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Double Duckpin - Union Craft Brewing Company

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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 7.66%
Wants: 35
Gots: 25 | 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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4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

32 ounce Howler/Growlete/whatever you guys call it.

I've had this on tap before and liked it. Not enough to review but now it's time. Coming to you guys live, what do I think of this beer! I pour this brew and its outstanding! WestCoast sunset body with a touch of white cloudy skies. Deep and brassy! Looks like I am going to enjoy this brew.

Now I smell my prey before me! Huge citrus hits first that reminds me of Grapefruits and ripe tangerines. A tropical vibe going on in the middle with tropical fruit and flowers. Very nice and refreshing. The backend there is notes of cedar and resin. Nice hoppy touch.

Taste test time! First hits the palate with citrus, Tangerine and Grapefruits.Flows through a touch of tropical fruits mainly Passion Fruit and a subtle Papaya. Which leaves a dank resinous hop flavor that dominates the aftertaste. The malts are sweet with a crackerish touch. This finishes semi-dry with a clean, lingering bitterness. The feel is medium built on the palate with mellow fizzy carbonation.

Overall: This is probably one of the better DIPAs to come out of Central Baltimore. It's firing on all cylinders yet it seems a bit restrained. It wants to be great, yet not adventurous. I Would drink this daily if it weren't on Rotation status. I can't wait until they can this brew. This brew is clean, balanced and on the verge of being raw. This brew is Recommended!

Photo of beertunes
3.82/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Shroud0fDoom for this one from the NBS BIF #1 box. 120z can poured into 10oz goblet. Poured hazy/lightly cloudy orangeish-amber color with 1/4 inch of light khaki head that had good retention and lacing.

A huge frontal assault of pine and weed hit me in the nose as soon as I cracked the can. Those aspects had an even stronger presence as I poured into the glass, and there was no malt scent to be found. On the tongue the story was pretty similar, although some malt did come through to provide a base for all those bold hops., and, as a bonus, there was a citrus component on the finish.

The body was solid without being heavy, and the beer had a clean, dry finish. Drinkability was very good. Were they regularly available to me, I would drink them regularly. This is a must try if you see it, and probably worth setting up a trade for.

Photo of Mr_Cakes
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

To keep this simple: If you enjoy a strong citrus complex with your hops in a superbly balanced IPA then this is for you.....take it from Mr Cakes!

Photo of tylerbrowe
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of BBQWhisperer
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of hagbergl
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of richkrull
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcbeers
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of brians52
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skabiski
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of SomethingClever
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz. can into a Heady Topper stemless snifter.

Pours a 1 finger frothy white head with moderate retention. Beer is a semi-clear copper. Lacing is stringy and spotty with very good stick. Pretty nice.

Nose is citrus, pine, cut grass, and tree sap hop bitterness. Aromatic.

Opens pine, tree sap, papaya, pineapple and starfruit sweetness. A big malt backbone balances out a sappy, resiny hop bitterness in the middle. More tropical fruit, amber, and slightly bitter at the end. Finishes with a sticky hop residue. Same aftertaste. Incredibly well-balanced.

Light to medium bodied with ample carbonation. Aggressive and boozy in the mouth and goes down smooth. Finishes moderately messy with a slightly lingering, wet aftertaste. Drinks real easy.

I hadn't heard about this beer until now but suffice to say that it'll be on my radar from now on. Nothing overwhelming but this is a very well made representation of the style.

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5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Dduquette
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of ConradKenney
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Keene
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Pours a semi-transparent orange, verging on medium amber in color. Topped with a dense yet delicate head of foam, it's appealing to behold in the glass. Juicy, resinous aromas pour over the lip, hitting the piney and tropical touchstones expected from the style. Its dankness is reminiscent of overripe mango, papaya, and maybe jackfruit, too. Sustaining bitterness throughout with just enough of a malty undertone to keep the profile tipping in the direction of drinkable. Medium bodied with a lingering, drying finish, this is a well-made DIPA for Mid-Atlantic hopheads.

Photo of Mongrel
4.06/5  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.

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Double Duckpin from Union Craft Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.