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Double Trunk - The Dudes' Brewing Company

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very good

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

freshflesh, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of jbaker67
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

jbaker67, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of mmulebarn
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

mmulebarn, Nov 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

mattvandyk, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of 420Rick
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

420Rick, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of SoCalBeerBabe
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

SoCalBeerBabe, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of santomark
4.8/5  rDev +27.3%
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!

santomark, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

mbw314, Nov 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

ste5venla, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of dominic4beer
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

dominic4beer, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of charlzm
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
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
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Rimbimhoot, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

2GOOFY, Oct 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

st9647v3, Oct 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Bnoise11, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

ralphw56, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Zorro
3.08/5  rDev -18.3%
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
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

leodarko, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

greg4579, Oct 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

jonbonfon, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

wesside89, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

kscaldef, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

HoistinBrews, Sep 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

Omer4176, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Wowcoolman, Sep 22, 2013
Double Trunk from The Dudes' Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.