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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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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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Durge

Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear pale gold color with a solid white fluffy cover and great lacing. The aroma is classic citrus hops and sweet swamp water with bubblegum nuances, very much lining up for a hop lovers delight. The taste is a sweet, near syrupy pineapple-citrus hop and honey biscuit. This is clearly hoppy stuff with a very solid, near oily feel and modest carbonation. It's pretty drinkable but you can tell this has some dangerous potential so I wouldn't make a night of it, but this is a very impressive hop beauty.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 05:33:11 | More by Durge
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ehammond1


3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quirkzoo!

Somewhat hazy deep, dark orange, bordering on amber, with a tight, moderately sized off-white head that eventually leaves spots of lace down the glass.

A sweet, citrusy aroma, with lots of grapefruit and a mild dose of pain, along with a heavy amount of sweet, sugary caramel.

The flavor is sweeter too than most big West Coast style DIPAs, with the toffee and caramel sweetness balancing nicely with the bold grapefruit and pine notes from the hops.

Medium bodied, a touch sticky, not particularly dry either, but no doubt drinkable.

Above average, but I would not seek this out.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 21:59:23 | More by ehammond1
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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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emmasdad

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the tap a nice medium golden color, with a decent, cloudy white cap of foam. Good citrusy hop aromas right up front, grapefruit, maybe lemon. On the palate, I get a little bit of that citrusy hop character, along with some caramel, and a good bitter finish.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2010 03:36:32 | More by emmasdad
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

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

Big thanks to a co-worker from Denver for sending me this beer.

Even with an aggressive pour that is only a finger of soapy/sudsy head that forms here. You can see there is less carbonation here. Clear golden amber colored beer. Some sudsy lacing does remain.

Aroma is slight citrus with a noticeable sweetness and a slight touch of toasted malt.

Flavor is even nicer than the aroma led on. Very fruity DPA with tropical fruit and even a moment of coconut. Grapefruit and citrus present. Pretty well balanced and no noticeable alcohol. At the finish there is a touch of yeast. Looks like the Citra hop strikes again with that great tropical flavor. Juicy green hop flavor is quite evident.

Mouth feel is almost cask like. Carbonation is certainly conservative and it really drinks like a fresh drawn pint from the tap.

Really enjoying the beer. Nicely done!!

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 21:41:13 | More by Reagan1984
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Florida9

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

05-13-2011 01:58:02 | More by Florida9
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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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arizcards

Arizona

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber from Ski Haus Liquors in Steamboat Springs today for $8.99.

Beer poured golden orange with a decent white head upon the initial pour.

Nose is quite pungent with tropical and citrus hops.

Taste is pretty well balanced. Big malt backbone compliments the citrus, tropical, and floral hop profile.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fairly smooth body.

Overall this is a solid beer, definitely rates up there with the Cali 2IPA's. Would love to try some of their other brews. Give it a shot if you have the opportunity to try it!

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 23:51:36 | More by arizcards
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mentor

Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 05:09:39 | More by mentor
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Phelps

Arizona

4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks go out to Tolann for providing this bottle. Seven Seas is a DIPA made with 100 percent Simpson's Golden Promise malt and seven different hops, all of them "C" hops: Chinook, Cascade, Columbus, Centennial, Crystal, Challenger and Citra.

Dark and cloudy tangerine, topped with a half-finger head of cappuccino foam-colored bubbles. They recede quickly, leaving tiny spatters of lace.

Nicely tropical in the nose. Mint and basil, orange liqueur, grapefruit peel and, interestingly, coconut. Also, saltines and honey. Mighty fine.

The flavor is very similar to the nose: light basil, grapefruit, pineapple, biscuits and a bit of alcohol. Moderate bitterness grips the sides of the tongue. The swallow is interesting -- it seems drying, but a sweetness slowly rises after the beer's long gone.

Medium, lightly creamy body. Moderate, prickly carbonation peppers the tongue as the silky brew moves about. Some alcohol comes through the nose.

Overall, a very nice DIPA. It's not as intensely hoppy as many others of the style, but the bitter blend is sweet and complex, while the beer itself isn't overly heavy. Solid.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2011 05:09:05 | More by Phelps
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to JCDenver for this nice extra.

