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

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Dry Dock's Double IPADry Dock's Double IPA
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4.08/5
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257 Ratings
Dry Dock's Double IPADry Dock's Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,980
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
257
pDev:
11.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
29
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 257 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of Sammy
3.67/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had their popular DIPA on tap at the brewpub. Somewhat hyped hop bomb. More malts are needed to balance this, its just OK. A bit of lighter mouthfeel for the style. Yellow and lacey. Great aroma and still good drinkability. Not a palate shredder, and some sugar sweetness, earthy hops.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a great double ipa, especially at 6 bucks per pint, yes i said pint. has a very light and unassuming golden color almost perfectly clear. one inch white head doesnt last forever. smells also quite light, fruity citrusy hop profile, and a pleasantly complementary gently spicy yeast. flavor is big compared to the appearance and the nose. hops are bitter yet fruity in the beginning. it relaxes to a well balanced and drinkable west coasty ipa, before reassuming its bitter face and lasting on the tongue for ages. resiny but not sticky or sweet, just fresh. carbonation is great, very bubbly but not like a soda. lighter than medium body makes it dangerously drinkable. overall a really good double ipa as a more than fair price. lots of hype with this one, and im not sure its that that good, but i will drink thus again for certain.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle from a huge liquor store in the western Denver suburbs.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden apricot hue, with three fingers of puffy, rather bubbly off-white head, which leaves some nice splattered amoebic lace around the glass as it slowly dips out of sight.

It smells of grapefruit and orange pith, green herbs, a dank leafiness, wet pine needles, a grainy, slightly bready malt, and a subtle alcohol edge. The taste is more acrid citrus and pine undergrowth, some further muddled tropical fruit notes, musty backyard leaves, a bready, somewhat crackery caramel maltiness, and floral, kind of perfumed, soft booze.

The carbonation is fairly even-handed, just a mild hum throughout, the body a steady medium weight, and more-or-less smooth, with a simple creaminess, the hops and alcohol having better things to do than spoil the fun here. It finishes off-dry, the sassy, well-rounded fruitiness standing out.

A pretty enjoyable DIPA, maybe not in-your-face hoppy (despite 7 different 'C' hops), but that's more than made up for by a deft integration with the other players - the laid-back, everything will just be all right malt, and a fantastically understated booze factor. Very recommended for a 'drinkable' version of the style.

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Photo of brentk56
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Falling Rock (now known as Dry Dock's Double IPA, according to their tap list)

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a cloudy amber color and an inch of head that streaks lacing down the side of the pint glass

Smell: Sugar coated grapefruit with additional tropical fruit character

Taste: Opens with a biscuity malt flavor that is followed by a blast of sugar-coated grapefruit; by mid-palate, the tropical fruits add a new dimension that has a lot of pineapple to it; after the swallow, there is quite a bit of residual sugar in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice DIPA but I recommend that this be consumed when fresh as when the hops fade, the beer becomes very sweet, as other reviewers have noted

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Photo of zeff80
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Friend brought back a growler from their GABF trip.

A - Poured out a clear, orange color with golden highlights. It had a one-finger, white head of thick foam. Good retention and some sticky streaks of lace.

S - It smelled of pine, citrus, grapefruit and other tropical fruits. There was a mild burnt toast aroma, too.

T - Great bitter hop bite with delicious grapefruit and citrus flavors. It had a good burnt toast maltiness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied beer with a dry finish.

D - This is a fabulous beer. I would love to get this again.

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Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of LXIXME
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of largadeer
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very pale and clear lemon peel color. Small bubbles sustain a small half-inch cap.

Smell: Pretty nice stone fruit aroma, primarily apricot. There's a touch of pine, and a pleasantly subdued malty sweetness with a bit of breadiness. Curiously, I get a hint of bubblegum.

Taste & mouthfeel: Pine and stone fruit, with some floral and citrus notes behind. There's a good bit of pale malt sweetness that works nicely with the hop profile, though it becomes a bit wearisome after a while; I'd like this to be a little more dry. Thankfully, it doesn't taste loaded full of crystal malts. Bitterness is moderate, and while not particularly intense it does bring a slight astringency.

Overall: A nice DIPA. It hides the booze well and has pleasant hop flavors. It isn't overly exciting, but it's well made and I'd drink it again.

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Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Thorpe429
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to Popkas for sending this bottle out my way. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip.

