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Dry Dock's Double IPA - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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Dry Dock's Double IPADry Dock's Double IPA

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BA SCORE
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235 Ratings
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 44
Gots: 25 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emmasdad on 07-03-2010

Formerly calle Seven Seas Double IPA
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 235 | Reviews: 100
Photo of rawfish
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours very cloudy apricot/orange hue with a small, rocky, parchment colored head. Good retention of this with spotty lacing coating the glass.

A juicy malt sweetness gives off caramel and a natural syrupy aroma that imitates a fresh fruit stand. Hops are apricot, peach, orange citrus and some pine and earthy residue. Sweet and underlying booze.

Big malt here, caramel sweetness that constantly dips into the toffee range, candy coating the fruitiness of the hops. Like the nose orange citrus forward with ripe apricot and yellow peaches. Pine and a large, smooth building alcohol washes over and through the finish where it picks up some grass and drying.

Above average body, with smooth carbonation, barely enough to move the malts along. This beer acts its strength, flaunting a well integrated alcohol set. Surprisingly dry and scrubbing on the finish.

A DIPA that plays up a bit, juicy, boozy and sweet, loaded with stone fruit and deep orange citrus. Well crafted and balanced, somewhat of a dinosaur when you look at the hop profile. Still if you like peaches and apricots this is a must try DIPA.

Photo of Mhollerb
3.64/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Major residual sweetness. Solid color and bitterness, but the nose has some excessive sweetness. Almost an artificial grape nose and taste. Their regular IPA is awesome so I'm hoping I got a bad or old batch. Will review again when I get a fresh bottle.

Photo of SavvyStudent
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A – Cloudy orange color with good lacing

S – Stong orange, citrus with pine on the nose. Very small malt but with the seven hops a great hop blend.

T - pine, small yeast with the hops balanced to give a fresh all around taste. The big thing I get is orange.

M – medium heavy and some carbonation. Lingers more than I like but pretty solid for a DIPA

O – Very solid, not over the top on hops or malt. Has nice orange and citrus notes, but nothing too deep or complex.

Photo of mentor
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a strong 2 finger slightly-yellowed fluffy head over a cloudy straw-colored liquid. Smells of hay, grapefruit pith, oranges, pine, lemon pith, clean alcohol, sweet tarts, candied lemon. Complex and really inviting, though not particularly intense.

Tastes grapefruit pith, oranges, some pine, apricot ester. Candy-like, creamy custard-caramel, and a bit of baby aspirin. Malt sweet plays an appropriate supporting role, nice clean alcohol sting, creamy and medium in the mouth. Tastes a a strong version of a classic IPA from the late 1990's/early 2000's. Easy drinking, if that can be said for such a strong beer. Though wet in the mouth, drying in the finish. Mild carbonation and lingering metallic grassy hop bitter. Loved this beer, though not sure it fits what others are doing with the style.

Photo of biboergosum
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle from a huge liquor store in the western Denver suburbs.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden apricot hue, with three fingers of puffy, rather bubbly off-white head, which leaves some nice splattered amoebic lace around the glass as it slowly dips out of sight.

It smells of grapefruit and orange pith, green herbs, a dank leafiness, wet pine needles, a grainy, slightly bready malt, and a subtle alcohol edge. The taste is more acrid citrus and pine undergrowth, some further muddled tropical fruit notes, musty backyard leaves, a bready, somewhat crackery caramel maltiness, and floral, kind of perfumed, soft booze.

The carbonation is fairly even-handed, just a mild hum throughout, the body a steady medium weight, and more-or-less smooth, with a simple creaminess, the hops and alcohol having better things to do than spoil the fun here. It finishes off-dry, the sassy, well-rounded fruitiness standing out.

A pretty enjoyable DIPA, maybe not in-your-face hoppy (despite 7 different 'C' hops), but that's more than made up for by a deft integration with the other players - the laid-back, everything will just be all right malt, and a fantastically understated booze factor. Very recommended for a 'drinkable' version of the style.

Photo of Billolick
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle from a trade with my buddy Mitch in colo.

