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Double Trunk - The Dudes' Brewing Company

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26 Reviews
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 143
Avg: 3.61
pDev: 38.23%
Wants: 5
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Dudes' Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 04-16-2013

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Reviews: 26 | Hads: 143
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.5/5  rDev -3%

This is definitely a double ipa, but maybe for the wrong reasons.

Aroma - very little aroma hops, mostly there is a strong alcohol smell
Appearance - good, looks clear and clean
Taste - There is a piney hop forward taste followed by a hot alcohol blast. It almost tastes like Jim Bean was added to a regular IPA. So if you're in to getting hammered fast then this is the beer for you. If you are in to complex, hoppy, malty balanced DIPAs then this is not the beer for you. Plenty other local LA brews (Wolf Among the Weeds) that fit this bill much better.

don't get me wrong, this is an enjoyable brew but one is enough otherwise you'll be on your donkey in seconds flat.

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Photo of transbeman
2.21/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Tastes like a sick cross between Colt 45 and that one Safeway-brand IPA (Green Something). Smells sweet and gross. Tastes strongly of alcohol.

There's no reason this should be commercially available.

I'm as qualified to call myself a surgeon as this company is a brewery.

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Photo of anthony-martinez
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

i got that btew double trunk ipa with others brew today. i pour this pint can into Porter/ Stout glass 14 oz. it gives sweet aromas when 2 fingers-size foam settled. i sip and it gives nice coat of hops on the tongue and then leave a hint of strong kick on the end note. good IPA for canned brew category. great taste!

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can to my FW Imperial Nonic glass
Notes taken from 12/01/13

A: Deep and dense amber body with a glowing orange tinge to it. This is one heady bitch billowing with the khaki stuff. Incredible amount of hang from the cloud of fluff on top that just cakes the glass with stick all the way down the drink.

S: Smells of grainy malt on the nose. Odd as I was expecting a burst of hops here. Perhaps some light pine and florals there but this is mostly grains in the aroma. Pretty flat and disappointing.

T: Grainy malt base remains firm in the flavor with some restrained grapefruit, orange rind, pine, and a touch of florals. There is a high amount of hop bitters but with a relatively low amount of actual hop flavor. The alcohol makes an appearance but is incredibly well masked for such a big beer and in that sense this is fairly well balanced. The additions of dextrin are likely here as this stays very dry and crisp with only some minor sweetness. This needs some work. The malt and alcohol balance are there but late addition hops are just lacking.

M: Fairly light to moderate filling with some high bitters and a drying finish. Warming alcohol noted. Slightly sticky but not particularly resinous.

D: Like a hopped up malt liquor. High octane with some balanced drinkability. Not a favorite. Could be great but definitely needs more dry hops.

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Photo of JohnPecod
1.91/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

As an LA resident I really want to get behind the plethora of new local breweries that seem to be popping up almost daily. I love the name "The Dudes" and sure they are capable of making some decent beers but Double Trunk is not one of them.

The smell is heavy on malts and doesn't inspire confidence in the hop bill. This beer starts out super malty and sweet with very little hop flavor. The bitterness comes in way late with a heavy hand as if the makers knew they had a sweet cloying mess and tried to cover their tracks. This beer drinks hotter than the 10.8% abv.

Drain pour.

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Photo of freshflesh
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of westcott
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from pounder can into a Parish snifter
Look - pours a hazy, orange-gold color with a 3/4" white head. Retention is good, lace is huge and sticky.
Smell - At first, you get a big citrusy orange aroma but as it warms, more and more danky pine and resin come forth, along with a heavy dose of caramel malt. Alcohol presence is definitely there, at 9.4% abv.
Taste - Pretty nice balance between the malty backbone and the citrus/pine combo. Booze is not as prevalent in the sip as in the nose.
Feel - Heavy-medium body, with a bit of heat that lingers on the tongue. Carbonation is a bit low and the sip is finishes nice and sticky.
Overall - This was a gift/extra in a box from my brother and I'm not sure where he acquired it. I definitely enjoyed this one. Big, balanced DIPA.

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Photo of GetMeAnIPA
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear orange/yellow honey color. Lots of creamy off white head. Big aroma with lots of pine, citrus, and grapefruit. Get some astringent notes and some caramel/biscuit malty aroma as well. Taste is a big hoppy DIPA. Taste follows the nose with pine, grapefruit and caramel malt. Significant bitterness. Finishs dry and not sticky which makes it easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel which is surprising for 10%+ beer.

Overall good DIPA that's has a big piney, citrus hop flavor and very bitter. easy to drink and not syrupy or too sweet. I'll be picking this up fairly often at $11 for 4, 16 oz cans.

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Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.21/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a half finger of head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is lemon and flowers.
The taste is mild bitterness... a little lemon and other citrus.
The texture is medium.
It's easy drinking but not much flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2/5  rDev -44.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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5/5  rDev +38.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Double Trunk from The Dudes' Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.