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Double Trunk - The Dudes' Brewing Company

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very good

125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | 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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Ratings: 125 | Reviews: 25
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Photo of GetMeAnIPA
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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.

Photo of transbeman
2.21/5  rDev -41.7%
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.

Photo of MannyBats
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Been waiting to try the dudes for awhile now

With a high abv of 10.8
Popped this thing open and the head was ready to burst out the can haha nice

A: clear amber orange honey color with a beige head

S: sweet malt citrus and fruit not much alcohol which is surprising for a dipa

T: malt little bitter citrusy hoppy

M: medium body easy to drink

O: great beer the dudes know what's up looking forward to their future success and other flavors

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours from a 16 ounce can a chill hazed orange with one-finger thick slightly off-white head which leaves rings and spotty lace.

N: Citrus, floral, herbal, and pine notes.

T: Citrus and pine, resiny and sticky, herbal, plenty of malt backbone for balance.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Resiny, sticky, dry and bitter finish.

O: This elephant backs a wallop with big ABV. Prepare to be waffle stomped.

Photo of Zorro
3.09/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Dark amber colored beer with a tall off-white colored head. I can describe the color best as a burnt orange.

Smell is sweet and woody with a little eucalyptus and orange scents. Unfortunately that is about all not a very aromatic ale.

Starts out sweet and bitter with a woody orange aftertaste. Bittersweet describes the flavor. And that is all she wrote just bittersweet.

Mouthfeel is thick.

Overall, I don't care for this one much.

Photo of anthony-martinez
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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!

Photo of Nugganooch
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Photo of charlzm
3.45/5  rDev -9%
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.

Photo of Samuel906
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big DIPA, lot of great qualities, and I love that it comes in a can, although multiple people thought they were cans of coconut water. Malts and citrus on the nose and palate, nothing off the beaten path but very well balanced and easy to drink. Hop presence not as pronounced as expected or as typifies the style. Not overly sweet. Some booze at the end, warms the stomach. Smooth, great feel, not sticky. Overall, fairly good beer, probably won't be one of my go-to since it's up against some phenomenal competition, but I am excited to try more from The Dudes.

Photo of santomark
4.8/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A - Opened the can and immediately could see head coming out and a blast of flavor. Poured into a pint glass, a deep orange, gold, with a 2 to 3 finger off white head. This is how a DIPA should look!

S - I can't say enough good things about the smell, very pineapple up front, then grapefruit, sweetness, piney, orange, ends with on a curious note to take a drink. Very appealing to the nose.

T - This is very complex to describe. Very balanced in terms of sweetness, bitterness, malty, pine. This is balanced so excellent. This is your traditional West Coast IPA on steroids.

M - A medium to high body, very smooth going down, a comforting feeling around the palate from carbonation, warming going down, I am assuming from the alcohol. Very balanced with the mouthfeel and very drinkable.

Overall - I've had the other so called quality DIPA's out there, Heady, Pliny, you name it and I must say, this definitely should be hanging up there with the big boys. Everything is so balanced, very drinkable, and I can't understand how this has the score it does on here? Perhaps a bad batch? I had mine fresh I know that much forsure and this was a VERY good experience. I will be back for more. The Dudes nailed this one, balanced, they brought the complexity of all aspects of the hops, enjoyable, drinkable and more. A must try for any DIPA fan out there. I will definitely have this in my fridge at all times. Wow!

Photo of ScottJJ
4.68/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent Imperial IPA from southern Cali. Comes in 4 pack of cans, which is nice too.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at 38 Degrees in Alhambra, CA.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight tropical fruits. Taste is much the same with citrus and tropical flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Photo of MikeMilanoDesign
4.56/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smell: notes of citrus, mango, grapefruit, a little alcohol

taste: sweet and malty to start. then grassy, notes of grapefruit, ending with a bit of warmth from alcohol.

mouthfeel: good amount of carbonation and a small amount of hop oil

overall pretty good for the price and the abv. def on the heavy side but overall a good beer that id get again.

Photo of ZAP
3.27/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Photo of Bighuge
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

Photo of yesmynameisjosh
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Again canned some more Dudes open from Total Wine in Northridge CA.

A- Ruby, Sapphire and Orange colors are what come to me when I look at this beer. Simply a great beer to look at. Medium thick head keeps you company while drinking.

S- Hop bitterness fills the nose and finishes with the faint smell of grape fruit, orange, pineapple and dank.

T- A blast of hops come forward and surprise with a finish of sugar and malt. Compliments the hops nicely while the alcohol warmness begins to creep in and solidify itself.

A solid offering from the dudes. I would definitely seek this beer out from bars for draft offerings.

Photo of JohnPecod
1.91/5  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.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Naja’s Place in Redondo Beach. Piney and citrus hop aroma. Similar flavors with measured bitterness and sold mouthfeel. Easy to drink for a 10% beer.

Photo of alisadk
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First sip at The Dudes Brewery Torrance December 2014 with Tracy, Theresa, Wyeth.

Photo of jbaker67
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear orange hued body with a medium-large frothy bone hued head. Aromas are of floral and citrusy hops, light grapefruit pith, alcohol and malty sweet notes, light biscuit and caramel. Low ester. Flavors are medium balance, malty, low bitter, floral, citrusy. Well hidden alcohol. No fusel character, but immediately warming. Light windex/chemical flavor in the finish. Lingering citrus. Not overtly forward in its dry hop character. Medium carbonation, warming, medium bodied.

Photo of lazy8
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dudes' is a local South Bay LA Brewery with distribution in SoCal. Double trunks is available in tallboy cans and on tap. Sample reviewed from tap.

Amber/Orange color, cloudy with a thick cream-colored head. The head persists with lacing on the glass.

Beer smells more malty than hoppy, which suprised me for the DIPA style. Taste is bitter though, resulting in a nicely balanced DIPA. Alcohol smell and taste are minimal despite >10% ABV. Notes of grapefruit and malt present.

Double Trunk is very good, but not in the same calss as Pliny the Elder

Photo of whatthehull
4/5  rDev +5.5%
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!

Photo of jooler
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice initial hoppy taste but the maltyness just hits you, but less malty than Sierra Nevada boot camp ipa

Photo of MarriedAtGI
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Beautiful golden color with lingering white head. Almost transparent

S: Very nice at first - tropical fruit and pine blast, but then the aroma becomes more subdued.

T: Follows the nose, but a bit muted. Also, there is some slight astringent harshness. A very nice malt flavor comes out as it warms.

M: Farily dry with lively carbonation

O: A good DIPA. I would drink this again if it were offered to me, but I don't think I would seek it out.

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Double Trunk from The Dudes' Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.