After knocking out their standard IPA I figured it was time to take things up a notch and go with their Double IPA.
Double Elimination arrived in a long-stemmed chalice (odd) and was slightly darker in color than its predecessor. It’s more orange than the regular IPA, with the color falling into the dark orange yellow category. The head starts as a small white cap that dissolves in a film. Lacing is mild.
The nose on this beer is big on pine, with just a touch of grapefruit and honey to try to even things out. Orange is a lot more muted here, but it’s still there.
The taste wasn’t as big as I expected. Unlike the Elimination IPA where there was a big wallop of pine, here it’s more muted and reserved. It’s almost like it’s trying to impress its girlfriend’s parents, so it’s on its best behavior (wow, that was a bad analogy). Hints of mango, orange, and honey are here and stand side-by-side in terms of noticeability.
Mouthfeel is lighter than the regular IPA, but the alcohol is way more noticeable. Drying is also more intense, before giving way to another dose of alcohol in the backend.
Although Double Elimination is an okay beer, it’s not nearly as well put together as their standard IPA. I wish I would have went with this was first, because it was kind of a let down.
Overall: 6 out of 10
As a DOUBLE IPA: 6 out of 10
FOR FANS OF: Two Brothers HOP JUICE DOUBLE IPA, Mad River STEELHEAD DOUBLE IPA, Mission SHIPWRECKED DIPA,