all day. Not much aroma and or flavor to follow, pineapple? not. Hops? Could've fooled me. Mouthfeel? Meh, it's strong. Again, why bother, with this entire genre. Other than, we've gone soft. Oooohhh, bitterness, oooohhh. Yes, the storm of the century 1993 was an blizzard, not to mention the all time Philadelphia snow of 1996. Or any other, massive storm. They are blizzards ... wow.

Dec 28, 2020
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DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 16oz can dated "Freshest By" 3/30/21 into a pint glass.

Pours a partially translucent, hazy pale golden yellow with about one finger of white head. Decent retention, ok lacing.

On the crack of the can picking up mainly pine on the nose. On the pour some orange and pineapple are released along with the pine.

Taste is similar to the nose. Some grapefruit, tangerine and pineapple on the front with bitter pine on the back. Not a "juicy" IPA by any stretch of the imagination, but the fruit is noticeable. Also picking up a fair amount of alcohol.

Not the smoothest drinking beer in the world, probably because of the alcohol taste. Feel is a little sticky. Carbonation seems a little high. Pretty strong bitter after taste.

Overall, it's a decent enough beer, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little disappointed. Not sure what I was expecting exactly, but this fell short.

Dec 18, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Let fall the contents of a pint can into a clear glass liter mug to observe. The color is an opaque amber and there's plenty of foamy white head and glass lacing. The aroma is both malty sweet and hoppy. It's taste is a little sweet and fruity, maybe cherry-like and the hops are there, but subdued and not close to bitter. Not much taste of the 8.3% ABV, so this is quite drinkable; yet, a little more bite to the hops would have made for a better brew.

Dec 18, 2020
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can

Pours lighter yellow golden, white head. Aroma is a bit of citrus, grass, and wheat. Tast ei a bit too heavy on the wheat for me. Medium bitterness. Thin to medium bodied .

Dec 14, 2020
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Years ago, Blizzard of Hops from Troegs was one of my favorite beers of it's type as it was something fun to have during the colder months of the year. Flash forward to last Christmas and this was given to me by my cousin who's now residing near the Troegs brewery in Pennsylvania. This wasn't quite what I hoped it would be but then again, it had been a *very* long time since these guys were one of my favorite breweries and although they don't quite measure up to what I'm accustomed to drinking now, this was a fun beer that was well-crafted and easily enjoyable.

Surprisingly, this was *not* a hazy gold as the label stated but was much more brassy and clear than I expected. While not a bad pour, there could have been more head and a lot more lacing as there were very few bubbles that didn't stay behind as I took my sips. Not a strong aroma to this but there was plenty of honey sweetness, agave nectar, and wheat in the understated nose as it was quite pleasant, for being so muted. Sweetness from the malts, dank hops, turbid melon and cantaloupe rind, and mild weed were in the taste as this turned out to be surprisingly heavy-handed on the palate. Grassy in nature, the aftertaste had some white grape and pine but didn't have that winter crispness that I was expecting out of something with "Blizzard" in it's moniker.

There was enough alcohol in this but with so many hops and so much sweetness and underlying dankness here, it was on par with everything else that was going on. Stamped with a freshest by date of 4/2/20 on the bottom of the can, this held up well as there wasn't any sediment to be seen whatsoever. While not a bad or unbalanced beer, there was too much going on here as this wasn't an improvement over the original. The tingle left on my palate served as a reminder that this was hoppy, but was capable of being so much more. Enjoy it once for the muddled depth and subtle kick that it provided...

Apr 04, 2020
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tekstr1der from New Hampshire

3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gifted to me. Pours nearly clear yellow with almost no head and no lacing, just a ring. Aromas are sweet and citrus-pithy. Flavors follow, only mild bitterness, but I just don't enjoy that pith note. Very smooth, with a surprisingly light mouthfeel. It's okay, but glad I only have one.

Feb 05, 2020
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osheamatth from New York

3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very pale color with not much lacing. For an Imperial IPA it's leaning heavily on a malty nose. Plenty of malt on the palate with a hint of agave sweetness. Bits of fruit here and there as well as a pinch of pine but I'd say this beer leans heavily on the sweet malty side.

