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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

317 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 317
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 8
Gots: 32 | 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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Photo of jtierney89
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.

jtierney89, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of aflyershckyfan
2.25/5  rDev -38%

aflyershckyfan, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of jpd7374
4/5  rDev +10.2%

jpd7374, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of CuriousMonk
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!

CuriousMonk, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of WDJersey
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

WDJersey, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of slvrmon82
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

slvrmon82, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of mhbarber
3/5  rDev -17.4%

mhbarber, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of redfox405
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

redfox405, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Dully
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Dully, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of RyanGoodman
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

RyanGoodman, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of Vaison
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Vaison, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of Arithmeticus
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured chilled @buzzlitebeer's barroom.

A: copper color; thin head; medium carbonation
S: bubble gum, hops -- lingers a bit
T: very intense; wow, this is more like a triple IPA; very powerful hop bomb, like a bazooka

This beer makes a fantastic closer

Arithmeticus, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of haddyhustle302
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

haddyhustle302, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +10.2%

THECPJ, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle poured into DFH snifter. Bottled July 12.

A - Pours a cloudy amber-brown color. The white head settles to a half finger and leaves a rather complete lacing.

S - Smells of dank grapefruit peel and sourdough bread. There is also a dark fruit character that I don't usually find in this style. Some hops, mainly floral, strewn across the aroma. Interesting, but some of the smells come across as out of place.

T - Caramel malts from the start. Various fruit flavors with a lingering astringency, like an artificially sweetened fruit punch. Some pine hops, but not nearly enough to balance the sweetness. The alcohol is noticeable in the aftertaste.

M - Thick and chewy with subtle carbonation. Has a warming character to it, suitable for colder months.

O - I was disappointed in this beer. It drinks like a Barleywine, which isn't in itself a demerit, but it isn't a good one. Cloyingly sweet after just a month or so from the bottling date. I won't be getting this one again.

NoLeafClover44, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of javahead71
4/5  rDev +10.2%

javahead71, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of corby112
2.55/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark golden orange color with tangerine edges 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.

Medium bodied with perfume like earthy hops that provide dry bitterness that lingers over the sweet malt backbone into a bone dry finish. Very dirty/soily with sticky pine needle flavor that dominates the hop profile. Needs 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. Some alcohol burn toward the finish but overall the ABV decently masked. Kind of all over the place with too much alcohol and sweet malt. In theory it sounds like it's well balanced, but there's just three different extreme flavors battling each other.

corby112, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of RocketChimp
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

RocketChimp, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of jzeilinger
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear copper color with a minimal head and sticky lacing.

S - Light, sweet, resiny fruit aroma with some faint pepper spice, light guava, and light sweet caramel malt (buried way down there).

T - The caramel malt, candy fruit spice, and pine. Resinous, spicy, with a hint of butterscotch and oak way down there.

M - Thick, oily, slick, with noticeable alcohol warming until the throat adjusts to the heat.

O - Candy sweet and almost cloying for a big IPA, I wonder what the age is of this bottle? I'd like to try a fresh batch and give this one another go. This is a very big beer and will hit you hard which makes it a sipper. But, the candy sweet presence is almost too much to make it enjoyable.

jzeilinger, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of millerbuffoon
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

millerbuffoon, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of Beer_Runner
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottling date: July-12
Poured slowly into a standard pint glass.

A: Poured with almost no head forming at all. The small amount of head that did form disapated almost immediately. The brew is a copperish orange and mostly clear.

S: The aroma is very mild. There is just a bit of sweet malt and a little floral and citrus hops.

T: The taste has lots of sweet and bready malt. The sweetness is balanced by a sharp and bitter earthy hops flavor and a little bit of alcohol heat.

M: The body is medium, maybe just a little to the lighter side of medium. It leaves a little bit of a slick mouth coating and a pleasant bitter aftertaste.

O: Overall, this is a pretty good DIPA, particularly if you like bitter brews. The strong malt backbone and the bitter hops bomb balance out to a very robust and flavorful beer. Perhaps this beer is not in the top tier of a very competitive and large field of DIPA's, but it is a solid offering worth trying.

Beer_Runner, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of GWC
4/5  rDev +10.2%

GWC, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: nice lacing and single finger head on a clear crimson body.

S: sour citrus dominates with some caramel malts.

T: candied citrus which is much for sour than sweet. The malts and hops are poorly presented and overpowered by the sourness. I almost wonder if this keg is bad.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: This is just not a good DIPA, especially in a very hard genre to compete in with so many good ones out there.

kylehay2004, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of ummswimmin
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer at RFD in Washington DC. I was looking for a beer that was not available in New Jersey. A cask beer works nicely for something completely different.

This was a cask aged version, which didn't have it's own entry. It was poured into a pint glass.

This beer is light brown with minimal foam. I expected the lower head due to the cask and the hand-pull.

Off the top I get grapefruit and a ton of resin. It reminds me of the smell on the Double Simcoe by Weyerbacher.

The flavor was somewhat unbalanced. I get a ton of resin over the oak accents. There was a bunch of bitterness.

The feel (like most cask beers) is perfect. You get the luxurious and silky texture. It is a very easy feel, that is only challenged by the bitterness from the hops.

I liked this beer, but I would recommend the Bengali Tiger or the Double Simcoe (as mentioned above).

ummswimmin, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of Evan
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Evan, Aug 05, 2012
Double D IPA from Old Dominion Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.