Dry Dock's Double IPA | Dry Dock Brewing Co.

Dry Dock's Double IPADry Dock's Double IPA
257 Ratings
Dry Dock's Double IPADry Dock's Double IPA

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly calle Seven Seas Double IPA

Added by emmasdad on 07-03-2010

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.98/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

An amazingly sweet beer. It isn't overpowering but it's a very different take on an imperial ipa than I'm used to. It is a welcomed departure and I hope to find more of it back home.

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4.92/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Have had several bombers since it was released to the local liquor stores. Pours a pale golden amber color with good retention. Hops are very pleasing and noticeable upon the pour to the glass. The variety of 7 different hops used really amounts to a tremendous aroma of citrus and pine. Citrus continues through the taste and finishes with a delicious resin flavor which lingers. Not over powering but a very nice beer. I would highly recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 12-30-2010 21:02:02

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Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.89/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark, cloudy apricot body with a large white head that retreats, leaving a patch of thick lacing.

Intense, pure, bright citrus aromas. The hop bill comes through loud and clear on the nose. Sweet caramel and bready malt round it out. A huge aroma, suggesting a massive DIPA awaits.

Grapefruit, tangerine, orange, peach, pineapple and passion fruit. Caramel, bready malt, and pine. The finish is bitter, but not half as bitter as the bountiful hop aroma and flavor suggest.

The body is medium to full. Carbonation is enough to keep the mouthfeel from becoming overly sticky and syrupy, but low enough to allow the boldness of this brew to truly settle in.

Masterful beer. Up there with Pliny, Maharaja, HopSlam, Dreadnaught, and Ruination. Without question, this is one of the finest IPAs in the world. Its a shame so few have tried it.

We began selling Seven Seas in August, when Kevin and the gang were still hand bottling. Despite only being on our shelves for 5 months, it was one of our 5 best selling bombers of 2010. If this is a sign of things to come for Dry Dock, then it will soon claim a spot among the best breweries in Colorado with the potential to aim even higher.

Can you believe 5 years ago this was just a homebrew supply shop? Maybe its time we gave homebrewers more respect.

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4.84/5  rDev +18.6%

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4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love big IPAs...double, imperial...bring them on!! Here's the deal...this is a award winning brewery...small brewery of the year at GABF...I mean, come on, this could really be great, and it is!! But here's the bigger deal...before winning big at the GABF, we knew these folks from the homebrewing community, and they went big, and they produce some great brews, and this is one of them. And here's the bigger deal...growler refills used to be $25, but they've reduced them to $15 and they're now available in bottles.
Regardless of the price and availability, I'd say this is one fine double IPA. compared to Pliney, Green Flash or others, this holds it's own, but note, it's got components not found in the others, and it's missing the pine element some of us love in other big IPAs, like red grapefruit, but all in all, I could probably enjoy this brew at some point in time throughout the night, night after night...fruity, big fruity, big lingering hop aroma, lasting head, fuzzy color, bitter and slightly sweet notes, significant carbonation (in the growler) and lovely lingering after tastes that make you want to sip it again and again!!

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4.8/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Kefin_The_Drunk
4.78/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of the best IPA's I've ever had. Not widely distirbuted. If you get the chance, snatch this one up.
A slight malt backbone that rounds out the floral hops. Sufficient hop bitterness as well makes this a balanced and deliciously satisfying IPA.

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Photo of rhinos00
4.77/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A- Pours a semi-hazy golden color. Produced two fingers width of foamy white head. Dissipated to a thin ring around the glass throughout consumption.

S- Very well balanced. Tangerine and orange peel upfront with some tropical fruit. There's a nice pine aroma in the background to give it some balance. Alcohol comes out a little more when the beer warms to room temperature. Very aromatic and potent.

T- Just phenomenal! Like drinking a bowl of fresh tropical fruits with a piney aftertaste. Tangerine and pineapples with some orange zest take over. The fruit presence really dominates here...very juicy! Midway through to the finish a malt sweetness and piney hops come in to give the beer a little bit of balance. Finishes with a fruity, pine resin flavor. I like!

M- Medium bodied with good carbonation. Leaves the palate clean and on the dry side.

D- I could drink this all day. At 9% this is so dangerous. Like I mentioned above, almost like drinking a bowl of fruit juice.

Overall, I've been raving about Fathead's Head Hunter IPA lately. Well Seven Seas has almost the complete opposite hop profile, yet is just as good if not better. A big fruity DIPA that has just enough pine and malt to balance the finish. True citrus bomb! Well done Dry Docks.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.72/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note: This beer was labelled "Seven Seas" instead of Seven C's" and was only listed at 8.9% ABV. Still a double IPA... refinement of the recipe?

Pours a cloudy golden caramel color with a whitish head. Laces well.

Very citrusy hops with a bit of caramel malt.

Mostly citrusy and slightly piney hops greet the palate at first, but caramel and biscuity malts come shortly thereafter. The flavors almost combine to create a bit of a pineapple flavor, which only the second time I have ever experienced this in a beer. A bit of the alcohol finds its way to the tongue on the very finish.

Very creamy and well-carbonated.

I loved this one from first sip - and almost no hint of 9% ABV. It borders somewhere between DIPA and IPA, but it seems to have a good direction, and a fantastically well-balanced approach. Another great reason to visit Dry Dock.

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Photo of kiddwhiz
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
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!

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Photo of GregMcQ
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip from a 22oz bomber. Excellent clarity; nice thin head with solid lacing; nice hop aroma. The taste is outstanding; sweet but not cloying; rich hop taste with a solid malt backbone to support it. Mouthfull is what I'd expect from a top-tier DIPA. Very solid offering from Dry Drock!

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4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle

A - Pours a medium golden, frothy white head that dissipated quickly and left little lacing or residue.

S - Hops. Not much in the way of malt or sugar, mostly just hops. Citrusy grapefruit strong up front, pine in the back.

T - Again, Hops, but there is a little malt in the middle of the taste, between the citrus burst and the piny finish. Has all of the characteristics of what I'd consider a "west coast" style i/dipa.

M - Average carbonation, bright up front, oily finish with many lingering bitter notes.

D - Hides the 9% ABV really well, but its still 9% and will catch up with you eventually. For the style I'd consider it above average in drinkability, but its not a session beer by any means.

Overall, this beer is pretty much spot-on for the style, reminiscent of many of my favorite "west coast" style imperial or double ipa's.

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4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What an incredible DIPA! A very nice orange-copper color, a bit cloudy, with a nice, thick head.

And then the aroma smacks your nostrils! Very hoppy, and exceptional floral bouquet. Citrusy...

The taste is about as good as the aroma. Great bitterness up front with a nice malt smoothness sneaking up in the middle. A very distinct and pleasant, long-lasting hop bitterness at the finish.

A very fine DIPA. Worth the effort to go out of your way to find some...

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Dry Dock's Double IPA from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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