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Double D IPA | Old Dominion Brewing Company

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82
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82 Reviews
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80
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
465
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
33.24%
 
 
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13
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Double D IPADouble D IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company
Delaware, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BuxMontBeerLover on 05-19-2011

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Reviews: 82 | Ratings: 465
Photo of Brenden
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of mthomp081
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - golden yellow hue, crisp white head, some lacing

S - citrus, hops, rather strong alcohol note

T - very zesty and citrus hops, can definitely taste the alcohol

M - creamy, medium carbonation

O - Good IPA. Nice amount of hops and very zesty and citrusy. Warming alcohol. Would consider drinking again.

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Photo of Timmmer1983
2.85/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Not really my kind of Double IPA. To sweet and no balance. I can't even find any hop flavor at all. The only saving grace is that the bar I am at serves it in a 16oz pint glass. That is all I have to say and why do these things have to be so damn long.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.37/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Dark amber gold color that is very transparent. Heavy bubbles creating a white head rising maybe to about one finger's length.

Smell: Light citrus and that's it.

Taste: Bitter and a little sour, feels biting into a mellow grapefruit while still leaving the skin on. Hoppy but not too bitter.

Mouth: Lacks that after-taste you crave. Chewy, and slight sour finish.

Overall: Average at best DIPA,I have and you have had better. Doesn't do much to surprise the palates. It's a little in flavor but strong in alcohol giving you a slight buzz. There's definitely room for improvement. Grab a glass and have a taste....salud!

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Photo of dank203
3.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pretty decent DIPA, big grapefruit note on the nose, white wine characteristics, earthy. booze coming through. bit of tropical fruit. not overly bitter, well balanced. some citrus peel/lemon. overall, really drinkable, flavors are pretty complex but it has a harsh burn to it

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a clear plastic hotel cup, orange amber colored with a white head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: earthy pine resin smells, quite sweet, honey, brown sugar, slight citrus

T: fruity bubblegum flavors, herbal, basil, grassy, really odd

M: medium to full, good carbonation

O: flavor profile is strange

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Photo of barczar
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden copper with a dense, frothy cream head that lingers.

Aroma is resiny, with thick caramel malt forming the backbone. There's a muted grapefruit underlying character. Toasted, bready notes accent the profile.

Sweet caramel malt, on the cloying side, finishes resiny and bitter. There are accents of citrus pith. Toasted, bready notes offer relief from sweetness.

Body is slick and fairly full, with moderate carbonation, a bit of hop astringency, and moderate alcohol warmth.

Rich, overly sweet malt, bitter hops to counter, but the sweetness is overwhelming. Fairly boozy and resiny.

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Photo of Kendo
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the bottle into a Duvel tulip. Body is hazy orangey-amber with a 1-finger off-white head. Some good splotchy lace.

S: Juicy citrus over cereal grains.

T: Citrusy - think oranges and lemons - over sweet caramel malt. Quite sweet, actually, though it finishes with a lingering bitterness that fights the sweetness for dominance in the aftertaste, with the sweetness ultimately prevailing. Some sort of earthy spiciness is present too, along with alcohol at the finish.

M: A bit thinner than expected. Call it medium in heft, but it feels a little weaker. Carbonation is quite low, leaving it with a juicy, slick feel.

O: OK. Reminds me more of an American Barleywine with all that sweetness and the clearly-noted alcohol.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.41/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into sam adams custom glass, color is copper, transparent, nice carbonation, great presenting head with some good lingering lace and top.

Smell is pretty malty, some biscuit, very solidy hop bitterness, mostly pine and some light citrus.

Taste is malty forward, clean pale and some biscuit or toast type flavors, quickly overtaken by the strong hop bitterness, slightly sweet lingers; hops are less pine than scent, some citrus and some solid earthy notes. hard to believe this clocks in at 9% - alochol notes are hidden well.

Mouthfeel goes cloying as it warms, pretty strong lingering sweetness, hops try to balance but the bitterness is not compensating.

