Double M.A.C. | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Double M.A.C.Double M.A.C.

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by boku56 on 06-21-2014

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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of woodychandler
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Once again, my entries for New Beer Sunday, this time Week 637, are part of the Odds & Sods series out of The Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody. I have been doing my utmost to assemble and conduct brewery horizontals, but some bottles are stand-alones and just get reviewed as & when I see fit. Beginning tomorrow (M, 08 Mai 2017), I am embarking on a Heavy Seas cruise, but I wanted to wait until my two off days to do so. In the interim (today), I am having at some of those that did not otherwise fit in.

From the bottle: "Description: Double M.A.C. is an easy drinking, vibrant and refreshing session IPA double dry-hopped with Mosaic, Amarillo and Cascade hops. Prost, to the perfect session!"; "Malts: Pale, Caramel and Munich"; "IBU: 50"; "Experimental Small Batch Series".

Y'know, in looking at previous reviewers, I wonder if this one did not come to me courtesy of my local. in-person trader, tone77. There is a strong possibility that it did.

I Pop!ped the cap & in deference to its apparent age, I gave it a very light, gentle pour. Once it had been sufficiently decanted, I conducted a vigorous in-glass swirl which raised two-plus fingers of foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head that quickly fell away, but left loads of sticky lacing in its wake. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) which may have been a chill haze or perhaps dry-hopped to the point of saturation. Nose smelled of tropical fruits, pine and caramel. It was like some kind of odd fusion dessert! I am not a foodie, but when it comes to beer, I do not shy away from the new and/or unusual. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very fruity, with the usual tropical suspects of mango, papaya and guava present, intertwined with the caramel malt. Tasty, but kind of a dessert-like flavor as a whole. The other thing that crossed my mind is that as an AIPA, these session-type AIPAs will always sit on the low end of their style spectrum in my eyes. I am a self-described, self-avowed hophead & I love AIPAs, but session AIPAs just do not really do it for me. Too much emphasis on aroma and not enough on bittering IMHO. Finish was semi-dry, but I felt unfulfilled for having drank it. I was now jonesing for some hop-driven beer with nary a one on today's horizon.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A 355ml bottle with a presumed bottling date of May 2014. Purchased a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. Described as a refreshing session IPA double dry-hopped with Mosaic, Amarillo and Cascade.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A rich, hazy amber hue with fine sediment and light carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of fruity hops with hints of citrus, peel, white grape, mild pine, a touch of weed, caramel malt, earthy yeast and faint stewed hops. Rather nice.

T: Tastes of fruity aromatic hops with a spicy bitter finish. Notes of pine resin, weed, peel, citrus, mild white fruits, a touch of spice, caramel malt, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Well-attenuated, followed by a strident, hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and dry, with very soft carbonation and decent body. A bit too flat; would benefit from enhanced carbonation. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, mild fruitiness, earthy yeast and faint caramel malt.

O: A tasty little number. Looks good, while the aroma and flavour exhibit plenty of fruity hop notes backed up by caramel and yeast. Body is OK but could be livelier. Possibly a tad faded due to bottle age. Goes down easily enough - a satisfying session IPA. Worth sampling if you chance across it.

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Photo of AirZombie
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jco3
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Clear golden color with a white head and plenty of lacing.

AROMA: Faint hop pellets and malt in the aroma. Slight citrus, but very light overall.

TASTE: Fresh hops upfront with a hint of grapefruit and orange zest. Balanced bitterness and a slight pine taste. Pretty well done. Slight hop bite. Light malts.

FEEL: Light bodied, well carbonated ale.

OVERALL: Pretty decent beer, light and crisp.

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Photo of tone77
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, citrus. Taste is hoppy, grapefruit, very smooth and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing beer that I could put away several of.

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Photo of Asics
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophead86
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

such a great session ipa . the label is so freaking awesome .

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Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of archyquaffer
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

The label gives full particulars on the ingredients: pale, caramel and Munich malts combined with Amarillo, Mosaic, Cascade and Alchemy hops. 50 IBUs and 4.9 ABV.

A moderate pour produces a chunky, sticky snow white head of about an inch. The beer is a slightly hazy pale golden with a ruddy tinge.

Lovely aromas of citrus and flowers. Tangy sweet flavors of light citrus and mild pine balance out the malts nicely. The Munich and caramel malts are just detectable. I may also discern a slight melon flavor. Clean finish with just a touch of lingering citrus pith bitterness. Light bodied and easy drinking but with enough complexity to keep it interesting.

I've only tried one other "session IPA" before- that one struck me as ridiculously bitter and astringent with thin malt characteristics. This one is nicely balanced with delicious hop flavors backed by flavorful malts- excellent all around. This would be a good beer to introduce to the non-hopheads out there- it may open their eyes to the possibilities.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I saved this beer out of a special pack of brews from three different brewers - boy, was I glad I saved this one for last. The beer has a very nice light-caramel color with a weak head that leaves widespread lacing down the glass - truly amazing. The smell that emanates from this beer is amazing as well. A beautiful mi of oranges, spice, and sweet malts - very impressive. The feel was nothing spectacular, but it was hard to concentrate over the taste - a very tangy, smooth, and as they advertise, a very sessionable beer. My first path crossed with Widmer Brothers was very encouraging.

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Photo of KerryCummins1977
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of cdub0512
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of MorganH
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of bzach
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of secondtooth
3.33/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured this one a semi-cloudy golden amber with a fair head of white carbonation. Light lace.

Nose was pine and floral hops, with a touch of citrus. Again, not bad.

Taste was bitter up front, with a twang of citrus and pine hops and little else. I found this to be an enjoyable hop bomb, but offering nothing as far as complexity or "uniqueness" to the growing "session IPA" trend.

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Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of dgndenver
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Good head and lacing. First impression is hops, with a little sweetness showing as the hops blast fades.

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Photo of 45nDown
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Gregwa
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Deliciously hoppy!

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Photo of mizx
4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Double M.A.C. from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82.9% out of 100 with 35 ratings
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