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Dick's IPA - Dick's Brewing Company

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Dick's IPADick's IPA

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Reviews: 70
Hads: 103
Avg: 3.61
pDev: 15.51%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dick's Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: SickBrew on 12-12-2003

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Photo of Murrhey
2.59/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bomber into a large weizen glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live. No bottle date readily visible.

A- Huge five-finger white head with several minute ling retention. Sticky, fluffy white lacing. Orange-brown color with high clarity. Surprisingly nice looking beer.

S- Citrusy hops, tropical fruits as well. Sugar and citrusy hops are really the most present notes. Pineapple as well.

T- Bitter. Metallic and loses the semblance of sweetness it had presented in the smell. Not an appealing flavor.

M- Light bodied, well carbonated. Average.

O- Looks amazing. Everything else is average or below.

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Photo of scootpolute
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P: 12 ozs bottle …Poured into a pint glass.

A: Cloudy unfiltered, with a golden-brassy hue…On top of the thick white head are brownish hop residue, indicating a VERY fresh beer!...Also, some fluffy rings of lacing.

S: Mint, marmalade, faint caramel, ripe pear, Orange citrus, lemon juice, light florals and grass.

T: Very smooth, deep crispness, hop bitterness… Upfront there is pineapple… lemon juice followed by leafy, dried grass, lightly toasted bread, clean caramel notes mid-palate. Finishes with pine and grassy floral…drying finishes…

M: On the fuller side of medium bodied, juicy, crisp and bitter.

O: Very clean, Very drinkable. FRESH and refreshing...A yummy, good example of a NW American IPA...Again, YUM!...Chasin' cheers :~)

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Photo of cdkrenz
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Foamy white head of an inch or so on top of a trasparent body. The color is orange when heald to light and offers a spattering of rising carbonation. A nice lacing is laft along the glass here too.

S - Citrusy hops that I look forward to sampling.

T - Not bad my friends. Leafy hop bitterness that tastes like a good IPA tastes.

M - Goes down as easy as any IPA would.

~ This is good IPA overall. The kind I would like to sit and session with a few pals.

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Photo of Deuane
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Brilliantly clear bright golden kissed copper with a thick fluffy off-white head that reduces to a thin cap and leaves thick clumps of lace.

S-Pleasant but light with mild citrus, peaches accented with a light pine aroma. Mildly sweet caramel malt balances the hop bill rather nicely.

T-Decent but for a northwest IPA this is a bit of a letdown. Maybe it doesn't aim to be a hop load IPA and given that it is 5.5% I assume it doesn't. Light pine and peaches come through from the hops with a very light maltbill backing.

M-Medium-light bodied, quite sharp and crisp with a amazingly good lingering hop profile. Becomes more dry and astringent with some warming.

D-A solid effort but falls a bit short for me. This is more like a training wheels IPA. A well designed brew in aspects of the hop to malt bill balance but overall ends a little wimpy. I certainly would not turn one away but I doubt I would seek it out in the future.

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Photo of harrymel
2.38/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Reviewed 06/23/10
poured from bottle to new belgium tulip

A: amber in color. low to no head or bubbles. Great clarity.

S: Fruity. Very, very hoppy nose. Expect this one was dry hopped, twice. Apricots, citrus, slight pine on nose.

T: My nose deceived me. This ale has the smack of early hops, but little or no compliments from mid to late additions to wort. Low fruitfulness for a PNW IPA.

M: thinly falls around tongue. light body. dry finish.

D: Maybe my bottle was not fresh, as none of the anticipated flavors were there. On the contrary, the beta acids provided in the nose, so, I guess this IPA is just not for me.

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Photo of plaid75
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Dive Bar, NYC.

Poured a medium copper hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light citric hop and some round malt.

The taste consisted of an initial citrus pinch that quivkly faded into the soft cereal malt. Finish with an herbal hoppiness. Overall the flavor was a not shallow.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a good soft IPA.

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Photo of djbreezy
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance - pours a clear amber, bubbly head, moderate retention

smell - bitter hops on the nose, floral

taste - bitter hops bite pretty quick and finish as well, some sweet malt body

mouthfeel - well carbonated, light/medium bodied, dry finish

drinkability - the hop variety is a bit high on the bitterness, very hop forward and a solid ipa for the region

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Photo of wakitabanana
2.37/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Dissapointing. Excessively foamy head even with a coaxed pour. Litterally poured 3/4ths of a glass of pungent head. Bitter, rotten, overly carbonated mouthfeel left a nasty metallic taste. The aroma was deceptively refreshing yet entirely hop-centric. I could not drink this warm, cold, or drunk. I hope it was an aweful batch and no one else suffered swallowing down a sixer of this stuff. Luckily I broke 1 and my alchoholic neighbor drained 2 for me, even though she hates anything but American lagers... coincidence? Four thumbs down, yuck!

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Photo of barleywinefiend
2.39/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a deep orange with good carbonation and a nice white head

S: Not very good. Faint and dull

T: Grains, funk, bittering floral hops. Undrinkable in my opinion. Throwing off CO2.

