DUB Double India Pale Ale - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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DUB Double India Pale AleDUB Double India Pale Ale

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 11-11-2012

Kelso unloaded the hop cooler on this beer. It comes in at a little over 10.5 pounds of hops per barrel, and is off the IBU charts. This beer is NOT balanced, and was NOT intended to be, and will never be balanced. Seriously, if you don't like hops, this beer might possibly ruin your day.
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Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 15
Reviews by LiquidAmber:
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with active carbonation, a one finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, pineapple and other tropical fruit, light citrus and light pine hops. Flavor follows with citrus, orange, sweet malt, piney hops; finishes with lemon rind and herbal and pine hops. Nicely balanced, despite the label description. Medium bodied. A well made, pleasant to drink IIPA

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy dark golden orange with a medium creamy off white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is fruity, resiny, dank hops with a little caramel / crystal malt.

The flavor is a little sweet bready malt with a little fruit and a lot of piney resiny hops that have a bit of a harsh tarry alcoholic aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice hop bomb of a DIPA.

Photo of jdp11284
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasty and well balanced at 9.5%. Beautiful golden-amber hue. Lovely pine and tropical fruit notes followed up by a nice hop backbone to round things out. I am continually impressed by 10 Barrel's 'small tank productions'. I will definitely seek this out again.

Photo of dirtylou
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, hilliards can-pint

Bright glowing orange body - aromatic hop profile. Moderate bitterness and a bit syrupy - sugary orange peel, lemon grass, pine sap. Oily body with a palate coating hop bitterness. A good, relatively textbook, NW DIPA.

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stopped by the Boise COOP for a tasting/meet and greet with Shawn Kelso... Tasted this and picked up a few bottles for $9ish a piece... Pours a slightly hazed golden... nice white head with great lacing.

Jesus... That is hoppy!! Tons of mango... melon... tangerine... pineapple? A freaking tropical fruit bowl... Seriously, it smells like it will cake your nose hairs with lupulin glands... a very tiny bit of residual pale maltiness makes all the different fruity hoppy notes mesh.

WOW.... Caking hop flavors, but surprisingly not as bitter as I would have guessed... Again... a massive tropical fruity presence... just enough malt to deliver the hop whollup.. oily and clinging.. body is spot on, but the carbonation seems at touch light... amazing how FRESH this tastes.


Photo of rmcnealy
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this one as an extra in a trade with a west coast BA'er and I may need to get more of these!

Poured a medium golden amber that is translucent with perhaps just the slightest of sediment. Produced a bone white head that quickly fleeted to just a shadow atop the brew and an inconsistent lacy ring around the glass. The smells are great! Like many west coast dIPA's, it has a piney type aroma. Dark hop resin. There is slight fruity/dish soap smells, but this is definitely a rustic, pine hop smell. The tastes mirror these aromas. It may not be out of the brewery fresh, but it's pretty recent. There is a great bitterness to it. I don't see any IBU listings on the bottle, but it has to be high. The bitterness doesn't quickly fade but gets comfortable on the lips. A great beer. Reminiscent of Dreadnaught. If you can find it, scoop this one up. Another win for Oregon beer!


Photo of John_M
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Belmont Station. They were out of the super forklift, and so at the recommendation of the bartender, I ordered a glass of this. Very glad I did.

The beer pours a peachy orange color with good head and considerable sticky lacing. The nose is impressive as well, as I pick up considerable tropical fruit, citrus and pine. The beer just smells very juicy. On the palate, this beer is every bit as impressive, with the flavor profile replicating the nose very closely. The finish long and bitter, with the moderate tropical sweetness nicely countered and balanced by the the level of hoppy bitterness once gets in this beer. Mouthfeel is meidum bodied to full, with a long, pleasantly bitter finish. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and so drinkability is quite good.

Really nice beer from 10 Barrel... one of the best beers I can ever recall having from them.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle in Bend and opened it on 12.15.12

A - Pours a hazy dark orange with a nice two inch foamy cream-colored head with good retention.

S - Citrus orange and lemon, and lots of pine as well.

T - Orange peel, bitter grass and pine.

D - Good carbonation and a medium body.

O - Citrusy and piney, a little bitter and underwhelming.

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.84/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served on tap into a snifter.

A- Poured a hazy dark orange with a bright white soapy head that left no lace.

S- Whoa, this is super dank and juicy. Huge grapefruit, peach, pineapple, pine, and dank hop notes. Insanely aromatic and pungent hop aroma.

T- Really dank and piney with big juicy grapefruit, peach, and pineapple hops. Moderate bitteness.

M- Full bodied, slightly sticky, pretty big warming, and low carbonation.

O- This is an incredible hop bomb of a DIPA. Among the best and most pungent I have ever had.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, peach, and apricot aromas. Taste is much the same with peach and apricot flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a distinct peach and apricot quality that comes through especially in the flavor.

Photo of DaveAnderson
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really hate undated bottles. I got this via IP trade when I was in Seattle last week, so I will presume the trader did his due diligence, and got me a fresh one.

A: A vigorous pour into a goblet reveals a lot of fine, swirling bubbles, and a moderate white head that slowly recedes, leaving persistent lacing. The beer is slightly hazy, and has a nice apricot color. I enjoyed watching it settle, much like a cask beer drawn from a beer engine.

S: Great tropical fruit smells on this one. Mostly, I get pineapple. But I also smell something that I can only describe as: "this smells like durian tastes". Believe it or not, that's a compliment.

T: Good bitterness, but by no means overpowering. There's enough malt to carry it, without being sweet or heavy. If anything, I would say it has good, lingering bitterness.

M: Light, light, light! I can't stress this too much, but the one thing that bothers me about most IIPAs is how heavy they are. This is clean and refreshing.

O: The label says this beer is not balanced, and will nerver be. I call BS. This is a well-crafted IIPA. It's quite easy to drink, and hides its 9.5% well.

Photo of Hop_God
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is an outstanding ipa.

Very citrus forward ripe mango peach undertones. Good malt finish. Really fantastic and exceeded any expectation. Well done.

Photo of stevoj
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Right from the get go, I like this. Hits all the right notes, from aroma to taste. Copper color, citrus/pine aroma, sharp hop bitterness. Lovely.

Photo of beertunes
3.42/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Sharpski for this one. Didn't take detailed notes, but this came across as a good, solid take on the style. Certainly worth trying if you see it.

Photo of Scotchboy
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber to New Belgium Globe. Tried this one 'past its prime', but it was still quite floral and nice.

A: Clear gold with some chill haze; minimal head leaves some lacing.

S: Lots of tropical and resinous hop notes; sugary and sweet too, in a way. Fruity, floral, piney, and dry; minimal malt presence.

T: Not quite up-to-par with the nose; thinner, hoppy, dry, tropical, hint of pine and dank orange. There is an oily hop presence here.

MF: Thinner medium feel, moderate but not overdone dryness and bitterness. Carbonation is light to medium.

O: Honestly the nose reminds me a lot of Lagunitas Sux, in a really good way. Taste couldn't live up to it, but I am trying this beer a bit old. Overall I'd say this is a win for 10 Barrel, and something that was probably even better fresh.

DUB Double India Pale Ale from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.