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Double D IPA - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Double D IPADouble D IPA

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75 Reviews

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Reviews: 75
Hads: 440
Avg: 3.61
pDev: 34.35%
Wants: 13
Gots: 94 | 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:
Beer added by: BuxMontBeerLover on 05-19-2011

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Reviews: 75 | Hads: 440
Photo of CKYnick01
5/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You can call me an amateur, but this beer for a small brewery is amazing. Poured into a tulip glass with over a finger of head. Smell was great, a strong floral and hop aroma. For a 10.2 % beer the alcohol is very smooth and subdued. There is a sweetness to this beer that reminds me of victory v12 and dogfish 120. I highly suggest if you are on the east coast and cand find this beer to pick this up. I love smooth and sweet beers and this fits the key.

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Photo of fishmanpa
4.57/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice orangy color with a good 1+ finger head that left a thick lacing on the glass. Citrusy overtones in the aroma but very balanced with malt as well. It smelled "smooth". A complex taste with the citrus hitting you first, then a smooth malt middle and finally a nice bitter bite at the end. Overall, a really nice offering. Careful though, at 9% ABV, those Double D’s will hit you upside the head!

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Photo of ToughGuy
4.43/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fortunately, I am told that this is to become a year round brew from Old Dominion.

This DIPA is a well balanced brew for a 10% ABV.

Poured into a pint glass, it had a slightly boozy aroma with a 2 finger head. For me, the beer got better as it warmed. The sweetness of the malts did not overshadow the bitterness of the hops. This brew will definitely be a permanent resident in my refrigerator.

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Photo of scottyg354
4.37/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Copper. Nice head that lingers.

S: Citrus, Pine and Resin. Some malt character as well

T: I really like the flavor. It's a pretty big hop bomb, but it's balanced nicely with maltiness. Pine and Resin come through nicely, with some big malty biscuit notes showing up.

F: Typical Double IPA. Smooth with decent carbonation

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Photo of bubseymour
4.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - nice amber color with great 2 finger head and decent retention and lacing

s - very nice balance of hops and malts

t - this is an exceptional double IPA with very balance flavor. Plenty of spice, malt and hop balance. No bitterness at all. Alcohol level is very well disquised.

m - buttery and nice

o - one of the better double IPAs I've sampled so far. Easy to drink and highly recommend.

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Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.34/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE - 2F light brown head that dissipates, lots of lacing, amber, hazy

AROMA/SCENT - Hops, malts, pine, a little sweet.

TASTE - Hops, bitter, nutty, pine. ABV well-hidden.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Good carbonation, dry, bubbly, light, effervescent, crisp, refreshing.

VALUE - Good value - 6-pack for $11.99.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Very nice Imperial IPA. Too bad they don't distribute in NY. I had to go to Hoboken to buy it.

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Photo of vandemonian
4.27/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dominion Double D IPA is a delicious and big DIPA. It is dominated by grapefruit hopiness over a nice balancing malty base.

A: Orange colour and a 5 mm head that fades pretty fast. 3.5

S: Lovely orangy-citrus aroma. Some grapefruit sourness there too. 4

T: Malty sweetness with grapefruit citrus flavour. This is a big beer in all the ways I like! 4.5

M: Pretty low carbonation. 4

O: 4.5

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Photo of Garrett19
4.27/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This destroys your taste buds. I love hoppy beers, but this is over the top. I won't say I will never have it again, but it is a strong beer. I do like it though!

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Photo of Csikic93
4.23/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a blood orange with a thick white head. Smells piney and very citrusy. Tastes citrusy and finishes with a strong pine. Bitter initially but not terrible even for 90 ibu's. Would drink again.

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Photo of superkustom
4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very toasty. A bit boozy but over all well balanced. Poured into a Sam Adams pint glass. Pours a nice dusty golden hue. With ample carbonation of small bubbles rising to the 1 finger head. @ 9% its definitely a sipper, for the price it's a pretty good DIPA. I will definitely put this in my rotation.

Drink On, Drink Up! (DODU)

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Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4.12/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed during the tasting portion of the Old Dominion Brewery tour. This beer was limited to a 50 barrel production according to our tour guide.

Enjoyed in a Old Dominion sample glass.

A - A deep, amber color with a half-finger head that quickly faded. A small amount of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass.

S - A very classic IPA smell with intense hoppiness and grapefruit aromas.

