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Dobbel Dose (Dobbel Dram) - HaandBryggeriet

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

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.59%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Monkeyknife on 10-17-2008

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Photo of wordemupg
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

Photo of deapokid
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of NilsFrisk
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Photo of pixieskid
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
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!

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 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 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 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 Georgiabeer
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Photo of rfgetz
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Photo of pburland23
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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 JohnnyP3
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
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.

Photo of Knapp85
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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 OhYesILoveBeer
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Haanbrygeriet Dobbel Dram served in 4oz tasting glass @ The Brick Store at the Hop Harvest party this year. Poured a very hazed golden hue, with a decent sized off white head. Smells very fruity with piney hop resins, floral hops, beautiful Belgian yeast esters, slightly sweet malt character, absolutely fantastic. Taste matches the nose fairly well, floral hops smack you first, followed by the awesome yeast flavors, and a tad of sweet malts. I don't recall much other than what my brief notes describe, BUT this is one superb DIPA. One that i would drive many miles to seek out. If you see this beer and you are a fan of Belgian IPA's, BUY THIS, you wont be disappointed!

Photo of dgilks
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a thick white head. Okay head retention.

Sweet, piney and mandarin aroma with spicy notes. Cool. There's some malt as well but it all works.

Silky malt with spicy hops and nice bitterness. There's a bit of citrus too.

Soft, silky malt with moderate carbonation. Good.

A solid beer with lots of flavour and a really cool flavour profile.

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

A different take of a DIPA, with stated American hops as well as Fuggles and Styrian Goldings. Up front a big body of caramel, with the bitterness felt in the finish. Hoppy aroma. Average looks. Drinkable, but not an amazing hop experience, more of a minty citrus.

Photo of bismarksays
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured a dark orange color. Nice finger of head on there that struck around. Lacing was present.

S- Sweet, citrusy (a bit of grapefruit, perhaps lemon), floral

T/M- Sweet with a large hop presence that is alarmingly balanced by the malt. It never felt muted nor tame, but it didn't bite at you either. I worry that some hopheads are going to say it was too malty for a DIPA, but imho, there is nothing wrong with having a more balanaced approach.

D- While it was a mouthful and certainly it slowed me down a bit, I never felt like I was not going to finish and certainly never wanted to stop.

Note: It was hard for me to judge how "true to style" this beer was because of its exceptional balance, but I high recommend it regardless of style.

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 John_M
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours an apricot color with fair at best head retention and lacing. The nose is fairly attractive, showcasing light citrus, light pine and white pepper. Fortunately, the beer tastes better than it looks or smells, with some nice tropical fruit along with the hoppy bitterness. The beer has some sweetness to it, but it's not over the top, and the beer dries out on the finish with the hoppy bitterness (and some noticeable licorise). Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a fairly long finish. Drinkability is OK, though the alcohol is a bit more noticeable than I'd like on the finish.

While an interesting beer to try, I'm not sure I can see myself drinking this too often.

Photo of jikvig
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Getting a nice fruityness, sitrus aroma on the nose. Clean tones of malt with hints of herbs.

It´s very consentrated with pleasent bitternes. A loong aftetastet that last´s, with malt and hops as the main flavours. Also picking up an aroma of... Well, I don´t know, almost like gingerbread. At least very close. After a few minutes in the glas, it really opens up and the bitternes is more present.

This is a complex IPA, high on the alcohol and nice fruitynes from the yeast. This is heavier than an the common American IPA, with alot of flavours.
It´s not a bad beer, but it seems to lack the little extra to be an outstanding beer.

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.

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