Dry Dock's Double IPA - Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev -1%
Purchased from The Wine Underground.
No dating to be found and I have to say, the bottle wasn't filled as well as it could have been.
It pours a hazy peach colour with a 1 finger head of foam and has some very nice lacing.
Big hoppiness in the smell. No wonder, the 7 C's are all here. Grapefruit stands out the most though I can pick up some pine and some tropical fruit. A bit of sweetness shines through so the Malt isn't completely forgotten. A very nice aroma, a very nice fresh aroma.
The taste, again, is dominated by grapefruit with a nice tropical fruitiness, caramel and bready malts, really bitter at times then tempered by the malt. The finish leans towards the bitter side and gives me a long pleasing aftertaste. A good taster(I loved the smell) and the ample alcohol is hidden rather well.
Pretty big bodied with a lightish level of carbonation, it has a great mouth feel.
Drinkability is just fine taking small but frequent sips but I wouldn't want to tackle a second bottle back to back.
I think this is a fine effort by Dry Dock and I'll look forward to trying anything they put out in bottles if I can.
02-20-2011 16:08:50 | More by Bitterbill
3.68/5 rDev -10%
Consumed during Hobo Tasting #4 with mikesgroove (as always) at RJ Rockers Brewery during a Thursday Taste & Tour session. Massive thanks goes out to jmkratt for sending me this bottle! Served from bottle into a Duvel tulip. Poured yellow-orange (more orange than yellow) with a one finger bone white head that subsided to a half finger fairly quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, slight citrus hop, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, caramel, citrus hop, and slight peaches. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew, but wasn't very memorable. Just lacked in the robust citrus flavors I was hoping for on this one. No date on the bottle, so no idea how old it was. With that said though, the flavor that was there was quite well balanced and good. The aroma was quite lacking in intensity though as Mike had to get some of the nose out of my tulip as it was hard to pick up stuff out of his glass. With all that said though, this one is still a must try for any IPA fan out there.
02-18-2011 12:01:24 | More by thagr81us
3.85/5 rDev -5.9%
A - Finger of white foam with a bit of lace. Faded to a thin cap with a transparent bronze body.
S - Smell is some sort mix between cat piss and woody pinecones. Very fresh hop profile, quite green, almost wondered if it was wet hopped. There's a lot going on there, and it's not bad.
T - Hop heavy, not particularly malt forward. Bitter, but not a lot of pine or citrus going on there. Very faint floral notes, and some strong resin taste. This is a nice tasting DIPA, with some stronger flavors.
M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. A bit oily.
D - Pretty well drinkable at the 9.5% it says on the bottle. I like this decently enough, would drink again, but not necesssarily seek it out.
03-04-2011 05:47:39 | More by AgentZero
4.13/5 rDev +1%
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!
07-30-2011 04:32:03 | More by DefenCorps
4.1/5 rDev +0.2%
Pours a hazy golden orange with a small soapy white head.
Aroma is really nice with pineapples and lemons, hints of pine and a nice sugary sweet malt character.
The taste brings more grapefruit than the aroma and it's sweet, almost sugar-coated, in character. There is a subtle malt backbone with the hops leaving a slightly bitter, floral finish.
The mouthfeel is sticky with hops and medium bodied overall.
I'm pretty impressed by this one. It's one of the better DIPAs I've had lately with lots of citrus but still sweet and not overly bitter.
11-28-2011 02:52:35 | More by gford217
4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
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.
04-11-2011 21:25:22 | More by Haybeerman
4.18/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
12-02-2010 05:33:11 | More by Durge
3.53/5 rDev -13.7%
a: served in a wide snifter, the beer is a hazy, dark honey amber in color with a lightly retained layer of carbonation
s: sweet base of grainy caramel, lots of muddled, oxidized citrus hops, various other tropicals, grapefruit in particular, the hops are there in decent measure - but they're not particularly "fresh", mild alcohol note
m: carbonation light-moderate, body around medium
t: more sweet caramel malt, sort of a rustic grainy flavor, fairly simple flavor profile, muddled juicy citrus, grapefruit rind, bitter but not incredibly so
o: a decent dipa, but rough around the edges, the hops don't have any bright freshness, and the malt sweetness seems unbalanced
bomber picked up at Mondo Vino in Denver
04-01-2011 04:59:48 | More by blackie
4/5 rDev -2.2%
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?
08-30-2010 02:55:08 | More by ArrogantB
3.88/5 rDev -5.1%
1001st Review on BA
Bottle to Parra Tulip
Thanks again to my boy Poonamibaxter!
App- Super dark orange with a lot of damp coloring mixed in. A big two finger head presented in marshmellow white with some great sticky lace and cling.
Smell- Like a big DIPA would. It's slightly malty, slightly earthy, a little citrus and a lot of hop oil behind it. I've smelled this exact scent before before this one is a bit sudbued.
Taste- A little bit spicy for a DIPA. It has some really good layering as I sit here and sip on this. A little malty and a little citrusy. At points as it warms a little bit of earthy bread comes in.
Mouth- A good medium body with a paired medium carbonation level. A good amount of citrus/malt/dough all work together but seem a little out of whack on the finish.
Drink- A pretty good BIG DIPA. The 9% is very well hidden on the nose and the taste. Doesnt really feel all that big with the flavor profile working in unison. Not my favorite recipe for a DIPA but still good.
12-22-2011 03:29:30 | More by FosterJM
2.88/5 rDev -29.6%
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.
04-05-2013 02:29:34 | More by maximum12
4.05/5 rDev -1%
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!!
02-20-2011 21:41:13 | More by Reagan1984
4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
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.
02-02-2013 08:59:02 | More by AgentMunky
4.05/5 rDev -1%
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.
05-13-2011 01:58:02 | More by Florida9
3.78/5 rDev -7.6%
Acquired via trade
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.
01-29-2012 21:59:23 | More by ehammond1
3.68/5 rDev -10%
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.
07-03-2010 03:36:32 | More by emmasdad
4.2/5 rDev +2.7%
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!
12-03-2011 19:04:22 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Dry Dock's Double IPA from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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