Jan 08, 2020
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bubseymour from Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Really nice frothy head with great retention. Leans towards a sweet IPA but is really nice and silky smooth. Reminds me of Torpedo. Good beer, highly recommend. Only blemish is the aroma is pretty dull/muted.

Jan 02, 2020
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 4/2/20. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a yellowish golden with a subtle haze but still has some clarity to it; small white head that fades leaving decent retention and lacing. The aromas have a nice balance between tropical, citrus and floral notes. Some bread and crackers. Malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose for the most part. Lemon seems to lead the way. Some orange and peach along with some hints of grapefruit and apricot. Lots of fresh grass. Moderate bitterness. Malts do their thing without dominating. Finishes dry. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, crisp, slick and smooth.

This is a solid DIPA. It's clean, crisp and refreshing. It might be mind blowing, but it's simply enjoyable stuff. Not bad at all. I like it.

Dec 26, 2019
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The_Beer_Guru from New York

3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The pour isn’t hazy at all however, the taste isn’t too bad. I don’t think the double blizzard is as juicy or citrusy as the single blizzard but, is still solid. The mouthfeel is super thin and definitely should have more of a backbone for a DIPA. Solid beer overall just an odd DIPA.

Dec 22, 2019
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A shoutout to Ryan for this unavailable-to-me beer.

Pint can - BB 04/02/20 - poured into an RC IPA glass at about 42F.

Pours a light honey golden colour with a slight orange cast, and only just enough haze to obscure fingerprint detail. A very short white head begins to build before quickly dissipated, leaving nothing but a razor-thin collar. Some slow effervescence can be seen.

Nose: Really nice, simple malt bill here. Pale, with lots of sweet golden malted barley. It brings mostly honey, with a hint of biscuit, and just the faintest hint of blonde toast. The aroma is very subtle, and perhaps it needs to warm up. My refrigerator is making all my beer much colder than normal, so to be fair, I'll take my time with this. Currently, I detect lots of ripe melon, particularly honeydew and a touch of cantaloupe. There's a bit of sweet ripe papaya, tangerine, noble fir, and a whisper of blue raspberry as well as wintergreen. Very interesting. I dectect no overrule peachy/apricot notes from Galaxy, and though the Centennial was only used in boil, it actually reminds me of Centennial dry hop aromas. Warming up, I'm starting to get noticeable pineapple and lychee on the front end. It's still a quiet nose, but it's very pleasant.

Palate: The beer greets the palate with that honey malt sweetness. While the malt is extremely honeyed, and lightly bready, it isn't extremely sweet. Definitely sweet, but not cloying like the nose could lead one to believe. The super clean ale yeast used really plays well with this light, simple malt base, as it's so clean, it needn't hide. Next comes the hops. Ever since my love-at-first-sight with Nelson, I've been waiting to find a hop varietal that is equally indescribable. While there are several different hops in this one, whatever they did when they got together is something greater than the sum of their parts. Centennial is contributing these really unique hard candy flavours. Chinook is lending its resinous pine forest character, El Dorado, some sweet tropical fruit, and Galaxy finally shows up in the finish with some dusty peach and dried papaya, as well as its unique bitterness. Single notes are difficult to describe, as this just doesn't taste like most other beer. There's definitely some white grape in the mix, some naval orange, some fresh fig, and that little hint of wintergreen is still tucked in. I'm actually getting a very defined fruitcake flavour, which is really giving it that winter vibe to match the name and can art. The beer finishes with a bright pineapple note that quickly transforms into a biting bitterness - quite resinous and oily - with some classic Chinook bite and some Galaxy peach pit. This bitterness has a very slow fade, with some honey and bread notes peeking through intermittently.

Mouthfeel/Body: The beer is definitely full-bodied, but that's almost all just malt weight. It isn't a fluffy, soft, thick kind of full-bodied, and for 8.3%, it's actually quite crisp and drinkable. Effervescence is absolutely spot on, and much more lively than the typical 8+% IPA. Soft, fine, plentiful bubbles give this just the right amount of life to give it that refreshing fizz. The hops are delightfully oily, and that oil quickly spreads throughout the palate, clinging to every inch, and does a great job at keeping that hop flavour going, long after the finish. Some nice resinous drying closes it out.