Pours a nice orange color with a pretty hefty white head that stuck around for quite a bit before falling and leaving some sticky lacing behind. The nose was mostly floral with a bit of citrus creeping in. Hops, that is. Mild malt character in the background. The flavor was pretty similar. The floral hop notes tended to dominate with a bit of orange rind in the background. I'll same marmalade; I know some people like those descriptive terms. Body was light to medium with a really nice dry, bitter finish. A good beer that I'd certainly have again.

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Photo of billab914
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into my Southern Tier glass. It poured a hazy orange color with a moderate white head clinging to the edges of the glass.

The aroma has a very strong citrus fruit presence to it. I get a good dose of grapefruit followed by some mango and pineapple notes. Very nice hoppiness to it in the aroma.

The taste has a very nice mix of citrus rind bitterness and fruity, juicy hoppiness to it. I get soe of the fruity qualities to it up front, while the finish turns more bitter and dry with grapefruit being a prominent flavor.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. Overall it was a very solid hoppy beer, lots of flavor and very drinkable as well.

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Photo of russpowell
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this from epic Beertrader Bitterbill, cheers again Bill!

Pours a semi hazed apricot with a finger of ivory colored head. Clears eventually, average head retention & a bit of lacing, the only real weakness of this beer

S: Pine & grapefruit, some woody hops as this warms

T: follows the nose, plus some great pineapple presence up front, with just a hint of breadyness. Grapefruit & dryness dominate as this warms, a touch of toffee lurks in the background, plus the sweet pineapple. Finishes dry, grapefruitty with more woody hops & lovely pineapple sweetness

Medium bodied with subdued carbonation, great balance

Super drinkabilty, ABV is well concealed. I must visit these guys the next time I go to CO!

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.56/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

and another hobo tasting bites the dust. this time we went with all the dipa's and had some fun with it. served into a pint glass and shared at the rockers brewery.

the pour was quite nice with a good and solid amber color and a decent amount of haze and cloudiness to the profile. a thin head of white rose up and hung for a few moments before settling back down to earth. where did the smell go? as i search for hops i find sweet malts, hints of apples and peaches and light notes of pine as it warms, but definitely muted. flavor is more of the same as the malts seem to outshine any of the huge hop notes that could have been present. medium body with a touch of weight to it provides a clean and coating feeling. abv is no where to be found as this one is easily put away.

overall it was ok, i was expecting much more citrus and hops but the balance was still quite nice.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!

The beer is orange and slightly hazy, with a decent sized white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing on the tulip glass. Aromas include hops, dry citrus and floral scents. The taste is slightly sweet, with a dank hop presence. Alcohol presence is disguised very well. The finish is not as dry or bitter as is customary in a DIPA. Overall, a pretty tasty brew, and one I would have again.

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Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Billolick
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle from a trade with my buddy Mitch in colo.

I can find no freshness/bottling date info

Pours clouded typical almond amber, nice looking fine bubble off white head. Leaves a fine film and fields of scattered bits of lace.

Herbal and leafy hop nose with a hint of tea.

Tasty, enjoyable and nicely crafted DIPA. Hops continually present on the palate, but not overwhelming the malty undercoating.

Super smooth on the tongue, dangerously easy drinking, very tasty Colorado DIPA

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Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Wasatch
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. Bomber

Pours a pretty nice slightly cloudy dark golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a nice creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is pretty nice, hoppy, with some maltyness, citrusy (grapefruit), some pine notes. The taste is very nice hoppy, malty (sweet), grapefruit, some pine notes. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of MasterSki
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to belgbeerdrinker for this one. Served in a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours with a finger-plus of white foam that settles to a thin cap, leaving behind splotchy lacework. Transparent bronze body.

S - Even though this is made with seven C-hops, the Chinook seem to have been victorious. Loads of mossy pine, a hint of cat pee, and some light orange citrus in the periphery (I guess some Cascade and Citra survived the beatdown). Minimal malt character, with only a hint of sugar cookie. Other reviews seem to characterize this beer differently - perhaps the various hop contributions to the aroma degrade at different rates?

T - Taste has more malt balance, with some toffee, lightly caramelized sugar, and sugar cookie sweetness. Again, it's heavy on pine, with notes of grapefruit and a nebulous herbal quality. Moderate lingering bitterness.

M - Medium body, smooth texture, medium carbonation, well-hidden alcohol, and a surprisingly clean finish with only a bit of oiliness. There's a bit of chalky bitterness when it warms, but otherwise it's solid.

D - Well, it was the best beer of the night, but our field was pretty horrendous. At least we finished this one. I'd drink it again for sure, especially on-tap, but I wouldn't seek it out specifically.

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Dry Dock's Double IPA from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 257 ratings
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