Double Platinum

Virginia
United States
Double Platinum Starr Hill IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Double Platinum is dry-hopped with Simcoe and Centennial hops to achieve a strong aroma of citrus and pine, balanced by a smooth, malty backbone. The beer weighs in at approximately 8.6% ABV.

Profile

ABV: 
8.6%
IBUs: 
80
Hops: 
Simcoe, Centennial, Apollo
Malts: 
Two-Row, Caramel
Judges Review 
Mike Castagno's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

There is quite an impressive expression of hops throughout this beer. Huge levels of pine and resin with minor notes of tropical fruit (guava) and a hint of citrus rounds it out. This is a beer of very good clarity with a reddish-orange hue, wearing a beautiful off-white head. The malt character is on the high side, leaving a lasting impression of caramel, bread and biscuit. The bitterness is firm but clean; it does not hang around into the finish, which leaves the drinker always reaching for another taste. This beer is very well-made. The big malt finish and rich body might make it hard to have another, which is what I look for in this style. This beer would go well with dinner, especially Mexican food.

Brewery Introduction

In the mid-90’s, Master Brewer Mark Thompson returned to his native Virginia from Portland, OR, having learned two things: First, that the craft of artisanal brewing was one part science and one part art; and second, that making delicious beer was a lot cooler than anything he had ever done as a... Read More

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