Schoolhouse Doppelganger IPA

Review Date 2/8/2020   By John Staradumsky

It’s Flagship February! Did you know about that? If not, you can read about it here, but it is in a nutshell an effort to promote awareness of flagship beers that helped get the brewing industry established. Think Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Anchor Steam Beer, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. That sort of thing. Most breweries have a flagship beer, though not all do.

Case in point: The Schoolhouse brewery of Marietta, Georgia. They say:

Here at Schoolhouse, we're doing things a little different. No flagships, no core beers. We offer 20 rotating draft beers, meaning something new every time you come in!

The ultimate “ticker” brewery, if you will. They are also an opensource brewery, too, which means they will share their recipes with you in case you want to brew them at home.

Today, I’m here to talk about Schoolhouse Doppelganger IPA, which I just had on tap at Taco Mac. This is my second Schoolhouse beer and, really folks, I can’t tell you much about it, other than that Untappd pegs it at 6% alcohol by volume with 54 IBUs. I paid $7.51 for a 23-ounce mug.

My mug of Schoolhouse Doppelganger IPA arrived slightly hazy orange in color with a medium sized head of foam and a light citrusy nose. Taking a sip, I got solid caramel malt in the palate, citrusy grapefruit pith and then peel in the finish. I enjoyed this, are classic American IPAs making a comeback? If so, I’d love to see every beer make one-as a flagship, of course.

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, Canned