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Hop Abomination - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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very good

158 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 0
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 Critters
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Critters, May 13, 2014
Photo of gueuzedreg
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fresh growler from the source had a few hours after fill.

A- Deep mahogany, medium lacing cloud white in color, very good retention and legs that move and shake

S- Big malt upfront, then hops and pine. Kinda bland here

T- Bland malty with bland hops with bland gha. I remember loving this beer; but since then I have been blessed to try top notch IPA around the nation. Bland gha

M- Really watery for me; I like the effort toward some sort of creaminess or texture of some sort. Sort of a void here on that. Other than that the carb is spot on.

O- Under impressed, maybe I got a bad batch. I remember it being better in the long long ago

gueuzedreg, May 06, 2014
Photo of maniaczak
4/5  rDev +4.7%

maniaczak, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

WiggyKGB, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Canada_Dan, Mar 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

steamboatbrewer, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of SkiBeerRepeat
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-Nice honey color with a two finger of white head, moderate lacing.

S- First thing that hits is the resiny hop notes followed by pineapple and mango. Of course with the pine of american hops

T- bitter sweet taste of mango followed by a sweet aftertaste of tropical pine. It is more fruity then flowery the bitterness mellows as the beer warms

M- Noticeably carbonated with a moderate crispness followed by a smooth cream like finish.

O- It is not a bad American IPA that is for sure. I like the bitter/sweet tropical fruits that come forward in this beer. It is not a citrusy hop which is a nice change from some of the other American IPAs. Great for backpacking!

SkiBeerRepeat, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Todd, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy orangey amber color in the Ciney tulip with a less than assertive foam. Pleasant sudsy mouthfeel with sufficient carbonation. Lovely aroma of fresh flowery hops. Malty and smooth with that rich variety of hoppy flavors. Some resiny flavors with a touch of pine. A little roasted malt balanced by the bitterish finish, but it's not very bitter by usual IPA standards.

A salty tang to this stuff and a dark scratch in the back of the throat. Pleasant and quaffable hoppy brew. The clean aroma makes every sip a pleasure. From the 12 oz can purchased at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins.

mactrail, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

appetiteforparis, Feb 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

mike_dawson, Feb 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

Redeezy83, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Kramerbarthomer, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

mtbdonn, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of MisterNic
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance-Hazy amber, 1 finger head that sticks around

Smell-Dank, citrus, pine hops, grapefruit, smells like a bag of hop pellets

Taste-Sweet malt, pine up front, citrus, pine middle, dry grapefruit, pine finish

Mouthfeel-Full-bodied, sweet malt balanced by hop bitterness, just a little alcohol warmth

Overall-Good ipa, balanced and hoppy, would buy again

MisterNic, Jan 21, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

Stevedore, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a solid ipa, but it has some flaws. for one, it has barely any head retention. i like a nice lacey rich ipa, and this one looks the part for just a minute but then recedes into a hazy honey colored flat brew. the nose is great, a mix of all the hop characters, leaning toward tropical fruit, but with some definite woodiness and bitterness as well. my second real problem with this beer is that by packing so many different hop styles into this beer, its lost any real hop identity, a hop abomination indeed. none of the families are allowed to really come out, and as a result the taste is a muddles mix of all of them, which is less flattering than it sounds. still juice and fresh in the west coast vein, which makes it still darn good, but its confused. my third problem is that i want more bubbles, this beer seems a bit heavy, especially after a few of them. its got a lot of flavor but not enough momentum, more carbonation would solve this. overall though a tasty ipa from dry dock, but i think their double ipa is a superior brew in many ways.

StonedTrippin, Jan 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

hilgart1, Jan 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Salter714, Dec 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

maltlikker, Dec 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

danwho, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of ZoomanCru
3.19/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

App: Cloudy copper like that of an old penny. Massive amounts of hop sediment makes this beer impossible to see through. One finger off white head that dissipates quickly with some reluctant low lacing and those tell-tale pale ale divots in the middle.
Smell: Good hop nose, fruity, sweet, sour, and bitter. Some smoke and pine like hints in the background. Not as massive as I was hoping. Little bit of heat.
Taste: Hoppy, but honestly a bit underwhelming. Some grapefruit and lemon, well balanced with malt flavors but malt is rather unpronounced. Sweet enough to counterbalance the hops without adding their own special characteristics. Slight woody characteristic up front. A little algal, kind of like Nori. Not bad at all, but not memorable.
Mouth: Nicely carbonated with enough body to stand up to the addition of hops. Good carbonation. Pretty easy drinking.

ZoomanCru, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Dimitri, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

TickleMeTony, Nov 17, 2013
Hop Abomination from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.