Dobbel Dose (Dobbel Dram)

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Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,375
Ranked #23,762
3.72 | pDev: 15.05%
Jan 10, 2022
Oct 17, 2008
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Rerate, cask at HaandBryggeriet’s stand at Parkteatret’s "Beer Day", + bottle at Bar & Cigar, Oslo: Remarkably good - I’m upping it a few points!

Original rating: 500 ml bottle, as HaandBryggeriet Dobbel Dose IPA, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Bottle conditioned, unfiltered and unpasteurised. Batch #108, brewed Nov. 07, BB Nov. 09. ABV is 8.5%. Very cloudy orange-brown colour, big off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma, notes of flowers and orange marmalade, a hint of oak too. The flavour is sweet (too sweet) and somewhat alcoholic, with a substantial dominance of hops (as expected from a Double IPA), but not quite as extreme as I feared. Bitter finish. When pouring the last sediment in the glass the beer becomes extremely muddy, but the flavour also becomes more complex and interesting.
Jan 10, 2022
Rated: 3.89 by bigred89 from Maryland

Feb 01, 2018
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Oct 14, 2017
Rated: 3.54 by luke12345 from Pennsylvania

Jul 01, 2016
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Reviewed by jzlyo from Iowa

3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Aroma is citrus, English malts and mild pine. The flavor is fruit, citrus, hops/hop resin, English malts and a mix of mild heat, spices and bittersweet in the finish.
Jan 06, 2016
Rated: 3.65 by yourmom123 from Massachusetts

Dec 15, 2015
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Nice and potent imperial from Norway, bottle from Brewer’s Haven. Cloudy orange/amber in color with lasting creamy, but stiff, head. Hops in the aroma, but even more so in the taste. What a kick! Surprisingly smooth, but with a punch and touch of alcohol warmth.
Nov 30, 2015
Rated: 3.53 by deonreds from New York

Oct 03, 2015
Rated: 4 by aussiebeer from Illinois

Sep 03, 2015
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Reviewed by JackieKu from Taiwan

4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
50cl bottle. BB 2015.11.15 (bottled at 2013.11). Poured into tulip.
A: Hazy. Golden. Poured with great amount of foam, but it didn't retain.
S: grapefruit, somewhat caramel, and sweet notes.
T: medium- sweetness, medium bitterness, a little bit alcohol. I also got some tropical fruits: mainly pineapple. The finish is drying out, which is quite good.
M: Full bodied. Low carbonation.
O: Fairly good DIPA, somewhat too sweet for me though.
Jul 27, 2015
Rated: 3.06 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jun 24, 2015
Rated: 4 by Eziel from Ohio

Jun 01, 2015
Rated: 3 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 01, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Stigh from Norway

Nov 15, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by zestar from California

Oct 19, 2014
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass

Appearance –The beer pours a very hazy reddish orange color with a thick one finger head of white foam. The head, while thick, fades relatively rapidly, leaving just a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a citrus hop smell with tons of a grapefruit as well as some aromas of an orange nature. Along with these smells comes some rather off aromas of a more vegetal and herbal smell which bring an overall odd and somewhat off putting aroma to the brew.

Taste – The taste begins just as the nose would have suggested with a decent showing of citrus sweet and hop. A good level of orange and tangerine are present up front with some more bready flavors, which create a rather nice base. A grapefruit hop mix with a little bit of an herbal hop taste are present upfront as well, with these flavors growing more potent as the taste advances. Unfortunately a more vegetal and herbal like off flavor also grow stronger at the same time, and with these flavors taking the taste profile to its end, leave on with a rather off and unappealing flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. The feel is really quite nice even with respects to the somewhat off flavors of the brew, creating a very enjoyable and mouth coating feel that somehow baths the tongue in the nice qualities of the brew while diminishing the rather less palatable (vegetal) flavors of the brew.

