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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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 34
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
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 Stinkypuss
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
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 -0.8%
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 archyquaffer
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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 +9.9%
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 secondtooth
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
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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Double M.A.C. from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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