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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
91
outstanding

229 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 42
Gots: 22 | 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:
Formerly calle Seven Seas Double IPA

(Beer added by: emmasdad on 07-03-2010)
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Reviews by northaustin:
Photo of northaustin
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a clear amber with minimal white head which settles quickly and leaves no lacing.

smell: tart ethanol upfront, acidic citrus hops and a resonous finish.

taste: hop oil, that is closer to a green apple flavor. followed by a candy citrus kick. alcohol is very obvious still.

mouthfeel: goes down oily, but leaves a salivation that dries and makes the mouth sticky.

northaustin, Apr 29, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
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

Billolick, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Prospero, May 05, 2012
Photo of mrw1zard
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
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!

mrw1zard, May 09, 2013
Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -2.2%

bpfrush, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of ehammond1
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quirkzoo!

Somewhat hazy deep, dark orange, bordering on amber, with a tight, moderately sized off-white head that eventually leaves spots of lace down the glass.

A sweet, citrusy aroma, with lots of grapefruit and a mild dose of pain, along with a heavy amount of sweet, sugary caramel.

The flavor is sweeter too than most big West Coast style DIPAs, with the toffee and caramel sweetness balancing nicely with the bold grapefruit and pine notes from the hops.

Medium bodied, a touch sticky, not particularly dry either, but no doubt drinkable.

Above average, but I would not seek this out.

ehammond1, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Cynic-ale, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of timontheroad
4.5/5  rDev +10%

timontheroad, Nov 10, 2013
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.

05Harley, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of quirkzoo
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gave a few of these away, finally getting around to trying it.

Pours a hazy bright orange with two fingers of sticky thick white head. The aroma is very fruity, lots of citrus with a sweet caramel behind it. The taste was more of the same but a bit subdued. The aroma was quite layered and the taste felt a bit flatter. Not bad, just not quite as interesting as the aroma, but still very tasty. The malt sweetness is a bit more than I was expecting from a DIPA, usually I find a dryer finish allows the hops to shine more. Extremely smooth for 9%. Overall this is a very solid beer. If you like your DIPA maltier, this might be the right choice for you, but if you go in expecting a dry, hop bomb you will probably be disappointed.

quirkzoo, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of weonfire
4/5  rDev -2.2%

weonfire, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

biboergosum, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

mdaschaf, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of guyforget
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle

A - Pours a medium golden, frothy white head that dissipated quickly and left little lacing or residue.

S - Hops. Not much in the way of malt or sugar, mostly just hops. Citrusy grapefruit strong up front, pine in the back.

T - Again, Hops, but there is a little malt in the middle of the taste, between the citrus burst and the piny finish. Has all of the characteristics of what I'd consider a "west coast" style i/dipa.

M - Average carbonation, bright up front, oily finish with many lingering bitter notes.

D - Hides the 9% ABV really well, but its still 9% and will catch up with you eventually. For the style I'd consider it above average in drinkability, but its not a session beer by any means.

Overall, this beer is pretty much spot-on for the style, reminiscent of many of my favorite "west coast" style imperial or double ipa's.

guyforget, Nov 30, 2010
Photo of GilGarp
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bomber served cold into a pint class.

Seven Seas (which I had at the Dry Docks brewery when it was called 7 Cs) is a very hazy copper orange color. The head is short-lived but the lacing is substantial.

Aroma is super hoppy and so full of citrus.

Flavor is excellent. It must be the most sweet-citrus double IPA I can remember having. Every type seems to be represented: lemons, oranges, grapefruit, and lime. A honey sweetness is perfectly judged. There's evenly some resiny pine. A little something for everyone.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with perfect carbonation. The balance is great for the style. Plenty of sweetness to counter-act the hops. Easily the most drinkable DIPA I've ever had.

Overall an outstanding DIPA. It's probably one of the best I've ever had. Seek this one out!

GilGarp, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had their popular DIPA on tap at the brewpub. Somewhat hyped hop bomb. More malts are needed to balance this, its just OK. A bit of lighter mouthfeel for the style. Yellow and lacey. Great aroma and still good drinkability. Not a palate shredder, and some sugar sweetness, earthy hops.

Sammy, Feb 15, 2011
Photo of Photekut
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photekut, May 19, 2013
Photo of DenverBigRed
4/5  rDev -2.2%

DenverBigRed, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of earlholman
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

earlholman, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of russpowell
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this from epic Beertrader Bitterbill, cheers again Bill!

Pours a semi hazed apricot with a finger of ivory colored head. Clears eventually, average head retention & a bit of lacing, the only real weakness of this beer

S: Pine & grapefruit, some woody hops as this warms

T: follows the nose, plus some great pineapple presence up front, with just a hint of breadyness. Grapefruit & dryness dominate as this warms, a touch of toffee lurks in the background, plus the sweet pineapple. Finishes dry, grapefruitty with more woody hops & lovely pineapple sweetness

Medium bodied with subdued carbonation, great balance

Super drinkabilty, ABV is well concealed. I must visit these guys the next time I go to CO!

russpowell, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of 40ontarget
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

40ontarget, May 01, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed during Hobo Tasting #4 with mikesgroove (as always) at RJ Rockers Brewery during a Thursday Taste & Tour session. Massive thanks goes out to jmkratt for sending me this bottle! Served from bottle into a Duvel tulip. Poured yellow-orange (more orange than yellow) with a one finger bone white head that subsided to a half finger fairly quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, slight citrus hop, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, caramel, citrus hop, and slight peaches. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew, but wasn't very memorable. Just lacked in the robust citrus flavors I was hoping for on this one. No date on the bottle, so no idea how old it was. With that said though, the flavor that was there was quite well balanced and good. The aroma was quite lacking in intensity though as Mike had to get some of the nose out of my tulip as it was hard to pick up stuff out of his glass. With all that said though, this one is still a must try for any IPA fan out there.

thagr81us, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of mc4z
4/5  rDev -2.2%

mc4z, May 26, 2014
Photo of CheneeCox
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

CheneeCox, Jul 07, 2014
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Dry Dock's Double IPA from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.