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Dobbel Dose (Dobbel Dram) - HaandBryggeriet

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BA SCORE
84
good

111 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.59%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Norway

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Monkeyknife on 10-17-2008)
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3.14/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a chalice glass

Appearance –The beer pours a very hazy reddish orange color with a thick one finger head of white foam. The head, while thick, fades relatively rapidly, leaving just a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a citrus hop smell with tons of a grapefruit as well as some aromas of an orange nature. Along with these smells comes some rather off aromas of a more vegetal and herbal smell which bring an overall odd and somewhat off putting aroma to the brew.

Taste – The taste begins just as the nose would have suggested with a decent showing of citrus sweet and hop. A good level of orange and tangerine are present up front with some more bready flavors, which create a rather nice base. A grapefruit hop mix with a little bit of an herbal hop taste are present upfront as well, with these flavors growing more potent as the taste advances. Unfortunately a more vegetal and herbal like off flavor also grow stronger at the same time, and with these flavors taking the taste profile to its end, leave on with a rather off and unappealing flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. The feel is really quite nice even with respects to the somewhat off flavors of the brew, creating a very enjoyable and mouth coating feel that somehow baths the tongue in the nice qualities of the brew while diminishing the rather less palatable (vegetal) flavors of the brew.

Overall – A decent double, but with the vegetal qualities of the brew, it is not worth going to on any real occasion. A tryer, but not a keeper or repeater.

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1.41/5  rDev -62.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I will not say this beer is terrible. I will not say this beer is terrible. I will not say this beer is terrible.

OK so this beer is terrible.

The appearance has more yeast than a Belgian Triple and does form some head before it dissipates. Not really what I expected and a bit flat looking but I do like yeast.

The first smells tells me something is off. Way out of balance in the hops and malt department. The malt is way too strong with caramel and earthy tones that remind me of the worst in these "double IPAs". Plenty of hop presence, they don't go unnoticed, but it's very much in what makes an IPA good let alone great smelling.

Opens with a good bit of sugary malt, definitely caramel and then fades into a nice citrus resin like hop flavor then it finishes with what I can only call vodka and aspartame. There is just no saving a beer that does that.

Maybe I'm just having a stomach issue, but this beer burns each time I take a drink. I'm not enjoying it, it's just not enjoyable. Add in I can taste every bit of 9% if not more....

If you like dogfish head 90 minutes AND you were thinking "maybe a poor hop profile and even more malt" is your dream beer. This is a really poorly executed example of that.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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A-A normal pour produces a one-finger head of dense, off-white foam. There is poor retention and very little lacing, unfortunately. The brew is murky and dark apricot in color.

S-There is a lot of caramel here, also some earthy spice, orange marmalade, a bit of mint, and some soapy notes. I also smell biscuity malt underneath and a bit of warming, herbal alcohol.

T-The taste, like the smell, has a lot of caramel, as well as spicy, soapy, bitter orange hops that assert themselves at the finish. The herbal alcohol is potent and a touch warming. It is a pretty strong mix of flavors, as it should be at 9% ABV.

M-The carbonation is relatively soft and, despite the lack of lacing or stickiness of the head, the brew feels pretty dank and oily on the palate. Heft is moderate to heavy.

O-This is a decent IIPA, but not my favorite. The flavor profile is an interesting mix of caramel and spicy, earthy citrus, and while I don't mind a little caramel in my IIPA, this one had a bit too much and the citrusy/spicy hops were overwhelmed.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The color is hazy orange and the head is very compact and off-white, of medium hight. Nice lacings.

S: Rich tropical fruits; mainly grapefruits and pineapple, but also ripe oranges and lemon sezt. Caramell malt with some sweetness.

T: Nice balance between the American bitter and floral hops. Then the caramell malt with the suttle sweetness makes the complexity even bigger. Grapefruits and pineapple dominates but doesn't overpower the other tastes.

M: Aftertaste is bitter but also tropical fruity. Body is meidum and smooth while carbonation is held back.

O: A nice one with loads of well balanced tropical fruits.

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Dobbel Dose (Dobbel Dram) from HaandBryggeriet
84 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.