Dobbel Dose (Dobbel Dram) | HaandBryggeriet

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Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 73 | Ratings: 121
Reviews by Georgiabeer:
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed with rye malt, which always intigues me as I love rye. Pours a hazy orange with a nice glow to it, and a slightly grainy head that sticks and leaves some scant lacing. Smells quite malty and a bit sweet with some citrusy hops. The taste is still quite malty, a bit bready with a yeasty note, and some bitter pine, citrus, and earth from the hops. A bit chewy in gthe mouth but also relatively smooth. A solid beer.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch 153
Brewed: 17.04.08
Best Before: 17.04.11

Poured into a chalice a cloudy dark orange color, some carbonation, little fizzy off-white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with some malts, some yeast, slight citrus. The taste is hoppy, malty, slightly sweet, with some yeast, some citrus. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a Norwegian Double IPA, not American, but we have no listing for it, so I'm trying to not compare it to one. It is a tasty brew non the less.

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Photo of SFLpunk
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased at Winooski Beverage Warehouse. $8. 500mL brown glass pry-top bottle. No date (hurts my overall score).

Pours a darker than average amber with thick fluffy off-white head that expands and fills the glass after pouring has stopped. A pleasant mixed citrus aroma, but nothing out of the ordinary for a DIPA.

Palate is wide and sticky with hop resin flavors, but then caramel malt and a hint of biscuit comes through. A little smokey note too.

Notes: Not my fav. Decent Euro DIPA though. They're catching up.

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Photo of magictrokini
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear copper with a minimal white head that rapidly turns to an oily ring of bubbles. No lacing. Aroma of apricots and caramel, candy-like. Good mouthfeel with enough carbonation to make the flavor stand out. Definitely an English-style DIPA, if that makes sense. The label advertises "American" hops, but the fuggles and Goldings are the star of the show. Bitter, spicy, peppery in flavor accompanied by the same strong apricot taste. Sweet finish, but not from the cliche caramel malt. In its stead is a sweet pastry-like taste, not unlike pie crust. As the beer progresses, a nice cedar flavor arises as well. This one grew on me. At first I was skeptical, but I like this Norwegian hop bomber. Just because its not a resiny, grapefruit beast doesn't mean its not a hop bomb, right?

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at Bier Thirty... Seems pretty pricey for a DIPA... but, "What will I do for a new to me brew?" Poured into my slim tulip... Nice white head... maybe a bit off-white.... nice lacing and retention... the brew is slightly hazed on first pouring and hazy with subsequent pours.

Bready pale malts.. hops show in the nose with pretty traditional spicy English hoppiness.. Some EtOH for sure, but it doesn't seem to be out of line...

Flavor shows the same "English bitterness" that sorta mashes into the flavor with some spicy and odd floral notes.... Floral hoppiness lingers on the late palate... plenty of pale malts carry the palate, but never gets too heavy. I like that the hops can speak without any real caramel maltiness.

Body seems too thick... carbonation is too low... Says Batch #434... Not sure how "old" it is, but it doesn't exactly seem "fresh"... Still though, it is a lot better than many of the American DIPA's I get in trade... Interesting.. and I appreciate the continental hops.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep orange/amber color with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a nice combination of floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste is sweet and malty up front with sweet flavors of caramel and citrus, quickly followed by a strong hops bitterness that provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, this is a very good 2IPA to drink for a whole evening.

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Photo of david18
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Very interesting. A successful double IPA using european hops. Great smell, spice as well as fruit but neither is overwhelming. Great taste, dark fruits but not too heavy. A little too much on the alcohol. I'd like to try their IPA as this is a bit strong.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a 20oz imperial pint.

Batch 153
Brewed 17.04.08
Best bef. 17.04.11

A: Pours a gorgeous looking hazy-peach color with faint snatches of suspended sediment and carbonation trails along the very edge of the glass. Covering this is an impossibly creamy, light-orange, two-finger head that retains for ages and leaves some lovely lace webbing behind.

S: Very pleasant mixture of pine needle and pineapple aromas along with some dirty/earthy yeast, caramel, tart red apple, floral hops, and tangy citrus.

T: Both the pine and pineapple feature prominantly in the taste as well as flavors of red apple, earthy yeast, white pepper, spices, cut grass, dried flowers, and some sweet caramel lurking in the background. There is some alcohol presence, but it's not obtrusive.

M: Starts off bitter and oily. Nicely resinous. The middle brings on some sweetness that carries for awhile and introduces a slightly dry (yet still sweet and sticky) finish. Slight, but interesting, alcohol burn at the tail end.

D: All in all, a very enjoyable DIPA. I swirled and poured all of the yeast sediment into my glass. Maybe that's where I picked up that dirty/earthiness. Who knows? I'm not complaining! I've managed to snap up everything I can find from this brewery, and I've yet to be disappointed.

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Photo of nickfl
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - One and a half fingers of off-white foam on a hazy, red-copper colored body. The head disappears quickly and leaves little lace.

S - Sweet caramel and toffee malt with light pine hops. Surprisingly, not much going on here.

T - Sweet, caramel malt up front with some toasted grain notes and a bit of toffee. Some spicy hops appear in the middle with just a hint of grapefruit. The finish exhibits moderate bitterness and increasing pine hop flavor riding on top of an overwhelming wave of toffee malt.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Well, this may be my first disappointment from HaandBryggeriet. Not that this is a bad beer, but it is not what I expected in terms of being a DIPA. The malt takes center stage and the hops just can't keep up. There is certainly some hop character here, but I think they underestimated the level of hop-bomb pungency that people (myself included) have come to expect when they think DIPA. If this came from a local brewery I had never heard of before I would consider it a good, if not great, attempt, but I have come to think pretty highly of Haand and expect more from them.

