“Chewy” Double IPA | The Bobcat Café & Brewery

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The Bobcat Café & Brewery
Vermont, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Double IPA is brewed with North American cultivated hops & malted barley. Special attention to the two hop varieties utilized in the brew & dry-hop: Millenium & Falconer’s Flight. This DIPA soars in at 6.9% abv & 100 IBU with a bitterness that will hit you at the speed of light!

Added by Kegatron on 07-19-2011

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Ratings:
4
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
18.31%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Photo of Bierman9
4.15/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint of this for a nightcap ($4.00) on 06APR12, during a visit with Alewife. Currently checks-in at 6.70%, still with 100 IBUs.

My shaker pint was brimming with a clear, medium copper liquid, with light carbo streaming up. Head was off-white and thin, though it did manage some good lacing. Aroma was loads of citrus with a smidge of sweetness amid the rindyness. Nice and smooth on the tongue, it was more than medium in the body category.

Like the aroma, the flavor had something other than bitterness present, a bit of tangerine and apricot first hitting the palate. Then it got pithy and piney right quick, with loads of bitterness everywhere you looked. Unlike the first reviewer, I found this pleasant, pleasing and puckery, a hopheads delight. Prosit!!

4.15/5 rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of Kegatron
2.57/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap @ the brewpub on 7/16/11. Served in a pint glass. This is a Double IPA brewed and dry-hopped with a combo of Millennium and Falconer’s Flight hops.

Pours a crystal clear copper, with a thin covering of eggshell-white head. This retains with roughly a ½ finger of creamy foaminess, which rings the sides of the glass with some heavy sticky lace. The aroma is….well, just not just giving up much at all here. What I do pick up is floral with some light additional notes of pine and some earthy green smelling citrus character. Malts mix in to add an underlying sweet twang to the nose. Man, this is really disappointing.

The taste is mostly all bitterness here, with a deep raw pithiness to the hop flavors that stretch the whole way through the profile. There is maybe a touch of zestier grapefruit flavor underneath to try and shake things up a bit and malts attempt to add a supportive sweetness to this, but the overall hop profile here is just out of control with the bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, maybe a touch full feeling, with a big mouth filling sharpness that has just a touch of oily slickness mixed in. Alcohol warmth is mostly kept to a minimum but does combo with the prickliness of the carbonation to embolden all of that rampant bitterness even more.

Well they advertised 100 IBUs with this and that was pretty much all that it was. This just had a ton of unrestrained and unrefined bitterness that made for one boring and not very enjoyable drinking experience. I will concede that the bitteness did lessen somewhat as this warmed but I shouldn't need to let my beer sit there for 20 minutes before I'm ready to enjoy it. Sometimes bitter isn’t always better and this is a prime example of that.

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“Chewy” Double IPA from The Bobcat Café & Brewery
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