T - A very tasty DIPA. A great combination of hops, caramel, pine and citrus. This is not a beer you want to drink fast or a lot of. The alcohol is very noticeable. The others in our tour group were BMC'ers and they couldn't handle the intensiveness of this beer.

M - Lightly carbonated. A thick beer. A bitterness lingers after each sip.

O - A really good beer. I would love to buy this but alas it is limited to select locations for a very limited time. Old Dominion is part of InBev but the folks I met there were very knowledgeable and truly dedicated to putting out a quality product. I'm really glad I got to sample such a low-production run beer.


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Photo of SometimesIfart
4.12/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Double D.

Old Dominion is so far on a streak to prove that they are ( in my opinion) one of the absolute best in terms of widely available brews on the market. Let's hope this one can follow in the foot steps of the others.

Look - This nectar flows from the bottle forming into a burnt sunset orange with a two finger off-white head that is slowly taking its leave as I watch it sit. Carbonation appears to be on a medium level with this one. Head retains well and leaves an excellent amount of lacing. 5.

Smell - Oh lawd Satan of Hell. The nose is not strong on this one. Grapefruit dominanta with some medium hits of malt...end. 3.

Taste - Where did this shit come from?! Fruityness and juiciness is on a near ten with this nose!. Grapefruit juice, mango juice, a few drops of pear juice to round it all out!. HORY SHIT ( in my best Asian accent) this is a tasty brew. The maltyness does come in upon the swallow to arrest the other flavors and charge them with crimes against my taste buds Legislation 666 of the taste bud code for being too tasty. Damn system man. 4.5.

Feel - Creamy and contrived ( not even sure what that word means, but damn if this beer doesn't make me feel like an aristocrat) " No work here! Shouts the fat well fed man in his sealskin coat " . Medium bodied, with medium carbonation. A four will do good here since I never let intoxication levels determine my scores. 4.

Overall - Well...In my opinion Old Dominion cannot do any wrong. Admittedly, if it weren't for the malty finish this would have gotten a touch higher score in the taste category. Doesn't smell great. But everything else is up there. And at 9%? You bet your virgin asshole I'd have it again. 4.5.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good could drink a few of these great blood orange color with 1/2 finger head off white lacing till the end smell of lite citrus fruit and pine taste just like it smells nothing great nothing bad will drink again

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Photo of brentk56
4.09/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber; a few squiggles of foam are left on the side of the glass by the modest head that caps the liquid

Smell: Tangerine, peach and tropical, floral tones

Taste: The biscuity malt takes a back seat to the tangerine and peach tones in the front with more tropical fruit flavors arriving as well; by mid-palate, the bitterness becomes more assertive and lingers into the finish; rather well-attenuated

Mouthfeel: Medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: About six weeks since the bottling date and the hop flavors are very nice

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Photo of gobseulmuhri
4.09/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got a single bottle of this at a local shop, just to try it out. Bottle date 4/17/13. A little over a month old, which is at the far limit of what I prefer on IPA freshness...

Poured into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter.

A: A semi-vigorous pour produced a finger thick head with decent retention and nice lacing. The color is clear, amber brown with no visible carbonation. Very nice to look at.

S: Grapefruit, pine, malt - all in relative balance. For a DIPA, it's quite balanced and pleasant. I didn't experience any alcohol smell. Surprising for a 9% abv beer, but I'll take it. Yet, if you are looking for something that's in your face, go elsewhere. The nose on this one wouldn't tell ya this is a DIPA...

T: Floral hops, pine, grapefruit, a malty sweetness. It's both light yet full and thick in body. It didn't have me floored, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

M: It's somewhat thick as one would expect with a decent amount of carbonation. Smooth. No alcohol bite or hop astringency. It's quite nice.

The Double D isn't among the best, but it's a very good beer. If you're looking for a casual DIPA (is this possible?) it's not a bad choice, but I wouldn't go out of my way to try it. If the Double Jack is a 90, the Dogfish 90 would be an 85, and the double D would be 80. YMMV...

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Photo of CuriousMonk
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into tulip glass. Pours a golden orange color and a half finger off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Floral hop aroma with a soily, grassy character that’s countered by a sweet malt backbone. Slightly resinous with subtle spicy needle followed by caramel malt, toffee and biscuit. Pine flavor that dominates the hop profile. There is some citrus/sweetness for balance. The sweetness comes from a strong caramel malt backbone that slightly overpowers the hops. Hints of rye, caramel, toffee and biscuit. Medium bodied with earthy hops that provide dry bitterness that lingers over the sweet malt backbone into a bone dry finish. Some alcohol burn toward the finish but overall the ABV decently masked. Overall, a very nice DIPA!

