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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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233 Ratings
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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 43
Gots: 25 | 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:
Beer added by: emmasdad on 07-03-2010

Formerly calle Seven Seas Double IPA
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Ratings: 233 | Reviews: 100
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of mentor
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Photo of Stwinchy
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of biboergosum
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of argyle324
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of durlta
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Billolick
3.97/5  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

Photo of DaveHack
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of FTowne
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.88/5  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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of cw577enfield
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
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!

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3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
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!

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2/5  rDev -51.1%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of maximum12
2.88/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Blakelive784 for trading me this bottle...& for those of you not trading with anyone new, I'd hold up Mr. Blake as one of a couple guys who've embarrassed this veteran trader the last few months. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

Barely a hiss upon opening; looks about as carbonated as a glass of pulped mango juice. Smell is sehr tropical, sweet orange.

Dry Dock IIPA falls in that category of a 'balanced' IIPA, which isn't my favorite silo. Hops mirror the nose: gently floral, orange, with a dollop of wet earthiness. Pale, sweet malts swell underneath & quickly take over. Very, very sweet with low carbonation leads to a heavy, stomach-flooding drinking experience. One half-bomber & done for this boy.

Sub-mediocre IIPA that is void of punch, bitterness, or much of a hop experience at all. If you like a IIPA that's mostly a malt bomb, you should enjoy this one. Not my speed.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Dry Dock's Double IPA from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.