Overall: This is a rather unique DIPA. The mix of hops is something I've never seen done in any other beer, and it works beautifully, creating flavours beyond each individual hop's capability. The malt base is fantastically quirky and unique, and makes for a light, crisp, gently sweet and simple platform for those hops. This beer wouldn't be as drinkable without that grist bill. It's a,unique beer, and in a market that is over-saturated with IPAs, unique is something to really strive for. Fans of the Bright lineup will almost certainly enjoy this one. I sure did.

Dec 20, 2019
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can into a pint glass. Best by 04/02/20, very recent release.

Slightly hazy dull yellow body, small white head dissipates to a ring and faint covering. Not much in the way of lacing.

Nice aroma of non citrus tropical fruit.

Upon tasting, very little bitterness, smooth, fruity, extremely drinkable. The abv is well nigh undetectable.

Mouth closer to full than medium, finish smooth and clean.

Overall, the late dry hopping pushes it into ne IPA territory. Nice drink, goes down way too well.

Dec 20, 2019
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can poured into an imperial can-shaped glass.

Appearance
Blonde. Good clarity. Loose white head. Light carbonation.

Nose
Pine, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, honey, and candy sugar.

Taste
Pine resin, dank, and wintergreen. Pineapple, grapefruit zest, and orange pith. Honey and candy sugar sweetness with a dry, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, oily, creamy, dry, and moderately bitter.

Overall
You think I'd know what to expect, but put "double" in from of any beer and I'll buy it regardless if I like the standard.

Dec 18, 2019
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This one seems to be a bit of a rarity so when I heard that Reiker Brew Works had some in stock & were selling it as singles, I hied over right quick to grab one. No need to be greedy since all that is needed for the furtherance of The CANQuest (tm) is one.

From the CAN: "Handcrafted by the Troegs Bros."; "Serve in a Chalice[;] Color: Hazy Gold[;] 1 Pint 16 Fl. Oz.[;] Malt: Pilsner, Unmalted Wheat, White Wheat[;] Hops[:] Centennial, Chinook, Galaxy, El Dorado"; "This is Blizzard of Hops turned up to 11. For Double Blizzard, we used a cooler temperature for the kettle hop additions, softening the character of the Centennial, Chinook and El Dorado. On the cold side, we dry-hop with four pounds per barrel of Chinook and Galaxy. At 8.3% ABV, we’re into semi-hazy Double IPA territory, and we like it here. We taste: huge citrus and pineapple notes and soft pine."

I was CANurious so I Crack!ed open the vent & gave it a slow, gentle C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. It foamed nicely to form just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with excellent retention. Color was … Hazy?!? Little Annie's fanny! Color was a gorgeous Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, summoning forth The Gelt Gang of Midas, Mammon & Croesus for a taste. Nose was redolent with grapefruit & pine with some pineapple thrown in for good measure. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, a little light for the style. The taste beCAN by putting me in mind of a liquefied pineapple upside-down cake until everything suddenly turned upside-down & sideways & the CANbination of grapefruit & pine started CANming with the ol' 1 - 2, 1 - 2 in rapid succession. Whew! I needed my asthma inhaler in response. Finish was cool and dry as the blizzard raged on. YMMV.

Dec 16, 2019
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear orange with a modest off-white head. Initial impression is a flavorful DIPA with notes of grapefruit, pine, pineapple, and possibly some mango - balanced by roasted malts. Mouthfeel is nice and chewy, but not NEIPA pillow-y. Finish is slightly sweet and a tad dry, inviting the next sip. I prefer it to Blizzard, but that's just me.

Dec 14, 2019
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best By: 4-02-20

A - Medium orange gold color with beautiful clarity (with just a hint of haze) and a consistent layer of bright white foam on top. Carbonation is moderate and steady.

S - Peach, pine, and citrus on the nose.

T - Consistent from start to finish: citrus, peach, pine, spicy, grapefruit, with a little bit of mango and pineapple buried below the surface. Most dominant is: pine and spicy citrus.

M - Thick and viscous texture with some carbonated pricklies and dry on the back of the tongue.

O - Solid but not a huge fan of how these hops play together.

Dec 09, 2019
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 66 ratings