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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
outstanding

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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Photo of kawilliams81
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
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!

kawilliams81, May 19, 2012
Photo of bump8628
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Falling Rock In Denver. Clear copper with a pretty standard inch of foam that holds on the whole time. Classic DIPA flavor profile - herbal, dank, resinous, pine, and citrus rind. A nice subtle caramel and grain balances just enough. Right down the heart of the plate for the style.

bump8628, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of katan
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

katan, May 04, 2011
Photo of mc4z
4/5  rDev -2.4%

mc4z, May 26, 2014
Photo of starrdogg
4/5  rDev -2.4%

starrdogg, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of rawfish
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours very cloudy apricot/orange hue with a small, rocky, parchment colored head. Good retention of this with spotty lacing coating the glass.

A juicy malt sweetness gives off caramel and a natural syrupy aroma that imitates a fresh fruit stand. Hops are apricot, peach, orange citrus and some pine and earthy residue. Sweet and underlying booze.

Big malt here, caramel sweetness that constantly dips into the toffee range, candy coating the fruitiness of the hops. Like the nose orange citrus forward with ripe apricot and yellow peaches. Pine and a large, smooth building alcohol washes over and through the finish where it picks up some grass and drying.

Above average body, with smooth carbonation, barely enough to move the malts along. This beer acts its strength, flaunting a well integrated alcohol set. Surprisingly dry and scrubbing on the finish.

A DIPA that plays up a bit, juicy, boozy and sweet, loaded with stone fruit and deep orange citrus. Well crafted and balanced, somewhat of a dinosaur when you look at the hop profile. Still if you like peaches and apricots this is a must try DIPA.

rawfish, May 20, 2014
Photo of stampfler07
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

stampfler07, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of match1112
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

received this from a mystery sender, so who ever you are, Thank you!

a: clear copper body with a inch of thick tight creamy bubbles.

s: very tropical with mango, orange, a little lemon and bubblegum.

t: alot of malt to keep the hopbomb in check. very well balanced between the two wit the added pine resin on the back end to keep it from being overly sweet.

m: full rich body with great carbonation. dry bitter finish is enjoyable because it's well balanced between the sweetness and the resin. very enjoyable.

match1112, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of Domingo
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Domingo, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of BarrytheBear
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle split with the Steep after another golf related meltdown. Why must all fairways here slope from left to right? Regardless, a good afternoon.

Cloudy orange with some spotted lacing.

Brewed with 7 "C" hops. Baby aspirin, soap, and muddled citrus.

Taste pops brighter than the nose. Juicy citrus fruit, minimal bitterness, baby aspirin on the finish.

Very smooth, somewhat sweet and tempered but in a good way.

Nice beer...neither over the top nor overly sweet.

BarrytheBear, Jul 07, 2011
Photo of chugalug06
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
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...

chugalug06, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of russwbeck
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
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

russwbeck, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of denver10
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a orangey yellow with a foamy off white head. A nice sweet and fruity aroma; a nice malt underbelly paired with some sweet orange and mango juices, and some pine. Flavor follows suit. A nice creamy medium body with a healthy amount of activity. Overall, a great DIIPA.

denver10, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of elkinbrown
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

elkinbrown, May 26, 2014
Photo of carteravebrew
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

carteravebrew, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.9/5  rDev +19.5%
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.

BradLikesBrew, Jan 05, 2011
Photo of Kubrickx
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Kubrickx, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Kramerbarthomer, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of rbrefbeerman
4/5  rDev -2.4%

rbrefbeerman, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of johnnyboy76
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

johnnyboy76, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of durlta
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

durlta, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of ToddHolder
4/5  rDev -2.4%

ToddHolder, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of weonfire
4/5  rDev -2.4%

weonfire, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of mulder1010
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a pint glass

A-- Poured a clear yellow color. Pour resulted in a 2 finger white head. Kept its shape quite well for a good period of time before slowly receding to one finger. Little strips of lacing with this. More visible carbonation than I expected.

S-- Citrus. Lots of citrus. No Carmel smell at all. Just Lemon peel, Orange and grapefruit. Fresh fruit citrus salad

T-- Pungent Grapefruit and orange with some lemon.

M-- Big aggressive grapefruit and orange. Very fresh taste. Long lasting grapefruit feel. Little bit of lemon and lime kick in the end. Also mixed with orange and grapefruit. Lots of acid to this. Starts off medium and finishes heavy. Perfect carbonation for the style.

D-- 9% ABV?? Really. Extremely well hidden beer. Like how this starts off soft and light and then grabbed me and hit me with grapefruit and orange. Builds up very well. Makes me miss home and this would be my go to DIPA back in Denver.

mulder1010, Nov 28, 2010
Photo of OnryAndMean
4/5  rDev -2.4%

OnryAndMean, Mar 16, 2014
Dry Dock's Double IPA from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.