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Dobbel Dose (Dobbel Dram) - HaandBryggeriet

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

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BA SCORE
84
good

100 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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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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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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Sunnanek

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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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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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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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at Bier Thirty... Seems pretty pricey for a DIPA... but, "What will I do for a new to me brew?" Poured into my slim tulip... Nice white head... maybe a bit off-white.... nice lacing and retention... the brew is slightly hazed on first pouring and hazy with subsequent pours.

Bready pale malts.. hops show in the nose with pretty traditional spicy English hoppiness.. Some EtOH for sure, but it doesn't seem to be out of line...

Flavor shows the same "English bitterness" that sorta mashes into the flavor with some spicy and odd floral notes.... Floral hoppiness lingers on the late palate... plenty of pale malts carry the palate, but never gets too heavy. I like that the hops can speak without any real caramel maltiness.

Body seems too thick... carbonation is too low... Says Batch #434... Not sure how "old" it is, but it doesn't exactly seem "fresh"... Still though, it is a lot better than many of the American DIPA's I get in trade... Interesting.. and I appreciate the continental hops.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 05:41:29 | More by JohnGalt1
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jhtipton

Spain

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Madrid at Cervezorama on a whim. Was trying to get all of their non American IPAs for a testing. Half liter bottle with a best by date of June 2013. Pours a very frothy off white head and leaves nice funky lacing in my wine glass. Murky orange color. Actually improves on the second glass as the carbonation escapes and it breathes. Smell is malty with mild pine. Taste was very balanced and somewhat mild on hops at first and they built up on the second pour of 4 oz. mouthfeel is very nice. Medium bodied and bold. Overall one of the better craft beers I have found in the IPA arena. Would try again despite the $9 price tag.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 17:18:27 | More by jhtipton
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into a 22oz snifter.

A - Within about 2 seconds of pouring this brew yields a monstrous head of frothing off-white foam. Murky burnt copper color, with tons of sediment and yeast floating in the body. Sort of an ugly looking beer to be completely honest. The head retains as a chunky, rocky head of foam that leaves lots of spotty lacing.

S - Huge pine character with a spicy citrus in the background. Orange presence is strong, but the malty side is really subdued. Some woody caramel malt comes through, but it's light. Alcohol is clearly pronounced. There's also a fair bit of somewhat herbal spiciness. After warming up the alcohol totally dominates the aroma, with only a faint trace of herbal hops in the background.

T - An odd combination of piney and herbal hops, sugary sweet malts, spices and alcohol. The finish is spicy, herbal and very alcoholic, with a lingering bitterness form the hops. The malty sweetness and herbal hops are balanced well, although the hop presence is a little muted for a DIPA. I'm not really a fan of herbal/medicinal hop profiles, but the alcoholic burn and firm spiciness only add to the problem. The only redeeming quality is the powerful yeast character in the finish, which helps balance the more abrasive flavors here. After a while, some nutty malt notes begin to come into play as well.

M - Easily the strongest asset of this DIPA. The body is exceptionally smooth, with a full and thick feel to it. The heavy yeast presence just makes this DIPA impossibly smooth, and a far-cry from some West Coast DIPAs that feel syrupy and prickly. However, this still feels way too hot and spicy in the finish, which is a real shame. Gets pretty sticky on the lips towards the finish.

D - In the end this DIPAs flavor profile just doesn't boast enough to cover up the 9.0% ABV, leaving it feeling hot and overly spicy. The hop profile is also far from what I prefer when it comes to DIPAs, as I enjoy the citrusy, West Coast feel in them, as opposed to a more herbal and spicy feel in the finish. Overall this is a decent brew from Norway worth trying once, but I'll be passing on this one next time. My last experience with Haand (Dark Force) went much, much better than this; and my next (Odin's Tipple) will likely be a home-run as well. However, this one was unfortunately not.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 04:52:03 | More by Converge
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, orange citrus hops and a small pine hop. In the taste, semi dry pine, orange citrus and a small alcohol presence. A hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry to sweet orange citrus and a small alcohol like aftertaste. Dry alcohol balanced with sweet orange citrus.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 18:42:34 | More by OWSLEY069
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased from the International Beer Shop in Perth, WA.

