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Hop Abomination - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

163 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 20 | 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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Photo of Shumania
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can poured into a harpoon ipa tumbler

A: dark amber murky glowing color, small white fluffy head

S: huge punch of tropical hops! Orange rind, mango, pineapple

T: the taste lacks the tropical hops from the smell. Balanced taste between the hops and malts. Good bitterness to this ups.

M: fairly easy to drink

This is another take on an ipa, good and fairly straightforward, the best part was trying a local option from another part of t jhu e country

Photo of spoony
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From an undated 12 oz can into a tulip.

A-A hearty pour produces about one finger of off-white head that drops quickly into a patchy cap and then to a collar. The brew is sort-of ugly, but inviting in that IPA way with a reddish, honey color and murky appearance.

S-Stong floral and pine scents hit my nose almost as soon as I poured this into the glass. Seriously, the scent filled my small kitchen. There is a bit of orange and tropical fruit, too, but aside from a low level of bitterness and a slightly sweet character, this smells mostly like an old-school IPA. A bit of doughy malts balances things out.

T-The taste is less impressive than the smell, but still worth the time. I get lots of earthy, soapy pine, with a hint of garlic. The bitterness levels are low -- this brew is surprisingly sweet -- but the taste lacks the little whiff of citrus and tropical fruit that made the smell so inviting.

M-The feel is chewy with very soft carbonation. Weight is medium. This brew feels like it looks.

O-If smell was all that mattered, this would be a great beer. It also tastes alright, especially if you are a fan of earthy, pine-forward IPAs. Unfortunately, it is sort of homely and odd on the palate. With so many other great IPAs out there it is hard to justify buying more of this beer, even if it is a solid effort.

Photo of TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kylemckinnis
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of minterro
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought at Little's liquor and wine

A&S: Very sweet maltyness (similar to a double ipa), fruity hops (passion fruit, mango, pineapple). Very hazy dark orange colored beer. Off-white head with pretty good retention and lacing. Lots of unfiltered specks riding the lively bubble current.

T&M: Lots of citrus in the taste. Very heavy on the malts. Not super complex. Taste holds on a long after the taste is a sort of negative way, super malty. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

Overall: For being pretty highly malty, its still very easy to drink.

Photo of birchstick
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - pours caramel in color with a white head that settles to form a thin layer on top and leaves a good lacing down the side of the glass

N - onion, earthy, citrus hops rise out of the glass to the nose

T - taste follows the nose. Starts off with a touch of citrus hop, which quickly moves on to a caramel malt base. The hop abomination next ensues, with earthy, citrus, dank hops overwhelming the back end of the palate and leaving a bitter finish.

M - creamy, yet a little light

D - overall, this is a nice IPA. Nice balance between the malts and hops, but there is no mistaking the style in this - the hops are aromatic in the air and bold on the tongue. Solid beer!

Photo of rkarimi
3.82/5  rDev 0%

Photo of carteravebrew
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.18/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy orange with very little head. Leaves some traces of lacing, but not much. Aroma is decent, somewhat appealing, but certainly not all that I hope for in an IPA. The smell does improve towards the end of the glass.
Taste and mouthfeel are fairly well done, but there's still something missing.
Overall this is worth a try since you can get it at a decent price and in a can which can be convenient.

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of pinnser
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of ajmitch4
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of dachp
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of azdback
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Jasonrm72
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of russpowell
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cheers to SteveO fo this one!

Pours a hazed apricot with a thumb of cream colored head. Good lacing & above average head retention

S: Pine & faint breadyness, plus orchard fruit

T: Pine, lemons, breadyness & pears up front. Some peppery & woody hops, a kiss of caramel & dryness as this warms, plus some grapefruit. Finishes dry, fruitty with grapefruit & woody hops

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, good balance

A pretty good AIPA, was hoping for better from these guys

Photo of crobinso
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of MinorThreat
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ajtorres311
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Rayek
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Hotel glass (half pint, half snifter)
From: Wilbur’s Total Beverage in Fort Collins, Colo.
Price: Part of a variety 6-pack for $9.99
Purchased: May 2, 2013
Consumed: May 2, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a caramel hazy color with two fingers of gray bubbly head. Average lacing on the side, a bit disappointing actually. Average retention on the way down as well.

Smelled tons of hops up front. Grapefruit dominates here, but floral hops come in to mix it up. Also some orange rind, tropical notes and some spices. All leaves a lasting dry bitter finish.

Taste didn’t quite live up to the smell. Got grapefruit, but not the best grapefruit I’ve ever tasted. Very dry hops. Still orange rind. Tropical hops are still noticeable, while the floral hops become less powerful. Still very bitter, although it comes in rather late. Those are still pronounced as well, but I couldn’t put my finger on them. Some buttery notes as well.

Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Refreshing, slightly bitter finish. Soft carbonation. Long, bitter, watery finish.

I had higher expectations for this beer. The smell was the best part by far, the rest was just above average.

Photo of siddhartha
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of StubFaceJoe
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Hop Abomination from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.