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Dobbel Dose (Dobbel Dram) - HaandBryggeriet

Dobbel Dose (Dobbel Dram)Dobbel Dose (Dobbel Dram)

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100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.55%


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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Reviews by Spica66:
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Spica66

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When I opened the bottle, the foam acted like it had a widget inside forcing it out. I found that strange as it was plenty cold from the fridge.

A: Medium gold color. After a careful pour, very nice light colored head and pretty lacing leftover while drinking. Very nice beer to look at.

S: Flowery, slight citrus, sweet malty sugar smell.

T: Very balanced DIPA. The hops are there, but not overpowered in any way. The malt and sweetness hangs on even to the point of not having the "normal" stingy after bite of hops from a DIPA.

M: Very creamy and smooth.

D: Overall, very complex flavor/hops profile and easy to drink.

At $9 for 300ml, I would rather have a Dreadnaught or a Squall.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 12:37:35 | More by Spica66
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-21-2014 01:47:35 | More by afsdan
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bobhits

Kentucky

1.41/5  rDev -62.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 00:44:07 | More by bobhits
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

11-01-2013 01:27:09 | More by brandonld23
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Braz

Washington

3/5  rDev -19.6%

10-22-2013 04:04:37 | More by Braz
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Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.6%

10-10-2013 23:20:10 | More by Cynic-ale
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-30-2013 15:55:44 | More by kirkse
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-22-2013 16:51:04 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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jklecko2

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-05-2013 23:43:11 | More by jklecko2
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spoony

Colorado

3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 500 ml bottle (batch 434) into a globe glass.

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 13:40:16 | More by spoony
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Norway

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-16-2013 12:54:52 | More by Chrily
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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Sweden

4/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 19:38:03 | More by Sunnanek
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Grinky

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

01-19-2013 04:25:27 | More by Grinky
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Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-19-2013 04:13:18 | More by Lionhawk
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

11-24-2012 04:07:38 | More by weonfire
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OGkushington


2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

11-20-2012 03:47:01 | More by OGkushington
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -33%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a cloudy and murky dirty beige color ale with a medium foamy head with limited retention and some light lacing. Aroma of earthy hops with light citrus notes are dominant though feels a bit flat. Taste is also dominated by tired earthy hops with limited floral or bitter characteristics. Body is full with medium carbonation. Too bad the brewer is ending out of IIPA across the pond as even fresh ones sometimes don’t travel all that well.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 21:09:27 | More by Phyl21ca
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Jman_01


3/5  rDev -19.6%

10-18-2012 02:24:34 | More by Jman_01
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Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

10-17-2012 22:57:44 | More by zonker17
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California

2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

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Florya

Norway

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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Calculat0r

Japan

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09-04-2012 15:11:20 | More by Calculat0r
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dansmcd

Australia

3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark red jarrah under a finger of creamy head with good retention. Decent sticky lacing.

S - Citrusy hops, mandarin, grapefruit, bitter orange peel, some malt and yeast for balance.

T - The malts play a bigger role here, with caramel and bread outduelling the grapefruit heavy hop profile. Solid bitterness.

M - Medium in body and carbonation. Dry bitter finish.

O - A couple of grades below the top DIPAs.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2012 05:02:24 | More by dansmcd
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The aggressive showcase of hops continue to take Europe by storm. This Norweign variety leads the way, but doing so with borrowing a few characteristics from familiar ingredients that lead to oddly compelling, yet complex taste.

A heavy haze casts a rusty shadow over the beer and captures the rusty orange coloration of the ale. Billowing with carbonation, the beer fuels a Belgianesque head of rocky, airy, and withstanding proportions. Firm retention yields intricate patterns of lace as the beer fades. Even with its murky appearance, the beer provides a strong and favorable impression to the eye.

Strong aromas speak "America" with a focused aroma of citrus, tropical, and domestic fruit sharpness. Background notes of fresh grass, tea leaves, and fragrant woods support the aroma of acidic hops. All the hop components seem to drip with light caramel, honey, and yeast.

Equally as tasty, the flavor of hops govern the flavor spread that starts off with grapefruit, freshly zested oranges, muddled herbs, spices, and grasses, and with the blanketed bitterness of dried wood or stems. Malt support is mostly bready with firm starch flavors, but also carry enough caramelized sweetness to keep the hop flavors tasting juicy and vibrant, but without challenging for command of the overall taste of the beer. Minty alcohol flavors give the beer a somewhat lemony, woody, and grassy taste to finish.

Firm malt textures and strong presence of alcohol ensure its imperial nature, but the beer's early creaminess and fullness is quickly shed and favors a dry-malt finish with growing hop resinous, and cutting power of alcohol. The beer drinks surprisingly as crisp as a standard IPA, but with the fortified strength of 9 percent.

Although it veers off of the common path for American imperial IPAs, the complexities that rise from the Belgian-type hops provide the palate with as much intrigue as it does satisfaction.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 17:06:57 | More by BEERchitect
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Dobbel Dose (Dobbel Dram) from HaandBryggeriet
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