Dude Double IPA - Oceanside Ale Works

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Dude Double IPADude Double IPA

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Reviews: 18
Hads: 98
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 24 | 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: 98
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.73/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

not sure why this one is rated so poorly, i thought it was nice beer, and a pleasant something a little different. its strange for a west coast ipa, its not thick and oily and sweet and boozy like most of its peers. instead its much lighter on the hop textures, not anywhere near as sweet, and has a tasty fresh cereal grain complexion that makes it distinct. i appreciated its lightness of body, golden without all the resin, but still nice punchy hop flavor, bittered only moderately. maybe not as much going on as others, no citrus or anything from the hops, just the vegetal planty C type thing going on, and even that done with restraint. i like this for the summer because for one, the alcohol is well hidden. secondly, its so light in body it drinks like a regular pale ale, meaning i can have more of it, not get full, and not get tired of it. it also warms up really well, not separating like some but opening up. seems like good morning beer for whatever reason too. where others have critiqued this for being on the malty side, i personally enjoy the balance of it. better than its ratings on here. (1,109 characters)

Photo of emerge077
3.72/5  rDev +19.6%
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. (749 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
3.21/5  rDev +3.2%
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. (591 characters)

Photo of mactrail
2.37/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Aroma of grain and a whiff of the compost pail. Standard orangey amber color with a slight foam. Carbonation is below par. It feels a little greasy in the mouth.

Intense, overpowering bitterness. A taste of spoiled fruit. Dishwatery aftertaste. Even a distinct hint of plastic. I find it hard to believe this is 10.4% as stated on the label. I thought it might be some bittering juice for a lager or six, but I wouldn't spoil a Colt 45 with this.

This is my least favorite brew from Oceanside. And maybe the single worst unspoiled DIPA ever in my experience. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Baron's Market in San Diego. Bottle code is 082614, which is just six weeks ago if I read right. (693 characters)

Photo of HopHead84
3.31/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (929 characters)

Photo of srandycarter
3.39/5  rDev +9%
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. (440 characters)

Photo of BucannonXC5
2.96/5  rDev -4.8%
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 (1,653 characters)

Photo of MonkeyBread
2.48/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Unbalanced malty mess. Almost no aroma, appearance is even quite off and the taste is an amateur home brewer level. This is less a dipa than an unclassifiable malty disaster. (174 characters)

Photo of Sideswipe
3.68/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Barley and Hops

A- Dark amber color with a finger of of white head. Great lacing.

S- Pale malt and citrus hops.

T- Bitter hops up front. Dank, and more hempy than citrusy. Some orange notes. Sweet caramel malt in the middle. Finish is bitter with some alcohol presence.

M- Feel is thick and chewy with a medium level of carbonation.

O- A tasty, but somewhat predictable DIPA. Good, but there are so many other locals which I would reach for first. (466 characters)

Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.81/5  rDev +22.5%
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! (382 characters)

Photo of aval89
2.51/5  rDev -19.3%
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. (1,103 characters)

Photo of Chcshammonde
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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. (654 characters)

Photo of daave1
2.14/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Not sure what it is, but the smell and taste have a hint of plastic. As if it were fermented in a plastic bucket or container and the beer picked up the flavors. Definitely not a repeat buy for me. Poor representation of a DIPA. (228 characters)

Photo of beerbellydaddy
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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. (553 characters)

Photo of Randy92592
2.33/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Disappointing for sure. Aroma was very week , lacking that hops aroma that I was looking for. The taste wasn't much better. Malts overpowered the hops, which kills a DIPA for me. (181 characters)

Photo of James_Lockhart
3/5  rDev -3.5%

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. (397 characters)

Photo of villasone
3.26/5  rDev +4.8%
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. (359 characters)

Photo of trses335
3/5  rDev -3.5%

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. (191 characters)

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