Hop Abomination - Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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4.54/5 rDev +19.2%
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.
11-04-2013 01:07:42 | More by gcamparone
4.06/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
09-08-2013 03:32:59 | More by LXIXME
3.64/5 rDev -4.5%
Appearance - out of a can I cannot see much, but having had this on tap it pours nicely
Smell - nice citrus notes with a great malty backbone
Taste - lots of malt for sure. Not much littering from the hops with just a slight floral note to it.
Mouthfeel - pretty easy drinking beer.
Overall - nothing special, but still a very drinkable IPA
08-19-2013 03:37:09 | More by beatenbyjacks
3.76/5 rDev -1.3%
A big thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a deep golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, lots of fruits. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, fruity, dry at the finish and tasty. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.
08-14-2013 11:48:17 | More by tone77
3.68/5 rDev -3.4%
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
08-11-2013 00:25:42 | More by Shumania
3.86/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
08-08-2013 03:48:29 | More by spoony
3.91/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
07-21-2013 04:54:46 | More by minterro
3.74/5 rDev -1.8%
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!
07-21-2013 00:51:09 | More by birchstick
3.65/5 rDev -4.2%
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.
06-29-2013 02:16:50 | More by DenverHopHead
Hop Abomination from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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