Double D IPA - Old Dominion Brewing Company
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3.44/5 rDev -5.5%
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.
05-25-2013 22:39:46 | More by sjones5045
4.11/5 rDev +12.9%
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...
05-24-2013 19:34:47 | More by gobseulmuhri
3.98/5 rDev +9.3%
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.
05-13-2013 23:41:01 | More by threeviews
3.25/5 rDev -10.7%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a mildly hazy copper color. The head is three fingers high and offwhite in shading, quickly receding to reveal rings of lacing on the glass. Ultimately, the head settles at one finger.
S: The hops here are rather spicy and piny, rather than (preferably) citrusy. All this hoppiness is hidden behind a ton of crystal malt - again, not my cup of tea. On the plus side, the nose has little in the way of booze.
T: Lots of sweet malt open the flavor profile, with notes of honey, caramel, and toffee. The hop profile here is a bit sneaky, building a mild piny tone on the finish and aftertaste. At the end of the day, though, it's not what I'd call hoppy by any stretch. Nor is it boozy. It doesn't really excite the taste buds, but I enjoy its balance.
M: It starts off with a medium body, but the mildly strong carbonation helps lighten it up some. The finish is dry and resiny; however, it's not overdone. This is quite easy to sip on due to the well-hidden booze and pleasant dryness.
O: It's pleasant and easy going, almost to a fault. I think this would be a good beginner DIPA due to its malty yet balanced nature and great price point. Still, it can't really compete with some of the readily available elites of the style. The booze comes out strongly when it warms up, so drink it colder.
04-27-2013 19:32:18 | More by ThisWangsChung
4.44/5 rDev +22%
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.
04-04-2013 02:41:19 | More by ToughGuy
Double D IPA from Old Dominion Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.