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Double D IPA - Old Dominion Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Double D IPADouble D IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

363 Ratings

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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 10
Gots: 52 | 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:
Beer added by: BuxMontBeerLover on 05-19-2011

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2.43/5  rDev -33.2%
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.

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3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

The trick with this brew is to drink it at room temperature. Yes I know that sounds gross, but try it and you'll see. This beer is all Hops and bitterness with no malt balance to speak of. I have had several and it seems that the colder it is, the more bitter it tastes. Try it at room temperature and you are right up there with the other double IPAs. Having said that, I do enjoy an ice cold brew, so I am subtracting points from my review. Cheers!

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Double D IPA from Old Dominion Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.