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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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BA SCORE
91
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221 Ratings
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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 42
Gots: 21 | 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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Photo of emmasdad
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.

emmasdad, Jul 03, 2010
Photo of DrinkSlurm
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.

DrinkSlurm, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
4/5  rDev -2.2%

JohnK17, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of Rutager
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.

Rutager, May 07, 2011
Photo of thewimperoo
4/5  rDev -2.2%

thewimperoo, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of egrace84
3/5  rDev -26.7%

egrace84, May 27, 2013
Photo of Smarty_Pints
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Smarty_Pints, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of arizcards
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!

arizcards, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of DonFrap
4/5  rDev -2.2%

DonFrap, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of CoryR
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

CoryR, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of CuriousMonk
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!

CuriousMonk, May 10, 2012
Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev -2.2%

MDDMD, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of MinorThreat
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

MinorThreat, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Phelps
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.

Phelps, Mar 11, 2011
Photo of mentor
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.

mentor, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of Stevedore
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Stevedore, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of GilGarp
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!

GilGarp, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of CoolEthan
4/5  rDev -2.2%

CoolEthan, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of Photekut
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photekut, May 19, 2013
Photo of bostonryan
4.5/5  rDev +10%

bostonryan, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of Flounder57
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.

Flounder57, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of beergoot
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...

beergoot, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of DaveHack
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

DaveHack, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of pmarlowe
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

pmarlowe, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of chrispoint
2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
Dry Dock's Double IPA from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.