Appearance. Slightly hazy gold with half a finger of sticky, off-white head that leaves some nice lacing.

Smell. Grassy, piney hops and honey. A little toasty grain.

Taste. Honey, floral-grassy hops, thick toasty grains, a little woody pine and yellow grapefruit rind.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with medium-low carbonation. A little bit syrupy.

Overall. A nice dipa. A little sweet and thick, but tastes great.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 00:41:17 | More by Rutager
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bomber served cold into a pint class.

Seven Seas (which I had at the Dry Docks brewery when it was called 7 Cs) is a very hazy copper orange color. The head is short-lived but the lacing is substantial.

Aroma is super hoppy and so full of citrus.

Flavor is excellent. It must be the most sweet-citrus double IPA I can remember having. Every type seems to be represented: lemons, oranges, grapefruit, and lime. A honey sweetness is perfectly judged. There's evenly some resiny pine. A little something for everyone.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with perfect carbonation. The balance is great for the style. Plenty of sweetness to counter-act the hops. Easily the most drinkable DIPA I've ever had.

Overall an outstanding DIPA. It's probably one of the best I've ever had. Seek this one out!

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 03:14:01 | More by GilGarp
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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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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into dimple glass mug. Pours a cloudy dark orange color with thick, sustaining off-white head. Aroma has resiny fruit tones of tangerine, orange, floral, biscuit, with a rich, sweet sap-like aspect. Sweet and hoppy flavor profile with less nectary, with a soily feel, and a fruity, leafy hop profile. Full bodied, thick, slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Overall, an excellent DIPA from the 2010 Small Brewery of the Year!

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 18:01:30 | More by CuriousMonk
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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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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at falling rock denver. Pours a crisp golden with slight haze no big head. Smells of mango...big mango, probably the most mango I ever tasted in a brew. Taste is of very fruity hops with some real crisp malts; maybe a bit over malted??
Its a great brew, not the best, but very good.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2012 00:56:51 | More by DrinkSlurm
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katan

Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz into a pint

A - Pours a bright orange to golden color. Somewhat hazy, lightly opaque. Lots of bubbling, appears highly carbonated. Head formation is strong, pearly white.

S - Incredibly strong hop aroma, extremely piney, resinous, fresh hops, almost stingy. Citrus and grapefruit in the background making it not overly mean to the nose.

T - Starts off extremely hoppy, lots of pine and resin. Some grapefruit in the background. Grapefruit shows a little, as well as just a little bit of nutty/caramel malts. Finishes with the strongest bitterness, sticking to the tongue. No alcohol warmth.

M - Moderate mouthfeel, full bodied and balanced with carbonation. Finishes with a very oily.

D/O - A very full flavored DIPA, lots of good in your face hopping. Alcohol is well hidden, but sneaks up on you. Able to bring in all the hoppy attributes without getting too dry.

In this category, I would have a very tough time picking this beer or pliny.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 04:51:09 | More by katan
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beergoot

Colorado

4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What an incredible DIPA! A very nice orange-copper color, a bit cloudy, with a nice, thick head.

And then the aroma smacks your nostrils! Very hoppy, and exceptional floral bouquet. Citrusy...

The taste is about as good as the aroma. Great bitterness up front with a nice malt smoothness sneaking up in the middle. A very distinct and pleasant, long-lasting hop bitterness at the finish.

A very fine DIPA. Worth the effort to go out of your way to find some...

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 02:22:45 | More by beergoot
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

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

I picked this up back in December when we were at the brewery. 22 oz bottle was poured into a large snifter.

Appearance: it poured a huge one finger head that has reduced to a small layer. It a golden orange yellow with great clarity and vision of carbonation coming up through the glass.

Smell: major hop and malt bomb. Caramel and bready malts followed by citrus, grapefruit, tropical notes, and some pine.

Taste: hop bomb and malt overload all over again. Some lingering bitterness that mellows out. Pineapple and grapefruit stand out most in the hops. All balanced by the caramel and bready malts.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium carbonation, full bodied, easy to drink, and very delicious.

Overall: pretty sold DIPA. Happy to have brought this back to Boston from Aurora. Next in Denver I will make another special trip to Aurora.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 04:36:33 | More by Flounder57
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to daniloknezic for this beer sent as an extra!

reviewed from notes; drank on 11/11/2011.

poured into a tulip.

