Double D IPA - Old Dominion Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev +12.1%
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
07-02-2013 01:28:23 | More by brentk56
3.3/5 rDev -9.3%
A: nice lacing and single finger head on a clear crimson body.
S: sour citrus dominates with some caramel malts.
T: candied citrus which is much for sour than sweet. The malts and hops are poorly presented and overpowered by the sourness. I almost wonder if this keg is bad.
M: medium body and moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is just not a good DIPA, especially in a very hard genre to compete in with so many good ones out there.
08-07-2012 01:30:29 | More by kylehay2004
3.51/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
01-23-2013 04:20:30 | More by Jason
2.55/5 rDev -29.9%
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.
08-15-2012 06:19:54 | More by corby112
3.5/5 rDev -3.8%
Pours an orange ish color with a soapy froth and plenty of lace. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, granola and pineapple. In the taste, grapefruit and pine flavor from serious hop additions, to go along with a sweeter pale malt backing. Fair coarse leafy bitterness and a warming sensation round out the brew. Medium bodied, a bit on the thin side, but smooth and very drinkable. Not a bad imperial ipa.
02-08-2014 20:12:15 | More by Stinkypuss
3.8/5 rDev +4.4%
Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass.
A real nice opaque and tangerine orange body. A three finger head is created while the golden brass liquid pours out of the bottle. Head is very creamy and whipped up, it's actually kind of yellow tinged with very tiny bubbles in it's makeup. A nice looking brew, even if it looks like a creamsicle.
Bouquet is a bit of a sugary hop front, and powdered sugar sensations. Thick sense of alcohol but not too boozy. With some time a bit of citrus orange comes creeping out. Not too bad.
Palate is kind of interesting. Lots of orange hop flavor, but also a kind of cough drop and borderline medicinal finish. Palate has a fine enough rich character that lets the mouthfeel play, and the flavors dance and come out. However, the finish is also really fleeting. Hop angle is definitely there, quite airy but also not with much staying power. A strange bit of sweetness also hangs around.
Overall it will do in a pinch, But my first sip and thought that came to my mind was this one was kind of weird. Probably not the ultimate DIPA to be had but life could be a whole lot worse.
03-04-2013 20:08:45 | More by smakawhat
3.28/5 rDev -9.9%
A: A murky burnt orange has a late developing creamy, bubbly topped head that was a light parchment color. Upon closer inspection and backlighting we see a light mention of chunky yeasty goodies floating about. Head retention was rather short and sweet falling to a patchy, bubbly covering.
S: Am i missing something here. Oh yeah, the hops. Rather neutral, no signs of alcohol but also no mention of hops. Bottled july 12, consumed october 12 so may have something to do with it.
T: Sweet and dry alcohol laced speciality grains. Strong alcohol and dry citrus, grapefruit, lemon combine ot give this some hop/alcohol fusels. The hops pick up quite a bit, the flavor is only moderate, not really tasty, rather alcohol driven, with warm apple nutmeg tones and burnt applewood notes.
M: Malty, dry alcohol fussels arrive on the mouthful. Big alcohol laced citrus warmth.
O: Overall the alcohol plays a dominant role here, honestly was unaware it was 10.0% until after drinking, really didnt seem that much, but was enough to distract. Flavor and complexity were pretty flat line here, only moderate, a bit overly sweet from the speciality grains and the alcohol interfers quite a bit. Not really exciting flavor wise, kinda mundane and a bomber is best split, the flavor does grow on you a bit but not enough to warrant good regards, its the kid in the front of the class who tries to hard to impress and ends up just annoying you in the end.
10-18-2012 23:07:02 | More by beerthulhu
3.78/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
07-08-2012 19:49:09 | More by mdaschaf
3.71/5 rDev +1.9%
Glad they put these in singles now mixed and matched for just over 2 bucks at my local pack shop.
A - Not much head in this just a 1/4 inch that reseeds back to a sticky ring. Beer itself is a bright orange slightly hazy with just a hint of brown color.
S - Not sure what hops they used but to me it smells like orange hops. Mild citrus and some sweeter malts but it doesn't smell to resinous or piney.
T - Not sure if it was "The Oracle" I just had but this beer is plenty acidic with a pretty strong hop base. Not as much to really put me off but again its malt is not as balanced making for just a solid pine attack that leaves the tongue raw.
M - Medium to thick in body the ABV is totally noticeable.
Overall with a not so concealed ABV and a totally semi unbalanced hop profile I do not see getting this again.
09-12-2013 04:09:42 | More by DrDemento456
3.7/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
08-07-2014 15:09:12 | More by Brenden
Double D IPA from Old Dominion Brewing Company
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