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): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Mebuzzard on 06-09-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.02/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper beer, full inch of head, maybe more even, but it takes off pretty quick just like that dude you hooked up with from the bar the next morning. Aroma was basic c hops.

Bitterness is the prime mover and shaker flavor wise (if that is a flavor). Malt heft is there. Nothing added in the mouthfeel. An average ipa.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.19/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Falling Rock last year. Copper color, 1.2" white head on it, quickly dissipated and vanished, leaving inconsistent lace, splotchy. Aroma was basic Cascade grapefruit notes.

Taste, ugh, the bitterness really obscured the other flavors. This needs some other C hops to help it out. Its a little malty, but just has a minor abrasiveness to the bitterness that isn't balanced or complimented by much else. For whatever reason, the above average malt bill just doesn't help out.

Mouthfeel just continued down the same path as the taste. Bitter without an entourage backing it up. Not terrible, terribly mundane and one dimensional.

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Photo of UnionMade
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brought home a growler from the brewpub, third day open in its new location.
Caramel colored, with a short white head. Good clarity. Nice rings of lace clinging to the glass as I sip.
Cirtusy, hoppy aroma. Nice malt base, kinda toasty with a bit of darker kilned malt biscuit. Very lively hops. Vibrant.
Nice hoppy flavor, with a solid malty backbone. Pretty clean, with just a little ale fruitiness. Lightly biscuity and grainy, with some caramel sweetness. Full bodied, with milder carbonation. Very sippable and delicious. Hoppy, but not overly bitter. Plenty of malt sweetness to balance it out.

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Photo of hoegaardenhero
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

had this on tap at the draft room:

a: amber body with light ring of foam

s: piney hops and sweet malts

t: strong piney hops with light spicy hop and a good malt backbone

m: lighter body and feel with light carb; light syrup

d: a decent IPA and worth a try without a doubt

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Photo of Oxymoron
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dry Dock in CO, I get it. Sampled from tap, poured a lighter amber color that is boarder line copper. Good clarity with a soft white head. Good retention and lacing through the whole tasting.

The nose is blended nicely. A more caramel malty nose with good sweetness and a light kettle aroma. Some hints of toast and baked bready notes as well. The hops are a blend of earthy and floral notes. A hint of pine and some English yeast aromas but no real off aromas.

The taste is more along an English IPA (versus a East Coast IPA). A great balance between malt and hops. To start the malt has some kettle flavors with caramel and melanodian malt touches. A hint of roast on the back end but subtle. There is more of a yeast presence than the nose indicated. More along the lines of an English yeast with some minor fruity notes and bready finish. No really off flavors. The hops are more blended on the finishing side with a slight bitter taste. More of a earthy and floral finish with a hint of pine on the back end.

The body is moderate but cloying with a hint of drying on the back end. Carbonation is light which helps the English IPA style to me. Overall a tasty beer and very easy to drink.

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Photo of biking4beer
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This growler was picked up at Dry Dock and consumed three days later.

Right from the pour I can tell I'm going to like this IPA. It has that deep copper to ruby color that is indicative of the characteristics I enjoy in an IPA. There is some nice yellow glow around the edges when held to light. A small head appears with an aggressive pour. A solid lacing coats the glass as I take sip after sip.

A nice sweet maltiness hits your nose right off the bat and you can tell this one is going to have a big malt backbone. Orange and candy come to mind. There is a slight pine aroma and all this is backed up with a good floral fragrance.

On first taste, yep this one is malty. It's syrupy and fruity on the front end and transitions into a nice grapefruit bitterness in the end. The strange thing is that as this one warms, it goes back and forth between hop dominance and malt dominance. I've had IPAs where the bitterness mellows as it warms, but not one where it transitions multiple times.

This one is definitely oily with a decent amount of carbonation to break it up. Maybe there is more carbonation fresh from the tap. Even though it has a good bit of oil, at times it seems touch thin for my tastes.

What a good, solid beer. This one goes down easy. My first pint was gone in no time. If you have this one with a meal, you won't no where the beer went. I'll wager that I'll be setting sail with the USS Enterprise on many voyages in the future.

One note, and this didn't affect my score, the beers were a little spendy at Dry Dock. I would like to give a review of the establishment, but it's not available right now. Anyway, a growler with new bottle was $14, which is significantly higher than many other brewers in this area. A refill was $10 and those prices were pretty much across the board. I won't be filling many growlers there.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As a replacement for the Mr. Hoppy at the Falling Rock:
this poured a really nice looking copper/amber body. It really looked nice, with a 1 finger head and the aromas of citrus, apple, pear, hops and some corriander.
Citrus and hops in the taste blend well with the bite and crispness. I drank this one relatively fast, it was good. Not so disappointed with the Mr. Hoppy thing after this brew. Keep it coming DD!

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Dry Dock IPA from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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