Dobbel Dose (Dobbel Dram) - HaandBryggeriet

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

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.59%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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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1/5  rDev -73.1%

Photo of bobhits
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.

Photo of t0rin0
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%
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.

Photo of OGkushington
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of SoPeL
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Jman_01
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Braz
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of polishkaz
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of deapokid
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of mulder1010
3.05/5  rDev -18%
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.

Photo of drabmuh
3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ugh, this was a failed attempt at a double IPA. Just make more Odin's Tipple, that was a good beer.

Beer is light amber and mildly hazy with a decent head with minimal lacing. Carbonation appears to be low.

Aroma is all pine hops all the way, smells OK, not great, but OK.

Heavy spruce flavor on the palate, its overwhelming. Beer is medium to light in body, sweet up front, heavy spice hops in the middle and a terribly dry finish that leaves me smacking my mouth and hoping for a glass of water. Not good at all.

Photo of spicelab
3.1/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Photo of Darkmagus82
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.

Photo of csiewert
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

Photo of Fitze
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of PuFtonLyfe
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Brewed 20.01.09. BB 20.01.12. Consumed 15.03.11. Batch 206.

A: A glass consuming head evolves almost instantaneously giving me suspicion to believe a wild Belgian yeast strain was used. Soapy and porous was the head, initially 3 plus fingers high but lapses rather quickly per size sliding cleanly down the glass void of lace. A dense murky orange obstructs most, if not all light from passing through, revealing a strong effervesce.

S: Musky damp yeastiness is evident on the nose confirming my suspicion of a wild yeast strain. Cellar like, sour dough and slight hints of barnyard notes. Overall more yeasty then hoppy with a bit of sour musky fruit.

T: Musky barnyard flavor, damp grains with cellar like attributes. Again it is the dominant yeastiness that leads the drink rather then its hoppiness. Sour oranges, horse blanket, sweaty saddle, hospital like phenolics and mildewy fruit, its all here in a yeasty package. The hops are mostly limited, sour fruit, more so then bitter, well restrained, but mostly overshadowed by the heavily handed yeastiness of the drink.

M: full bodied, viscose and bubbly from the active carbonation. A warming of musky citrus and sour fruit is left behind.

D: Have to be honest, I usually like the musky wild Belgian beers, this was very much so, but I had my heart set on a good double ipa helping of hops, which ended a bit in disappointment. Not a quick downer nor of multiple quality, though the 9.0% was as well hidden as the hoppiness. Slow to moderate rate of consumption, best served slightly chilled.

Photo of SFLpunk
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Batch 153, Brewed April 2008; Sampled February 2009
A solid, but careful pour produces, three-fingers of pale tan colored froth in my 25cl tulip glass. The beer is an orange tinged, honey color that shows an incredible carbonation and an orange-gold color when held up to the light. The aroma is quite hop focused, but seems to have lots of sweet malt character that accentuates fruity hop aromatics. Notes of candied orange-zest, concentrated tangelo, orange cream candies, essential citrus oil and a touch of herbal character are concentrated at the front of the aroma, while the back end adds notes of toasty, biscuit-like malt and some dusty grain notes.

Not as sweet as I was expecting, though this does have a light sweetness to it. Flavors of alcohol tend to dry this beer out a bit and it has an ample carbonic bite to it as well. The citrus character that was so prominent in the aroma is not nearly as noticeable in the flavor; this is lightly accented by notes of bergamot, a touch of lychee and some orange juice flavors. The bitterness is fairly soft for your Typical double IPA, but does provide a lingering bitterness to this beer. The alcohol also accentuates a grassy, herbal hop character just a bit, with a bit of green, vegetal astringency in the finish. This vegetal note seems to grow as the beer warms up. The body of this brew is definitely on the light side for a 9% abv beer, which is right in line with how I like my Double IPAs.

The flavor is surprisingly un-hoppy considering the aroma of this beer, or perhaps it is better put that the hop character is the most dominant part of the flavor but it comes off as weak and flabby somehow. This is definitely one of those beers that did not live up to the promise of its aroma.

Photo of JohnQVegas
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle into Sam Adams lager glass. brewed April 17, '08.

Pours clear copper, very effervescent, with a creamy, dense long-lasting off-white head. Really nice looking.

Nose is floral, with some citrus and tropical fruit coming through, reminiscent of pineapple and mangos. Lots of caramel sweetness. Hops definitely take a bit of a backseat in the nose.

Taste is sweet, caramel malt, a bit bready and toasty, with a dose of spicy hops that gives way later to hints of citrus, pineapple. Very sweet, hops are quite understated. Finish is long and very lightly bitter. I wonder how long this one has aged to have ended up so malt-forward.

Mouthfeel is creamy, a bit syrupy. Full bodied, very light carbonation.

Hard to tell what this beer tasted like fresh, as it's almost a year old now. The hop profile has receded significantly, I would assume. The sweetness and the tropical fruits are.. a bit much at this point, without some beefy bitterness to hold them back.

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
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!

Photo of Gavage
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: clear dark orange in color with a 2" head that lasts quite a while. Moderate lace sticks to the glass.

Smell: yeast and some grapefruit tones are soft but pleasant.

Taste: big malt profile here. Caramel, soft grapefruit tones, yeast, and a hint of earthiness is wrapped in a sharply biting bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout with some dryness late. Very long aftertaste as the bitterness lingers a while.

Drinkability: this was a slow quaffing beer and I found the bitterness to be a bit too sharp. One bottle is enough in a session.

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