Dry Dock's Double IPA
Dry Dock Brewing Co.

Dry Dock's Double IPADry Dock's Double IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,091
ABV:
9%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,148
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 10.95%
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
258
From:
Dry Dock Brewing Co.
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  47
Gots
  29
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Dry Dock's Double IPADry Dock's Double IPA
Notes: Formerly calle Seven Seas Double IPA
Reviews: 106 | Ratings: 258 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by hoppytobehere:
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hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap, 22 oz. pour

A: Opaque, copper body. Thin soapy head with excellent lacing.

S: Hops with some lemon/orange. Malt pokes in a little. Not a huge presence of alcohol.

T: Nicely balanced. Hop bite up front that's loaded with citrus. Reminds me a little of DC Brau's OTWOA, which is a good thing. Not sure if the hop profile is similar to Falconer's Flight, or what. On the back end, there's great malt flavors. Like just taking a bite of fresh bread.

M: Creamy, medium-bodied. For a 9% beer, it's very easy to drink.

O: Definitely will seek this one out again.

Feb 09, 2013
More User Reviews:
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maltlikker from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Jul 07, 2012
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Duff27 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

May 27, 2013
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joelBfrasier from Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.7%

Nov 25, 2011
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Flounder57 from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up back in December when we were at the brewery. 22 oz bottle was poured into a large snifter.

Appearance: it poured a huge one finger head that has reduced to a small layer. It a golden orange yellow with great clarity and vision of carbonation coming up through the glass.

Smell: major hop and malt bomb. Caramel and bready malts followed by citrus, grapefruit, tropical notes, and some pine.

Taste: hop bomb and malt overload all over again. Some lingering bitterness that mellows out. Pineapple and grapefruit stand out most in the hops. All balanced by the caramel and bready malts.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium carbonation, full bodied, easy to drink, and very delicious.

Overall: pretty sold DIPA. Happy to have brought this back to Boston from Aurora. Next in Denver I will make another special trip to Aurora.

Sep 13, 2012
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quindog from Colorado

2/5  rDev -51.3%

Apr 26, 2013
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UCLABrewN84 from California

4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to holden303 for sending me this one as part of the N00B BIF 6!

Pours a murky light orange with a 2 inch puffy off-white head that settles to a small cap. Random streaks and dots of lace stick to the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grapefruit and other citrus fruits, grapefruit juice, and lots of citrus zest. Taste is of grapefruit, grapefruit juice, citrus zest, and some malt. There is also an alcohol kick. A medium level of bitterness lingers on the tongue after each sip. This beer has a crisp level of carbonation with a lighter bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good DIPA with some very nice citrus aromas and flavors. I am glad I got to try one of these because I didn't pick one up on my trip to Colorado this past summer.

Nov 06, 2011
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kiddwhiz from Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured 2/3rds of a bomber in to an Avery Brewing tulip. Shallow, white head with full lacing. A cloudy copper, orange color with slightly visible carbonation.

S: Hops, citrus, some pine...oh and HOP's!

T: An initial touch of sweet citrus followed by smooth, balanced hops! It finishes with a piney, hoppy smile.

M: A perfect amount of carbonation to carry the silky goodness across the palate. For a DIPA it has no grittyness or over bearing hop residue.

D: Truly a treat!! This a beer that is a very drinkable DIPA. Over the past couple months (aka Winter) I've not found IPA/DIPA's to hit the spot but this one has. This beer is not a gimmick of IBU's but a proud staple of refined talent. Well done Dry Dock!

Jan 15, 2011
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mdaschaf from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Apr 02, 2013
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HosP from Indiana

3.64/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A little hiatus on reviewing but glad to be back. 22 oz into pint glass.

Pours slightly hazy, golden in color. White head with little retention. Lots of aroma in the nose. Piney, citrus with some floral hops at the end. Taste is bitterness up front with pine hop flavor. Sweet, creamy caramel malts toward the end. Lots of bolder flavors. Medium body. Wet, oily finish in the mouth feel. Good beer. Nice big flavors. Big bitterness with nice hops to it.

