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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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poppyjohn

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-23-2013 03:11:15 | More by poppyjohn
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mastodonj

Colorado

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
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DenverLogan

Colorado

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
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Tuckerboy

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%

03-18-2013 03:19:02 | More by Tuckerboy
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RudnicsMEB

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%

03-08-2013 01:04:23 | More by RudnicsMEB
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-27-2013 01:31:27 | More by Hanzo
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katan

Colorado

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
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%

02-16-2013 01:59:34 | More by eawolff99
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ajd413

Colorado

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
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chugalug06

Colorado

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
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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

Kentucky

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
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Prospero

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Colorado

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
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moserine

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Colorado

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
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tylerprince

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -6%

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."

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

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

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

Colorado

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
Hop Abomination from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.