Double D IPA - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Double D IPADouble D IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

73 Reviews
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Reviews: 73
Hads: 414
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.6%
Wants: 13
Gots: 84 | 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

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Reviews: 73 | Hads: 414
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
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. (894 characters)

Photo of Glennlawless
2.78/5  rDev -23.4%
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. (658 characters)

Photo of Omnium
3.45/5  rDev -5%
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. (462 characters)

Photo of Clanceykid
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
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. (258 characters)

Photo of crzepilot
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
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. (635 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (818 characters)

Photo of MikeWard
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
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. (1,253 characters)

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. (984 characters)

Photo of argock
3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
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. (1,159 characters)

Photo of Chrisbaggz
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
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! (451 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
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 (559 characters)

Photo of inlimbo77
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
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. (356 characters)

Photo of IPAIsaac
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
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. (376 characters)

Photo of cozmohollis
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
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. (469 characters)

Photo of andrewjraab
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
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. (321 characters)

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. (579 characters)

Photo of vandemonian
4.27/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dominion Double D IPA is a delicious and big DIPA. It is dominated by grapefruit hopiness over a nice balancing malty base.

A: Orange colour and a 5 mm head that fades pretty fast. 3.5

S: Lovely orangy-citrus aroma. Some grapefruit sourness there too. 4

T: Malty sweetness with grapefruit citrus flavour. This is a big beer in all the ways I like! 4.5

M: Pretty low carbonation. 4

O: 4.5 (392 characters)

Photo of Jimmys
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into tulip. bottling date: 05/24/13.

A: bright. orange body. bubbly bright white head. good retention. spotted lacing.

S: a lot of oranges. peel, bitter rind, sweet flesh, all of the above. there are definitely a lot of hops in here. smells bitter.

T: bittersweet start. similar to the nose, lots of orange flavor. a little floral. there is a decent amount of sweetness to balance the bitterness, however not necessarily caramel or malty. finish starts to get dry and bitter.

M: tastes thick. average carb on a full body.

D: definitely delivers on the hop end of things. however, wouldn't have hated for some more complexity on the hop end and for the bitterness to take a step back. but that is me. glad I got a fresh bottle and thanks for bottle dating ODBC! (782 characters)

Photo of GJ40
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a 12oz bottle received in a trade with surge1311. Date was 2/18/13.

A - Light golden and very clear with a small white head.

S - Piney and earthy hops with an occasional grassy quality.

T - Clean, crisp and fairly safe. A moderate bitterness with limited hop flavor. Nothing special but solid.

M - Moderate consistency and carbonation. Maybe a little thin for the style and alcohol level.

O - A safe DIPA. Easy drinking and refreshing. (453 characters)

Photo of sjones5045
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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. (591 characters)

Photo of gobseulmuhri
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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... (1,296 characters)

Photo of threeviews
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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. (680 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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. (1,339 characters)

Photo of ToughGuy
4.43/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (397 characters)

Photo of superkustom
4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very toasty. A bit boozy but over all well balanced. Poured into a Sam Adams pint glass. Pours a nice dusty golden hue. With ample carbonation of small bubbles rising to the 1 finger head. @ 9% its definitely a sipper, for the price it's a pretty good DIPA. I will definitely put this in my rotation.

Drink On, Drink Up! (DODU) (328 characters)

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Double D IPA from Old Dominion Brewing Company
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