Dude Double IPA | Oceanside Ale Works

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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:
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Added by womencantsail on 09-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
126
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.32
pDev:
19.88%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
35
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Ratings: 126 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of johlac66
3.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kubrickx
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SamuelR
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.73/5  rDev +12.3%
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 aussiebeer
3.99/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kornkid8600
3.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aval89
2.51/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Bottle has date of 11/06/15, consumed 07/03/15.

Was at a TotalWine away from home in Rancho Cucamanga. Saw this brew and had a "RateBeer 93 or 94" tag on it. The ones that TW likes to use. Anyway never heard of the brewery or beer. Bottle looked cool. Eh what the heck.

Arrived to my destination in Phoenix. 8 hour drive calls for a beer.

A: dark orange/amber with decent off white head. Leaves good lace. Wasn't expecting the color.

S: malt dominates. Lots of toffee/caramel sweetness. Almost has a vanillaness to it as well. Hard to find the hops on the nose. Strange for a Cali DIPA.

T: I immediately regretted buying this beer upon first sip. A malty mess! Again like the nose, lots of malt upfront. Toffee-like sweetness with a toasty malt backbone. Hops finally come in on the finish. A sort of twangy pine taste. Maybe some grapefruit notes buried in there. Has a burnt ashy aftertaste. Not what you'd expect from a west coast dipa.

MF: average, not good nor bad.

O: highly disappointed. Would not recommended. Reminds me of those gimmick "craft brews" you see pop up at grocery stores.

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Photo of hickmancase
4.6/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This rating is hereby justified.

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Photo of James_Michaud91
3.05/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of vma
3.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.09/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.12/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MonkeyBread
2.48/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Unbalanced malty mess. Almost no aroma, appearance is even quite off and the taste is an amateur home brewer level. This is less a dipa than an unclassifiable malty disaster.

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Photo of Randy92592
2.33/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Disappointing for sure. Aroma was very week , lacking that hops aroma that I was looking for. The taste wasn't much better. Malts overpowered the hops, which kills a DIPA for me.

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Photo of sbanacho
3.18/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of weldchecker
4.18/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a sweet tasty double IPA.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
2.87/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Figueroa pint glass
From: Costco in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $4.59
Purchased: March 29, 2015
Consumed: April 4, 2015
Misc.: Got two different possibilities with the born on/best by: 1) appears to be born on Oct. 29, 2014 (Julian calendar), and 2) other could be a best by Sept. 20, 2015. Neither one makes any sense and I’ll probably ignore everything about this.

Poured an orangish, honey, semi-hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki white, rocky head. Could see either flakes or pulp in the bottle before the pour and less pronounced after the pour in the bottle. Light bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Good amount of uneven, layered, foamy lacing. Below average retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled earthy, rye hops up front. Also caramel, buttery sourdough bread, spoiled sour fruit, honey and grassy notes. (Smell - 3.00)

Tasted that 9.4 pct. ABV right away, which immediately had me shaking my head. Got buttered bread, earthy rye, honey, honey wheat, grass, unsweetened iced tea, boozy wheatwine, regular Goldfish crackers, spoiled veggies, caramel and light old grapefruit rind. Some peach and apricot late. (Taste - 2.75)

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, buttery, bitter finish. (Feel - 2.75)

That there could be a beer this bad at Costco was the thing I learned most from having this. This should be at Trader Joe’s and made by Minhas. (Overall - 2.75)

2.87 | 67 | C

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Photo of BuzzFee
3.52/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GatorCoop
3.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tommygunn
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerinmybelly
2.98/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of blue-dream
3.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of daave1
2.14/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Not sure what it is, but the smell and taste have a hint of plastic. As if it were fermented in a plastic bucket or container and the beer picked up the flavors. Definitely not a repeat buy for me. Poor representation of a DIPA.

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Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dude Double IPA from Oceanside Ale Works
3.32 out of 5 based on 126 ratings.
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