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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

263 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | 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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smakawhat

Maryland

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 20:08:45 | More by smakawhat
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-03-2013 01:30:42 | More by rolltide8425
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salinasa

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-02-2013 05:45:27 | More by salinasa
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CKYnick01

Delaware

5/5  rDev +37.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 01:58:09 | More by CKYnick01
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

02-01-2013 22:15:59 | More by AngusOg
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 04:20:30 | More by Jason
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Murky, dark copper orange in color. Poured with a dense beige foam that reduced to a thick cap that coated the sides of the glass with sticky lacings. Sticky sweet caramel malt and brown sugar aromas with hints of light citrus and booze in the background. This was bottled almost 6 months ago, the hop character has likely faded. Medium bodied with a sticky, yet creamy smooth feel. Sweet caramel malt flavor with light citrus orange, grapefruit and pine hop notes from the middle to the end. Very boozy throughout. Finished with a bready, boozy, light pine hop bitterness. This drank more like a barleywine than a DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 02:26:58 | More by IronLover
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HarryPotHead

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-16-2012 18:42:14 | More by HarryPotHead
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TequilaTom

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

12-07-2012 00:11:21 | More by TequilaTom
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PaullD


4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

11-13-2012 15:53:28 | More by PaullD
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aubrey


4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

11-04-2012 03:45:32 | More by aubrey
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jspaner

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

10-27-2012 00:14:50 | More by jspaner
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 23:07:02 | More by beerthulhu
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circus_cat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-16-2012 20:49:16 | More by circus_cat
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

10-15-2012 00:36:48 | More by Profchaos20
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-09-2012 00:57:37 | More by Gambrinus1184
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-08-2012 23:25:24 | More by dsshuck
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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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mooseo

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into tulip.

A - Hazy orange-brown with a very thin film of white head.

S - Fresh grapefruit, pine resin, and sweet caramel malt.

T - Bitter grapefruit up front, followed by sweet caramel malt, rye and pine. Earthy citrus hops and bready malt on the finish.

M - Medium-full body, soft and silky. Mild carbonation, dry finish.

O - A decent double IPA, although a bit unbalanced in flavor. The sweet malts tend to overshadow the initial hop presence. But it's still an enjoyable beer and definitely worth a try if you like some sweetness in your IPA's. The alcohol is masked well, so be careful.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 01:50:18 | More by mooseo
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cfinch2

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-02-2012 01:21:56 | More by cfinch2
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ckollias

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 03:36:56 | More by ckollias
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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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aflyershckyfan

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -38%

09-30-2012 02:02:18 | More by aflyershckyfan
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

09-21-2012 23:46:05 | More by jpd7374
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 15:05:37 | More by CuriousMonk
Double D IPA from Old Dominion Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.