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

Dry Dock's Double IPADry Dock's Double IPA

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BA SCORE
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200 Ratings
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%


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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Moose90

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 05:26:42 | More by Moose90
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pitasoup

Tennessee

2.3/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

probably a bad bottle.

pours golden yellow, decent clarity for a dipa

cirtus, hint of tangering, lavender, and floral notes, but overwhelming diacetyl. So much so that I don't even want to taste it

hop bitterness, dank and heavy, columbus and chinook. Malty sweetness is also present. Perhaps diacetyl is from a bad combo of hops, either way, blah.

medium body, mouthfeel is a touch slick, and a bit chalky too

I had high expectations after tasting some nice dry dock offerings at gabf. This was underwhelming to say the least.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 01:40:57 | More by pitasoup
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SavvyStudent

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

North Carolina

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 01:55:10 | More by HopDiggityDawg
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stabzmcgee

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 21:37:27 | More by stabzmcgee
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buffs9

Colorado

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a Bomber into a pint glass. Orange color with slight haze. Little head that dissipates quickly.

Full malt flavor with very well balanced hop flavor.

Will definitely have again. Will have to make my way to Aurora to try some more of their beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 00:01:21 | More by Coplains
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OSUBeerStudent

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Nevada

4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

a- hazy more yellow than orange color with a thin lace white head

s- the basics. fruity, hoppy, malty...keep it simple stupid

t- actually what comes through in the front is like a caramel, with the middle bringing the hops, and the finish sealing the hoppy deal...nice

m-very bubbly, and the 90 IBU's are definitely there, and wonderful

D-cant ever drink more than 1 double IPA in a session, but i would definitely consider it! i took a bomber to go, a very worthy investment

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2010 01:22:37 | More by TheLVBeerGuy
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GarrettB

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dry Dock is Aurora's best kept secret - a small, incredibly active and lively brewery with spirit, vivaciousness, and a wall of awards that back up their success. One of my favorite beers from Dry Dock is their Double IPA which I had the pleasure of sampling with other Colorado Double/Imperial IPAs. It's an orange marmalade color with a light thin foam on the top, allowing the aroma of graham rackers, marshmallow, pear and, oddly, banana baby food. It's not at all bitter, but not cloyingly sweet. The Dry Dock Double IPA packs a lot of favor without indulging in excess, and that seems to be a hard thing to brew. It lacks the serious IBUs of a regular IPA, but delivers a deep, satisfying flavor of clover honey and sweet malt sugars on a slightly oily body with medium carbonation. While not the most complex Double IPA, Dry Dock is showing its flag with this beer - a harbinger of future awards and victories at beer competitions.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 22:13:27 | More by GarrettB
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cw577enfield

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 15:21:22 | More by cw577enfield
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holden303

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip.

A: Pours a beautiful opaque orange with a finger or rocky head that dissipates to a thin lace around the glass after a few moments.

S: The hops hit your nose like an explosion. Reminds me of the first time I smelt Pliny or Maharaja. Smells very west coast, picking up a lot of pine accompanied by citrus, grapefruit and tropical fruit notes.

T: Mmm, not quite a hop bomb like I was expecting, although due to this am pleasantly surprised, this beer has balance! Grapefruit and fresh pine on the front with a touch of malt on the back that allows this one to finish nicely and for quite some time.

M: Nice amount of carbonation, which for this style in my opinion is not a lot. Doesn't coat the mouth as many DIPA's have a tendency to do.

O: Overall this is a great DIPA and I consider myself to be quite picky with DIPA's. Going to have to go pick up a growler one of these nights and try it completely fresh!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 03:53:42 | More by holden303
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IPAs4lyfe

Colorado

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear light amber with a creamy white head, great retention and lacing.

S: Sweet notes of ripe orange, mango and grapefruit, pine, wtih a hint of cream.

T: Tropical fruit flavors with a very slight bite of booze and caramel, then the hops take over nicely. Big malt and hop flavors with neither being too in your face, hops last nicely.

M: Medium bodied, great carbonation, smooth and well-balanced, dry finish. Alcohol is hidden well.

O: A very good brew, easy to drink. Sweeter and not as punchy as most American double IPAs but definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 04:47:43 | More by IPAs4lyfe
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kiddwhiz

Colorado

4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured 2/3rds of a bomber in to an Avery Brewing tulip. Shallow, white head with full lacing. A cloudy copper, orange color with slightly visible carbonation.

S: Hops, citrus, some pine...oh and HOP's!

T: An initial touch of sweet citrus followed by smooth, balanced hops! It finishes with a piney, hoppy smile.

M: A perfect amount of carbonation to carry the silky goodness across the palate. For a DIPA it has no grittyness or over bearing hop residue.

D: Truly a treat!! This a beer that is a very drinkable DIPA. Over the past couple months (aka Winter) I've not found IPA/DIPA's to hit the spot but this one has. This beer is not a gimmick of IBU's but a proud staple of refined talent. Well done Dry Dock!

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 01:55:01 | More by kiddwhiz
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GregMcQ

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip from a 22oz bomber. Excellent clarity; nice thin head with solid lacing; nice hop aroma. The taste is outstanding; sweet but not cloying; rich hop taste with a solid malt backbone to support it. Mouthfull is what I'd expect from a top-tier DIPA. Very solid offering from Dry Drock!

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 19:09:21 | More by GregMcQ
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mrw1zard

Alabama

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!

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 23:54:05 | More by mrw1zard
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guyforget

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 06:45:14 | More by guyforget
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