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Dry Dock's Double IPADry Dock's Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

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
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
252
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
17.44%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
30
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 104 | Ratings: 252
Photo of Rutager
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to JCDenver for this nice extra.

Appearance. Slightly hazy gold with half a finger of sticky, off-white head that leaves some nice lacing.

Smell. Grassy, piney hops and honey. A little toasty grain.

Taste. Honey, floral-grassy hops, thick toasty grains, a little woody pine and yellow grapefruit rind.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with medium-low carbonation. A little bit syrupy.

Overall. A nice dipa. A little sweet and thick, but tastes great.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A mixture of yellow and light orange yielded an impressive full inch of head on the beer. Retention subpar, lacing above average.

Aroma was good on the hops, not great. Leaned citrus.

Taste was an easy drinking dipa offering up more than just bitterness. Warming alcohol, but not distracting or challenging. Hop flavors evolving from just citrus. Malt body and yeast is almost burton-esque.

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Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, this was good because I went back for another bottle. Its orange and hazy with some sticky laces. The smell is all hops, pungent like green bushes, strong! The flavor is nice and hoppy with a lot of citrus and I would almost dare to compare it to elder but I swear the colombus interfere. Does Pliny have Colombus?

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Photo of Durge
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear pale gold color with a solid white fluffy cover and great lacing. The aroma is classic citrus hops and sweet swamp water with bubblegum nuances, very much lining up for a hop lovers delight. The taste is a sweet, near syrupy pineapple-citrus hop and honey biscuit. This is clearly hoppy stuff with a very solid, near oily feel and modest carbonation. It's pretty drinkable but you can tell this has some dangerous potential so I wouldn't make a night of it, but this is a very impressive hop beauty.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Finger of white foam with a bit of lace. Faded to a thin cap with a transparent bronze body.

S - Smell is some sort mix between cat piss and woody pinecones. Very fresh hop profile, quite green, almost wondered if it was wet hopped. There's a lot going on there, and it's not bad.

T - Hop heavy, not particularly malt forward. Bitter, but not a lot of pine or citrus going on there. Very faint floral notes, and some strong resin taste. This is a nice tasting DIPA, with some stronger flavors.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. A bit oily.

D - Pretty well drinkable at the 9.5% it says on the bottle. I like this decently enough, would drink again, but not necesssarily seek it out.

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Photo of gford217
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
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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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at falling rock denver. Pours a crisp golden with slight haze no big head. Smells of mango...big mango, probably the most mango I ever tasted in a brew. Taste is of very fruity hops with some real crisp malts; maybe a bit over malted??
Its a great brew, not the best, but very good.

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Photo of rawfish
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours very cloudy apricot/orange hue with a small, rocky, parchment colored head. Good retention of this with spotty lacing coating the glass.

A juicy malt sweetness gives off caramel and a natural syrupy aroma that imitates a fresh fruit stand. Hops are apricot, peach, orange citrus and some pine and earthy residue. Sweet and underlying booze.

Big malt here, caramel sweetness that constantly dips into the toffee range, candy coating the fruitiness of the hops. Like the nose orange citrus forward with ripe apricot and yellow peaches. Pine and a large, smooth building alcohol washes over and through the finish where it picks up some grass and drying.

Above average body, with smooth carbonation, barely enough to move the malts along. This beer acts its strength, flaunting a well integrated alcohol set. Surprisingly dry and scrubbing on the finish.

A DIPA that plays up a bit, juicy, boozy and sweet, loaded with stone fruit and deep orange citrus. Well crafted and balanced, somewhat of a dinosaur when you look at the hop profile. Still if you like peaches and apricots this is a must try DIPA.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to a co-worker from Denver for sending me this beer.

Even with an aggressive pour that is only a finger of soapy/sudsy head that forms here. You can see there is less carbonation here. Clear golden amber colored beer. Some sudsy lacing does remain.

Aroma is slight citrus with a noticeable sweetness and a slight touch of toasted malt.

Flavor is even nicer than the aroma led on. Very fruity DPA with tropical fruit and even a moment of coconut. Grapefruit and citrus present. Pretty well balanced and no noticeable alcohol. At the finish there is a touch of yeast. Looks like the Citra hop strikes again with that great tropical flavor. Juicy green hop flavor is quite evident.

Mouth feel is almost cask like. Carbonation is certainly conservative and it really drinks like a fresh drawn pint from the tap.

Really enjoying the beer. Nicely done!!

