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Double Trunk - The Dudes' Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | 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 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 Beerme5
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of CRJMellor
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of EdTheEdge
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of DavidMauch
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of sloelco
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of JohnPecod
1.89/5  rDev -50.1%
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 abrodsky
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of transbeman
2.2/5  rDev -42%
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 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 DrewShalvoy
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of eDawgs
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of ImperialStout
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Roy1586
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Modernrickk
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of MarriedAtGI
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Rutager
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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 campfirebrew
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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 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 freshflesh
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of jbaker67
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Double Trunk from The Dudes' Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.