Jun 12, 2012
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unshodjogger from Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Dec 11, 2013
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thagr81us from South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed during Hobo Tasting #4 with mikesgroove (as always) at RJ Rockers Brewery during a Thursday Taste & Tour session. Massive thanks goes out to jmkratt for sending me this bottle! Served from bottle into a Duvel tulip. Poured yellow-orange (more orange than yellow) with a one finger bone white head that subsided to a half finger fairly quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, slight citrus hop, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, caramel, citrus hop, and slight peaches. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew, but wasn't very memorable. Just lacked in the robust citrus flavors I was hoping for on this one. No date on the bottle, so no idea how old it was. With that said though, the flavor that was there was quite well balanced and good. The aroma was quite lacking in intensity though as Mike had to get some of the nose out of my tulip as it was hard to pick up stuff out of his glass. With all that said though, this one is still a must try for any IPA fan out there.

Feb 18, 2011
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eawolff99 from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Feb 27, 2013
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lysergicdream from Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Oct 11, 2014
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bluetrevian from Florida

5/5  rDev +21.7%

Nov 24, 2011
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CoryR from Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Oct 12, 2012
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Mtnbeerman from Colorado

5/5  rDev +21.7%

Dec 06, 2011
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holden303 from Colorado

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip.

A: Pours a beautiful opaque orange with a finger or rocky head that dissipates to a thin lace around the glass after a few moments.

S: The hops hit your nose like an explosion. Reminds me of the first time I smelt Pliny or Maharaja. Smells very west coast, picking up a lot of pine accompanied by citrus, grapefruit and tropical fruit notes.

T: Mmm, not quite a hop bomb like I was expecting, although due to this am pleasantly surprised, this beer has balance! Grapefruit and fresh pine on the front with a touch of malt on the back that allows this one to finish nicely and for quite some time.

M: Nice amount of carbonation, which for this style in my opinion is not a lot. Doesn't coat the mouth as many DIPA's have a tendency to do.

O: Overall this is a great DIPA and I consider myself to be quite picky with DIPA's. Going to have to go pick up a growler one of these nights and try it completely fresh!

Apr 15, 2011
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starrdogg from District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

Nov 18, 2011
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Mineo from New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

Sep 24, 2014
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Prospero from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

May 05, 2012
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russwbeck from Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pretty thick and hazy yellow orange pour with a big white head. The retention and lacing are top notch as the head bubbles down happily atop the beer. 4.5

S: Really bitter aroma, probably in the top few most bitter aromas I've come across. Citrus and grapefruit back up the bitterness. No malt notes at all. 4

T: The taste is really nice. Much more sweet than I expected, with the bitterness lending a nice balance. Really nice fruit character, basically like eating a sweet orange (with some other citrus like flavors playing along). The pine and perhaps a bit of booze give this beer some character, I'm really digging it. 4.5

MF: Carbonated perfectly with a medium body. The booze is only slightly noted as is a dry finish. The hops linger on the palate nicely for ages. Very drinkable. 4.5

O: Really nice surprise. I'd say this has been one of my favorite Imperial IPAs. Really nice play between bitter and fruity. 4.5

Apr 13, 2012
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TenHornsProud from Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a solid orange with white head, a bit cloudy.

Smells of piney hops, some sweetness but not much. Good hop aroma.

Tastes like sweet, piney hops with some lingering bitterness...pretty smooth overall.

Great mouthfeel, full body, not quite chewy, still it doesn't feel heavy.

This is one of the best beers I've had in the style. My personal preference and taste make this one a few steps away from a favorite. Still, I'm impressed.

May 04, 2011
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jbear68 from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Aug 30, 2012
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codewarrior from New York

4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber Poured into a Balloon

This beer has a bit of a following around these parts, and Dry Dock is also a brewery on the rise.

L: A touch lighter than most DIPAs, golden. Goodly amount of head, great lacing and retention. I actually prefer the color of this to the darker DIPA standard, but I've gotten so used to the Pliny/90 Minute standard ...

S: Massive hops with massive sweetness behind. Smells like a wet-hopping. Super-dank (to quote my beer guy) but phenomenal balance.

T: Smooth, smooth sweetness into a big hoppy middle. Sweetness overtakes again near the end, fading into a beautifully balanced finish.

F: thick, but refreshing. Pretty great and smooth to boot.

D: Yep. Over and over, good.

Dec 06, 2010
Dry Dock's Double IPA from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 258 ratings