Dude Double IPA | Oceanside Ale Works

Dude Double IPADude Double IPA
BA SCORE
27%
Liked This Beer
3.35 w/ 126 ratings
Dude Double IPADude Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oceanside Ale Works
California, United States
oceansidealeworks.net

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by womencantsail on 09-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,350
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
126
Liked:
34
Avg:
3.35/5
pDev:
19.7%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
35
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 126 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of jaydoc
3.12/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

not sure why this one is rated so poorly, i thought it was nice beer, and a pleasant something a little different. its strange for a west coast ipa, its not thick and oily and sweet and boozy like most of its peers. instead its much lighter on the hop textures, not anywhere near as sweet, and has a tasty fresh cereal grain complexion that makes it distinct. i appreciated its lightness of body, golden without all the resin, but still nice punchy hop flavor, bittered only moderately. maybe not as much going on as others, no citrus or anything from the hops, just the vegetal planty C type thing going on, and even that done with restraint. i like this for the summer because for one, the alcohol is well hidden. secondly, its so light in body it drinks like a regular pale ale, meaning i can have more of it, not get full, and not get tired of it. it also warms up really well, not separating like some but opening up. seems like good morning beer for whatever reason too. where others have critiqued this for being on the malty side, i personally enjoy the balance of it. better than its ratings on here.

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Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of emerge077
3.72/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Label stamped 07 16 15 vertically.

Pours a brilliantly clear and saturated orange, with a steady plume of rising carbonation. Ample head of off white foam with a creamy surface texture, clumps of sticky lace all around the glass. Head lasts for a few minutes after the pour.

Initial aroma of bubblegum and pale malt sweetness... Where are the hops?

Taste is a little more hop forward, fruity citrus notes of oranges and a light pleasant bitterness. Aside from the ABV it drinks more like an IPA, which says something about its drinkability also. Lighter bodied though substantial. Overall it's really not bad at all, and it's nice to know its freshness dated. From the reviews here I was expecting a letdown, but the only thing lacking was aroma.

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Photo of largadeer
2.08/5  rDev -37.9%

Photo of mactrail
2.37/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Aroma of grain and a whiff of the compost pail. Standard orangey amber color with a slight foam. Carbonation is below par. It feels a little greasy in the mouth.

Intense, overpowering bitterness. A taste of spoiled fruit. Dishwatery aftertaste. Even a distinct hint of plastic. I find it hard to believe this is 10.4% as stated on the label. I thought it might be some bittering juice for a lager or six, but I wouldn't spoil a Colt 45 with this.

This is my least favorite brew from Oceanside. And maybe the single worst unspoiled DIPA ever in my experience. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Baron's Market in San Diego. Bottle code is 082614, which is just six weeks ago if I read right.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.21/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad

A: The pour is a cloudy orange-amber color with a nice white head and some mild lacing.

S: Hmm this is probably the lightest nose on a DIPA that I've ever experienced. Subtle pine and citrus, otherwise it's faint bread notes.

T: The flavor is similarly bland. I pick up some light citrus (grapefruit, for the most part) and a moderate bitterness. Some bread and caramel malt sweetness, too.

M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.

D: Not one of Oceanside's better beers. I was expecting to enjoy this one, but found myself not doing so.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.21/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

The Dude DIPA was a disappointment. Even though the bottle says gold medal at the San Diego something or other....I can only imagine this was the only DIPA entered in the contest. The beer poured copper color with white head no lace. The scent was non-descript maybe a touch of lactose. The taste was evenly balanced, slightly bitter, wish there was more especially with the higher abv. The mouthfeel was medium in body with decent carbonation. Overall its not worthy of a CA IPA.....I recommend passing on this one to many other good beers out there.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.57/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of BeerOps
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GClarkage
4.1/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of IPAchris
2.91/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dwagner003
3.2/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of fthegiants
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of HopHead84
3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

1/2/2010

On tap at Stone

A: Appears slightly hazy golden orange with a fizzy white head. 

A: Aroma is sweet grapefruit flesh with some bitter rind and a little pine. Malt is bready. Somewhat muted all around.

T: Flavor is sugary sweet up front, almost candied, with notes of grapefruit, orange, and subtle lemon. I think there's some sweet peach in there. A distracting astringent character kicks in midpalate, and carries through the finish, it's seemingly augmented by the strong alcohol profile. Malt is caramel and bready at times. For 7.2%, there is a lot of alcohol flavor.

M: Light medium body with upper moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky and somewhat astringent.

Overall: Merely okay. At 7.2% it's on the border of single and double IPA, and it's a double in name and alcohol flavor only, really. Call it a single IPA, mute that alcohol flavor, and tend to that astringency, and this would benefit greatly.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.09/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of BDeibs
3.15/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
2.77/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.51/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Dude Double IPA from Oceanside Ale Works
Beer rating: 27% out of 100 with 126 ratings
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