Uncaps with a sharp hiss of carbonation, and then soon after delivers on that prophecy, with a ridiculously overcarbonated frothy of off-white foam pouring into the glass. On the first pour, there was almost no body to it, just the foam. After a while, the head crackles its way down to something a little bit more sensible, and the body forms a hazy, slightly murky golden orange colour. Body is surprisingly light and fluid. Despite the head, the carbonation seems quite fine and tempered.

Nose is surprisingly sweet and malty, with big caramel and lightly acidic toffee coming through potently. Some slight resiny, slightly piney hops come through, but they're mingled with an earthy puff at the base of the aroma leaving them subjugate to the malt sweetness. Perhaps there's something I'm missing here to explain it (perhaps the "Norwegian" in their style descriptor means something), but this is a sub-par IPA nose.

Taste is a lot better. A Lot Better, in fact: bright, nutty malt is the only transient sweetness, and this is ceremoniously layered with pleasant crisp hoppy flavours, giving a distinct bitter bite across the palate. Still, there's a touch of that earthiness with the hops giving more flavours of tobacco and tannic tea, but at least the hops are more forward here.

Slight booze on the back lends a bit of heat and astringency, but the feel overall is surprisingly light. With the heat and vapours, and the light feel, it has a texture somewhat like cheap whisky. The carbonation, while perhaps absent in the body, makes its presence felt, leaving the beer bloating and gassy.

Overall, a pretty disappointing drop from Haand, and easily their weakest offering I've had to date. Possibly not their strength as a brewer—I'll stick to your rustic Scandi smoke-and-funk ales, thanks.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 05:53:31 | More by lacqueredmouse
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle - "Norwegian double IPA".

This beer pours a hazy, dark apricot hue, with a teeming amount of fine, creamy, billowy eggshell white head, which settles just a tad on the impatient side of slow, leaving some random spatterings of puffy, sudsy lace around the glass. Nice bottle-refermentation effects.

It smells of strongly bitter pine and earthy hops, a bit of citrus rind, biscuity, grainy malt, and a whiff of booze acridity. The taste is moderately zingy pine and citrus hop essences, which are quickly overshadowed by an earthy, herbal nature, that subdues the effect, with the grainy, somewhat bready malt limping along in the same manner. Decent alcohol integration, as in "9%, WTF?".

The bubbles, they be restrained, yet still allowing a tiny bit of prickle, the body medium weight, but with an airy, ethereal subtext, that lends itself well to unabashed smoothness. It finishes fairly dry, the hops weirdly reasserting themselves, pine branch and musty earth the order of the day.

A fair bit disappointing, this Euro-clone is. Starts off well, but, aside from hiding the big booze with the best of 'em, doesn't carry off the big malt/hops showdown that we, spoiled on West Coast Beer Wars (TV rights pending) find unapologetically lacking. On par with the somewhat cutesy English on the label - "I 'reckon' that this here beer just didn't stand the journey to Canada, let alone all the way back to 'den Hjemland'...

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 05:32:57 | More by biboergosum
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into tulip 19/12/11

A murky dark orange without enough clarity too see bubbles but I'm sure there's lots because there's a massive soapy cream colored head that has great retention and leaves a few thick rings of lace, the foam ever so slowly falls to an island leaving thick lacing well down the glass, beautiful

S floral pine with loads of grapefruit rind, there's some toffee in there with a little grass and faint booze, pineapple with some other tropical fruits, smells sexy and very strong

T some peppery spicy hops to go with what I smell, more rind then the nose but not as intense in other areas, booze is well concealed and just a little cereal

M fairly heavy and quite creamy from carbonation, creams up upon entry and leaves some grit behind on the gums leaving a long lasting rind aftertaste

O very solid brew with an interesting and complex hop profile, booze is well hidden and it leaves me craving another

I'm thinking this one will hit my glass again in the near future the price is reasonable and it went down a little too quick.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 04:16:30 | More by wordemupg
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

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

.3L pour - $7.00 at Brick Store Pub in Decatur, Georgia.

Appearance: Clouded, essentially opaque, dark orange body with an inch of faintly ecru head. Thick coating of lace on the descent.

