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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
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210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 42
Gots: 18 | 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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OSUBeerStudent

Washington

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%

Awesome extra from SalukiAlum.

A - Pretty normal appearance for a decent IIPA, good lacing and a nice light copper/gold color.

S - Tropical. The aroma has tons of fruit - apricot, sweet orange, grapefruit, passionfruit, and more. Maybe a little tiny bit of alcohol in the nose. I could convince myself that there's a little caramel malt backbone in the nose.

T - Follows the nose. Tons of sweet, tropical fruit. Definitely on the sweeter side for an IIPA, which is totally fine by me. This is one damn fruity IIPA. If you like Sculpin on draft, try this one out - the fruit is a little bit familiar even though it's totally a sweet, maltier IIPA than Sculpin.

M - Nice, creamy mouthfeel on this one. Carbonation is good for showing off the hop flavors.

This was a nice, pleasant surprise. When I popped the cap off I was really surprised. I prefer drier, piney/grassy IPAs most of the time, but the tropical ones can be really good when executed well, which this one is. Recommended.

03-31-2012 23:13:06 | More by OSUBeerStudent
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

09-13-2012 04:36:33 | More by Flounder57
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buffs9

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

poured from bomber into a snifter.

Pours a nice hazy light orange color, small head, which fades rather quickly.

S: Pine & grapefruit w/ just a touch of booze

T: follows the nose, good citrus flavor - pineapple and orange, with just a hint of bread. Finishes dry and a bit woody, but the flavors are well balanced and tasty.

Medium bodied with less carbonation than I'd expect, but still has great balance

Very drinkable and smooth. I really like this one.

06-02-2011 01:50:01 | More by buffs9
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HopDiggityDawg

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

Bomber poured into a snifter
Pours a hazy orange, a lot of carbonation
Smell - Citrus
Taste - not your usual taste, complex, citrus, fruit, and some pine and resin, very refreshing, halfway through, maybe as it warms, there is a slight alcohol heat coming through
mouthfeel - thin to medium, mild stickiness on the back of the throat
Overall - A DIPA that I would definitely drink again.

10-22-2011 01:55:10 | More by HopDiggityDawg
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

thanks to daniloknezic for this beer sent as an extra!

reviewed from notes; drank on 11/11/2011.

poured into a tulip.

Appearance: mildly hazey, but glowing yellow bodied beer with a nice egg white head that pours easil 2 fingers high. The head is quite fizzy.

Smell: Lots of big grapefruit and pine cones. Some floral and herbal notes in the back. Maybe even some oranges and lemons too.

Taste: Fairly bitter hops and a very hop forward DIPA. Its got some big pine and grapefruit with a little bit of citris showing up to lighten the bitterness a little bit. The hops taste fresh and juicy. Malt profile is hard to find, but its got a little biscuit flavor to add to this hoppy beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Crisp, fizzy, and epervesent.

Overall: A really solid beer from Dry Dock. These can guys make a really good beer! More Dry Dock please!

12-03-2011 19:04:22 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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StoneTSR

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

APPEARANCE: This one is a bubble machine. It poured with a solid three fingers of head made up of big bubbles. The head didn’t budge for a few minutes and by the time I took my first sip a good finger and a half were still left. This extra-thick head rested on top of a nearly opaque, orange beer. A ring of lacing clung to the very top of the glass and beneath that big splotches of lace lined the glass.

SMELL: The aroma required a nose to be stuck in the glass, but once it was there it was quite intense. Lots of citrusy hops, particularly lemon and orange with a bit of grapefruit were present. A touch of pine rounded this one out. Very nice aroma.

TASTE: This tastes just like the nose, but with a twist, which I’ll get to in a moment. First, the lemon, orange and grapefruit from the nose are all present, but the order is rearranged. Now it’s grapefruit, lemon, and then orange. The pine is also there, but it is intensified. The twist is that this beer has a fantastic bitter and hoppy twist that shows up mid-sip and rides it out through to the end. This is an excellent DIPA.

MOUTHFEEL: Well carbonated, but the sparkle ends up getting the backside of the palate and remains a little more smooth towards the front. This is also a very dry beer.

OVERALL: I am quite impressed by Dry Dock’s offering here. I found it on tap a couple of weeks ago for the first time, but I’m very happy I found a bottle to bring home in order for me to get a better feel. This is an excellent Double IPA.

08-24-2011 00:19:41 | More by StoneTSR
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denver10

Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

07-25-2012 20:18:20 | More by denver10
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codewarrior

New York

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

22oz Bomber Poured into a Balloon

This beer has a bit of a following around these parts, and Dry Dock is also a brewery on the rise.

L: A touch lighter than most DIPAs, golden. Goodly amount of head, great lacing and retention. I actually prefer the color of this to the darker DIPA standard, but I've gotten so used to the Pliny/90 Minute standard ...

S: Massive hops with massive sweetness behind. Smells like a wet-hopping. Super-dank (to quote my beer guy) but phenomenal balance.

T: Smooth, smooth sweetness into a big hoppy middle. Sweetness overtakes again near the end, fading into a beautifully balanced finish.

