Hop Abomination | Dry Dock Brewing Co.

Hop AbominationHop Abomination
BA SCORE
68.6%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 226 ratings
Hop AbominationHop Abomination
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:
#13,616
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
226
Liked:
155
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
10.99%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of osuskin
2.75/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Crappy imho. Drank on vacation in coloado

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Photo of denver10
2.84/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy caramel golden with a cream colored head and a little lacing. A nice aroma billing some sweet, bready malts alongside some juicy tropical fruits.Flavor has bready underbelly alongside the fruits from the aroma and florals. The fruit and floral seems to be competing for space and the florals winning, kinda diminishing the fruits in the flavor unfortunately. Some bitterness. The flavor is messy and doesn't come close to delivering like the aroma suggested it might. In fact the promise of the aroma makes the flavor that much more disapointing. A medium bodied, active mouthfeel. Overall, disappointing given my expectations based upon the greatness of their IIPA. Drinking one was not a problem but it is probably going to be a challenge to motivate myself to drink the rest of this sixer (and every subsequent can I drank ended up in a further dropping of my rating it turned out). Just not an a beer that I found enjoyable at all.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
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 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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2.96/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of ajd413
3.02/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I admit I love hazy beers and this is one! Poured can into tulip glass. Slight whitish head that faded quickly. Appearance is deep golden color with a nice haze to it. Smell is nice and citrusy but nothing special-just like a standard IPA. Taste was not perfect, with a bit of diacetal that seemed to get worse (or I couldn't stop thinking about it). Not a bad IPA but I would not buy a six pack of it either.

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3.08/5  rDev -19.4%

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

Photo of ArrogantB
3.16/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This was a Hop Abomination #3, not sure what differentiates it from #1 or #2. I had a quick sample of this and it seemed pretty good but when I got home and poured the growler I was a little disappointed. Nice orange color. Smells slightly hoppy, fruity but also like caramel? The taste had a distinct caramel and butter flavor layered over the hops and I just did not like it. It wasn't bad at all but I'll need to try this again just to verify that it is not a very good IPA. It sucks because I recently had a very fresh bottle of the DIPA and that was good.

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Photo of chugalug06
3.17/5  rDev -17%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Looks bad, foggy, murky, swampy, red-brown. Lt. yellow foamy head. No lacing.

Weak apricot, pineapple, and orange. Very light.

Tea, light, mild IPA flavors, not much bitterness, sweetness is also mild... A bit weak. Nice carbonation.

Not sure if this one if recommendable.. Not Dry Docks best work. I see improvements come to this one.

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Photo of ZoomanCru
3.19/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

App: Cloudy copper like that of an old penny. Massive amounts of hop sediment makes this beer impossible to see through. One finger off white head that dissipates quickly with some reluctant low lacing and those tell-tale pale ale divots in the middle.
Smell: Good hop nose, fruity, sweet, sour, and bitter. Some smoke and pine like hints in the background. Not as massive as I was hoping. Little bit of heat.
Taste: Hoppy, but honestly a bit underwhelming. Some grapefruit and lemon, well balanced with malt flavors but malt is rather unpronounced. Sweet enough to counterbalance the hops without adding their own special characteristics. Slight woody characteristic up front. A little algal, kind of like Nori. Not bad at all, but not memorable.
Mouth: Nicely carbonated with enough body to stand up to the addition of hops. Good carbonation. Pretty easy drinking.

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

Photo of Dikfour
3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Look: Pinkish amber in color. Thick streaks of "sediment?" and no carbonation. Half a finger of off white head dissipates quickly. Better than expected lacing.

Smell: Sticky piney resin. Light tropical fruit undertones.

Taste: Caramel and toffee up front. Light and quick. Nearly missed it. Middle bridges nicely to end but offers nothing new to the profile. Finish is bitter, though not as much as I was expecting. Piney and light lemon citrus.

Feel: Medium body and pretty dang dry finish. A little thin but damn close.

Overall: Pretty decent everyday IPA. Likable but not lovable. I would still rather have a SN Torpedo. Worth a six pack. Maybe it'll sit with you better than me. Above average. Not terribly much to it.

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3.2/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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Hop Abomination from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 68.6% out of 100 with 226 ratings
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