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Dude Double IPA - Oceanside Ale Works

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Dude Double IPADude Double IPA

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18 Reviews
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Reviews: 18
Hads: 105
Avg: 3.27
pDev: 50.15%
Wants: 0
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oceanside Ale Works visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: womencantsail on 09-03-2010

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Reviews: 18 | Hads: 105
Reviews by Schnauzerlord:
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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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2.96/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Ratings are correct below, but I changed some marks above to make the final rating as close as possible with Beer Advocate's "revamped" system. The 2.96 overall rating is accurate.

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Figueroa pint glass
From: Costco in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $4.59
Purchased: March 29, 2015
Consumed: April 4, 2015
Misc.: Got two different possibilities with the born on/best by: 1) appears to be born on Oct. 29, 2014 (Julian calendar), and 2) other could be a best by Sept. 20, 2015. Neither one makes any sense and I’ll probably ignore everything about this.

Poured an orangish, honey, semi-hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki white, rocky head. Could see either flakes or pulp in the bottle before the pour and less pronounced after the pour in the bottle. Light bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Good amount of uneven, layered, foamy lacing. Below average retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled earthy, rye hops up front. Also caramel, buttery sourdough bread, spoiled sour fruit, honey and grassy notes. (Smell - 3.13)

Tasted that 9.4 pct. ABV right away, which immediately had me shaking my head. Got buttered bread, earthy rye, honey, honey wheat, grass, unsweetened iced tea, boozy wheatwine, regular Goldfish crackers, spoiled veggies, caramel and light old grapefruit rind. Some peach and apricot late. (Taste - 2.88)

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, buttery, bitter finish. (Feel - 2.75)

That there could be a beer this bad at Costco was the thing I learned most from having this. This should be at Trader Joe’s and made by Minhas. (Overall - 2.88)

2.96 | 69 | C

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Aroma and taste are a bit onion like. I expected a citrusy west coast ipa. Color is copper and clear with white sticky head. I guess I don't care for the onion-vegetable hop flavor and smell.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of aval89
2.51/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Bottle has date of 11/06/15, consumed 07/03/15.

Was at a TotalWine away from home in Rancho Cucamanga. Saw this brew and had a "RateBeer 93 or 94" tag on it. The ones that TW likes to use. Anyway never heard of the brewery or beer. Bottle looked cool. Eh what the heck.

Arrived to my destination in Phoenix. 8 hour drive calls for a beer.

A: dark orange/amber with decent off white head. Leaves good lace. Wasn't expecting the color.

S: malt dominates. Lots of toffee/caramel sweetness. Almost has a vanillaness to it as well. Hard to find the hops on the nose. Strange for a Cali DIPA.

T: I immediately regretted buying this beer upon first sip. A malty mess! Again like the nose, lots of malt upfront. Toffee-like sweetness with a toasty malt backbone. Hops finally come in on the finish. A sort of twangy pine taste. Maybe some grapefruit notes buried in there. Has a burnt ashy aftertaste. Not what you'd expect from a west coast dipa.

MF: average, not good nor bad.

O: highly disappointed. Would not recommended. Reminds me of those gimmick "craft brews" you see pop up at grocery stores.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.38/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3.72/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Label stamped 07 16 15 vertically.

Pours a brilliantly clear and saturated orange, with a steady plume of rising carbonation. Ample head of off white foam with a creamy surface texture, clumps of sticky lace all around the glass. Head lasts for a few minutes after the pour.

Initial aroma of bubblegum and pale malt sweetness... Where are the hops?

Taste is a little more hop forward, fruity citrus notes of oranges and a light pleasant bitterness. Aside from the ABV it drinks more like an IPA, which says something about its drinkability also. Lighter bodied though substantial. Overall it's really not bad at all, and it's nice to know its freshness dated. From the reviews here I was expecting a letdown, but the only thing lacking was aroma.

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3.26/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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4.25/5  rDev +30%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.08/5  rDev -36.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.81/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bomber at a Temecula 76 gas station (wish gas stations back home carried craft...and I mean real craft). Halfway through the bottle and I'm having a hard time believing this is a Double IPA! For one thing, the hops are nonexistent except a tad in the aftertaste....however, overall this is a really good ale. Maybe a Double Pale??? I'd get this again though, enjoyed it!

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Dude Double IPA from Oceanside Ale Works
78 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.