Double Trunk - The Dudes' Brewing Company
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1.89/5 rDev -49.9%
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.
03-01-2014 19:32:24 | More by JohnPecod
2.2/5 rDev -41.6%
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.
02-23-2014 22:57:52 | More by transbeman
3.08/5 rDev -18.3%
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.
10-09-2013 02:03:25 | More by Zorro
3.26/5 rDev -13.5%
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.
06-05-2014 05:00:09 | More by ZAP
3.36/5 rDev -10.9%
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.
12-17-2013 20:33:20 | More by Nugganooch
3.36/5 rDev -10.9%
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.
06-15-2014 04:39:56 | More by Bighuge
3.45/5 rDev -8.5%
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.
10-25-2013 03:59:58 | More by charlzm
Double Trunk from The Dudes' Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.