Smell: Sweet-scented malts with a hearty dose of breadiness throughout and a thick layer of crisp-cooked sugars ahead of the alcohol and hop scents smelling of street-corner lemonade, spice, and herbs.

Taste: Richly bready malt with a long, leisurely soak in golden syrup as well as peach and pear juices and a splash of liquor. Slight caramel. Spicy, herbaceous, lemony hops with ample bitterness. With a bit of added warmth, the lemon gains some vibrancy in the taste and aroma. Churning yeastiness. Drying, juicy, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-high carbonation.

Overall: Well, it wasn't what I was expecting from it, that's for sure. Stern, stiff-necked hopheads wanting ever more hops, bitterness, and less malts most likely won't be pleased with this one.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2011 18:17:46 | More by ChainGangGuy
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pixieskid

Germany

3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very interesting take on the double IPA, I realize now what previous reviews mentioned, but really liked it.

Med thin bodied, frothy mouthfeel, good carbonation.
Notes of bubblegum, citrus and floral hops and a touch of funk.
Clean bitterness in the finish with a nice floral hop presence. Alcohol is non existent, you could have said it was 4% for all I knew based on the taste!

Pretty simple but interesting, worth a try on tap for sure!

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2011 15:25:39 | More by pixieskid
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SFLpunk

Vermont

3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased at Winooski Beverage Warehouse. $8. 500mL brown glass pry-top bottle. No date (hurts my overall score).

Pours a darker than average amber with thick fluffy off-white head that expands and fills the glass after pouring has stopped. A pleasant mixed citrus aroma, but nothing out of the ordinary for a DIPA.

Palate is wide and sticky with hop resin flavors, but then caramel malt and a hint of biscuit comes through. A little smokey note too.

Notes: Not my fav. Decent Euro DIPA though. They're catching up.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 03:45:16 | More by SFLpunk
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csiewert

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer bottled on 6/24/11 and labeled "Dobbel Dose" brought back and enjoyed at a beer tasting. The beer pours a hazy amber color with a finger of foamy white head that lingers and laces well. The aroma has some notes of citrus and piney hops, but not nearly as strong as I would expect for a double IPA. The taste also falls short on the hoppy side, with just a fraction of the bitterness remaining. Other flavor notes included caramel, and bready malts. The mouthfeel was smooth and finished relatively clean. Overall an ok beer, but I would have preferred to have this one when it was a little fresher.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 15:57:27 | More by csiewert
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spicelab

Australia

3.1/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Mr Kennedy for kindly donating. Brewed on 24 March 2010. Interesting to see how it fares.

Orange amber with a huge pillowy just off-white head. Leaves a spotty lace pattern and a die-hard cluster of bubbles.

Unsurprisingly, malt forward with baked toffee and caramel in spades. Hop character is odd and hard to separate from the malt, resulting in loads of candied and sherbety citrus notes, especially orange and lemon. Some pineapple also. The booze presence is a little offputting.

More like a Barleywine. Malt character becomes more fortified, producing brandy snap and raisin notes. Also some very tangy malt character. Hop flavour is barely there, but there's still some candied orange.

Thick and rich, which, together with the moderate carbonation presence, just accentuates the lack of hop character and wears you down. A mouthfeel this big needs a lot more to do.

Seems unbalanced and wide of the mark stylistically. Given the age on this I'm probably being unkind and would be keen to do a re-review with a fresh sample.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 07:14:58 | More by spicelab
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mulder1010

Australia

3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ML poured into a Great Divide globe

A-- Almost a gusher on opening. Poured a hazy, dark orange honey amber color. Lots of active carbonation in the pour and a pretty large off white head. Two fingers that slowly died down. No lacing left but noticeable alcohol legs to this. Very active on swirling as get a three finger head. Once again slow fading head.

S-- Orange and Carmel mostly. Bits of ethanol in the nose. Very malty nose to this.

T-- Rye stood out off the bat. Lots of bread in the taste. Hops are quite reserved in this. Lots of orange and citrus in the taste.

M-- A malty orange cream soda is what I thought. Lots of orange and bits of cream from the malt. Some orange or mandarin bitterness in the mid and also quite gritty, or earthy, with touches of creamyness as well. Alcohol is obvious in the back with an ethanol finish. Very chewy DIPA. Pine does make a showing when it warms up more. More mid and back palate.