F: thick, but refreshing. Pretty great and smooth to boot.

D: Yep. Over and over, good.

12-06-2010 07:22:30 | More by codewarrior
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Durge

Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%

A clear pale gold color with a solid white fluffy cover and great lacing. The aroma is classic citrus hops and sweet swamp water with bubblegum nuances, very much lining up for a hop lovers delight. The taste is a sweet, near syrupy pineapple-citrus hop and honey biscuit. This is clearly hoppy stuff with a very solid, near oily feel and modest carbonation. It's pretty drinkable but you can tell this has some dangerous potential so I wouldn't make a night of it, but this is a very impressive hop beauty.

12-02-2010 05:33:11 | More by Durge
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SavvyStudent

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

12-07-2013 00:35:36 | More by SavvyStudent
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stabzmcgee

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

Aroma is almost a vegetable smell, but heavily smells of a delicious hop stage of wart. Appearance is nice, a hazy golden orange with a white head. Taste is unique and complex. Fruit, earthy hops, citrus, and many subtle hop levels. Medium body. Resinous slick texture. Soft hint of carbonation with a long and tasty finish.

10-17-2011 21:37:27 | More by stabzmcgee
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.13/5  rDev +1%

Bottle as an extra from the ever generous Bardwashrind. Thank you, Andre. I've had this once before and am looking forward to enjoying an entire bottle.

Pouring a mildly hazy orange, there's a dense, off-white head that recedes to a disk leaving a little lace. The nose is excellent. Bright, resiny pine hops with citrus rind are noticeable up front, with a pleasing blend of flavor and bitterness. The unique malt character is also prominently noticeable here, lending a singularly unique combination of honey, butterscotch and toffee.

The palate opens with a pleasing combination of the Golden Promise , with a nice blend of toffee and butterscotch and a complex sweetness that I can't quite describe. Of course, there's gobs of hop character here. A big, fruity hop character with tropical fruit salad, with pineapple, some stone fruit (peaches?) and a restrained bitterness are present. I really like the hop character here, it's fresh. The malt character does linger on the finish with some toffee, but the hops blend quite nicely with it, leaving a fruit salad drizzled with sugar. Bitterness is moderate, just like I like it, and there's an excellent resin character that lingers. Medium in body, this DIPA is moderately carbonated and has a pleasant finish. This is one of those few hoppy beers where I like what the sweetness brings to the table, and for that reason, I'd drink it again, if offered (and if fresh). Excellent stuff, thanks again Andre!

07-30-2011 04:32:03 | More by DefenCorps
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Phelps

Arizona

4.13/5  rDev +1%

Thanks go out to Tolann for providing this bottle. Seven Seas is a DIPA made with 100 percent Simpson's Golden Promise malt and seven different hops, all of them "C" hops: Chinook, Cascade, Columbus, Centennial, Crystal, Challenger and Citra.

Dark and cloudy tangerine, topped with a half-finger head of cappuccino foam-colored bubbles. They recede quickly, leaving tiny spatters of lace.

Nicely tropical in the nose. Mint and basil, orange liqueur, grapefruit peel and, interestingly, coconut. Also, saltines and honey. Mighty fine.

The flavor is very similar to the nose: light basil, grapefruit, pineapple, biscuits and a bit of alcohol. Moderate bitterness grips the sides of the tongue. The swallow is interesting -- it seems drying, but a sweetness slowly rises after the beer's long gone.

Medium, lightly creamy body. Moderate, prickly carbonation peppers the tongue as the silky brew moves about. Some alcohol comes through the nose.

Overall, a very nice DIPA. It's not as intensely hoppy as many others of the style, but the bitter blend is sweet and complex, while the beer itself isn't overly heavy. Solid.

03-11-2011 05:09:05 | More by Phelps
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

Pours a solid orange with white head, a bit cloudy.

Smells of piney hops, some sweetness but not much. Good hop aroma.

Tastes like sweet, piney hops with some lingering bitterness...pretty smooth overall.

Great mouthfeel, full body, not quite chewy, still it doesn't feel heavy.

This is one of the best beers I've had in the style. My personal preference and taste make this one a few steps away from a favorite. Still, I'm impressed.

05-04-2011 22:32:31 | More by TenHornsProud
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

On tap at Falling Rock (now known as Dry Dock's Double IPA, according to their tap list)

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a cloudy amber color and an inch of head that streaks lacing down the side of the pint glass

Smell: Sugar coated grapefruit with additional tropical fruit character

Taste: Opens with a biscuity malt flavor that is followed by a blast of sugar-coated grapefruit; by mid-palate, the tropical fruits add a new dimension that has a lot of pineapple to it; after the swallow, there is quite a bit of residual sugar in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice DIPA but I recommend that this be consumed when fresh as when the hops fade, the beer becomes very sweet, as other reviewers have noted

04-27-2011 03:17:43 | More by brentk56
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gford217

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

22oz bottle.

Pours a hazy golden orange with a small soapy white head.

Aroma is really nice with pineapples and lemons, hints of pine and a nice sugary sweet malt character.

