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Hop Abomination - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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85
very good

121 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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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ajd413

Colorado

3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: can

02-14-2013 01:07:32 | More by ajd413
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chugalug06

Colorado

3.16/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: can

02-07-2013 01:23:43 | More by chugalug06
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-06-2013 23:18:49 | More by Haybeerman
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

02-03-2013 23:10:21 | More by ucsbmullet
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denver10

Kentucky

2.79/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: can

02-02-2013 00:51:22 | More by denver10
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Prospero

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-02-2013 00:43:18 | More by Prospero
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JMBSH

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-31-2013 05:25:03 | More by JMBSH
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.9/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

Serving type: can

01-31-2013 04:42:00 | More by Beaver13
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moserine

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

01-26-2013 03:05:31 | More by moserine
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tswater

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

01-08-2013 19:44:29 | More by tswater
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CAcker

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-23-2012 13:32:00 | More by CAcker
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2012 22:42:23 | More by GilGarp
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tylerprince

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tried on tap at Freshcraft in Denver. A bit disappointing.

Hazy copper with a one finger off-white head. Poor retention but great lacing. Looks oily and thick.

Smells like the typical DIPA, citrus and floral notes. Subtle grassy aromas and a thick, biscuity malt.

Citrus with hints of pine. Wrecked by a thick, skunky malt - biscuity and caramel qualities, hints of tobacco. Finished more like a weak brown ale than like an IPA.

Way too thick and a bit undercarbonated. Far from sessionable; I felt full after half a pint. Oily, syrupy and sticky.

I won't be trying this IPA/borderline IIPA again. While Dry Dock is a fairly popular brewery, this beer lives up to part of its name - just take the "hop" out of "Hop Abomination."

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2012 19:45:59 | More by tylerprince
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-19-2012 21:28:26 | More by hiphopj5
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rsdaugherty

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-27-2012 21:08:58 | More by rsdaugherty
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hops. Ok, I'll bite.

A recipe from the new head brewer, Doug...so I'm told. Let's drink!

Orange golden pour, clear. Looks bright and a bit oily. Must be from the Amarillo and Nugget hops packed in there.

Aroma is hoppy, sure enough. Fruity, estery, tropical, and zesty. A bit of mineralnessness or something that gives it an earthy sense. Malt is defeated here.

And malt is overwhelmed in the flavors. I would say this is a double IPA, the abv on this one is above 7% and the malt is gone. Perhaps some sweet biscuit...perhaps. But the hops take the cake. Citrus and orangey. The end threw me off a bit. Seemed buttery and diacetyl-y on the end. That cut into the overall and the mouthfeel as well. Not sure what was going on for this.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2012 01:07:41 | More by Mebuzzard
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StoneTSR

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: growler

01-17-2012 10:35:06 | More by StoneTSR
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: growler

01-16-2012 01:54:29 | More by ArrogantB
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hops and Pies poured a clear golden amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, skunk bud, orange, tropical fruit and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, orange zest and light tropical fruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter grapefruit finish.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2011 20:31:30 | More by emmasdad
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft at the Rackhouse in Denver, CO.

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with lighter tangerine hues and a one finger white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring.  Sporadic lace left behind.  

Sweet citrus hop aroma that's slightly earthy and resinous, bursting with tropical and citrus fruit.  Hints of papaya, mango, pineapple, orange and lots of grapefruit.  Subtle pale grainy malt with hints of graham cracker and biscuit.

Medium bodied with a good balance of dry bitterness and sweet citrus/tropical fruit notes.  Subtle pine earthiness with lots of mango, tangerine, orange peel and grapefruit.  Grainy pale malt backbone provides good balance without overpowering the hops.  Very quaffable.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2011 05:55:44 | More by corby112
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Domingo

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2011 15:02:06 | More by Domingo
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Hop Abomination from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.