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Double Trunk - The Dudes' Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

99 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.67%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of JohnPecod
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.

JohnPecod, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of ConradKenney
2/5  rDev -46.7%

ConradKenney, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of Dougsurf50
2.04/5  rDev -45.6%

Dougsurf50, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of transbeman
2.2/5  rDev -41.3%
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.

transbeman, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of HopsintheSack
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

HopsintheSack, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of leodarko
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

leodarko, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Zorro
3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
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.

Zorro, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of campfirebrew
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

campfirebrew, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of dominic4beer
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

dominic4beer, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of mattvandyk
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

mattvandyk, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of eDawgs
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

eDawgs, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of itsiilegal
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

itsiilegal, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of mroberts1204
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

mroberts1204, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of ImperialStout
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

ImperialStout, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of ZAP
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.

ZAP, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of Nugganooch
3.36/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

Nugganooch, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of Bighuge
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.

Bighuge, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of charlzm
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.

charlzm, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

MeanMotaScootah, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of Rutager
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Rutager, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

raulstotle12, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

AleHunter805, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

wesside89, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

st9647v3, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of wolf_switzer
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

wolf_switzer, Apr 30, 2014
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Double Trunk from The Dudes' Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.