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Double Duckpin - Union Craft Brewing Company

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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 27
Gots: 24 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gillagorilla on 10-29-2013)
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Photo of Bitterbill
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Ta to Robert A for sending me a couple of cans of this, the fabulous regular Duckpin, The Punisher, and 4 cans of National Bohemian...the original reason for the trade!

Hazy orange, small but persistent head of foam that is also persistent with the lacing.

Very very hoppy nose with an abundance of grapefruit citrus, mango, you know, what "we" like to call a dankness. The sweetish malt is not left far behind. Curbs the bitterness and actually dominates the flavour at times. More tropical fruitiness shows up as the beer warms..I kind of sense a note of pineapple.

On the top end of medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation to make the mouthfeel top notch.

This is Double Duckpin, a well brewed double IPA. The regular Duckpin is a Pale Ale. 2 beers from Union Craft Brewing in Baltimore Maryland, that NEED to be tried!! Cheers!

Photo of akang
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKFine
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brians52
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richkrull
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhartley
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange-amber body and leaves a ton of lacing in the glass.
Smells so dank and citrusy...you know you're going to love this one!
Did I say dank? Oh yeah this is so flavorful: spicy, piney, citrusy, resiny with a hop bomb explosion.
Plenty of lingering hops on your tongue that go onand on.
Great tasting beer. One I will definitely be on the look out for when I am in Maryland! Go get this hop bomb, you won't be disappointed!

Photo of mbmiche
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tlloyd417
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaktcc
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reemer686
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the better double IPA's I've had and possibly the best IPA being made in Maryland right now

Photo of gatheredwaters
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of qchic
3.76/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SicEmChris
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jdimento
4.66/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JNForsyth
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Klebe
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Still prefer the original Duckpin, however do find this to be a tasty brew. Recommended as a worthy pickup should you come across it in the near future.

Photo of Mongrel
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge hop smack in the nostrils when this one hits the glass. Really juicy, green, bright smell.

On the palate, big pine hits first, then juicy citrus fruit, peach and tangerine. Pine remains at the forefront and at times seem to subdue other flavors. Sturdy, biscuity malt backbone, but still finishes super dry and bitter.

Overall, a Very bright and fresh tasting IPA that drinks nowhere near a 8.5% beer. A smooth, clean brew that goes down way too easy.

Photo of SocalKicks
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of utopiajane
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy with lots of sediment floating in it. A cream colored head of foam that wants to last. The color is perfect amber with a soft orange glow. The nose jumps right out of the glass to find you. Sweet tropical fruit . Tangy pineapple and vibrant with citrus. A bit of earthy grapefruit and a soft malt sweetness lightly in the background with just a hint of caramel. There is a nice sweet grass and herbal on this too. The taste is wonderful The malt is so soft and lightly sweet. The mouthfeel is perfect lightness except for a touch of caramel on the tongue. The malt is creamy and soft yet dry and I love that. The fruits are just teaming in this beer. The tropical notes are sweet, the citrus is vibrant and tangy. There's a delightful fresh orange that is lightly underneath it all with some delectable pineapple on top. A bit of pungent herbs and some sweet grass. This one finishes dry and with an earthiness form the malt that I was not expecting. A good strong bitter finishes it to accent all that delicate sweetness.

Photo of smakawhat
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Classic orange amber body, with a real creamy forming head. Manages to glide up at four solid fingers with a soupy and wet looking appearance. Off tan, to bone white and color, with good staying power. The body color manages a mix of clarity and opaqueness to it, with a classic amber orange and small rising carbonation.

Very nice hop and subtle aroma. Hints of juiced tropical fruit and a caramel malt that hangs in the balance. Soft tea and orange with a mix of juiced herbality as well. Extremely varied with a lot of compexity it seems, but not a giant bomb either. Very nice.

Big juiced body on first sip. Some interesting prickly and unexpected carbonation that really brings out the bitterness. Stinging needles a little bit on the tongue, but with a juiced tropical front that coats with a slick malt and butterscotch like coating. Lots of airy pine and spruce like finish on the aftertaste. Resiny and oily coating quite a bit althrough the palate, with a sweet honey lip smacking coating. Very well masked abv for drinking, seems like you could pound these.

A fun solid DIPA, it sort of reminds of Bootleggers Knuckle Sandwich particularly the sweet angle on the malt used with the hops, but not as aggressive. Fun DIPA, but not a hop heads beer, unless you like subtlety and complexity and taking your time.

Photo of MrBoh
3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vibrant golden amber, has about a half finger of off white head before it disappears. Perhaps the pint glass is to blame for the sudden disappearance, but the lacing does stick wherever I possible.

Smell is bitter at first, but a citrusy alcohol sweetness soon takes over. Also notes of pine, hay and a little spice at the end.

Taste is much the same. More spice and pine, but the Orange is still there. A little bite and sweetness from the alcohol, quickly cut off by the bitter finish. Not the cleanest bitterness either, leaving a bit of a bite.

Mouthfeel is interesting. Has a bit of viscosity for an IPA, an oily slickness, and just enough carbonation which tickles the tongue. Not very dry, just bitter.

I llove the original duckpin, and this one while good, is not quite as great. Somehow the first DIPA I can remember having in a while, it's a pretty good beer to be reminded of the style.

Photo of lindseja
2.8/5  rDev -34.9%

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Double Duckpin from Union Craft Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.