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Hop Abomination - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

151 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
IBUs: 70

(Beer added by: Domingo on 06-03-2011)
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

deanhead, Nov 07, 2013
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Ben7773, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Todd, Mar 02, 2014
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2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz can. Pours a hazy amber tea color with a small white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is surprisingly muted - a little pine and tropical fruit.

The flavor is sweet caramel biscuity malt with a decent amount of bitterness in the finish. It's not very flavorful hoppiness though - a touch of fruit and some pine. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty watery.

Overall, a bit of a disappointment given their DIPA.

Beaver13, Jan 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Prospero, Feb 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Cynic-ale, Jul 08, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - out of a can I cannot see much, but having had this on tap it pours nicely

Smell - nice citrus notes with a great malty backbone

Taste - lots of malt for sure. Not much littering from the hops with just a slight floral note to it.

Mouthfeel - pretty easy drinking beer.

Overall - nothing special, but still a very drinkable IPA

beatenbyjacks, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A small off white head quickly dies into a very thin lacing above a thick unfiltered particle filled IPA.

Citrus, light pine notes, light grasses, and an even light yeastiness all in the aroma of the beer.

Big citrusy to piney hops in the taste of this IPA, seems to be less of the west coast style in the taste then there was in the aroma but this is not a bad thing. A very easy drinking citrusy IPA style of beer.

A dryish citrusy aftertaste on this medium bodied beer.

I have found my favorite Dry Dock beer, well until I get the chance to visit the place and do their sampler anyway.

LXIXME, Sep 08, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, another mixed pack selection from the King Soopers in Glendale, Colorado. Cool menacing roiling sea imagery depicted on the label.

This beer pours a hazy, dark bronzed amber hue, with two flabby fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and overly bubbly ecru head, which leaves a decent array of bleeding webbed lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of dank piney forest, orange and white grapefruit rind, grainy pale and caramel malt, a chalky flintiness, and further leafy, floral hops. The taste is more bitter, slightly dank, and certainly resinous green petrichor notes, crackery pale malt, a reduced biscuity caramel sweetness, a touch of lemon floor cleaner, and the same late-arriving floral, slightly perfumed hops from the nose.

The carbonation is fairly sedate, just a wispy frothiness manifesting for the most part, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, though a slight clamminess arises at the first sign of warming. It finishes off-dry, the lingering pale and caramel malt tag-alongs keeping things on the level, and the Smokey the Bear hops maintaining their astringent stance.

An interesting and enjoyable enough version of the style, though the hops seem more restrained and dulled than the better examples available out there. Still, a good find in canned format, all the better to make it under that no-smiles 50lb United Airlines checked bag limit.

biboergosum, Oct 09, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served cold in a pint glass at the brewery.

Hop Abomination 9 is a hazy copper color with thin white head. It leaves behind a nice layer of lace as it settles.

Aroma is super hoppy and fresh with big citrus, especially grapefruit.

Flavor is very intensely hoppy but not overpoweringly bitter. Pale malt base with a little caramel provides the backbone for a huge hit of fresh dank hops.

Mouthfeel is medium light bodied and perfectly carbonated.

Overall an excellent extra IPA.

GilGarp, Dec 06, 2012
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3.08/5  rDev -19.4%

beerg33k, Yesterday at 02:39 AM
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

DenverBigRed, Nov 10, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cheers to SteveO fo this one!

Pours a hazed apricot with a thumb of cream colored head. Good lacing & above average head retention

S: Pine & faint breadyness, plus orchard fruit

T: Pine, lemons, breadyness & pears up front. Some peppery & woody hops, a kiss of caramel & dryness as this warms, plus some grapefruit. Finishes dry, fruitty with grapefruit & woody hops

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, good balance

A pretty good AIPA, was hoping for better from these guys

russpowell, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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mike_dawson, Feb 12, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A big thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a deep golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, lots of fruits. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, fruity, dry at the finish and tasty. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

tone77, Aug 14, 2013
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Hop Abomination from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.