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Dry Dock USS Enterprise Strong Pale - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

Dry Dock USS Enterprise Strong Pale
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87
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.63%


Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mentor on 01-15-2007)
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11-09-2012 21:22:00 | More by carteravebrew
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look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle. Pours reddish orange with a medium creamy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet biscuity malt with some grassy hops.

The flavor is subdued - watery malts with a decent sized grassy bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, very subdued for an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

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kojevergas

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3.35/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dry Dock "USS Enterprise IPA" according to Dry Dock's beer menu in their taproom as of yesterday night 07/07/2013. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; Dry Dock makes some damn fine beers.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Grumbler acquired yesterday. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger beige/light khaki colour head of decent thickness, light creaminess, and subpar (~1 minute) retention.

Body colour is a somewhat vibrant clear translucent copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Generally appealing for the style, but not unique or special.

Sm: Oily hops, floral hop character, and caramalt. Clean pale malts. Oily hop character is dominant. No yeast or alcohol is detectable. Some light fruity hop character: mango, citrus, maybe tangerine. An aroma of mild to moderate strength. Pleasant and seemingly balanced, with no overt naked hop bitterness.

T: Caramalt, clean pale malts. Floral hop character. Some caramalt. A bit too sweet. Some lightly juicy mango and tangerine fruit esters. Not real resinous or phenolic per se. Decently balanced and built. I like it, but the depth and intensity of flavour aren't great. Nectary.

Mf: Lightly oily. Smooth and wet. A bit of a biting character, but the carbonation isn't too high - just a biteen overdone. Nice presence on the palate, though it is a bit diminished by the growler serving type. Suits the flavour profile generally well. It'd be better juicier.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but far from great. It's a solid IPA overall from Dry Dock, and I'd probably get it again. But it's not exemplary.

B-

Serving type: growler

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On tap at Dry Dock. Not as good as Breakwater. A bit more malty without as much hop flavor. More muted citrus.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a perfect english american hybrid. called enterprise ipa now, it pours a red amber color, clear and well carbonated. the nose is lovely, its english caramel malts and american west coast hops, aromatic and stinky rich, i like this a lot. the flavor is american hoppy and english mallty, kind of the best of both worlds. it works for me. not sweet, not that bitter, just nicey nice. feel is medium bodied and a little heavy on the residual sugars. this is something i could drink every night, but im not sure i will. one of the regulars at dry dock, but not my favorite. yeast presence could be a little more resounding, but i like this as a drinkable hoppy brew.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at the brewery.

Appearance - Very rich, amber color. Good head and retention.

Smell - Citrusy, piney, hoppy. About what you'd expect from a good IPA.

Taste - Very well balanced. Bitter, but pleasantly so. The hop profile is quite simple, but refreshing in this respect. Balances nicely with the malts.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with just the right amount of carbonation.

Overall - This is a very good IPA. Rather simple, but I really like that aspect of it. Well executed and very tasty. This will definitely be a regular pint when I visit their neighboring homebrew store.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2012 13:38:16 | More by CornedBeef
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Reposting review from hacked account (jmkratt) :(

Picked up a growler of USS Enterprise IPA, which I believe to be this beer based on previous reviews though it was clearly displayed as IPA not Strong Pale but perhaps the name has changed over the years? Anyhow...

A - Poured from growler to pint glass. The beer pours a deep orange color with a nice 1/5 finger white bubbly foamy head. Good retention and lacing. Looks good.

S - A terrific hoppy character with a lot of fruit tones. Not as much citrus as I would have expected but more of a sweet apple type aroma. Not much in terms of earthy tones.

T - Starts right where the aroma left off wherein the fruity hop character is immediately present and the sweet malt base builds. Medium bitterness. Hides the alcohol well and well balanced for an IPA though clearly hop forward.

M - Good carbonation for the style with medium bodied.

O - A good IPA. Extremely drinkable. I would happily purchase this beer again.

Serving type: growler

Reviewed on: 07-19-2011 13:52:42

Serving type: growler

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Dry Dock USS Enterprise Strong Pale from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.