M: Bitter, CO2 making me burp, metallic, biiter finish

D: No way

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Photo of RonfromJersey
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper orange body, good clarity with just a bit of haze, and an enormous rocky head of off-white microbubbles that takes up two thirds of the glass. That not lace, its a set of drapes.

Citus and pine aroma, pleasant not assertive.

Tight creek of caramel runs down the center of the tongue. Big blast of bitterness bursts everwhere in the mouth. Undercurrent of juicy citrus fruit.

Light-medium mouthfel is smooth, somewhat creamy. I could have another.

A decent enough ipa which doesn't separate itself from the pack. Worth a try, but don'tlet your expectations get out of control.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Is a clear golden orange color, a little lighter in color than most IPA's I'm used to, no criticism Initially poured a creamy one fingered head, mild carbonation. Smells of grainy malts, pine, some citrus, some pepper ionthe nose. The taste is a little grainy, and mostly pine characteristics come through with teh carmel malts blending in at different stages. The body is on the crisp, lighter medium side, feels a little course on the tongue, and finishes semi-dry. There is a nice bitter, slightly metallic aftertaste that lingers for awhile.

This isn't one of those in your face, over the top IPA's and it's one I could enjoy sitting on my deck in the hot sun on a weekend afternoon enjoying some good Hendrix tunes on my outdoors speakers. I'm not blown away by it, but for the price and the lower ABV, this would be a great session beer. I would say the phrase on the label is very accurate, this beer is, "Refreshingly Bitter". Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of czechsaaz
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice but not overpowering hit of citrus hops right away. I could smell them before I finished pouring. Good caramel malt aroma too. I get just a hint of roast malt too.

Pours with a decent head that fades quickly to a wispy white layer. Pretty amber, almost red but totally clear with lines of rising bubbles that feed the small ring of foam around the edge of the glass.

Flavor initially is powerfully bitter. Loads of bittering hops. But there is some malt behind it. I get a honey sweetness but then the citrus hop flavor washes it away. Aftertaste does give me some malt but again it's mostly hop oil bittering.

Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

Not bad. A good IPA but not a kick-ass IPA.

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Photo of olmatty
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Gold tinged amber, thin white head negligible lacing.

Smell-Clean citrus tangerine of hops

Taste- Hops with a fresh citrusy tang, malts backbone is dry and sturdy. Aftertaste of hops fades to lingering malt.

Mouthfeel- Somewhat thin bodied for style-but very flavorful. Between thin body and citrus hops a very nice summer IPA.

Drinkability- Great for hot weather. Refreshing as it cleanses the palate with each sip.

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Photo of Billolick
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, comes as part of a $11.99 sixpack. Pours quite clear, typical lighter almond amber. Long lasting light khaki head, stays and stays, leaving respectable large blotches of lace. Minor nose of some piney hops. More pine hops carry the weight in this decent but certaintly not stellar IPA. Lacks the depth of flavors and hop crunch of the heavy hitters of the style.

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Photo of PDXHops
2.7/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter.

Pours a slightly hazy orangish copper with a small cap of off-white foam that mostly disappears in short order. No lacing to speak of.

This has a very sweet bouquet. Plenty of caramel, dark fruit, peach brandy, squeeze of fresh OJ. Where are the hops?

A really strange IPA. Lots of sweet malt up front, joined by some gently sweet orange and tangerine. Has some dark fruit and a booziness that seems out of place at this ABV. Very mild hop bite at the finish. Did not enjoy this one much, as it needs a serious injection of bitterness to stand up to the sweetness. Possibly an old bottle?

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Photo of yelterdow
3.32/5  rDev -8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Served at a few degrees below fridge tempeature in a tulip glass.

Appearance- If the head is any indication, this is going to be exciting as hell. Four gigantic fingers high, it explodes forth and gently puffs back inwards on itself. The color is a gleaming orange, and the lacing is setting up with unbelievable sticky cling. Superb!

Smell- A bold metallic smell booms out from the glass, incredibly phenolic and overpowering the malts and hops. As the beer comes to temperature, the Tomahawk and Chinook hop varieties come forth with a flowery, sweet aroma. It's more hop-forward than other IPAs that feature a more balanced nose.

Taste- The phenolic character comes through on the palate, running alongside the massive hop presence on the entire tongue. Unfortunately, these two elements stand alone and leave the malts somewhere way in the background, virtually undetectable. The swallow is uber-bitter, and cries out for something a bit more complex and satisfying.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- The mouthfeel is absolutely stunning, slick and smooth with the perfect level of effervescence. I only wish the overall presentation was more interesting, considering the state of Washington is right there in the thick of hop country.

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Photo of mjl21
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Belmont Station in Portland for $1.59. 12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. Comes in at 5.5%. No bottling info is given.

A-Pours a clear amber with red and orange highlights. It has a small white head that quickly forms a filmy island in the middle of the glass. A decent stream of bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom.