The taste brings more grapefruit than the aroma and it's sweet, almost sugar-coated, in character. There is a subtle malt backbone with the hops leaving a slightly bitter, floral finish.

The mouthfeel is sticky with hops and medium bodied overall.

I'm pretty impressed by this one. It's one of the better DIPAs I've had lately with lots of citrus but still sweet and not overly bitter.

11-28-2011 02:52:35 | More by gford217
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

a great double ipa, especially at 6 bucks per pint, yes i said pint. has a very light and unassuming golden color almost perfectly clear. one inch white head doesnt last forever. smells also quite light, fruity citrusy hop profile, and a pleasantly complementary gently spicy yeast. flavor is big compared to the appearance and the nose. hops are bitter yet fruity in the beginning. it relaxes to a well balanced and drinkable west coasty ipa, before reassuming its bitter face and lasting on the tongue for ages. resiny but not sticky or sweet, just fresh. carbonation is great, very bubbly but not like a soda. lighter than medium body makes it dangerously drinkable. overall a really good double ipa as a more than fair price. lots of hype with this one, and im not sure its that that good, but i will drink thus again for certain.

04-28-2012 23:22:09 | More by StonedTrippin
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hoppytobehere

Colorado

4.09/5  rDev 0%

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.

02-09-2013 14:14:16 | More by hoppytobehere
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arizcards

Arizona

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%

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!

08-24-2012 23:51:36 | More by arizcards
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

10-10-2013 21:22:33 | More by biboergosum
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.05/5  rDev -1%

On tap at Falling Rock In Denver. Clear copper with a pretty standard inch of foam that holds on the whole time. Classic DIPA flavor profile - herbal, dank, resinous, pine, and citrus rind. A nice subtle caramel and grain balances just enough. Right down the heart of the plate for the style.

03-22-2012 13:22:51 | More by bump8628
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drumrboy22

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev -1%

Poured from growler into an Urthel chalice. Beer was a hazy, orange peach color, with a one-finger white head. Moderate carbonation and light lacing around the glass.

Aroma was big citrus hops.

Taste was citrus hops, some light pine and bread, but mainly bitter hops.

Easy drinking and surprisingly smooth for an IIPA. Does not drink like it's 10%+! A very well crafted, delicious beer.

12-15-2009 02:21:04 | More by drumrboy22
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.05/5  rDev -1%

Purchased from The Wine Underground.

No dating to be found and I have to say, the bottle wasn't filled as well as it could have been.

It pours a hazy peach colour with a 1 finger head of foam and has some very nice lacing.

Big hoppiness in the smell. No wonder, the 7 C's are all here. Grapefruit stands out the most though I can pick up some pine and some tropical fruit. A bit of sweetness shines through so the Malt isn't completely forgotten. A very nice aroma, a very nice fresh aroma.

The taste, again, is dominated by grapefruit with a nice tropical fruitiness, caramel and bready malts, really bitter at times then tempered by the malt. The finish leans towards the bitter side and gives me a long pleasing aftertaste. A good taster(I loved the smell) and the ample alcohol is hidden rather well.

Pretty big bodied with a lightish level of carbonation, it has a great mouth feel.

Drinkability is just fine taking small but frequent sips but I wouldn't want to tackle a second bottle back to back.

I think this is a fine effort by Dry Dock and I'll look forward to trying anything they put out in bottles if I can.

02-20-2011 16:08:50 | More by Bitterbill
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Florida9

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -1%

Thanks to drumrboy22 for this growler!

A: Very hazed out pastel orange-yellow in color. Forms a nice 1/2" of stable, soapy white head, with excellent retention and lacing.

S: Hugely fragrant with notes of citrus, orange, grapefruit, all intermixed with a little pine.

T&M: Lightly sweet pale malt base with a very thick, sticky, and viscous mouthfeel. Citrus, orange, and pine. Strong bitterness on the finish. Medium in weight with appropriate carbonation, but the sticky mouthfeel is just too much.

O: A solid DIPA from a brewery I've never heard of. It really is a gift to find these under-appreciated beers from some of the smaller, lesser known breweries.

05-13-2011 01:58:02 | More by Florida9
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -1%

Big thanks to a co-worker from Denver for sending me this beer.

Even with an aggressive pour that is only a finger of soapy/sudsy head that forms here. You can see there is less carbonation here. Clear golden amber colored beer. Some sudsy lacing does remain.

Aroma is slight citrus with a noticeable sweetness and a slight touch of toasted malt.

Flavor is even nicer than the aroma led on. Very fruity DPA with tropical fruit and even a moment of coconut. Grapefruit and citrus present. Pretty well balanced and no noticeable alcohol. At the finish there is a touch of yeast. Looks like the Citra hop strikes again with that great tropical flavor. Juicy green hop flavor is quite evident.

Mouth feel is almost cask like. Carbonation is certainly conservative and it really drinks like a fresh drawn pint from the tap.

Really enjoying the beer. Nicely done!!

02-20-2011 21:41:13 | More by Reagan1984
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