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Photo of blackie
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: served in a wide snifter, the beer is a hazy, dark honey amber in color with a lightly retained layer of carbonation

s: sweet base of grainy caramel, lots of muddled, oxidized citrus hops, various other tropicals, grapefruit in particular, the hops are there in decent measure - but they're not particularly "fresh", mild alcohol note

m: carbonation light-moderate, body around medium

t: more sweet caramel malt, sort of a rustic grainy flavor, fairly simple flavor profile, muddled juicy citrus, grapefruit rind, bitter but not incredibly so

o: a decent dipa, but rough around the edges, the hops don't have any bright freshness, and the malt sweetness seems unbalanced

bomber picked up at Mondo Vino in Denver

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Photo of FosterJM
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
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 arizcards
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber from Ski Haus Liquors in Steamboat Springs today for $8.99.

Beer poured golden orange with a decent white head upon the initial pour.

Nose is quite pungent with tropical and citrus hops.

Taste is pretty well balanced. Big malt backbone compliments the citrus, tropical, and floral hop profile.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fairly smooth body.

Overall this is a solid beer, definitely rates up there with the Cali 2IPA's. Would love to try some of their other brews. Give it a shot if you have the opportunity to try it!

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Photo of beergoot
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
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 Florida9
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to drumrboy22 for this growler!

A: Very hazed out pastel orange-yellow in color. Forms a nice 1/2" of stable, soapy white head, with excellent retention and lacing.

S: Hugely fragrant with notes of citrus, orange, grapefruit, all intermixed with a little pine.

T&M: Lightly sweet pale malt base with a very thick, sticky, and viscous mouthfeel. Citrus, orange, and pine. Strong bitterness on the finish. Medium in weight with appropriate carbonation, but the sticky mouthfeel is just too much.

O: A solid DIPA from a brewery I've never heard of. It really is a gift to find these under-appreciated beers from some of the smaller, lesser known breweries.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Photo of Moose90
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber into Tulip
No obvious date

A – Nice and hazy, bright orange with a fluffy thin head that leaves nice lacing. The lack of clarity on this is actually kind of nice.

S – Nothing over the top here, nice citrus notes and a little bit of a pine background. All on top of a lightly sweet malt base.

T – Somewhat sweet, citrus comes through first, with some orange and lemon notes. Then leads to a piney undertone and finishes with a nice moderately sweet malt foundation.

M – Well balanced for a DIPA, smooth and somewhat creamy. Very enjoyable. Nice crispness to round it all out.

O – Very solid, not over the top on hops or malt. Has nice orange and citrus notes, but nothing too deep or complex. Worth trying.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
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 emmasdad
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the tap a nice medium golden color, with a decent, cloudy white cap of foam. Good citrusy hop aromas right up front, grapefruit, maybe lemon. On the palate, I get a little bit of that citrusy hop character, along with some caramel, and a good bitter finish.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
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 GilGarp
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bomber served cold into a pint class.

Seven Seas (which I had at the Dry Docks brewery when it was called 7 Cs) is a very hazy copper orange color. The head is short-lived but the lacing is substantial.

Aroma is super hoppy and so full of citrus.

Flavor is excellent. It must be the most sweet-citrus double IPA I can remember having. Every type seems to be represented: lemons, oranges, grapefruit, and lime. A honey sweetness is perfectly judged. There's evenly some resiny pine. A little something for everyone.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with perfect carbonation. The balance is great for the style. Plenty of sweetness to counter-act the hops. Easily the most drinkable DIPA I've ever had.

Overall an outstanding DIPA. It's probably one of the best I've ever had. Seek this one out!

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Photo of BarrytheBear
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle split with the Steep after another golf related meltdown. Why must all fairways here slope from left to right? Regardless, a good afternoon.

Cloudy orange with some spotted lacing.

Brewed with 7 "C" hops. Baby aspirin, soap, and muddled citrus.

Taste pops brighter than the nose. Juicy citrus fruit, minimal bitterness, baby aspirin on the finish.

Very smooth, somewhat sweet and tempered but in a good way.

Nice beer...neither over the top nor overly sweet.

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Photo of denver10
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a orangey yellow with a foamy off white head. A nice sweet and fruity aroma; a nice malt underbelly paired with some sweet orange and mango juices, and some pine. Flavor follows suit. A nice creamy medium body with a healthy amount of activity. Overall, a great DIIPA.

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Photo of mentor
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a strong 2 finger slightly-yellowed fluffy head over a cloudy straw-colored liquid. Smells of hay, grapefruit pith, oranges, pine, lemon pith, clean alcohol, sweet tarts, candied lemon. Complex and really inviting, though not particularly intense.

Tastes grapefruit pith, oranges, some pine, apricot ester. Candy-like, creamy custard-caramel, and a bit of baby aspirin. Malt sweet plays an appropriate supporting role, nice clean alcohol sting, creamy and medium in the mouth. Tastes a a strong version of a classic IPA from the late 1990's/early 2000's. Easy drinking, if that can be said for such a strong beer. Though wet in the mouth, drying in the finish. Mild carbonation and lingering metallic grassy hop bitter. Loved this beer, though not sure it fits what others are doing with the style.

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Photo of bump8628
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
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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