The Rainmaker

North Carolina
United States
Rainmaker Double IPA Beer Green Man
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Our highly sought after triple-dry-hopped double IPA is the beer that hopheads have been waiting for. It boasts four distinct hop varieties -- Columbus, Simcoe, Chinook and Citra -- for a fresh, well-balanced bitterness.

Profile

ABV: 
9.3%
IBUs: 
158
Served at: 
50° F
Hops: 
Chinook, Columbus, Citra, Simcoe
Malts: 
Pale, Caramel
Judges Review 
Susan Ruud's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Double IPAs are hugely popular (and often have huge ABVs), but this wonderfully smooth and easy-drinking Double IPA manages to stand out from the pack. A huge bready malt aroma blended with apricot, earthy and floral hop aromas makes itself known early on. The beer's flavor follows suit with smooth alcohol and earthy, apricot-like hops and bready, slightly toasty malt combining together to create a complex and interesting profile. The finish is a blend of soft alcohol, earthy, apricot-like hops and a slightly lingering hop bitterness blended with the sweet, bready malt presence. The alcohol is definitely present but is generally very smooth and well-integrated.