Hop Abomination - Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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2.79/5 rDev -26.8%
Pours a hazy caramel golden with a cream colored head and a little lacing. A nice aroma billing some sweet, bready malts alongside some juicy tropical fruits.Flavor has bready underbelly alongside the fruits from the aroma and florals. The fruit and floral seems to be competing for space and the florals winning, kinda diminishing the fruits in the flavor unfortunately. Some bitterness. The flavor is messy and doesn't come close to delivering like the aroma suggested it might. In fact the promise of the aroma makes the flavor that much more disapointing. A medium bodied, active mouthfeel. Overall, disappointing given my expectations based upon the greatness of their IIPA. Drinking one was not a problem but it is probably going to be a challenge to motivate myself to drink the rest of this sixer (and every subsequent can I drank ended up in a further dropping of my rating it turned out). Just not an a beer that I found enjoyable at all.
02-02-2013 00:51:22 | More by denver10
2.9/5 rDev -23.9%
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.
01-31-2013 04:42:00 | More by Beaver13
3/5 rDev -21.3%
I admit I love hazy beers and this is one! Poured can into tulip glass. Slight whitish head that faded quickly. Appearance is deep golden color with a nice haze to it. Smell is nice and citrusy but nothing special-just like a standard IPA. Taste was not perfect, with a bit of diacetal that seemed to get worse (or I couldn't stop thinking about it). Not a bad IPA but I would not buy a six pack of it either.
02-14-2013 01:07:32 | More by ajd413
3.15/5 rDev -17.3%
This was a Hop Abomination #3, not sure what differentiates it from #1 or #2. I had a quick sample of this and it seemed pretty good but when I got home and poured the growler I was a little disappointed. Nice orange color. Smells slightly hoppy, fruity but also like caramel? The taste had a distinct caramel and butter flavor layered over the hops and I just did not like it. It wasn't bad at all but I'll need to try this again just to verify that it is not a very good IPA. It sucks because I recently had a very fresh bottle of the DIPA and that was good.
01-16-2012 01:54:29 | More by ArrogantB
3.16/5 rDev -17.1%
Looks bad, foggy, murky, swampy, red-brown. Lt. yellow foamy head. No lacing.
Weak apricot, pineapple, and orange. Very light.
Tea, light, mild IPA flavors, not much bitterness, sweetness is also mild... A bit weak. Nice carbonation.
Not sure if this one if recommendable.. Not Dry Docks best work. I see improvements come to this one.
02-07-2013 01:23:43 | More by chugalug06
3.19/5 rDev -16.3%
App: Cloudy copper like that of an old penny. Massive amounts of hop sediment makes this beer impossible to see through. One finger off white head that dissipates quickly with some reluctant low lacing and those tell-tale pale ale divots in the middle.
Smell: Good hop nose, fruity, sweet, sour, and bitter. Some smoke and pine like hints in the background. Not as massive as I was hoping. Little bit of heat.
Taste: Hoppy, but honestly a bit underwhelming. Some grapefruit and lemon, well balanced with malt flavors but malt is rather unpronounced. Sweet enough to counterbalance the hops without adding their own special characteristics. Slight woody characteristic up front. A little algal, kind of like Nori. Not bad at all, but not memorable.
Mouth: Nicely carbonated with enough body to stand up to the addition of hops. Good carbonation. Pretty easy drinking.
12-07-2013 01:34:01 | More by ZoomanCru
Hop Abomination from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.