I can find no freshness/bottling date info

Pours clouded typical almond amber, nice looking fine bubble off white head. Leaves a fine film and fields of scattered bits of lace.

Herbal and leafy hop nose with a hint of tea.

Tasty, enjoyable and nicely crafted DIPA. Hops continually present on the palate, but not overwhelming the malty undercoating.

Super smooth on the tongue, dangerously easy drinking, very tasty Colorado DIPA

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another beer brought back from Colorado. No bottle date.

This baby poured a finger of creamy head over a muted brown body with hints of orange. Lace tried to cling "like whoa" to the glass. Head leaves a good froth after dissipating.

The nose is all hops. Pine, earth and citrus.

This beer is rather well balanced, which surprised me after the nose. The tip of the tongue is sweet malt, that stays a little sweet but becomes bready as it hits the middle. When this beer starts the downhill plunge as it gets from the middle to the back of the tongue, the hops come out. It is very earthy, with a little grapefruit, and a surprise bit of lime at the very end.

The mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied. The carbonation is almost unnoticeable, and it's a little more creamy. It doesn't coat the mouth and has a dry finish.

Photo of cw577enfield
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got it in a trade from Jasonrm72. Thanks, buddy!

No bottling date and poured into a snifter.

A: Hazy golden with strong orange hue. Two fingers of head, slowly dissipates to a thin layer of foam. Good amount of lacing.

S: Some tropical fruits, lemon, pineapple, and malty aroma. Can't quite detect any hops.

T: Soft hops with malty flavor, somewhat creamy and smooth, strong floral notes, making it very drinkable. A very mellow taste.

M: Medium bodied to full bodied, good carbonation, and hides the booze very well.

O: A good DIPA with strong floral notes and malty flavor. If I'm not looking to get a "hop-blast" or "piney" DIPA, I'll grab another bottle of this.

Cheers!

Photo of mrw1zard
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber purchased in March in Colorado. Pours a nice golden color with no head. Very easy to drink, but I felt it was lacking in the hops. Definitely didn't feel like a 9% ABV. I found it similar to Odell IPA. Good beer, just not something I would seek out again. Worth a try!

Photo of maximum12
2.88/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Blakelive784 for trading me this bottle...& for those of you not trading with anyone new, I'd hold up Mr. Blake as one of a couple guys who've embarrassed this veteran trader the last few months. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

Barely a hiss upon opening; looks about as carbonated as a glass of pulped mango juice. Smell is sehr tropical, sweet orange.

Dry Dock IIPA falls in that category of a 'balanced' IIPA, which isn't my favorite silo. Hops mirror the nose: gently floral, orange, with a dollop of wet earthiness. Pale, sweet malts swell underneath & quickly take over. Very, very sweet with low carbonation leads to a heavy, stomach-flooding drinking experience. One half-bomber & done for this boy.

Sub-mediocre IIPA that is void of punch, bitterness, or much of a hop experience at all. If you like a IIPA that's mostly a malt bomb, you should enjoy this one. Not my speed.

Photo of cvm4
3.28/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours murky amber with a brown shade to it. There's a one finger eggshell head.

S - Tropical fruits, not much else to me.

T - Slightly sweet with a hit of pineapple.

M - Light to medium body with medium carbonation.

O - Not a lot of hoppiness to it. The score had me thinking it should be better. To make. To be fair, I'm not sure how long it's been sitting. I did pick it up on vacation and don't see a bottle date.

Photo of Jparker37
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1pt 6oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Hazy light golden with an orange hue. Medium sized white head. Tight bubbles leave a generous portion of lacing.

S - Citrus, lemon, lime, pineapple, mild grass. Husky grain malt. Hinting some alcohol.

T - Hops come across more earthy or grass-like than citrus. Still some lemon flavor. Malt is throughout the whole flavor with a not-so-subtle nuttiness to it. Big on flavor yet modest on bitterness.

M - Medium to medium-full body, short of medium carbonation, semi-dry.

