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Hop Abomination - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

129 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | 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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Pukanelson

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-23-2014 03:55:35 | More by Pukanelson
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dinojrbtom

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +10.2%

08-22-2014 03:46:59 | More by dinojrbtom
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Minn_Joe

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

08-16-2014 22:23:09 | More by Minn_Joe
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%

Appearance: Pours from the can with a slightly hazy copper color; the head is rather modest but it does leave some splashy lace

Smell: Dank and resinous with a caramel undertone; slightly floral, too

Taste: The dank and resinous flavors mix with the caramel and produce an ever-sweetening combination that winds up tasting like a hop flavored hard candy; balanced, in the finish, with the sweet tones lingering

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice IPA that winds up being just a tad too sweet to contend with the top beers of the styel

Thanks, JMBSH, for the opportunity

08-16-2014 22:07:16 | More by brentk56
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Summer92

Mississippi

3.56/5  rDev -6.6%

08-16-2014 16:51:29 | More by Summer92
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Hensenm1


4.16/5  rDev +9.2%

08-12-2014 20:07:00 | More by Hensenm1
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Ajmorriso1


3.99/5  rDev +4.7%

08-12-2014 01:48:22 | More by Ajmorriso1
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-03-2014 03:36:37 | More by MarkyMOD
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OsoRojo

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-27-2014 16:44:36 | More by OsoRojo
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beerrooster

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-26-2014 12:44:22 | More by beerrooster
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quindog

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-23-2014 14:37:34 | More by quindog
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-10-2014 03:37:17 | More by JISurfer
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-08-2014 11:27:16 | More by Cynic-ale
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Ben7773

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-06-2014 16:54:41 | More by Ben7773
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%

07-06-2014 08:11:52 | More by WDJersey
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nassstnate

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%

07-03-2014 00:04:11 | More by nassstnate
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jnelms

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-20-2014 19:35:23 | More by jnelms
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YalovaIA

Iowa

4/5  rDev +5%

05-26-2014 06:02:03 | More by YalovaIA
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BeerWizard

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev -2.9%

Continuing with my can quest for the summer, finally broke down and got the Hop Abomination from Dry Dock. I've had their Apricot Blonde (ok), and their imperial pumpkin (underwhelming), and I've just been reluctant to try them again. But what the hell, can an IPA ever be all that bad?

Let's break this beer down. Six of cans depicting green eyes coming up from a green ocean. Looks remeniscient of a UFC ad, but what sold me was their own description of the beer denoting "massive amounts of floral, citrus and tropical hop flavors," which is basically right up my alley. So much so that I'm surprised we haven't bumped into each other before.

Pour yields a clouded amber beverage with a quickly dissapating off-white head, much like the "ivory whitecaps, swirling amid golden seas" also mentioned in the description on the can. I do love my hazy ales. Nose off the bat sets it apart from other IPA's. I've heard the descriptor "dank" used a few times, and that's what this is: a soppy, dank, fruity and herbal IPA.

Flavor really showcases herbal-not-piney hops on a bed of tropical fruit. There is a slight off flavor for me where I'm tasting something like freeze-dried vegetation, but that is by no means necessarily the case, just what I am tasting. Very funky-fresh, sweet, hardly bitter enough for an IPA, but I think the showcasing of the hop, whether bitter or not so much, is still effective. Carbonation is low, mouthfeel is medium, with the big flavors staving off all but the slightest sense of wateriness.

Overall, I am most impressed by the uniqueness of this IPA, and I think that's really what brewers have to do now with SO MANY IPA's out there for consumers to enjoy. The flavors are good, my only regret is that kind of funky, dry-grass flavor lurking just underneath the surface. If they could address that issue, I think they'd have a world class beer on their hands.

05-23-2014 04:44:33 | More by BeerWizard
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%

05-22-2014 14:48:46 | More by afsdan
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IllicitEloquence

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-18-2014 03:36:18 | More by IllicitEloquence
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Critters

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-13-2014 03:04:00 | More by Critters
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

3.59/5  rDev -5.8%

Fresh growler from the source had a few hours after fill.

A- Deep mahogany, medium lacing cloud white in color, very good retention and legs that move and shake

S- Big malt upfront, then hops and pine. Kinda bland here

T- Bland malty with bland hops with bland gha. I remember loving this beer; but since then I have been blessed to try top notch IPA around the nation. Bland gha

M- Really watery for me; I like the effort toward some sort of creaminess or texture of some sort. Sort of a void here on that. Other than that the carb is spot on.

O- Under impressed, maybe I got a bad batch. I remember it being better in the long long ago

05-06-2014 22:21:12 | More by gueuzedreg
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maniaczak

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%

05-04-2014 20:45:02 | More by maniaczak
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WiggyKGB

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-04-2014 04:42:33 | More by WiggyKGB
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Hop Abomination from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.