Double Secret Probation IPA | Downtown Joe's American Bar And Grill

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Brewed by:
Downtown Joe's American Bar And Grill
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by MisterClean on 01-18-2009

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by DocJitsu:
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4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange gold color with a quirky dissipating off-white head. Lacing coats the glass. The bouquet is phenomenal. Dried sweet fruit, grapefruit, and mown grass. The flavor is a little less bold than the bouquet, but much the same as what is picked up in the olfactory. In fact, the flavor was a little disappointing after having first gotten a whiff of the wonderful bouquet. Mouthfeel is decent, but a little flattened. All in all, a very good DIPA, but I've had so many ridiculously good DIPAs recently that it doesn't rank well.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of bigd03
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of KevMo84
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of ApolloFreedman
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avaldivia
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of MisterClean
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at Downtown Joe's. First off, great name. How can you resist the temptation to try this beer with a name from Animal House?

A - Pours orange with 1 fingered head. Light carbonation and dissipates moderately.

S - Pine, flowers, and caramel.

T - Pretty much the same. Smell and taste are transparent.

M - Good, full mouthfeel. Slightly bitter from the use of centennials.

D - Good overall, but much better examples out there. Would love to see more pungency and flavor from the hops.

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Photo of donspublic
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this late one nite when in Napa. Was pleasantly surprised. Was poured into a shaker from tap, had a good 1 finger cream head on it. Smelled of pine, grapefruit and caramel. Was a hazy golden in the glass. Very nice beer, they say 100 IBU, but it was well rounded, not too bitter and a good hop presence. Would definitely go back here for this beer when I am in Napa.

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Photo of Jenray
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of beetstreet
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Double Secret Probation IPA from Downtown Joe's American Bar And Grill
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 12 ratings