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Hop Abomination - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

151 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 17 | 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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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Dave_Treat, Jun 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

ajmitch4, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of dachp
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

dachp, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of azdback
4/5  rDev +4.7%

azdback, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Jasonrm72
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Jasonrm72, May 25, 2013
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

russpowell, May 22, 2013
Photo of crobinso
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

crobinso, May 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

MinorThreat, May 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

ajtorres311, May 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Rayek, May 07, 2013
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.

BucannonXC5, May 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

siddhartha, May 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

StubFaceJoe, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of hoppytobehere
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. can, not dated as far as I can tell.

A: Bright copper color, cloudy. Some floaties. Great head and sticky lacing.

S: Nice hop aroma. I smell something resembling Summit hops, but I could be wrong.

T: Grassy, citrusy hops. Nice bitterness that isn't too overwhelming. On the end, there's a touch of malt that works nicely.

M: Could use a little more carbonation. Otherwise, fine.

O: Not a bad local IPA. Definitely above par. I'll pick this one up again.

hoppytobehere, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of iSip
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dry Dock Hop Abomination: The first thing you will notice is that this beer is opaque, like solidified honey. The head is thin and carbonation non-existent. It looks very much like a home brew or real micro-micro brew. The aroma is fantastic, very fruity. The flavor is not what you would expect from a Hop Abomination. It is very smooth, very flavorful in a hop flowery way with many, many notes, and not at all bitter or dry. The finish you could call wet. This will not become my go to IPA, but it is a great beer on the occasion that you want something a little different. Show this one off to your hop buddies.

iSip, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

keenanite21, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

stampfler07, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

With the "citra" this and a "galaxy" that- it seems that American IPAs are trending toward the captivating tropical and citrus character in aroma and taste predominantly. But other American IPAs stay true to their origins with deeply bitter, piney and resinous ales- yea, this is one of those.

After just a few drinks, the strong lacing power sends orbits of lace around the glass. Underneath, an ominous amber-bronze color emerges- rusty with its haze, the beer continues to brag with its creamy off white foam and confident retention

Hop dominant aroma are lead by pine cones, fresh-cut grass, woody stems and twigs, lemony sassafras, earthy chives, catty tones, and afterwards a pithy citrus scent. Background malt compounds of toasty bread crust and singed grains only hint toward the sweetness of dry burnt sugar.

A mild dry sorghum sweetness soothes the taste buds early- just before the onslaught of hops strike, bringing the taste of perfumy lemony woods, fresh cut grass, pine spa, botanical chi herbs, and even a whiff of cannabis just before the beer turns to throat gripping bitterness to finish. of barley and tea. Hop dominance grows- perfumy wood, fresh grass, pine, herbs, chives, sassafras, pepper.

Medium bodied, its light creamy carbonation is soon driven off by hops- leaving behind a malty-dry ale that is aided by hop dryness, alcohol, and an astringent bite in the back of the throat like overcooked tea leaves and stemmy hops.

Before the ultra citrusy hops, before the smoother alpha hops, before hop aroma was preferred to flavor- these were the beers- they were grassy, bitey, bitter, and unapologetic. This is one of those examples. You have got to want the dominance of that palate to ensue in order to truly enjoy a bitter like this.

BEERchitect, Mar 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Duff27, Mar 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

MeisterMayhem, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

mcaulifww, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of Jparker37
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

S - Pine, mango, sweet tangerines, faint catty resin.

A - Medium sized light tan head holds a cap of rocky foam. Very hazy and a pretty dark amber. Spotty lacing.

T - Loaded with toasty malt early and most of the way through. Citrus hop flavors play the largest role in balancing. There's also a level of earthiness in there. Finishes with a little spicy blend of hops and alcohol.

M - Medium to medium-full body, medium-light carbonation, semi-dry.

O - Wish I could gather more of this IPA. To my preference, I like an IPA with a sturdy backbone and this one is maybe a little too malty. I liked the unfiltered look, even some hop debris floating.

Jparker37, Mar 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

poppyjohn, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of mastodonj
4.36/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

mastodonj, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of DenverLogan
4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

DenverLogan, Mar 19, 2013
Hop Abomination from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.