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/11/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate pale malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice DIPA style. All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of threeviews
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

S- Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 16oz (Odell branded) snifter (bottled on date: April 14, 2013)

A- Copper/Honey/Deep Golden color with a less than one finger's worth of head.

S- Caramel sweetness, tropical fruit and piney bitterness

T- Pine and sweet caramael malt...the palate is consumed by malt and hops in equal amounts...a very malt-heavy double IPA (but those who understand who know the style), this is a solid example.
M- Enough carbonation to keep it from becoming cloying, but this is a brew that is enjoyed colder, as it becomes a bit boozy when it warms.

O- I would suggest getting this as fresh as possible to get the most out of the dry hopping aroma/flavor.

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Photo of Mopauly
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is a great double IPA for the price. The ABV is well hidden and will sneak up on you. I buy by the sixtel, and this a bargain for what you get. Well done.

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Photo of ckollias
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a sample of this beer at the What’s up Chesapeake Beer Madness 2012

A: Pours a golden copper-orange hue with a thin white head that quickly dissipates.

S: Huge hoppy aroma with hints of citrus in the background.

T: Very bitter hoppy flavor – with a slight citrus and lemon background. Alcoholic burn half through and finishes slightly dry.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Really good double IPA – I love this style.

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Photo of sjones5045
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured chilled @buzzlitebeer's barroom.

A: copper color; thin head; medium carbonation
S: bubble gum, hops -- lingers a bit
T: very intense; wow, this is more like a triple IPA; very powerful hop bomb, like a bazooka

This beer makes a fantastic closer

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Photo of jnn4v
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Filled growler 8/3. Consumed and reviewed 8/4.

A: Light brown / dark copper or bronze color. Not a very typical DIPA look. Relatively little head. No visible sediment or haze.

S: Some grapefruit and some copper. Lots of brown malts - light brown sugar, caramelized sugar, etc. Smells very sweet with some citrusy hops. Maybe a hint of pine or resin, but that's definitely in the background.

T: Just as sweet as it smells. Seems more like a barleywine than a DIPA. Actually, seems more sweet than even some barleywines, or at least less complex. It's more of a pure sugary sweetness rather than the toffee and butterscotch I get from most barleywines. Grapefruit and other citrus hop flavors are there as well.

M: Pretty thick and viscous, even for a DIPA. I'm guessing that there's a lot of latent sugar in this and that Dominion just loaded up on the malt and the yeast stopped around 10%? Just my guess.

O: Not bad overall. Would be a good introductory beer to the world of DIPAs for folks who like sweet things and some hops.

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Photo of Jimmys
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into tulip. bottling date: 05/24/13.

A: bright. orange body. bubbly bright white head. good retention. spotted lacing.

S: a lot of oranges. peel, bitter rind, sweet flesh, all of the above. there are definitely a lot of hops in here. smells bitter.

T: bittersweet start. similar to the nose, lots of orange flavor. a little floral. there is a decent amount of sweetness to balance the bitterness, however not necessarily caramel or malty. finish starts to get dry and bitter.

M: tastes thick. average carb on a full body.

D: definitely delivers on the hop end of things. however, wouldn't have hated for some more complexity on the hop end and for the bitterness to take a step back. but that is me. glad I got a fresh bottle and thanks for bottle dating ODBC!

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer at RFD in Washington DC. I was looking for a beer that was not available in New Jersey. A cask beer works nicely for something completely different.

This was a cask aged version, which didn't have it's own entry. It was poured into a pint glass.

This beer is light brown with minimal foam. I expected the lower head due to the cask and the hand-pull.

Off the top I get grapefruit and a ton of resin. It reminds me of the smell on the Double Simcoe by Weyerbacher.

The flavor was somewhat unbalanced. I get a ton of resin over the oak accents. There was a bunch of bitterness.

The feel (like most cask beers) is perfect. You get the luxurious and silky texture. It is a very easy feel, that is only challenged by the bitterness from the hops.

I liked this beer, but I would recommend the Bengali Tiger or the Double Simcoe (as mentioned above).

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Double D IPA from Old Dominion Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.