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Double Duckpin - Union Craft Brewing Company

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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.16%
Wants: 49
Gots: 51 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Union Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: gillagorilla on 10-29-2013

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Ratings: 270 | Reviews: 53
Photo of nlv0127
3.33/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bready malty taste on the back end that really overwhelms any big citrus hop flavor, not a fan.

Photo of Gregaroo
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a six pack of cans at the brewery on Union St. just west of JHU in Baltimore. Poured from can into a pint glass. Nice straw and smooth taste. Had a few on the day after graduation.

Photo of brentk56
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a hazy amber color; the head perks to an inch or so and leaves some splashes of lacing

Smell: Tropical tones galore, with mango, grape and pineapple most apparent

Taste: A bready malt base that is rather subtle as the tropical flavors dominate; the grape is quite pronounced (and different) but the mango and pineapple are more to be expected; floral and fruity, with just a hint of pine and onion; a bit dank and resinous throughout

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice Double IPA to cap off my trip to Baltimore; had this one and the Gose and came away impressed by this brewery

Photo of grover37
3.85/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Looks great. Too malty in nose and flavor for me. Nice slick mouthfeel though.

Photo of mozif
3.35/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on draft at Pizza Paradiso in DC. A bit underwhelming based on reviews. Very balanced and decent nonthless. Moderate malt balance, and a good hope profile. Would seek it again if available in cans, but there always will/should be a better ipa on tap.

Photo of Bieniek30
3.23/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Too malty for my liking.

Photo of fjoe
4.84/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L - Hazy amber
S - Tropical
T - Hop forward and smooth. deceptively 8.5%
F - light, carbonated well

o - This is a great DIPA, love that this is local and around the corner.

Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice dipa, hoppy with a sweet bite to it.
i could drink this all year rouns

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good dipa. It has a nice hop sweetness, lots of resin with almost no malt backbone.

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured form a can into a tulip

A. Pours a hazy amber color. Like apricot nectar. 1 finger foamy white head that recedes after about 90 seconds. splash lacing around the glass. At second look I defintely do see some sediment on lower side of the glass.

S. Aroma is nice and tropical. Grapes, mango, kiwi, melon all come to mind. Definitely tropical hop forward. Juicy!

T. Agreeing with those nose I get the tropical hops but I also get some bread malt flavor, slight pine, A nice mild dankness followed by some hop resin. Green leaf aftertaste. Lots of flavor going on here. Not super bitter but it's there. Very complex and that's appreciated. Really liking this beer.

M. Nice body. 5 out of 10 on thickness. Light carbonation that goes well with the body. Slightly dry finishes that just makes you want more. And that's ok.

O. If it wasn't for the sediment the "Look" would've been higher which I gave it a 4. But really i'm very happy with every other aspect of this beer. I've had many beers with the same tropical, juicy hop profile but I love how this one has a nice dank note about it. Aroma is making you want to taste it. Very nice beer that I will search for again.

(I have 1 more of these and if the pour doesn't have any sediment I will change that rating and consider it isolated)

Photo of bluehende
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a lot like duckpin. The only appreciable difference is in the aroma. A good but not outstanding DIPA.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big ups to PSU_Mike for this hookup.

Wads and wads of pine and resin on this one. Just tons of it. Chewy, sticky, gobs and gobs of it. Really love this beer. Love the feel. Love the east coast character about it. This beer is awesome. I will buy this beer any time I see it in the future.

Photo of BuccoFan
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I went into my favorite store looking for Sculpin, and they were out. My beer guy suggested this as an alternative, and I accepted only to be polite because the guy has been generous in setting aside some rare finds for me in the past. I was extremely surprised by this. Great lacing, body, etc., etc, but most importantly, this was simply delicious.

Photo of timmy2b
4.9/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Received a 12 pack cans from a friend. Canned on 2/13. After having a few of these I am very satisfied. Citrus in the nose, great balance in the taste. Light in the mouthfeel, but with a large amount of citrus and enough bitterness to still be a double IPA. Very easy to drink and does not have an alcohol aftertaste like some 8% beers can. Almost drinks like a 5% beer to me. Only complaint is that for a double IPA I would happily have a slight/tiny amount of hoppy kick. Cannot wait to trade for more freshies!