O - Didn't expect this beer so cloudy as I was careful to not wrestle yeast on the pour. Good aroma and flavor albeit not so traditional. That Golden Promise lends a solid backbone. Hops were light and lent too little of bitterness. I also thought it could have had a drier feel to it.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Falling Rock. Nice light orange and gold color, good 1" of head on it which didn't offer much in terms of retention, but did have above average lace impressions on the side of the glass I wasn't drinking out of.

Aroma was hoppy, not decadently hopped, but not short changing anyone either. Good muddled citrus notes, couldn't tell you what was really hitting me, just a swirling of hops in the citrus vein.

Taste, pretty easy drinking, hop flavors beyond mere bitterness. Alcohol is there, but not a problem drinking it. Would say the citrus flavors are starting to lean tropical at this point. Malt mouthfeel gives an old toffee impression that was a distraction from the hops. Orange, mango and toffeee are a little weird, I would think caramel instead, but oh well.

Pretty good stuff, solid second tier dipa.

Photo of Moose90
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber into Tulip
No obvious date

A – Nice and hazy, bright orange with a fluffy thin head that leaves nice lacing. The lack of clarity on this is actually kind of nice.

S – Nothing over the top here, nice citrus notes and a little bit of a pine background. All on top of a lightly sweet malt base.

T – Somewhat sweet, citrus comes through first, with some orange and lemon notes. Then leads to a piney undertone and finishes with a nice moderately sweet malt foundation.

M – Well balanced for a DIPA, smooth and somewhat creamy. Very enjoyable. Nice crispness to round it all out.

O – Very solid, not over the top on hops or malt. Has nice orange and citrus notes, but nothing too deep or complex. Worth trying.

Photo of hoppytobehere
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap, 22 oz. pour

A: Opaque, copper body. Thin soapy head with excellent lacing.

S: Hops with some lemon/orange. Malt pokes in a little. Not a huge presence of alcohol.

T: Nicely balanced. Hop bite up front that's loaded with citrus. Reminds me a little of DC Brau's OTWOA, which is a good thing. Not sure if the hop profile is similar to Falconer's Flight, or what. On the back end, there's great malt flavors. Like just taking a bite of fresh bread.

M: Creamy, medium-bodied. For a 9% beer, it's very easy to drink.

O: Definitely will seek this one out again.

Photo of AgentMunky
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. No discernable date stamp.

A: A finger of creamy, tantalizing head. The beer is barely translucent, honey-gold, with noticeable effervesce. Good lacing.

S: Hops are soft (older bottle perhaps?) with a gentle malt base and hint of alcohol. Hint of pine.

T/M: Surprisingly creamy and sweet, shot through with citrus (lemon), and ends with a dry, bitter, undeniably hoppy finish. Fairly balanced DIPA, rather West Coast influenced, with only a hint of tropical fruit.

O: Solid, enjoyable, and recommended. Nothing to go out of your way for, but try one if you see it.

Photo of chugalug06
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Four-finger, white, soapy/foamy head. Brew is wonderfully clear and is very yellow with lots of whites and some oranges. Heavy viscosity. Fantastic lacing. Yum.

Very candy-esque. Lots of heavy apricot-y floral notes. Gooey and sticky.

Very smooth, light and overly drinkable for being 9%... Light (er) carboantion brings out wonderful fruity flavors. Citrus is very west coast without being like a flower in your mouth. Bitterness is more sweet then bitter, I like this. Slightly over sweet in a near sugar bomb kind of way.

Whoa. Not what I was thinking at all... Thanks Chris for the awesome recommendation! Highly recommended! Dry Dock may just be going places...

Photo of match1112
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

received this from a mystery sender, so who ever you are, Thank you!

a: clear copper body with a inch of thick tight creamy bubbles.

s: very tropical with mango, orange, a little lemon and bubblegum.

t: alot of malt to keep the hopbomb in check. very well balanced between the two wit the added pine resin on the back end to keep it from being overly sweet.

m: full rich body with great carbonation. dry bitter finish is enjoyable because it's well balanced between the sweetness and the resin. very enjoyable.

Photo of Flounder57
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up back in December when we were at the brewery. 22 oz bottle was poured into a large snifter.

Appearance: it poured a huge one finger head that has reduced to a small layer. It a golden orange yellow with great clarity and vision of carbonation coming up through the glass.