Appearance: mildly hazey, but glowing yellow bodied beer with a nice egg white head that pours easil 2 fingers high. The head is quite fizzy.

Smell: Lots of big grapefruit and pine cones. Some floral and herbal notes in the back. Maybe even some oranges and lemons too.

Taste: Fairly bitter hops and a very hop forward DIPA. Its got some big pine and grapefruit with a little bit of citris showing up to lighten the bitterness a little bit. The hops taste fresh and juicy. Malt profile is hard to find, but its got a little biscuit flavor to add to this hoppy beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Crisp, fizzy, and epervesent.

Overall: A really solid beer from Dry Dock. These can guys make a really good beer! More Dry Dock please!

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 19:04:22 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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kawilliams81

Yukon (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a nice dark golden with a 2 finger white head.

S- my first reaction was "some type of melons?". Caramel and some pine as well.

T- wow! Sweet caramel and candied melon (watermelon, honey dew, cantaloupe take your pick). Stays very sweet throughout and has a lighter pine bitterness at the finish.

M- medium body and carbonation. Slightly pily and creamy with a smooth finish.

O- very good dipa! Reminiscent of knuckle sandwich which I also really liked!

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 00:46:16 | More by kawilliams81
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russwbeck

Virginia

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

A: Pretty thick and hazy yellow orange pour with a big white head. The retention and lacing are top notch as the head bubbles down happily atop the beer. 4.5

S: Really bitter aroma, probably in the top few most bitter aromas I've come across. Citrus and grapefruit back up the bitterness. No malt notes at all. 4

T: The taste is really nice. Much more sweet than I expected, with the bitterness lending a nice balance. Really nice fruit character, basically like eating a sweet orange (with some other citrus like flavors playing along). The pine and perhaps a bit of booze give this beer some character, I'm really digging it. 4.5

MF: Carbonated perfectly with a medium body. The booze is only slightly noted as is a dry finish. The hops linger on the palate nicely for ages. Very drinkable. 4.5

O: Really nice surprise. I'd say this has been one of my favorite Imperial IPAs. Really nice play between bitter and fruity. 4.5

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 23:34:53 | More by russwbeck
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chugalug06

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Four-finger, white, soapy/foamy head. Brew is wonderfully clear and is very yellow with lots of whites and some oranges. Heavy viscosity. Fantastic lacing. Yum.

Very candy-esque. Lots of heavy apricot-y floral notes. Gooey and sticky.

Very smooth, light and overly drinkable for being 9%... Light (er) carboantion brings out wonderful fruity flavors. Citrus is very west coast without being like a flower in your mouth. Bitterness is more sweet then bitter, I like this. Slightly over sweet in a near sugar bomb kind of way.

Whoa. Not what I was thinking at all... Thanks Chris for the awesome recommendation! Highly recommended! Dry Dock may just be going places...

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 00:30:34 | More by chugalug06
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BradLikesBrew

Missouri

4.9/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark, cloudy apricot body with a large white head that retreats, leaving a patch of thick lacing.

Intense, pure, bright citrus aromas. The hop bill comes through loud and clear on the nose. Sweet caramel and bready malt round it out. A huge aroma, suggesting a massive DIPA awaits.

Grapefruit, tangerine, orange, peach, pineapple and passion fruit. Caramel, bready malt, and pine. The finish is bitter, but not half as bitter as the bountiful hop aroma and flavor suggest.

The body is medium to full. Carbonation is enough to keep the mouthfeel from becoming overly sticky and syrupy, but low enough to allow the boldness of this brew to truly settle in.

Masterful beer. Up there with Pliny, Maharaja, HopSlam, Dreadnaught, and Ruination. Without question, this is one of the finest IPAs in the world. Its a shame so few have tried it.

We began selling Seven Seas in August, when Kevin and the gang were still hand bottling. Despite only being on our shelves for 5 months, it was one of our 5 best selling bombers of 2010. If this is a sign of things to come for Dry Dock, then it will soon claim a spot among the best breweries in Colorado with the potential to aim even higher.

Can you believe 5 years ago this was just a homebrew supply shop? Maybe its time we gave homebrewers more respect.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 03:30:53 | More by BradLikesBrew
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