S-Not a monster WC nose, but still fairly good. Resiny/piney hops, grapefruit citrus, and a little caramel malt all are noticeable.

T-The grapefruit is the first flavor that I can taste. It is quickly followed by some bread/cracker flavors that get blown away by the caramel malt. Before the caramel malt makes this a sweet IPA, the raw, resiny hops come back into play and leave a nice bitterness.

M-Medium bodied and crisply carbonated.

D-This is definitely a "raw" IPA and is great if you like bitter hop resin.

This was my first beer from this brewery and overall I like it. It is definitely bitter and harsher than a lot of WC IPAs.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

thanks to tenderbranson69 for the bottle, poured chilled into a tulip.
A - mildly hazed brewed black tea color w a rocky, frothy cream cap. The bead is tiny and lots of lace clings in pillowy rings

S - A mild piney and sweet floral nose, mild bandaid scent w/ hints of alcohol and mellow phenolic spicy and gentle sweet malt aroma

M - A light fruit and spicy pepper tinged feel w/ gentle creamy texture and subtle astringent feel w/ light alcohol on the palate and bitter finish

T - The flavor is subtle caramel w/ a hint of herbal hops at the start. Mild spiced hop flavors w/ a piney bitter edge and subtle creamy malt and mild astringent flavor in the middle. The taste which has a subtle citric element is mildly medicinal w/ woody notes and a light sweet tinge w/ a mild dry finish

D - The abv is pretty low on this ale w/ ample bitterness but is pretty standard flavor-wise. I would probably not hesitate to drink this again since it has an easy drinking drinkability quotient, better than average IMO.

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Photo of beermanbrian
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice copper color with a foamy white head. Nice soap suds lace. Very appealing.

Smell starts with some nice citrus but has a little bit a funk to it. It's not skunked but ther is some wet grass off smells.

Taste is grapefruit citrus sliding into pine. Not much malt balance in this one, which at times isn't bad but the bitterness in this one slips into a harshness.

The body is on the light side. An ok IPA but not one that knocked my socks off and not one i'll be searching for in the future.

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Photo of garcia2a
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This IPA poured a nice rusty golden color, mostly clear with light carbonation. My bottle was a bot too cold, so I initially got a large, foamy head that settled and laced nicely.

I get a nice foral-citrus nose with just a hint of grain. Not overpowering and not exceedingly acidic. The taste was a bit milder than I had expected with nice hops and a touch of grapefruit.

The mouthfeel is a bit lite for the style, but that helps meake this a nice easy beer to enjoy. I got little cloying, so I could ebjoy a second had I had one.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
4.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dick's- IPA

A- Golden bronze orange/ brown with a moderate size head and thick chunky lacing.
S- Sweet sugary caramel malt, shortbread, and big citrus hops.
T- Sweet caramel sugar malt with a light crusty bread maltiness and big juicy sweet grapefruit citrus hops.
M- Thick sweet chewy malt, sugary and fruity citrus hops give this a nice lightly bitter finish.

Overall- Good solid IPA. Well balanced and quite tasty.

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well, welcome to the eastern PA market Dick's. Picked this up at the Beer Stop for around $2. Poured into my standard shaker glass. This IPA appears a mildly cloudy golden yellow color with about an inch of fluffy, lingering off white head. Aromas and flavors consist of white grapefruit, lemon rind, orange peel, a good amount of caramel, quite grassy and bitter. Lighter body than I was expecting from an IPA with adequate carbonation.

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Photo of BigMike
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"Refreshingly Bitter"

Pours a clear orange with some red and gold. A huge rich creamy head. Great lacing.

Smell is pine sap, herbal floral.

What a hop bomb. This one is completely raw and majorly unbalanced, and i love it! A touch of some caramel sweetness but overall this one is about the hops!

Smooth and dry on the tongue. Nice carbonation and good finish.

This is a verygood IPA. I love the mouthfeel and the the major bitterness.

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Photo of callmemickey
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden-amber body. Thick off-white head quickly receded leaving some light lacing.

S: Light citrus-pine hop notes. Semi-sweet caramel malts. Subtle, but nice.

T: The citrus and pine hop bitterness gets drowned out by sweet caramel malt at times, diminishing the flavor profile slightly.

M: Solid, medium bodied brew. Good carbonation levels and a clean, bitter finish.

D: A good all around IPA... more reminiscent of east coast IPAs than a west coast brew. The malt presence is a slight hindrance.

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Photo of jwc215
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours reddish/orangish amber with a large off-white frothy head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of herbal spiciness, pine, and grapefruity citrus.

The taste is hoppy - herbal, tea-like spicing, citrus (esp. grapefruit) and a hint of pine. Some caramelish sweetness peaks through in the middle to tie the hops together, but fades to leave a bitter finish.

It is medium-bodied with a bitter bite that hangs on.

A "refreshingly bitter" IPA, as promised on the label!

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Dick's IPA from Dick's Brewing Company
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