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Double Trunk - The Dudes' Brewing Company

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80 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 04-16-2013)
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Reviews by charlzm:
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charlzm

California

3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Consumed October 24th, 2013 from an undated can I obtained about a week prior. Poured from can into standard pint glass.

Beer is a fairly clear coppery orange. A two finger pale yellow head forms and provides nice, sticky sheeting.

Aroma is mild and all about hops: pine and ruby red grapefruit.

Flavor is sweet caramel, a little herbal note and lots of pine. Bitterness lingers a very long time. Very long. Not especially complex, but if it's bitter hoppiness you seek, this is it.

Mouthfeel is slightly thick, slightly oily and moderately carbonated.

Not essential, but if you're into bitter hop juice type strong IPAs, this ought to make it into your mouth at least once. No attempt at balance or winning the hearts and minds of anyone but the lupulin fiends.

Serving type: can

10-25-2013 03:59:58 | More by charlzm
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Minnesota

3.36/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Glowing orange/amber body. Tight ivory white head. Lacing is full and comes in sheets. Aroma is solid. Resinous, dank....gritty. The flavor follows suit. Dank and resiny. Not a bright DIPA, but still decent in its own right. Bitterness is pretty clean. Also get some melon fruits too....like cantaloupe. Body is medium-full and carbonation is ramped down appropriately. Alcohol is hidden very nicely in the beer. For close to 11%, it's very minimal. Decent beer.

Serving type: can

06-15-2014 04:39:56 | More by Bighuge
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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

06-13-2014 09:08:03 | More by LakerLeith
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-09-2014 18:18:43 | More by raulstotle12
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.26/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A-Deep gold color..minimal head..

S-Toffee like malt...sweet smelling...overripe peaches...kind of a body odor aroma as well.

T-Not a ton of hop flavor here. Sweet, sticky type of sweetish malt...hops lend an overripe sweet fruit flavor...thinking peaches, nectarines...

M-Medium full bodied....sticky sweet...just a light finishing bitterness.

O-I thought I liked this better in the hotel room in LA than I do now as I disect it. It's an OK sweetish DIPA.

Serving type: can

06-05-2014 05:00:09 | More by ZAP
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California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-04-2014 00:21:36 | More by terranostra86
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California

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California

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New York

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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midnitesun11

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-06-2014 02:50:31 | More by midnitesun11
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wolf_switzer

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-30-2014 02:31:57 | More by wolf_switzer
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Florida

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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California

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine/tulip/snifter

A - Very nice semi translucent late evening California copper sunset. Two finger dense head and some sugar legs

S - Pungent, huge sugar, nice booze, huge malt, very bready, nice floral hop, a bit dank, grainy and very fresh bright citrus

T - Hoppy malty explosion up front, gives way to a bright hoppy punch, sugar and booze, drinks like a meal, nice grain, flowers and ends with a huge malty backbone

M - Full bodied, nice balance, simple yet nice complexity, medium acidity and a huge malt/hop/sugar bomb finish

Final thoughts - $12 bucks a 4 pack is a lot, but at 10.8% and 16 oz each. This is my new friend right now!

Serving type: can

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JohnPecod

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1.89/5  rDev -49.6%
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.

Serving type: can

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Double Trunk from The Dudes' Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.