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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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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 42
Gots: 20 | 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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Tenente, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Domingo, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

seanmonaghan13, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of RuckusDu
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%

A - slightly hazy golden wheat pour. White head, about 2 fingers which quickly drops to a trace amount.

S - I could sniff this all night. Just that right balance between sweet and hoppy. I pick up a little banana, some lemon, and then grains.

T - Very good hops flavor without the bitterness. There are some kumquat hints.

M - Another high point in this beer. Just what you would want with perfect carbonation and then a nice dry finish. A nice sweet backend.

O - A well done Dry Dock ale. This is what I have usually reached for when looking for a great DIPA and will continue to do so. A must try for anyone who loves DIPAs.

RuckusDu, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%

Thanks to holden303 for sending me this one as part of the N00B BIF 6!

Pours a murky light orange with a 2 inch puffy off-white head that settles to a small cap. Random streaks and dots of lace stick to the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grapefruit and other citrus fruits, grapefruit juice, and lots of citrus zest. Taste is of grapefruit, grapefruit juice, citrus zest, and some malt. There is also an alcohol kick. A medium level of bitterness lingers on the tongue after each sip. This beer has a crisp level of carbonation with a lighter bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good DIPA with some very nice citrus aromas and flavors. I am glad I got to try one of these because I didn't pick one up on my trip to Colorado this past summer.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 06, 2011
Photo of scruffwhor
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Thanks, n8dietz for pickin up this beer for me.

Very light caramel added to a strong hay and sunshine colored bread. Not much in the way of head or foam, but strong, tiny bubbles.

Oily, citric hop resin aroma that has added floral notes and a few crackers here and there.

Thick, resiny palate upfront. This thins out to a more juicey palate and citric, floral bitterness. The middle has some sweetness from the malt, making me think of squeezing an oranges juice right ionto your mouth. Then maybe some biscuit and caramel like malts for balance. The finish lingers away gently with that juicey palate and almost orange juice sweetness and bitterness.

scruffwhor, Nov 02, 2011
Photo of pitasoup
2.3/5  rDev -43.9%

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.

pitasoup, Oct 27, 2011
Photo of HopDiggityDawg
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

HopDiggityDawg, Oct 22, 2011
Photo of stabzmcgee
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

stabzmcgee, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of ottovon
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%

on tap at falling rock in denver.

A: pours out a clear, orangish-copper with a white head.

S: nice citrusy aroma. some good floral and earthy hops. caramel and straw in there with some tropical fruits like melon and mango.

T: a touch of sweetness on the front. I get caramel malt and fruit that leads into citrusy and earthy hops with some bitterness. finishes dry and slightly bitter.

M: medium with a good amount of carb. smooth.

D: a good DIPA. a fairly balanced DIPA, but does lean towards the hop side.

ottovon, Sep 15, 2011
Photo of StoneTSR
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

StoneTSR, Aug 24, 2011
Photo of DefenCorps
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%

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!

DefenCorps, Jul 30, 2011
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4.3/5  rDev +4.9%

Bomber with huge thanks to mulder1010. Poured into a De Dolle tulip.

Clear stained bronze, with a tough two-finger white head. Drops very reluctantly leaving a lattice of sticky lace.

Nose is tropical and organic, showing pineapple, melons, grass clippings, kiwi fruit and a fair whack of candied orange and lemon sherbet. Malt character seems subtle intially, but is sharp and piquant when you pick it up. Very nice.

Taste really turns on the candied citrus and sherbet character, but is pleasantly offset by a very fresh bitterness, comprised of breath mints, rocket, continental parsley and earthy pine. Relatively straightforward but so well balanced. ABV is all but invisible.

Syrupy and full, with impressively hidden carbonation. Moderate mouthwash character on the mid contributes a somewhat drying finish that seems a little out of place.

Loved it. Terrific hop profile with plenty to differentiate it from the plethora of grapefruit/pine one-trick ponies.

spicelab, Jul 21, 2011
Photo of billab914
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

billab914, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of BarrytheBear
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%

22 oz bottle split with the Steep after another golf related meltdown. Why must all fairways here slope from left to right? Regardless, a good afternoon.

Cloudy orange with some spotted lacing.

Brewed with 7 "C" hops. Baby aspirin, soap, and muddled citrus.

Taste pops brighter than the nose. Juicy citrus fruit, minimal bitterness, baby aspirin on the finish.

Very smooth, somewhat sweet and tempered but in a good way.

Nice beer...neither over the top nor overly sweet.

BarrytheBear, Jul 07, 2011
Photo of Coplains
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

Coplains, Jun 23, 2011
Photo of buffs9
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

buffs9, Jun 02, 2011
Photo of MbpBugeye
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

MbpBugeye, May 15, 2011
Photo of Florida9
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

Florida9, May 13, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%

a-Really pretty beer, orange with a lot of haze in it. Nice white head with some great lacing.

s-Pine resin and hops. The nose is strong, and pleasing, but does not have a lot of the tropical fruits that I have really come to enjoy out of a DIPA.

t-Follows the nose. Good bitterness in the hops and a lot of pine in the taste. Finishes for a while with lingering hops and bitterness. I like that a lot, and wish nore big DIPA's would finish bigger and longer.

m-coating the palate. Carbonation is right on for this beer.

o-I really like this beer, but wish it had a little more malt to it. I do dig the the big hops on this beer and would really like to have this at the source compleatly fresh.

Well done!

, May 12, 2011
Dry Dock's Double IPA from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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