Double Blizzard
Tröegs Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,749
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
89
Ranked #14,782
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 5.28%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
36
From:
Tröegs Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Winter
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SCORE
89
Very Good
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Reviews by bubseymour:
Photo of bubseymour
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of Gmartin75
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Daniellobo
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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Photo of Eyedoc27
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tekstr1der
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
4.36/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of MjamesL
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Corburk
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justintcoons
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of bacher468
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of osheamatth
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of parkwood
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of broadway848
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tedho21
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dafla67
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

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Photo of Wheels2532
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbl_delta
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of hozersr
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpd026
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Double Blizzard from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 36 ratings