Hop Abomination - Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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4.54/5 rDev +19.2%
Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass.
A- Pours a hazy, unfiltered dull golden-orange body with an off-white head that reduces at a medium rate. Leaves little lacing.
S- Wow, super tropical and fruity. Grapefruit and pineapple, citrus, some piney, resinous aromas. Very inviting.
T- Holy balance. Juicy, fruity, citrusy, tropical hops, sweet caramel, ends fruity with grapefruit and pineapple. Slight bitter, creamy finish. This is AWESOME.
M- Medium body, medium-low carbonation.
This is one of the most underrated beers I've ever tasted. The balance and explosion of flavors work awesome. It's raw, unfiltered character and hop profile mimic the best IPAs out there. A must try.
11-04-2013 01:07:42 | More by gcamparone
4.53/5 rDev +18.9%
Listed as 6.5% with 100 IBUs, making is less in alcohol but more in IBUs than their double IPA.
Copper - amber color with significant head.
Big hop aroma...grapefruit and pine.
Big carbonation and mouthfeel.
Strong hop and malt flavors, but nicely balanced. Sweet amber malts, powder sugar, pine hops, slight red grapefruit. Rich and cream, bold and delicious...I think I prefer this to the (formerly called Seven Seas) double IPA.
03-19-2013 03:44:23 | More by DenverLogan
4.47/5 rDev +17.3%
Bought this growler three days ago at the brewery. I am pretty sure that this version was 8.5% rather than 6.5%, but someone might have to verify that for me.
APPEARANCE: A thin, quarter-inch thick head capped the beer when poured from the growler and remained there seven minutes later after I cut up some prosciutto and sharp white cheddar to serve with crackers and my beer. That head didn’t move. The beer itself is brilliant and orangei-ish gold with a smattering of bubbles slowly rising from the bottom. By the way, the lacing is outstanding. I must have some clean glassware!
SMELL: The aroma is delightfully floral. It is piney, smells like it will be a rich flavored and resinous beer as well. This is classic, delicious, big IPA smell.
TASTE: The nose does not let down the palate in this one. Some strong, sweet and floral aromas are up front while that resinous pine from the nose fills the middle of the sip. On the end, a gorgeous and fairly bitter grapefruit takes control leaving a nice set up for the sweetness of the next sip.
MOUTHFEEL: This is a big, full, bold DIPA with a slightly creamy feel that only lightly tickles the palate on the way down.
OVERALL: After tasting many of the Dry Dock offerings at the brewery last weekend, my girlfriend and I settled on the Hop Abomination as one of our two growler fills. In my opinion this was their finest current work of beer. Get it while you can, especially at $12 a growler.
01-17-2012 10:35:06 | More by StoneTSR
4.46/5 rDev +17.1%
12oz can into a pint
A - Pours a deep dark orange color, very opaque. Lots of white head formation.
S - Extremely strong hop aroma, lots of piney notes and some citrus. The dry hopping in this beer had to be incredible.
T - Starts off lightly sweet, just a hint of malts when a big hit of citrus hopping comes in. Orange dominates. TUrns a little more piney and bitter in the mid-stream, bringing it into balance. Finishes with a little more sweetness or citrus hops and malts.
M - Creamy body, matching carbonation, A little sticky and oily in the finish. No alcohol warmth.
O/D - A very good IPA - incredibly strong hop aroma and flavor which really takes over the beer. ABV is manageable. Not filling.
02-16-2013 18:50:14 | More by katan
4.38/5 rDev +15%
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.
12-06-2012 22:42:23 | More by GilGarp
4.36/5 rDev +14.4%
For me, this brew is mostly about the aroma. A great citrus, floral nose.
As others mentioned, it is cloudy, medium amber with very elongated but thin lacing.
Smell has the most distinctive grapefruit but is not overpowering. Backed up with some caramel.
Tastes like a west coast IPA, plenty of fresh hop offset with a touch of malt. Bitter only on the exhale. Nice....
Very sessionable. For some reason, I've avoided this brewery; maybe because of the pointless name. But no more, I'll start checking them out after tasting this.
03-21-2013 00:29:15 | More by mastodonj
4.13/5 rDev +8.4%
Dry Dock Hop Abomination: The first thing you will notice is that this beer is opaque, like solidified honey. The head is thin and carbonation non-existent. It looks very much like a home brew or real micro-micro brew. The aroma is fantastic, very fruity. The flavor is not what you would expect from a Hop Abomination. It is very smooth, very flavorful in a hop flowery way with many, many notes, and not at all bitter or dry. The finish you could call wet. This will not become my go to IPA, but it is a great beer on the occasion that you want something a little different. Show this one off to your hop buddies.
04-16-2013 18:19:50 | More by iSip
4.08/5 rDev +7.1%
12 oz. can, not dated as far as I can tell.
A: Bright copper color, cloudy. Some floaties. Great head and sticky lacing.
S: Nice hop aroma. I smell something resembling Summit hops, but I could be wrong.
T: Grassy, citrusy hops. Nice bitterness that isn't too overwhelming. On the end, there's a touch of malt that works nicely.
M: Could use a little more carbonation. Otherwise, fine.
O: Not a bad local IPA. Definitely above par. I'll pick this one up again.
04-19-2013 23:39:22 | More by hoppytobehere
4.06/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
09-08-2013 03:32:59 | More by LXIXME
4.05/5 rDev +6.3%
This is from the taproom, although I’ve also had this at the Rackhouse Pub. Perhaps it might end up being a new regular item? The chalkboards in the taproom claim this has an insane 250K IBU’s. I’m assuming this is either a joke or refers to the weird “theoretical” IBU count that can go to a million.
Oddly, the ABV’s only 6.5%, so it’s on the upper end of a normal IPA, but probably not strong enough to be a double. Fine by me!
Anyway – this one’s is a shade or two lighter than copper. Head’s a standard 1/4” sheen for a draft beer. Lace rings are there as you work your way down.
The flavor profile has huge pine and citrus rind notes throughout. Grapefruit is one of the primary notes, but there’s also a hint of dank/cannabis flavor in the finish. That isn’t my favorite flavor note, but it does work here and it never heads into “swampy” territory either. Not the most bitter beer I’ve ever had on the palate, but it’s about as hop-centric as a beer can get. A little bit of malt creeps in here and there, but it’s really only there in tiny doses.
There isn’t much heat on this at only 6.5% ABV, which makes it pretty drinkable…but not for the faint of heart or for anyone who isn’t a serious hop lover. There isn’t much of a malt base or booziness to hold the hops back, so they run wild. I’ve had this 3 times and I find that I drink the first 1/2 of the glass pretty quickly, but the last 1/2 lingers and becomes an inadvertent sipper.
I think this might be my favorite of the various hop monsters from Dry Dock. The hop blend works for me, and I like that it’s a bit milder. Plus, even with the crazy amount of hops, it never really has any harshness.
06-03-2011 15:02:06 | More by Domingo
Hop Abomination from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.