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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

208 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 41
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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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-25-2011 20:42:49 | More by JAHMUR
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Brad7132

Kansas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-02-2014 01:02:29 | More by Brad7132
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MasterSki

Illinois

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

Thanks to belgbeerdrinker for this one. Served in a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours with a finger-plus of white foam that settles to a thin cap, leaving behind splotchy lacework. Transparent bronze body.

S - Even though this is made with seven C-hops, the Chinook seem to have been victorious. Loads of mossy pine, a hint of cat pee, and some light orange citrus in the periphery (I guess some Cascade and Citra survived the beatdown). Minimal malt character, with only a hint of sugar cookie. Other reviews seem to characterize this beer differently - perhaps the various hop contributions to the aroma degrade at different rates?

T - Taste has more malt balance, with some toffee, lightly caramelized sugar, and sugar cookie sweetness. Again, it's heavy on pine, with notes of grapefruit and a nebulous herbal quality. Moderate lingering bitterness.

M - Medium body, smooth texture, medium carbonation, well-hidden alcohol, and a surprisingly clean finish with only a bit of oiliness. There's a bit of chalky bitterness when it warms, but otherwise it's solid.

D - Well, it was the best beer of the night, but our field was pretty horrendous. At least we finished this one. I'd drink it again for sure, especially on-tap, but I wouldn't seek it out specifically.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2011 17:40:14 | More by MasterSki
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heyta

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-03-2011 15:01:01 | More by heyta
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ArrogantB

Colorado

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

Well, this was good because I went back for another bottle. Its orange and hazy with some sticky laces. The smell is all hops, pungent like green bushes, strong! The flavor is nice and hoppy with a lot of citrus and I would almost dare to compare it to elder but I swear the colombus interfere. Does Pliny have Colombus?

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2010 02:55:08 | More by ArrogantB
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TychoNDC

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-15-2013 17:44:00 | More by TychoNDC
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-18-2011 19:28:04 | More by starrdogg
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-04-2014 16:16:45 | More by ToddHolder
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

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

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!

The beer is orange and slightly hazy, with a decent sized white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing on the tulip glass. Aromas include hops, dry citrus and floral scents. The taste is slightly sweet, with a dank hop presence. Alcohol presence is disguised very well. The finish is not as dry or bitter as is customary in a DIPA. Overall, a pretty tasty brew, and one I would have again.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 02:54:19 | More by Huhzubendah
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-21-2011 16:18:21 | More by TurdFurgison
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DavidEddie

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-18-2012 06:36:00 | More by DavidEddie
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-03-2012 03:14:13 | More by MarkyMOD
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CoolEthan

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-30-2013 19:48:45 | More by CoolEthan
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joelBfrasier

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-25-2011 20:51:26 | More by joelBfrasier
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northaustin

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2011 00:14:33 | More by northaustin
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chucksim

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-20-2013 23:59:24 | More by chucksim
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-01-2014 10:33:13 | More by MDDMD
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azdback

Arizona

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-30-2013 05:57:54 | More by azdback
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AgentMunky

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 08:59:02 | More by AgentMunky
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

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

Thanks to boatshoes for another beer I've never heard of. This one turned out to be quite the pleasant surprise.

Appearance
The color is very nice. Its a deeply hazed, glowing orange. The head retention is very strong and lacing is more than you could ask for.

Aroma
Very citrusy, and thats how I like it. Lots of orange, tangerine, pineapple with a squirt of lime. Aside from the citrus onslaught, there is a healthy dose of pine and fresh cut grass.

Taste
The taste is good, but its weaker in intensity that the aroma. It retains lots of the citrus qualities that are some prevalent in the aroma. The toasty malts are allowed to show themselves more. Lots of sweet, candied orange and a hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel
Full-medium body. Despite the head retention, this beer is softly carbonated. It comes together to create a slower, almost syrupy feel. The finish dries out a little bit.

Overall
A very nice surprise. Everything is in order here. The taste could use a push in intensity, but thats nit picking.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 20:10:56 | More by MbpBugeye
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Haybeerman

Colorado

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

A: Hazy orange/amber color. Poured a 2 finger off-white head with good retention to a half finger. Laced in broken, wide rings.

S: Grapefruit, citrus and pine standout, but there a lot going on in the nose. Also some tropical fruit and spice. Not much malt character.

T: Consistent with the nose. Biscuity malt more prominent, but transitions to resiny hops quickly. Moderately bitter with warming alcohol in the finish.

M: Medium body; slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation. Lots of resiny hops and moderate bitter with some alcohol burn.

D: ABV keeps in from being too sessionable. Very interesting hop character adds complexity.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 21:25:22 | More by Haybeerman
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle provided by Alex, drank from a perfect pint glass... A medium clear copper with off white head. Quick riser in this glass but falls to fast to thin cap, ok lacing... The taste and aroma on this are both slightly above average dipa. There is nothing special about this except its very crushable at 9%, don't taste any of the alcohol. Notes of grapefruit, a little dank, and some pine. Not bad at, just nothing crazy.

I'd drink this again but I wouldn't trade for it.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 16:11:44 | More by jrallen34
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billab914

Virginia

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

22oz bottle into my Southern Tier glass. It poured a hazy orange color with a moderate white head clinging to the edges of the glass.

The aroma has a very strong citrus fruit presence to it. I get a good dose of grapefruit followed by some mango and pineapple notes. Very nice hoppiness to it in the aroma.

The taste has a very nice mix of citrus rind bitterness and fruity, juicy hoppiness to it. I get soe of the fruity qualities to it up front, while the finish turns more bitter and dry with grapefruit being a prominent flavor.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. Overall it was a very solid hoppy beer, lots of flavor and very drinkable as well.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 02:29:14 | More by billab914
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

12-15-2009 02:21:04 | More by drumrboy22
Dry Dock's Double IPA from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.