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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

269 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | 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)
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timjim1327

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -72.5%

08-14-2013 02:45:57 | More by timjim1327
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jtierney89

New Jersey

1.65/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Semi-hazy tarnished amber color with a half finger of head. Lots of dark fruit malt on the nose, touch of earthy and citric hops.

Brisk, on the lighter side of being heavy bodied. Dark fruit flavors, fig jam, sugared raisins, some rum and lots of caramel. Hops aren't really the center focus, more of an after thought and is just there for balance. Still some lingering sweetness though. Not alot of detectable alcohol for the abv but a little off for the style. Very much so on the sweet side for a DIPA. I've loved everything i've had from this brewery except this one. Double D just isn't the double IPA you would expect from Dominion, definitely not enough hops. Kind of simple and not impressive.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 03:35:00 | More by jtierney89
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spoonhawk

Iowa

2/5  rDev -44.9%

10-12-2013 13:59:09 | More by spoonhawk
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colinmck

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44.9%

07-22-2014 15:54:09 | More by colinmck
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -38%

03-23-2014 03:51:44 | More by ohiobeer29
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aflyershckyfan

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -38%

09-30-2012 02:02:18 | More by aflyershckyfan
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Bonsai

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -38%

04-29-2013 22:53:45 | More by Bonsai
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

2.43/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - touch of red but an otherwise golden hue. Started to pour straight down the center, watching for a head to billow up, but that never happened. Hm... Thin head, a few swaths of lace here and there.

Aroma - kind of a light soapy, bready thing going on. No hops in the nose to speak of. Hm...

Taste - there are definitely hops in this beer. There is also a considerable footprint of alcohol. The grains are brief and beat down by a hot malt liquor abv heat. The hops come mostly astringent and pithy, the alcohol tends to overpower any florals. I do get hints of citrus and piney bitterness but the pine is momentary. After that, it's harsh, hot, and not all that flavorful. Ends with astringency and alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel - for a beer that I don't care much for the taste of, I really dig the mouthfeel. Velvety smooth, the way I like the DIPAs, with plenty of crispness and body to fit the style.

Overall - needs a bigger grain bill for balance. Not one I'd revisit.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 04:12:00 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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robriley

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

10-30-2013 21:25:50 | More by robriley
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

05-04-2014 01:57:24 | More by TheBigBoy
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fullmoonbeer

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

08-11-2013 20:29:03 | More by fullmoonbeer
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark golden orange color with tangerine edges 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.

Medium bodied with perfume like earthy hops that provide dry bitterness that lingers over the sweet malt backbone into a bone dry finish. Very dirty/soily with sticky pine needle flavor that dominates the hop profile. Needs 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. Some alcohol burn toward the finish but overall the ABV decently masked. Kind of all over the place with too much alcohol and sweet malt. In theory it sounds like it's well balanced, but there's just three different extreme flavors battling each other.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 06:19:54 | More by corby112
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VeganUndead

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

04-24-2014 03:12:11 | More by VeganUndead
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Walshwi

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

06-01-2014 20:03:00 | More by Walshwi
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StoutHunter

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

01-05-2014 21:18:33 | More by StoutHunter
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

07-21-2012 05:37:43 | More by Rhettroactive
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

10-07-2012 01:30:14 | More by ejimhof
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JasonMccuen


2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

05-14-2014 22:57:25 | More by JasonMccuen
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Glennlawless

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

poured into pint glass

A - hazy orange one finger creamy head. a really solid looking DIPA

S - smells like mild bubblegum...mild mango citrus type fruit....alcohol is definitely coming though as well.

T - i get some grapefruit and maybe even a little bready at the end. everything is kind of masked by the tint of alcohol though so its hard to pin point exact flavors.

M - kind of a velvety mouth feel. very carbonated.

Overall...this beer had potential...if that grapefruit blasted through the entire time with out being interrupted by alcohol it would of been better. beer poured and looked awesome as well....taste wasn't there though. average DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 20:38:07 | More by Glennlawless
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

08-11-2012 00:33:09 | More by millerbuffoon
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PHBoiler

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

06-06-2013 14:37:37 | More by PHBoiler
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Tamaquadan

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

08-28-2013 17:16:59 | More by Tamaquadan
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Momar42

Maryland

2.83/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bomber into Duvel tulip

A - deep, amber/orange color. Mild head formation that leaves decent lacing.

S - sweet, faint pine perhaps. For a DIPA, not a huge nose by any stretch. Ruination 10th Anniv this surely aint!

T - wow, I think I just got a cavity. Sweetness overpowers on the front end. Hop bitterness tries to assert itself but Willy Wonka makes anything else almost impossible. There is a fairly large malt content as well but that only magnifies the sweetness. Hop heads need not apply.

M - For all the sweetness and malt this beer at least isnt cloying. Finishes smooth and easy, due in large part to the one dimensional poor body of this beer.

O - Not a BAD beer, just not what most would consider a typical DIPA, even for an East Coast one to be honest. The lack of aroma and depth of flavors really sink this beer for me. I suppose this isnt the first time a guy has been led astray by Double D's. (Sorry, had to.)

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 00:08:02 | More by Momar42
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Timmmer1983

Maryland

2.84/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Not really my kind of Double IPA. To sweet and no balance. I can't even find any hop flavor at all. The only saving grace is that the bar I am at serves it in a 16oz pint glass. That is all I have to say and why do these things have to be so damn long.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2014 16:04:05 | More by Timmmer1983
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.4%

11-06-2013 04:25:49 | More by akttr
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Double D IPA from Old Dominion Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.