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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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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

LakerLeith, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

raulstotle12, Jun 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
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

terranostra86, Jun 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Matt_Ortiz, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

FrankyGunz, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

tsp247, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

midnitesun11, May 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

wolf_switzer, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

DrChadly, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of whatthehull
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!

whatthehull, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Beerme5, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

CRJMellor, Mar 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

EdTheEdge, Mar 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

DavidMauch, Mar 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

sloelco, Mar 02, 2014
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
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

abrodsky, Feb 27, 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 Samuel906
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Samuel906, Feb 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

DrewShalvoy, Feb 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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

ImperialStout, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Roy1586, Feb 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

beernads, Feb 05, 2014
Double Trunk from The Dudes' Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.