Overall, a fairly neutral double ipa, a bit cloying in the lingering sweetness, good malty flavors upfront but do not finish pleasantly from the slightly over sweet flavor. Hop notes are nice and balanced up to the mouthfeel.

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Photo of Glennlawless
2.78/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

poured into pint glass

A - hazy orange one finger creamy head. a really solid looking DIPA

S - smells like mild bubblegum...mild mango citrus type fruit....alcohol is definitely coming though as well.

T - i get some grapefruit and maybe even a little bready at the end. everything is kind of masked by the tint of alcohol though so its hard to pin point exact flavors.

M - kind of a velvety mouth feel. very carbonated.

Overall...this beer had potential...if that grapefruit blasted through the entire time with out being interrupted by alcohol it would of been better. beer poured and looked awesome as well....taste wasn't there though. average DIPA.

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Photo of Omnium
3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a decent gold orange color, 2 finger of thick fluffy white head, nice lacing.
S - Aroma is full of lots of sweet malt, overly ripe tropical fruit and some alcohol.
T - Taste is very sweet, lots of candied kinda malt, some dark fruit in there, a little hop dankness, and some over ripe mango.
M - Very sweet and bitter, finishes dry.
O - Everything is off balance in this, too much malt sweetness, not enough hop flavor or aroma.

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Photo of Clanceykid
3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This one has got a real nice color and look to it with a healthy head. No funny business here, it is your standard double IPA flavor without any crazy added flavored bull. It also has a pretty good percentage to it. A decent near Philly beer. I recommend it.

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Photo of crzepilot
3.41/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.72/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.82/5  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.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
2.43/5  rDev -32.7%
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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Photo of argock
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
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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Photo of Chrisbaggz
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
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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Photo of brentk56
4.09/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of inlimbo77
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz, 5/24/13
Founders Doom glass

A: Clear glowing orange color. Initially a thin layer of bright white head. Not a ton of carbonation or lacing.

S: Over ripe peach. Tropical fruits. Muted yeast esters. Some pine. Some bready malts.

T: Nice bitterness up front. Get those fruity hops. Orange marmalade. Dry finish. Bitterness lingers.

M: Medium bodied.

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Photo of IPAIsaac
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up @ Total Wines for around 9, 10 bucks for a 6 pack.

I really enjoy DIPAs so I decided that I would give this a shot... heck its local !!

Not too overwhelming, and flavor/taste is nice. After one, two.... it was beginning to grow on me.

I would say better than good, and I would have this beer again (Good price, decent beer)

First review, so bare with me people.

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Photo of cozmohollis
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Orange and murky in color with a white head. A light lace but it sticks.

Smell: Sweet, floral, light hops, grapefruit, and alcohol esters

Taste: Sweet with a grapefruit hops flavor with a malt backbone. A little off for a DIPA more like a barlywine.

Mouthfeel: heavy body, low carbonation. Syrupy like. Some warmness.

Overall: A little different from most DIPA. But I keep on wanting to take another sip. And the ABV will hit you before you know it.

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Photo of andrewjraab
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Cloudy brown / amber with decent head retention. Sticky lacing.

S - Citrus rind, grass, alcohol.

T - Hop bomb, citrus zest, warming alcohol, some malty sweetness. Heavy on the hop profile (which isn't a bad thing) and slightly tries to balance with some caramel malts.

A - Really a solid DIPA - I'd try this again.

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Photo of toutaboutstout
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served: straight out of the bottle...I know...wasn't expecting much.

Appearance: I can't rate this. I drank it from the bottle. Kudos for using a brown bottle though.

Aroma: quite nice. Unexpected from a beer with a screw top. It's defiantly all hops. Lets see if the taste matches.

Taste: wonderful. Fresh hops, citrus and some malts. The high gravity is masked. Always a plus.

Mouthfeel: it is a bit too carbonated, but that's ok. One should take their time savoring this one.

Overall: good double IPA. Very true to the name. Nice label. Don't underestimate the screw top.

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