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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
BA SCORE
4.08/5
Exceptional
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:
#2,999
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 rkarimi
4.04/5  rDev -1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of kawilliams81
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a nice dark golden with a 2 finger white head.

S- my first reaction was "some type of melons?". Caramel and some pine as well.

T- wow! Sweet caramel and candied melon (watermelon, honey dew, cantaloupe take your pick). Stays very sweet throughout and has a lighter pine bitterness at the finish.

M- medium body and carbonation. Slightly pily and creamy with a smooth finish.

O- very good dipa! Reminiscent of knuckle sandwich which I also really liked!

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Photo of binx
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of CuriousMonk
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into dimple glass mug. Pours a cloudy dark orange color with thick, sustaining off-white head. Aroma has resiny fruit tones of tangerine, orange, floral, biscuit, with a rich, sweet sap-like aspect. Sweet and hoppy flavor profile with less nectary, with a soily feel, and a fruity, leafy hop profile. Full bodied, thick, slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Overall, an excellent DIPA from the 2010 Small Brewery of the Year!

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Photo of markasparov
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of 40ontarget
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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 russwbeck
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
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

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Photo of Kirby
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of OSUBeerStudent
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome extra from SalukiAlum.

A - Pretty normal appearance for a decent IIPA, good lacing and a nice light copper/gold color.

S - Tropical. The aroma has tons of fruit - apricot, sweet orange, grapefruit, passionfruit, and more. Maybe a little tiny bit of alcohol in the nose. I could convince myself that there's a little caramel malt backbone in the nose.

T - Follows the nose. Tons of sweet, tropical fruit. Definitely on the sweeter side for an IIPA, which is totally fine by me. This is one damn fruity IIPA. If you like Sculpin on draft, try this one out - the fruit is a little bit familiar even though it's totally a sweet, maltier IIPA than Sculpin.

M - Nice, creamy mouthfeel on this one. Carbonation is good for showing off the hop flavors.

This was a nice, pleasant surprise. When I popped the cap off I was really surprised. I prefer drier, piney/grassy IPAs most of the time, but the tropical ones can be really good when executed well, which this one is. Recommended.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of bump8628
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Falling Rock In Denver. Clear copper with a pretty standard inch of foam that holds on the whole time. Classic DIPA flavor profile - herbal, dank, resinous, pine, and citrus rind. A nice subtle caramel and grain balances just enough. Right down the heart of the plate for the style.

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Photo of ChiefPelz
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of chrispoint
2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
3.38/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 ounce bomber. A little let down in the hop department, maybe this bottle is past it's prime, not seeing a bottle date. There is some hop biiterness in the taste but the aroma is lacking. Some malt sweetness in the nose and in the taste, maybe more malt than normal because the hops seem faded. Certainly not a bad beer, just not an explosion of flavor that I would expect from a double IPA.

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of quirkzoo
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gave a few of these away, finally getting around to trying it.

Pours a hazy bright orange with two fingers of sticky thick white head. The aroma is very fruity, lots of citrus with a sweet caramel behind it. The taste was more of the same but a bit subdued. The aroma was quite layered and the taste felt a bit flatter. Not bad, just not quite as interesting as the aroma, but still very tasty. The malt sweetness is a bit more than I was expecting from a DIPA, usually I find a dryer finish allows the hops to shine more. Extremely smooth for 9%. Overall this is a very solid beer. If you like your DIPA maltier, this might be the right choice for you, but if you go in expecting a dry, hop bomb you will probably be disappointed.

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Photo of tewaris
3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber send generously by poonamibaxter poured into a pint.

Slightly hazy and brightly amber with a nice head that forms even without trying, DDDIPA certainly looks the part. Good head retention and extreme lacing tell me that this IPA is well hopped up. Aroma is citrus freshness and sweetness; nothing out of the way but not bad either.

Taste? Fruit juice?! Seriously, all I can detect is lush, juicy, fruit: pineapples, mangoes, apricots... good (but not excessive) sweetness helps too. Now me, I love weedy, piney, and grassy IPA. And I like 'em dry. So this can't be my favorite, but it's a good IPA nonetheless. And if you're shopping for something that is lush and mellow, but not quite as big as, say, Maharaja, look no further.

5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4

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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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