Smell: major hop and malt bomb. Caramel and bready malts followed by citrus, grapefruit, tropical notes, and some pine.

Taste: hop bomb and malt overload all over again. Some lingering bitterness that mellows out. Pineapple and grapefruit stand out most in the hops. All balanced by the caramel and bready malts.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium carbonation, full bodied, easy to drink, and very delicious.

Overall: pretty sold DIPA. Happy to have brought this back to Boston from Aurora. Next in Denver I will make another special trip to Aurora.

Photo of arizcards
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber from Ski Haus Liquors in Steamboat Springs today for $8.99.

Beer poured golden orange with a decent white head upon the initial pour.

Nose is quite pungent with tropical and citrus hops.

Taste is pretty well balanced. Big malt backbone compliments the citrus, tropical, and floral hop profile.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fairly smooth body.

Overall this is a solid beer, definitely rates up there with the Cali 2IPA's. Would love to try some of their other brews. Give it a shot if you have the opportunity to try it!

Photo of largadeer
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very pale and clear lemon peel color. Small bubbles sustain a small half-inch cap.

Smell: Pretty nice stone fruit aroma, primarily apricot. There's a touch of pine, and a pleasantly subdued malty sweetness with a bit of breadiness. Curiously, I get a hint of bubblegum.

Taste & mouthfeel: Pine and stone fruit, with some floral and citrus notes behind. There's a good bit of pale malt sweetness that works nicely with the hop profile, though it becomes a bit wearisome after a while; I'd like this to be a little more dry. Thankfully, it doesn't taste loaded full of crystal malts. Bitterness is moderate, and while not particularly intense it does bring a slight astringency.

Overall: A nice DIPA. It hides the booze well and has pleasant hop flavors. It isn't overly exciting, but it's well made and I'd drink it again.

Photo of tlazaroff
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Smells like a tropical island. Big mango, pineapple, and guava. Maybe a hint of starfruit too. It has a biscuity quality too which gives it some nice roundness.

Pours out a nice medium hazy straw color with lemon-yellow highlights. White head falls quickly back into the beer but leaves moderately spotty lacing.

Oh yes, all of those wonderful tropical flavors come through in the taste tenfold! This beer is a pure joy to drink. There is zero taste of alcohol. Starts off with the sweet fruits and finishes with a lingering light bitterness.

Somewhat dry but silky smooth. Carbonation on the light side of medium to accompany a medium body. Incredibly drinkable for it's stats. This is quite possibly one of the best IPA's I've ever had.

Photo of denver10
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a orangey yellow with a foamy off white head. A nice sweet and fruity aroma; a nice malt underbelly paired with some sweet orange and mango juices, and some pine. Flavor follows suit. A nice creamy medium body with a healthy amount of activity. Overall, a great DIIPA.

Photo of 05Harley
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No bottle date info.
(270 calories)

Purchased through Beerjobber.com from Dry Dock brewery.

Price - $73.70/case (assorted beers)

Pours a hazey orange color with a two inch creamy head. Long lasting foam on this one and descent lacing as well.

The aroma is mainly tropical fruit with mango, pear and pineapple leading the hop charge while a caramel/bread combination fills in for the malts. Not as strong in the nose as most other IIPA's.

Flavor is once again very tropical and fairly sweet overall. A slight hint of pine on the taste buds comes in on the finish but very little bitterness for a claimed 90 IBU's. Alcohol is well hidden almost unnoticeable for 9%, well done.

The body is medium with a smooth creamy mouthfeel which is a surprise for the style. Carbonation is low as expected but very little dryness is present and not what I would expect given the hop profile.

Overall a really smooth beer to enjoy for the style and horsepower. Not what I expected with this one, however I'm looking forward to sampling the other examples in my case from Dry Dock.

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at falling rock denver. Pours a crisp golden with slight haze no big head. Smells of mango...big mango, probably the most mango I ever tasted in a brew. Taste is of very fruity hops with some real crisp malts; maybe a bit over malted??
Its a great brew, not the best, but very good.

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Dry Dock's Double IPA from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.