Double Duckpin - Union Craft Brewing Company

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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 54
Gots: 57 | FT: 3
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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: 306 | Reviews: 58
Photo of richj1970
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz can with no visible date.

A: Golden yellow with 2-3 finger off white head that lasted forever and left nice lacing.

S: Citrus aromas with grapefruit and mango mixed with bready malts and a touch of caramel.

T: Mix of citrus and floral hops with a fairly strong bready malt backbone.

M: Medium to full body with average carbonation. Finish has a slight hop bite and a little sweet.

O: Given the other reviews, I had high expectations. While it is a nice DIPA, I was expecting it to be more hop forward and juicy. Perhaps I need to revisit this one another time.

Photo of Freeod
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great Double IPA pours clean with a nice head. Great citrus taste with a nice piney resin finish

Photo of mdfb79
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had a few of these last weekend after never hearing of it and really liked it. Lots of citrus, super easy to drink and no bitterness...would pick this up all the time if I could in NYC.

Photo of almostjay
3.56/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It's OK. I get a little bit of a buttery off flavor so I'm wondering if I'm tasting a bad batch/can.

Photo of nlv0127
3.33/5  rDev -22.2%
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 -5.6%
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
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 the finish bringing pine and onion; 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%
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 -21.7%
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 -24.5%
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 +13.1%
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 -6.5%
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 -4.4%
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 +6.8%
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 -8.9%
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 +2.8%
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 +2.8%
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 +14.5%
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 +16.8%
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 +1.4%
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 -2.8%
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 +13.6%
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 -4.2%
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 +16.8%
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 -2.1%
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

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Double Duckpin from Union Craft Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.