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Dude XXIPA - Oceanside Ale Works

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BA SCORE
79
okay

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 20.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oceanside Ale Works visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 09-03-2010)
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nightowl_14, Aug 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Heatherwinters, Aug 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

magictacosinus, Jul 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

DRBiser, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of James_Lockhart
3/5  rDev -11.5%

This beer... It was alright butdidn't have the crisp bitterness I'd expect from a double IPA, also the carbonation was intense.

I had it from a bottle (22 oz), and poured into a wine glass. I started my pour slow which was good as it immediately foamed very thick almost overflowing.

I got most of the way through but had to pour the last 4 oz out as the carbonation made it too hard to drink.

James_Lockhart, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -11.5%

t0rin0, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

womencantsail, Sep 03, 2010
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3.2/5  rDev -5.6%

dwagner003, Sep 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

fthegiants, Jun 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

MickeyHops, Apr 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

FrogOut69, Apr 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

boxer0029, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of HopHead84
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

1/2/2010

On tap at Stone

A: Appears slightly hazy golden orange with a fizzy white head. 

A: Aroma is sweet grapefruit flesh with some bitter rind and a little pine. Malt is bready. Somewhat muted all around.

T: Flavor is sugary sweet up front, almost candied, with notes of grapefruit, orange, and subtle lemon. I think there's some sweet peach in there. A distracting astringent character kicks in midpalate, and carries through the finish, it's seemingly augmented by the strong alcohol profile. Malt is caramel and bready at times. For 7.2%, there is a lot of alcohol flavor.

M: Light medium body with upper moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky and somewhat astringent.

Overall: Merely okay. At 7.2% it's on the border of single and double IPA, and it's a double in name and alcohol flavor only, really. Call it a single IPA, mute that alcohol flavor, and tend to that astringency, and this would benefit greatly.

HopHead84, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of villasone
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Just picked up a growler of there newest batch. Not bad. the claim it is a 9.6% on there board but after a full growler not sure it really is. When cold first sip is pretty good. Nice bitter tasted with a grapefruit and hint of orange. Gets sweat quick if you let it sit for a bit. Overall not bad. It's in my driving route so when the Dude is around i Abide.

villasone, Feb 03, 2012
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3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Fantastic clear bronze with humongous, thick, sticky head leaves so slow. TONS of cling remains.

S - The expected hops and malt found in most IPAs is not there. Bitterness, but almost metallic.

T - Similarly, the taste lacks malt, very bitter, not much malt or hop character. Also a little metallic.

M - Balance is to bitter. Not much in way of sweet malt.

D - One is more than enough. Very one dimensional. Sure looks good though.

srandycarter, Jun 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

GRG1313, Jul 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

danwho, Apr 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Ashley760, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

retry4z, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

2beerdogs, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of beerbellydaddy
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

This one is better than the reviews suggest in my opinion. It looks fantastic when poured - a nice bronze with a thick creamy head. Its smell and taste are not typical of other IPA's or Double IPA's and I think that might have affected the ratings. As others have said the expected whollop of hops isn't really at the forefront, but it is there masked somewhat by a citrusy grapefruit flavor. It also seems to have sort of a Belgian effervescence and creaminess. So the Dude doesn't really fall in with IPA convention, but I liked its uniqueness.

beerbellydaddy, Aug 31, 2014
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Dude XXIPA from Oceanside Ale Works
79 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.