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Hop Abomination | Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.82/5
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226 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBUs: 70

Added by Domingo on 06-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,262
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
226
pDev:
10.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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Photo of cjgiant
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can, unreadable date:
Pours a lightly gazed golden with a nice full and lasting white head.

Lightest citrus hint to the pine and herbal mint nose. Really the pine sorta sticks out the most.

Taste starts with a heavy cracker malt that is combined with a light pine taste. The pine grabs hold as a light, soft, citrus comes on - bit of zest but some grapefruit/orange flavors specifically. The pith rises as the pine regains traction to yield a minty-herbal taste. A nice bitter ending with a hint of resin.

An enjoyable beer that I liked for it's flavors and non-aggressive feel. It was actually a little soft on my palate, letting the flavors have their say.

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Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TripelMark
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebeers
3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazed orange-tinted gold with a finger-and-a-half of airy near-white head.

Malty aroma with pine resin and orange marmalade.

Lighter tasting than expected, with heavily-watered grapefruit juice up front, a little earthy, tea-like malt and fairly strong pine hop bitterness on the backend.

On the light side of medium-bodied with a relatively still feel.

It's certainly bitter, but there's not enough going on here to adopt the Hop Abomination moniker, IMO. Is it past its prime? If there was ever a canned on date, the misprint makes it too difficult to decipher.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought a can of this at a kiosk in the denver airport. It poured a clear golden with white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had hints of malt. The taste was balance more malt that any hop. The mouthfeel was fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall it was average at best.

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Photo of Toynk
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtnord
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tylerstravis
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerbirdnerd
3.19/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of keng1343
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reggggg
3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bondjedi
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Buffalo Wild Wings.

This brew may have benefited form a smaller glass rather than the humongo ones that BWW likes to serve their pops in. This started off well, but by the time I made it to the final quarter, it was Hero Time like you do when drinking Colt 45's.

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Photo of BdM
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bilbobrewer
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, one of a Denver mix6 pk.

Pours nice apricot color, minor haziness. Half inch of slightly creamy head. Not much aroma.
Not very active in the glass....carbonation is weak.

Taste is citrusy, mainly grapefruit. Slight resiny tongue, some lacing on the glass.
Head is mostly gone after two sips.
Taste doesn't tend to linger. The strong dryness in the mouth motivates the next sip more than desire or anticipation.

A decent "draft in the pub after work" kind of beer, but nothing to get excited over.
The name is very much up for interpretation: Is it a frank admission of a lack of hop flavor? Probably not the intention, but that's what it is.

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3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mancavebeercouch
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of orangesol
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tlloyd417
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chucker17
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can

Pours a nice slightly cloudy dark golden orange color, nice carbonation, with a nice one-finger creamy off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with some malt, nice citrus note. The taste is hoppy, very nice malt note, with some nice citrus. Medium body, with a dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty IPA. My second brew from this brewery.

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Photo of jpuetz
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Heathbar8
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Great full bodied IPA. Pours a clear amber color. Not much head. Smells strongly of hops, notes of sweet malts. Flavor is a sweet malt with medium carbonation at first, turns to a bitter hoppy-pungent flavor, ends dry and malty. Enjoyable beer, I like a hoppy IPA, so I will drink again. I like to support local breweries, and Colorado has many to choose from.

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Hop Abomination from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 226 ratings
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