Hop Abomination | Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
225
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
11.41%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by GilGarp:
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4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served cold in a pint glass at the brewery.

Hop Abomination 9 is a hazy copper color with thin white head. It leaves behind a nice layer of lace as it settles.

Aroma is super hoppy and fresh with big citrus, especially grapefruit.

Flavor is very intensely hoppy but not overpoweringly bitter. Pale malt base with a little caramel provides the backbone for a huge hit of fresh dank hops.

Mouthfeel is medium light bodied and perfectly carbonated.

Overall an excellent extra IPA.

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More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Beaver13
2.9/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz can. Pours a hazy amber tea color with a small white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is surprisingly muted - a little pine and tropical fruit.

The flavor is sweet caramel biscuity malt with a decent amount of bitterness in the finish. It's not very flavorful hoppiness though - a touch of fruit and some pine. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty watery.

Overall, a bit of a disappointment given their DIPA.

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Photo of Prospero
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Amber colored with excellent clarity. A fingernail of tan colored foam sits on top. Aroma of piny hops and light malt greets my nose. I taste piny hops and light malt. The mouth is slightly chewy and sticky.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - out of a can I cannot see much, but having had this on tap it pours nicely

Smell - nice citrus notes with a great malty backbone

Taste - lots of malt for sure. Not much littering from the hops with just a slight floral note to it.

Mouthfeel - pretty easy drinking beer.

Overall - nothing special, but still a very drinkable IPA

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Photo of LXIXME
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A small off white head quickly dies into a very thin lacing above a thick unfiltered particle filled IPA.

Citrus, light pine notes, light grasses, and an even light yeastiness all in the aroma of the beer.

Big citrusy to piney hops in the taste of this IPA, seems to be less of the west coast style in the taste then there was in the aroma but this is not a bad thing. A very easy drinking citrusy IPA style of beer.

A dryish citrusy aftertaste on this medium bodied beer.

I have found my favorite Dry Dock beer, well until I get the chance to visit the place and do their sampler anyway.

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Photo of Beemanick83
4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, another mixed pack selection from the King Soopers in Glendale, Colorado. Cool menacing roiling sea imagery depicted on the label.

This beer pours a hazy, dark bronzed amber hue, with two flabby fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and overly bubbly ecru head, which leaves a decent array of bleeding webbed lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of dank piney forest, orange and white grapefruit rind, grainy pale and caramel malt, a chalky flintiness, and further leafy, floral hops. The taste is more bitter, slightly dank, and certainly resinous green petrichor notes, crackery pale malt, a reduced biscuity caramel sweetness, a touch of lemon floor cleaner, and the same late-arriving floral, slightly perfumed hops from the nose.

The carbonation is fairly sedate, just a wispy frothiness manifesting for the most part, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, though a slight clamminess arises at the first sign of warming. It finishes off-dry, the lingering pale and caramel malt tag-alongs keeping things on the level, and the Smokey the Bear hops maintaining their astringent stance.

An interesting and enjoyable enough version of the style, though the hops seem more restrained and dulled than the better examples available out there. Still, a good find in canned format, all the better to make it under that no-smiles 50lb United Airlines checked bag limit.

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Photo of nuebs
4.41/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.43/5  rDev -9%
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 BreskiMe
3.08/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of DenverBigRed
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of dailyminefield
2.96/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of squillingtons
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of russpowell
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cheers to SteveO fo this one!

Pours a hazed apricot with a thumb of cream colored head. Good lacing & above average head retention

S: Pine & faint breadyness, plus orchard fruit

T: Pine, lemons, breadyness & pears up front. Some peppery & woody hops, a kiss of caramel & dryness as this warms, plus some grapefruit. Finishes dry, fruitty with grapefruit & woody hops

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, good balance

A pretty good AIPA, was hoping for better from these guys

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Photo of TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of R3ason
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hiphopj5
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jtnord
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mike_dawson
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Hop Abomination from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
3.77 out of 5 based on 225 ratings.
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