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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

301 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 7
Gots: 28 | 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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Photo of scott2269
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

scott2269, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of beerasaurusrex
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

beerasaurusrex, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of juicebox
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

juicebox, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of crzepilot
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a very pretty deep orange nearing light brown hue. Clear not much head probably the glass.

Smell I really would Like more hop aroma but very little for such a highly hopped beer.

Taste definitely a high IBU beer, almost crushes my taste buds, which I love but it is not balanced by the malt and the alcohol is in your face.

Mouthfeel is a nice medium bodied beverage.

Overall it is definitely a double and you will feel it and taste it, the alcohol is in your face and the bitterness is citrusy and piney and will rock your taste buds world. Good beer but you should either start or end your night with this big beer.

crzepilot, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of dgherm
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

dgherm, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of Hanzo
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Hanzo, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

WVbeergeek, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

DrDemento456, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

bigeyedfish89, Sep 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

bigbluebeerguy, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of seyton
4/5  rDev +10.2%

seyton, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of kwa357
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

kwa357, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of MikeWard
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Bottled date of 07/30/2013, so a little over 5 weeks old.

Poured a clear golden yellow with very good carbonation. Head was about a finger, thick and soapy. Went down to a good coating, and retained throughout. Left some of the best lacing I've seen on a beer. (Is that a snowmobile?, come on I bet you see weird stuff in beer lacing too ;)

Couldn't get much on the nose, but it's allergy season. so....Good whiff of hops, and some sweetness.

Taste was...a bit surprising. You'd expect a DIPA at 9.0abv to have some serious punch. But it is much more subtle. Does leave a pleasing carbonated hop taste on the front half of the tongue. Hops are strong, but not overwhelming. A bit of a malt background. It actually went down quite easily, as if it were a regular IPA.

Mouth was around medium, leaving the tongue coated with hops bitterness, which soon dissolved.

Overall, a pretty decent "mild" DIPA offering, makes a change from the smashmouth variety. (But I also enjoy those!) This could be an extremely dangerous beer. Goes down very easy, and at 9.0abv (incidentally, BA lists it at 10.0, the bottle at 9.0), if respect isn't shown, inebriation could quickly follow. I'd have it again.

MikeWard, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of outsider
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

outsider, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of Gregaroo
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Gregaroo, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
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.

brewdlyhooked13, Sep 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

mtpHokie, Sep 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

DruC4, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

MrBoh, Aug 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Tamaquadan, Aug 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

JGrummell, Aug 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Kgrubb1224, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of argock
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Bottled on 06/14/13 stamped on label. Single purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Clear light copper with ample 2-finger off-white head with good retention and decent lacing.

S: Aroma is highly floral and grassy with a heavy dose of pine. The malt component is minimal with only a dash of light caramel. Yeast aromas are not present.

T: The flavor is hoppy but harsh with pine being most evident followed by herbal, floral, and slightly grassy. The malt is also sweeter caramel than it should be which seems to enhance the sharpness of the hops rather than counter it. There is no yeast character. This is moderately to severely bitter. THere is a hint of fusel berry alcohols which is increasing the sweetness a little. Simply too harsh and grassy for a good imperial IPA.

M: About average with pretty dry finish and relatively low carbonation. Body is medium.

O: Not too impressive, the hops makeup and schedule needs to be revisted to decrease the harshness of the bitterness. The malt base is also not as well-made with some fusel and slightly solventy notes.

argock, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

MSL94, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

davet100, Aug 14, 2013
Double D IPA from Old Dominion Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.