Overall – A decent double, but with the vegetal qualities of the brew, it is not worth going to on any real occasion. A tryer, but not a keeper or repeater.
Oct 08, 2014
Rated: 3.72 by AMCimpi from New York

Sep 16, 2014
Rated: 3.72 by Mpenders from Pennsylvania

Aug 20, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by JeffONeal from Ohio

Aug 12, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by KAF from Iowa

Jul 07, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Fitze from South Carolina

May 14, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by Durandal_777 from Pennsylvania

May 13, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by SoPeL from Poland

Apr 23, 2014
Rated: 4 by afsdan from Colorado

Mar 21, 2014
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Reviewed by bobhits from Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -59.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
I will not say this beer is terrible. I will not say this beer is terrible. I will not say this beer is terrible.

OK so this beer is terrible.

The appearance has more yeast than a Belgian Triple and does form some head before it dissipates. Not really what I expected and a bit flat looking but I do like yeast.

The first smells tells me something is off. Way out of balance in the hops and malt department. The malt is way too strong with caramel and earthy tones that remind me of the worst in these "double IPAs". Plenty of hop presence, they don't go unnoticed, but it's very much in what makes an IPA good let alone great smelling.

Opens with a good bit of sugary malt, definitely caramel and then fades into a nice citrus resin like hop flavor then it finishes with what I can only call vodka and aspartame. There is just no saving a beer that does that.

Maybe I'm just having a stomach issue, but this beer burns each time I take a drink. I'm not enjoying it, it's just not enjoyable. Add in I can taste every bit of 9% if not more....

If you like dogfish head 90 minutes AND you were thinking "maybe a poor hop profile and even more malt" is your dream beer. This is a really poorly executed example of that.
Dec 05, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by brandonld23 from Massachusetts

Nov 01, 2013
Rated: 3 by Braz from Washington

Oct 22, 2013
Rated: 3 by Cynic-ale from Texas

Oct 11, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by kirkse from Florida

Sep 30, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by IchLiebeBierZu from Minnesota

Sep 22, 2013
Rated: 4 by jklecko2 from California

Aug 06, 2013
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Reviewed by spoony from Colorado

3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From a 500 ml bottle (batch 434) into a globe glass.

A-A normal pour produces a one-finger head of dense, off-white foam. There is poor retention and very little lacing, unfortunately. The brew is murky and dark apricot in color.

S-There is a lot of caramel here, also some earthy spice, orange marmalade, a bit of mint, and some soapy notes. I also smell biscuity malt underneath and a bit of warming, herbal alcohol.

T-The taste, like the smell, has a lot of caramel, as well as spicy, soapy, bitter orange hops that assert themselves at the finish. The herbal alcohol is potent and a touch warming. It is a pretty strong mix of flavors, as it should be at 9% ABV.

M-The carbonation is relatively soft and, despite the lack of lacing or stickiness of the head, the brew feels pretty dank and oily on the palate. Heft is moderate to heavy.

O-This is a decent IIPA, but not my favorite. The flavor profile is an interesting mix of caramel and spicy, earthy citrus, and while I don't mind a little caramel in my IIPA, this one had a bit too much and the citrusy/spicy hops were overwhelmed.
Jun 14, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Chrily from Norway

May 16, 2013
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Reviewed by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: The color is hazy orange and the head is very compact and off-white, of medium hight. Nice lacings.

S: Rich tropical fruits; mainly grapefruits and pineapple, but also ripe oranges and lemon sezt. Caramell malt with some sweetness.

T: Nice balance between the American bitter and floral hops. Then the caramell malt with the suttle sweetness makes the complexity even bigger. Grapefruits and pineapple dominates but doesn't overpower the other tastes.

M: Aftertaste is bitter but also tropical fruity. Body is meidum and smooth while carbonation is held back.

O: A nice one with loads of well balanced tropical fruits.
Jan 19, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by Grinky from Illinois

Jan 19, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by Lionhawk from Iowa

Jan 19, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by weonfire from Illinois

Nov 24, 2012
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

2.51/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Bottle: Poured a cloudy and murky dirty beige color ale with a medium foamy head with limited retention and some light lacing. Aroma of earthy hops with light citrus notes are dominant though feels a bit flat. Taste is also dominated by tired earthy hops with limited floral or bitter characteristics. Body is full with medium carbonation. Too bad the brewer is ending out of IIPA across the pond as even fresh ones sometimes don’t travel all that well.
Nov 19, 2012
Dobbel Dose (Dobbel Dram) from HaandBryggeriet
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 122 ratings