O-- I think the malts make this interesting. Good in some ways and in other ways not. A little too chewy at times and the alcohol does become a nuisance at times. Lively but thick and chewy and like the cream aspect of this but it does get a bit erratic at times.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 15:42:35 | More by mulder1010
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed with rye malt, which always intigues me as I love rye. Pours a hazy orange with a nice glow to it, and a slightly grainy head that sticks and leaves some scant lacing. Smells quite malty and a bit sweet with some citrusy hops. The taste is still quite malty, a bit bready with a yeasty note, and some bitter pine, citrus, and earth from the hops. A bit chewy in gthe mouth but also relatively smooth. A solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 22:56:34 | More by Georgiabeer
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazed golden amber, small white head, gone quickly. Scent is dominated by notes of orange blossom - quite floral, light citurs. malts akin to honey roasted nuts provide the backbone. First taste again is quite floral, llight notes of orange cream - since ive never eaten an orange blossom, im hesitant to declare it as such, but thats what i have going on in my head. Malt backbone is quite muddy and earthy, lightly sweet and nutty. Bitterness is at a minimum. Medium bodied, slightly grainy feel, dry. Not what i was expecting out of a dIPA, unique notes that dont necessairly work great together.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2011 15:11:58 | More by rfgetz
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pburland23

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9 ounce bottle into my Great Divide Brussels glass.

Beer pours a very hazy dark burnt orange with about a finger and a half of slightly off-white head.

The aroma is very different than your average DIPA. It's much maltier than your run of the mill DIPA. The hops are more herbaceous and floral as well. It's different, but still quite nice.

The hops are overwhelmed by the malt. The sweetness dominates the taste. The hops are but ancillary players in this drama.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and, in my opinion, slightly over carbonated.

Overall, the concept is interesting, but the execution is just okay. Not a terrible DIPA, but not a great one either.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 03:50:26 | More by pburland23
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark honey-golden, barely transparent, with a fairly thick and fluffy pale orangy-tan head. Aroma is not strong, but it does have decent hops and citrus components, the latter largely sour orange. Flavor is hoppy yet scarcely bitter, with a citrus undertone that is equal parts orange and grapefruit. It is a bit wan but still pleases. Texture is quite fizzy and lively, leaving a subtle but pleasant tingle. Overall, not great but still worthy!

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2011 04:09:27 | More by Cyberkedi
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JohnnyP3

Alaska

4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Called "Dobbel dose" on the bottle I purchased in Norway. 50cl bottle, batch 336, best before 04.01.13, brewed 04.01.11. Poured into an imperial pint glass.

Pours a hazy orange-gold with about one finger of head and some lively carbonation.

The smell this beer kicks off is mouth-watering. Simply awesome nose here. Grapefruits and more grapefruits. Citrus, pine, lemon, everything to create a hop lover's dream aroma. I don't see how you can improve on this. You will dream about this smell for days after drinking this.

The taste by no means disappoints. Lip-smacking citrusy bitterness. Grapefruits bursting with juice, fresh pine wood (at least what I imagine that would taste like), tangerine, some orange. Wow, this hits the spot. 9% ABV?? No hint of alcohol whatsoever. Has a bit of a minty finish. And some caramel from the malt thrown in for good measure.

Mouthfeel is remarkably smooth. Not at all overly carbonated. This double IPA is a true winner. Perhaps the best IPA style beer in Norway, in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 15:44:38 | More by JohnnyP3
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Opened a bottle before dinner and let it sit for a little before the first sip. First thing to catch my eye was the incredible amount of sediment in the bottle that was falling into the glass. No big deal just a gave this brew a very cloudy opaque orange brown color. Has a semi sweet floral aroma. There's plenty of hops in this brew. By the time I'm half way done with this the sediment has settled at the bottom of my goblet and what now appears to look like a ocean floor. Not a whole lot of lacing on the glass, still had some head upon the finish. A pretty good attempt from Norway.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 23:50:03 | More by Knapp85
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Dobbel Dose (Dobbel Dram) from HaandBryggeriet
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