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Hop Abomination - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

175 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 22 | 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:
Beer added by: Domingo on 06-03-2011

IBUs: 70
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Photo of bound4er
4/5  rDev +3.9%

A. Amber to reddish orange appearance. Head pours fairly thin and recedes rather quickly.
S. Nice blend of floral and tropical hops (citrus mainly) with hints of pine and faint malt.
T. Clean and refreshing easy drinking IPA with citrus, mango and dank pine hops framed around just enough of a malt core to balance things out. Finishes with nice, lingering bitterness.
M. Medium bodied, mildly carbonated. Makes for easy quaffing.
O. This is a perfect camping or day-on-the-water beer given the aluminum can format and its high drinkability. Wish this was available near me as it would be a staple in my refrigerator.

Photo of lysergicdream
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of cbcrunch
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of biboergosum
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, another mixed pack selection from the King Soopers in Glendale, Colorado. Cool menacing roiling sea imagery depicted on the label.

This beer pours a hazy, dark bronzed amber hue, with two flabby fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and overly bubbly ecru head, which leaves a decent array of bleeding webbed lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of dank piney forest, orange and white grapefruit rind, grainy pale and caramel malt, a chalky flintiness, and further leafy, floral hops. The taste is more bitter, slightly dank, and certainly resinous green petrichor notes, crackery pale malt, a reduced biscuity caramel sweetness, a touch of lemon floor cleaner, and the same late-arriving floral, slightly perfumed hops from the nose.

The carbonation is fairly sedate, just a wispy frothiness manifesting for the most part, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, though a slight clamminess arises at the first sign of warming. It finishes off-dry, the lingering pale and caramel malt tag-alongs keeping things on the level, and the Smokey the Bear hops maintaining their astringent stance.

An interesting and enjoyable enough version of the style, though the hops seem more restrained and dulled than the better examples available out there. Still, a good find in canned format, all the better to make it under that no-smiles 50lb United Airlines checked bag limit.

Photo of Sark
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Gkemp94
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.92/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of drewfromboulder
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of dcscientist
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

This was included in the sampler pack I bought, so I tried it even though it's not my favorite style. Good rendition of an IPA, but a bit hoppy and crunchy for my taste. They've done a bunch of other ones in this style so try those if you like this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.8/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.84/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%

Appearance: Pours from the can with a slightly hazy copper color; the head is rather modest but it does leave some splashy lace

Smell: Dank and resinous with a caramel undertone; slightly floral, too

Taste: The dank and resinous flavors mix with the caramel and produce an ever-sweetening combination that winds up tasting like a hop flavored hard candy; balanced, in the finish, with the sweet tones lingering

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice IPA that winds up being just a tad too sweet to contend with the top beers of the styel

Thanks, JMBSH, for the opportunity

Hop Abomination from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.