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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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214 Ratings
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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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

CoolEthan, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

ajmitch4, Nov 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

jaydoc, Nov 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

timontheroad, Nov 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

stampfler07, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of mentor
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a strong 2 finger slightly-yellowed fluffy head over a cloudy straw-colored liquid. Smells of hay, grapefruit pith, oranges, pine, lemon pith, clean alcohol, sweet tarts, candied lemon. Complex and really inviting, though not particularly intense.

Tastes grapefruit pith, oranges, some pine, apricot ester. Candy-like, creamy custard-caramel, and a bit of baby aspirin. Malt sweet plays an appropriate supporting role, nice clean alcohol sting, creamy and medium in the mouth. Tastes a a strong version of a classic IPA from the late 1990's/early 2000's. Easy drinking, if that can be said for such a strong beer. Though wet in the mouth, drying in the finish. Mild carbonation and lingering metallic grassy hop bitter. Loved this beer, though not sure it fits what others are doing with the style.

mentor, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Stwinchy, Oct 18, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev -1%
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
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

teamwiggum, Sep 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

argyle324, Sep 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

durlta, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

lookrider, Sep 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

StubFaceJoe, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

weonfire, Jul 09, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
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
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

DaveHack, Jun 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

FTowne, Jun 26, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another beer brought back from Colorado. No bottle date.

This baby poured a finger of creamy head over a muted brown body with hints of orange. Lace tried to cling "like whoa" to the glass. Head leaves a good froth after dissipating.

The nose is all hops. Pine, earth and citrus.

This beer is rather well balanced, which surprised me after the nose. The tip of the tongue is sweet malt, that stays a little sweet but becomes bready as it hits the middle. When this beer starts the downhill plunge as it gets from the middle to the back of the tongue, the hops come out. It is very earthy, with a little grapefruit, and a surprise bit of lime at the very end.

The mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied. The carbonation is almost unnoticeable, and it's a little more creamy. It doesn't coat the mouth and has a dry finish.

CFHMagnet, Jun 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

gueuzedreg, Jun 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Duff27, May 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

egrace84, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photekut, May 19, 2013
Dry Dock's Double IPA from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.