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Double D IPA - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Double D IPADouble D IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

303 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.92%
Wants: 7
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BuxMontBeerLover on 05-19-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Kendo:
Photo of Kendo
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the bottle into a Duvel tulip. Body is hazy orangey-amber with a 1-finger off-white head. Some good splotchy lace.

S: Juicy citrus over cereal grains.

T: Citrusy - think oranges and lemons - over sweet caramel malt. Quite sweet, actually, though it finishes with a lingering bitterness that fights the sweetness for dominance in the aftertaste, with the sweetness ultimately prevailing. Some sort of earthy spiciness is present too, along with alcohol at the finish.

M: A bit thinner than expected. Call it medium in heft, but it feels a little weaker. Carbonation is quite low, leaving it with a juicy, slick feel.

O: OK. Reminds me more of an American Barleywine with all that sweetness and the clearly-noted alcohol.

Kendo, Nov 11, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +10.5%

petewheeler, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz brown bomber.

LOOK: Cloudy amber hue, thin sticky lace

SMELL: Mandarin oranges, caramel, rose water, grassy, estery

TASTE: Creamy, slick, fullish body, very bitter, faintly astringent, citrus overload, rind, pith, zest, warming alcohol, bittersweet finish

A bit off kilter, could be considered a hoppy Barleywine. Regardless, flavorful enough and fun enough to make me want to take another sip.

Jason, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of juicebox
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

juicebox, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of mjh0527
4/5  rDev +10.5%

mjh0527, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of briandaube
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

briandaube, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of toutaboutstout
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served: straight out of the bottle...I know...wasn't expecting much.

Appearance: I can't rate this. I drank it from the bottle. Kudos for using a brown bottle though.

Aroma: quite nice. Unexpected from a beer with a screw top. It's defiantly all hops. Lets see if the taste matches.

Taste: wonderful. Fresh hops, citrus and some malts. The high gravity is masked. Always a plus.

Mouthfeel: it is a bit too carbonated, but that's ok. One should take their time savoring this one.

Overall: good double IPA. Very true to the name. Nice label. Don't underestimate the screw top.

toutaboutstout, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of dmk91
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

dmk91, Nov 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

WVbeergeek, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

mtpHokie, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a deep, richly honeyed sort of amber color, fairly thick in the middle and opaque, for the most part, with some cloudiness to it. The head is a creamy yellow-tinted one, almost a full finger's height with adequate lace sticking to the glass.
Lots of citrus and a boozy note hit the nostrils, an impression of triple sec before some candied orange peel and powdered sugar sweetness transitions to more of a floral and perfume note.
Hops show up a little more strongly in the flavor; it's not an exceptionally hoppy beer, particularly for the style, but it isn't weak. It works in such a way that it does find balance without being overly malty. Oddly, it's a beer that someone who doesn't like hoppy beers may actually like, but it doesn't give up the bitterness. There's a ton of overall citrus character, but the zest (rind) and pith show quite a bit.
The body is medium, fairly creamy and plenty crisp, going ever so slightly astringent just on the end.

Brenden, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of kevvoe
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

kevvoe, May 27, 2014
Photo of mdaschaf
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Brews by the Bay.

A: Pours a copper/amber color with a small fizzy head with decent retention. Little whisps of lacing form on the glass.

S: Some grapefruit, caramel, brown sguar, and some faint pine. Slightly sweet, not as hoppy as I thought it might be.

T: More grapefruit and citrus with some pine coming during the middle. There is some more caramelized malt, a touch more than I was hoping for.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Abv was well hidden for 10%.

O: A pretty good effort, a little sweeter than I usually go for in a DIPA, would have liked to have been a bit more bitter. Will grab a bottle when I see it and give another shot and update if needed.

mdaschaf, Jul 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

DruC4, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

whatname, Apr 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

JGrummell, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Snooprobirob, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of sjones5045
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark orange with a minimal head. The smell has a very nice cirrus and hop blend which instantly gave me high hopes this was a Damond in the rough. BUT, the smell unfortunately was the best part of the beer. Not all that much citrus or hops present. I kept smelling and tasting cause it almost seems impossible for something to smell this hoppy and citrusy to have such a bland taste. Nothing great here , but to be fair, nothing really bad either. Just sort of middle of the road double IPA that I would only get if the beer menu lacked any other kind of crafts. Not worth seeking out.

sjones5045, May 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

scottgoblue314, May 17, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

ohiobeer29, Mar 23, 2014
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1/5  rDev -72.4%

timjim1327, Aug 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

Travcofarms, Jun 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

kwa357, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Swift989, Aug 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

dexterk1, Jun 06, 2014
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Double D IPA from Old Dominion Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.