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

Dry Dock's Double IPADry Dock's Double IPA
BA SCORE
89.1%
Liked This Beer
4.08 w/ 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:
#2,914
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
257
Liked:
229
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
11.03%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
29
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 257 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of mikul93
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of beergoot
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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Photo of ehammond1
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quirkzoo!

Somewhat hazy deep, dark orange, bordering on amber, with a tight, moderately sized off-white head that eventually leaves spots of lace down the glass.

A sweet, citrusy aroma, with lots of grapefruit and a mild dose of pain, along with a heavy amount of sweet, sugary caramel.

The flavor is sweeter too than most big West Coast style DIPAs, with the toffee and caramel sweetness balancing nicely with the bold grapefruit and pine notes from the hops.

Medium bodied, a touch sticky, not particularly dry either, but no doubt drinkable.

Above average, but I would not seek this out.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
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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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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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Photo of GarrettB
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dry Dock is Aurora's best kept secret - a small, incredibly active and lively brewery with spirit, vivaciousness, and a wall of awards that back up their success. One of my favorite beers from Dry Dock is their Double IPA which I had the pleasure of sampling with other Colorado Double/Imperial IPAs. It's an orange marmalade color with a light thin foam on the top, allowing the aroma of graham rackers, marshmallow, pear and, oddly, banana baby food. It's not at all bitter, but not cloyingly sweet. The Dry Dock Double IPA packs a lot of favor without indulging in excess, and that seems to be a hard thing to brew. It lacks the serious IBUs of a regular IPA, but delivers a deep, satisfying flavor of clover honey and sweet malt sugars on a slightly oily body with medium carbonation. While not the most complex Double IPA, Dry Dock is showing its flag with this beer - a harbinger of future awards and victories at beer competitions.

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Photo of WillRadar
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of FosterJM
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1001st Review on BA
Bottle to Parra Tulip
22oz

Thanks again to my boy Poonamibaxter!

App- Super dark orange with a lot of damp coloring mixed in. A big two finger head presented in marshmellow white with some great sticky lace and cling.

Smell- Like a big DIPA would. It's slightly malty, slightly earthy, a little citrus and a lot of hop oil behind it. I've smelled this exact scent before before this one is a bit sudbued.

Taste- A little bit spicy for a DIPA. It has some really good layering as I sit here and sip on this. A little malty and a little citrusy. At points as it warms a little bit of earthy bread comes in.

Mouth- A good medium body with a paired medium carbonation level. A good amount of citrus/malt/dough all work together but seem a little out of whack on the finish.

Drink- A pretty good BIG DIPA. The 9% is very well hidden on the nose and the taste. Doesnt really feel all that big with the flavor profile working in unison. Not my favorite recipe for a DIPA but still good.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to daniloknezic for this beer sent as an extra!

reviewed from notes; drank on 11/11/2011.

poured into a tulip.

Appearance: mildly hazey, but glowing yellow bodied beer with a nice egg white head that pours easil 2 fingers high. The head is quite fizzy.

Smell: Lots of big grapefruit and pine cones. Some floral and herbal notes in the back. Maybe even some oranges and lemons too.

Taste: Fairly bitter hops and a very hop forward DIPA. Its got some big pine and grapefruit with a little bit of citris showing up to lighten the bitterness a little bit. The hops taste fresh and juicy. Malt profile is hard to find, but its got a little biscuit flavor to add to this hoppy beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Crisp, fizzy, and epervesent.

Overall: A really solid beer from Dry Dock. These can guys make a really good beer! More Dry Dock please!

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of gford217
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Pours a hazy golden orange with a small soapy white head.

Aroma is really nice with pineapples and lemons, hints of pine and a nice sugary sweet malt character.

The taste brings more grapefruit than the aroma and it's sweet, almost sugar-coated, in character. There is a subtle malt backbone with the hops leaving a slightly bitter, floral finish.

The mouthfeel is sticky with hops and medium bodied overall.

I'm pretty impressed by this one. It's one of the better DIPAs I've had lately with lots of citrus but still sweet and not overly bitter.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Dry Dock's Double IPA from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89.1% out of 100 with 257 ratings
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