Hop Abomination | Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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Hop AbominationHop Abomination

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBUs: 70

Added by Domingo on 06-03-2011

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Ratings: 220 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of bfrank8
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Matty123
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebigredone
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PG2G
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PikesPilsner
4.81/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My absolute favorite IPA.I have not tasted a better hop flavor combination in any IPA.

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Photo of outoffocus
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDoctor
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving: Can

Pours a ruddy clear copper with a half finger of frothy head that quickly fades to a frothy ring of soft white foam that is easily roused. Little to no retention; confetti specks of lacing. (3.5)

Pungent hop oils. Green hops, medicinal bitterness, cracker malts, funky citrus hints. (3.75)

Dry, bitter cracker flavors. Dry, even bitterness, hard water, sap, herbal hops, astringent resin flavor. (4)

Dry, quick finish with a light-medium body and active carbonation. (4)

Solid IPA.
This is a well-made, evenly hoppy beer that tastes sharp and fresh but is quite drinkable. Generally herbal with a slightly fruity smell and lots of resinous funk. Crisp but slightly sticky with sweet pine a lingering medicinal bitterness.
Will have again; well worth trying. (3.75)

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Photo of Gerred
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Train54
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Comiha
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of hopabomination
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of DubC14
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of squillingtons
4.12/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jera1350
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of LehighAce06
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of BDeibs
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Blazer22
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of beergoot
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can label data: none.

Dark gold colored body with a fairly thin head. Pine and citrus hop aroma; honeydew melon and raspberries. Juicy, sweet flavor with a big hop bitterness. Coarse mouthfeel; semi-dry finish.

This beer is big on the hop bitterness but lightweight with the malt flavor balance. Rather rough and unbalanced overall. Should please those looking for a huge hop bitterness taste experience, but otherwise, it's just another IPA beer face in the crowd...

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Photo of BrianBo
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of BreskiMe
3.08/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of bound4er
4/5  rDev +5.8%

A. Amber to reddish orange appearance. Head pours fairly thin and recedes rather quickly.
S. Nice blend of floral and tropical hops (citrus mainly) with hints of pine and faint malt.
T. Clean and refreshing easy drinking IPA with citrus, mango and dank pine hops framed around just enough of a malt core to balance things out. Finishes with nice, lingering bitterness.
M. Medium bodied, mildly carbonated. Makes for easy quaffing.
O. This is a perfect camping or day-on-the-water beer given the aluminum can format and its high drinkability. Wish this was available near me as it would be a staple in my refrigerator.

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Photo of lysergicdream
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of cbcrunch
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of biboergosum
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
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 Sark
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%

Hop Abomination from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
3.78 out of 5 based on 220 ratings.
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