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Dry Dock IPA | Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by New England IPAs, this brew imparts juicy hints of mango, peach, pear and citrus aroma, with a silky oat finish. We used a healthy dose of spelt and oats and dry hopped with copious amounts of Mosaic, Ekuanot and other exotic hop varieties.

“We’re really excited to add Dry Dock IPA to our Home Fleet,” says Dry Dock Head Brewer Alan Simons. “It’s unfiltered and crafted to showcase specially selected, fruit forward hops. This beer has quickly become a favorite of the entire production crew and we hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do.”

60 IBU

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of NCSapiens
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Piney, crisp ipa.

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Photo of einman
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of adusso415
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an IPA glass. Hazy golden color with a modest white head. Unclear how old this is, but the aroma is nice with pear, mango, tangerine, and some resin. The taste follows with pear and mango. Moderately bitter more reminiscent of a traditional American IPA. Good bready malt balance with medium body. A nice IPA.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

the latest hoppy offering from dry dock, and i think its better than the other ipa hop abomination that they had out in the cans for so long. this is more new school, more on trend with what people are drinking, heavily dry hopped with that now instant classic and often copied juicy hop profile. aroma here is very much like some of the popular east coast types, mosaic hops for miles! all aroma and no bitterness, tropical fruits, hop oils, insanely fresh. where this one slips a little bit i think is on the grain side, it tastes and feels a little heavier than it needs to for these hops, and it loses some of its drinkability because of it. some crystal malts give it the lightest caramelized element, and it runs counter to the lightness of the hops, not heavy necessarily, just not congruent. at 7% abv, its a little stronger than i was going to drink a sixer of anyway, but i really think a little less of the darker barley would be smart for it. i love the hop complexion though, and i like how effervescent this is, its definitely ipa for beer people, robustly flavored and not dumbed down in any way at all. sometimes i forget that dry dock was and is a lot more than just that apricot blonde they do, despite it being everywhere and quite obviously the horse they have hitched their wagon to. this is solid ipa, very much in the style of the day, and well made. i liked it a lot.

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Photo of BarleyWhyNot
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from can a golden haze with a big head. Plenty of sediment in there so not sure of all the other comments about it not being NE style enough...Slightly dank scent with a borderline spicy taste to go along with the fruitiness and subdued hops. Thick and just juicy enough. This is a really good beer. Glad Dry Dock is stepping up their game finally.

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Photo of bgold86
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rbrandt22
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KLHBB
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can at a local theatre. Golden color, smells of fruit, tastes of fruit, hops, quite delicious with just enough of a hop bite to keep me from slugging it down on this hot night. Really good.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25


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Photo of tylerstravis
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CO-Bloom
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

So from what I know about the NE style I would probably knock this IPA significantly as it doesn't check the boxes of hazy orange/pineapple juice with a soft mouth-feel. The problem with doing that is that is that this is just too good of an IPA to give a low score. So for those of you looking for a true CO representation of the sought after NE style go to Odd 13, Weldwerks, Outer Range, Cerebral or Cerberus in CO Springs. But if you are a fan of all sorts of IPA's then definitely check this out!

L - Look is a bright, slightly hazy, golden orange. Looks great except I got a decent bit of off white protein chunks floating around. Since it isn't turbid, they stuck out like a sore thumb. I am pretty sure this is an initial QC issue on a new beer so I will update when I revisit.
S- Fruit all the way. Tropical, stone fruit and a tad bit of citrus. This is where it hits the NE style marks in stride.
T- Follows nose but with a slight bit of pine mixed in. Perceived bitterness is not high for an IPA but higher than some NE interpretations. Reminds me of Odell IPA, juicy banger (less bitter though).
M - Bitterness carries through on the palate. Slick because of higher ABV and drier than the soft mouth-feel you come to expect from a NE style.

So overall, a great IPA - but does not hit some of the expectations for NE style.. BUUUT since I don't really care about that it gets high marks for me.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The new IPA from Dry Dock is a NE influenced IPA, but without the turbidity and haze. To me, the NE haze is a turnoff, both visually and feel. This one pours almost clear and that's the difference between tap and can versions: the kegs don't seem to have the haze. Anyway, aroma of tropicals is gangbusters; mango, passion fruit some papaya. Flavor is more passion fruit focuses on me, and for me it's not as crisp as other IPAs. But, it's still really delicious and at 7% it drinks easy.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can with what I suspect is a best by date of July 2017 (this is becoming a pet peeve of mine, a freshness date should be clear folks, and this isn't just this particular 6 pack, as I have passed two other times on buying this for this reason); into a pint glass.
Appearance- definitely unfiltered, with a hurricane of carbonation and floating funk; medium thick, creamy white head! Lacing is thick and sticky!
Smell - very tropical with pineapple and mango, as well as peach and pear!
Taste - more mango flavor than pineapple, though the bitterness is more pineapple; peach and pear complement the flavor profile.
Feel - somewhat light, but excellent bitterness throughout the sitting without being overwhelming!
Overall - really good beer in all aspects, however, even though I'm a big fan of unfiltered brew, this one is a bit over the top, and quite honestly, I am turned off by the lazy attempt at a freshness date, and I am going to start to completely avoid all beers that are not clearly identified.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dcscientist
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is Dry Dock's newest IPA, and it's the New England-style brew that is starting to get very popular in these parts. It's not so bitter or piney like most regular IPAs, and you do get a lot of the fruitiness typical of the New England version, but it's not cloudy or hazy at all, and that's one of the defining characteristics of this new style. So I can't give it full marks for authenticity, but it was tasty.

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Dry Dock IPA from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 17 ratings