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Hop Abomination - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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very good

141 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 14 | 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 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
Photo of hilgart1
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

hilgart1, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Salter714
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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

maltlikker, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of danwho
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
Photo of Dimitri
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Dimitri, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of TickleMeTony
4/5  rDev +4.7%

TickleMeTony, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of grubefresh
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

grubefresh, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of AlaskanYoung
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

AlaskanYoung, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of DenverBigRed
4/5  rDev +4.7%

DenverBigRed, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of deanhead
4/5  rDev +4.7%

deanhead, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of gcamparone
4.54/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass.

A- Pours a hazy, unfiltered dull golden-orange body with an off-white head that reduces at a medium rate. Leaves little lacing.

S- Wow, super tropical and fruity. Grapefruit and pineapple, citrus, some piney, resinous aromas. Very inviting.

T- Holy balance. Juicy, fruity, citrusy, tropical hops, sweet caramel, ends fruity with grapefruit and pineapple. Slight bitter, creamy finish. This is AWESOME.

M- Medium body, medium-low carbonation.

This is one of the most underrated beers I've ever tasted. The balance and explosion of flavors work awesome. It's raw, unfiltered character and hop profile mimic the best IPAs out there. A must try.

gcamparone, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of GetTheYayo
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

GetTheYayo, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of famous_mortimur
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

famous_mortimur, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of durlta
4/5  rDev +4.7%

durlta, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of mychalg9
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

mychalg9, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of rxthree
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

rxthree, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of T-RO
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

T-RO, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of mrskunk
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

mrskunk, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of deereless
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

deereless, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A small off white head quickly dies into a very thin lacing above a thick unfiltered particle filled IPA.

Citrus, light pine notes, light grasses, and an even light yeastiness all in the aroma of the beer.

Big citrusy to piney hops in the taste of this IPA, seems to be less of the west coast style in the taste then there was in the aroma but this is not a bad thing. A very easy drinking citrusy IPA style of beer.

A dryish citrusy aftertaste on this medium bodied beer.

I have found my favorite Dry Dock beer, well until I get the chance to visit the place and do their sampler anyway.

LXIXME, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of gueuzegossage
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

gueuzegossage, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of freemanj
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

freemanj, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

teamwiggum, Aug 19, 2013
Hop Abomination from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.