Photo of cooperla1
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Incredible beer!!

Perfect balance of malts and hops! Citrus flavor, slight sweetness, awesome aroma! Wish I bought more!

Photo of 2dogbrew
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lots of citrus on the nose and palate. Solid double IPA. Well worth the drive to find this one.

Photo of GOBLIN
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fantastic ! Oh my, really enjoying this canned dipa. A great mixture of things going on with this. Tropical scented hops on the nose. Full flavored yet easy drinking for the abv. Trading in the winter can cause some concern undoubtedly. But when you come home from work to see beer mail waiting for you it's always a pleasant thing. Made even more pleasant by the fact that I opened up the box just to have this already chilled for me. Yeah !

Photo of RichardMNixon
4.86/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Can fresh from the brewery. All around solid beer with really stunning hop character, like Valencia orange and coconut. I regret buying only one six pack.

Photo of ranchosdancingbull
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super tasty double IPA from the land of pleasant living. It's like Surly Furious Light.

Photo of doubleduckpin
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

one of the top beers ever made.
if u like a double ipa well look no further
look ok heady topper

Photo of StJamesGate
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale orange with creamy snow foam. 3.75
Marinated tangerine segments, fresh pine, and pineapple on the nose. 4
Peach croissant then tangelo, rosin, papaya, white melon, and spruce hops. 4.25
Red grapefruit rind finish and humming evergreen linger.
Close to the light than medium, some oil, slight cling, no burn. 4

Columbus, Mosaic, Citra, Amarillo and Simcoe

All sorts of brightness, no harshness, and the ABV is buried like a secret - there are 6.5% beers that drink hotter. Hops start old school citrus-and-pine C but opens into some tropical fruit without going Southern Hemisphere or dank and sticky. Sweet but clean; measured more than balanced. Not a hop bomb in the abrasive sense - the Amarillo and Mosaic sing louder than the Citra and Simcoe. D.C. area seems to go in big for these super bright, juicy, aroma-forward DIPAs. 4.5

Photo of vitaminvert
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great balance, perfect alcohol blend, this rivals some of the better IPAs out there.

Photo of BigRedDog
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice hazy golden amber color. Nice fluffy white head that lingers. Looks incredible.

The best way I can describe the smell is nice hop dankiness. Some nice citrus flavors that mingle with a good earthy, resiny hop. Maybe even a little oniony...

Taste is exploding with amazing bitter, juicy hop flavor. Grapefruit citrus coats the tongue and mellows into a lasting earthy hop flavor. The flavors mingle perfectly on the finish, and stick around just so that your tongue begins to become sticky from hop resins and you are enticed into taking another sip.

Mouthfeel is great. Nice fresh, crisp mouthfeel with enough piney resin to coat the tongue.

Overall its an amazing beer and would become my go to IPA if I lived where I could get it.

Photo of garymuchow
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Moderately intense hop aroma for style but holding a minimal presence of hop oils. Citrus, grass and faint flower.
Big, but not huge white head, with quite a bit of stickiness. Body is a lighter amber that's pretty clear, all in all, and fades towards gold.
Smooth ale for all the hops. Little shot of warmth in the gut just to let me know the alcohol level, but not appearance in the taste. A nice sweetness in the drink that is over taken by a mash of hop flavors before the bitterness kicks in and hangs around for a good long while. I come back to the initial sweetness which also takes on some nice fruit flavors.
Smooth and little thin for style but carbonated nicely.
This is good, but not great, but I'm really glad for the opportunity.
Thanks @larryi86

Photo of SomethingClever
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can poured into snifter

A: Murky amber good lacing

S: Very dank and resinous this beer

T: Beer is full on resin and interestingly sour/bitter on the edges on the back of the tongue on the finish. So richly piney and resiny it's a pleasure to taste then as it warms a whole other fruit characteristic envelops you this beer has depth

M: Beautifully full it coats and clings

O: This beer is insanely good it just keeps coming with the flavor thus is a beg borrow or steal to get beer.

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Double Duckpin from Union Craft Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.