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Dude Double IPA - Oceanside Ale Works

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Dude Double IPADude Double IPA

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BA SCORE
78
okay

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 20.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oceanside Ale Works visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: womencantsail on 09-03-2010

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Ratings: 81 | Reviews: 19
Reviews by TheRougeBastard:
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3.81/5  rDev +12.7%
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!

More User Reviews:
Photo of jose_alehouseSD
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of trses335
3/5  rDev -11.2%

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.

Photo of joeyjoey104
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of fthegiants
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Beernoobie
3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris7482
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of emerge077
3.72/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

Photo of blue-dream
3.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of double2chin
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of raulstotle12
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of largadeer
2.08/5  rDev -38.5%

Photo of OCSA_1978
3.67/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of 1424IpA
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of danwho
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of sjmad23
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Chcshammonde
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Interesting DIPA. The thing is with this beer, it doesn't feel like a DIPA at all. Weak head on the beer, and despite an ABV of 9.7, mouth feel is very light as well as the nose. I liked the flavor: lots of citrus notes, especially lemon and bitter orange. I definitely didn't expect what i got with this beer. I'm glad i tried it, but probably wouldn't get it a second time. Interesting note: at the market where i picked this up, a tag advertised a RateBeer score of 97. Pretty drastic difference from beer advocate.....BA's rating is 77 "just OK" with user average reflecting the same. I knew there was a reason i preferred BA to RateBeer.

Photo of Lak9ers
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Heatherwinters
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of anthony-martinez
3.68/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of HunterSBeerson
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Just okay. In a market where DIPAs are everywhere, this one does not stand out. Low aroma, body is too light. You could do better for the money.

Photo of womencantsail
3.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad

A: The pour is a cloudy orange-amber color with a nice white head and some mild lacing.

S: Hmm this is probably the lightest nose on a DIPA that I've ever experienced. Subtle pine and citrus, otherwise it's faint bread notes.

T: The flavor is similarly bland. I pick up some light citrus (grapefruit, for the most part) and a moderate bitterness. Some bread and caramel malt sweetness, too.

M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.

D: Not one of Oceanside's better beers. I was expecting to enjoy this one, but found myself not doing so.

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Dude Double IPA from Oceanside Ale Works
78 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.