That being said, it is a well made and drinkable beer, it is just more of an Imperial pale ale or even an English barleywine than a douple IPA.

A good but not great beer from a brewery that has otherwise led me to expect great things.

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Photo of jdubjacket
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this at Green's on Buford. Pours a very murky amber color with a lot of sediment in the glass. Smell is alcoholic and floral. Very interesting taste. Hop foundation is there but is not prominent. Oddly, a prominent underlying taste is dark fruits including plums and raisins. Interesting to say the least. Overall, a good beer that was not what I was expecting at all.

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Photo of BeerSox
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle into nonic. Note: Brewed 5.05.08. Best before 5.05.11. Batch 50.

Murky amber hue, bordering on copper. A one finger off-white head slowly settles to a thin cap.

Mild hops, hidden behind a strong coating of vanilla. A little bit of walnut, one of the characteristics found in beers over a year old.

The hops at this point are pretty broken down, giving a bit of an herbal flavor, more than a bitter flavor. The malts offer a little toastiness, along with some caramel. Full bodied, and the carbonation is still there.

According to the website this one is aged, and hopped during that period as well. I'm not sure if the brewer intended for the drinker to enjoy a year after brewing, but I haven't found many reviews that reviewed the beer at less than six months old. Either way, this one holds up pretty well, and I would love to try it as fresh as possible.

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Photo of tpd975
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to kiefdog for this one.

A: Pours a dark orange with a creamy white head.

S: Aromas of pine, candy sugar, and citrus.

T: Lots of honey and sweet candy like malt. Light pine and citrus hops. Malt dominates this one though.

M: Medium in body, smooth, creamy.

D: Just okay.

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Photo of bobhits
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.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark honey-golden, barely transparent, with a fairly thick and fluffy pale orangy-tan head. Aroma is not strong, but it does have decent hops and citrus components, the latter largely sour orange. Flavor is hoppy yet scarcely bitter, with a citrus undertone that is equal parts orange and grapefruit. It is a bit wan but still pleases. Texture is quite fizzy and lively, leaving a subtle but pleasant tingle. Overall, not great but still worthy!

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Photo of t0rin0
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle a light and cloudy orange-rust color with a rich white head.

Aroma of fresh citrus and spicy hops, warm biscuit, brown sugar, and malts.

The taste buds are blasted with an abundance of hops. Citrus and spicy sparkle on the tongue and lips. Warm and inviting. Balance is very nice with just the perfect amount of maltiness. The 9% alcohol is suprisingly well hidden.

Medium bodied, rich and chewy, with a sharp sparkle to the carbonation.

I really loved this Norwegian Double IPA. Well balanced and well crafted. A must try.

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Photo of illidurit
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle dated 5/4/2008 poured into a tulip glass. Dark opaque gold color with a frothy beige head. Not expecting much due to the age but it's not bad really. Aroma is still fruity, but instead of American hops at the fore as I would expect fresh, this is all about the Fuggles at this point. A little earthy and a little appley, with cidery notes and even apple skin. Bready toffee and caramel sweetness, some marmalade. Slightly dirty yeasty finish. Light astringency and a solid bitterness. Still has some nice flavors and doesn't taste as old as it is.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, orange citrus hops and a small pine hop. In the taste, semi dry pine, orange citrus and a small alcohol presence. A hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry to sweet orange citrus and a small alcohol like aftertaste. Dry alcohol balanced with sweet orange citrus.

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Photo of deapokid
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of pburland23
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9 ounce bottle into my Great Divide Brussels glass.

Beer pours a very hazy dark burnt orange with about a finger and a half of slightly off-white head.

The aroma is very different than your average DIPA. It's much maltier than your run of the mill DIPA. The hops are more herbaceous and floral as well. It's different, but still quite nice.

The hops are overwhelmed by the malt. The sweetness dominates the taste. The hops are but ancillary players in this drama.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and, in my opinion, slightly over carbonated.

Overall, the concept is interesting, but the execution is just okay. Not a terrible DIPA, but not a great one either.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle - "Norwegian double IPA", eh? I like their attempt to employ southern US vernacular on the label, i.e. "we recon it will stand...". Cute - cue the Turbonegro!

This beer pours a hazy, medium apricot amber hue, with a teeming amount of billowy, finely foamy, and duly bubbly eggshell white head, which settles just a tad on the impatient side of slowly, leaving some random spatterings of puffy, sudsy, and loosely cobwebbed lace around the glass. Nice bottle-refermentation effects, I suppose.

It smells of rather middling piney, leafy, and earthy hops, a bit of generic citrus rind, biscuity, doughy caramel malt, minty soap, and a strong whiff of booze acridity. The taste is moderately zingy pine and various grocery-aisle citrus hop bitters, which are quickly overshadowed by an earthy, herbal nature, with the grainy, somewhat bready and caramelized malt limping along in the same manner. Decent alcohol integration, though, as in "9% - WTF?".

The bubbles, they be restrained, yet still allow for a tiny bit of prickliness, the body a so-so medium weight, but with an airy, ethereal subtext, that actually lends itself well to unabashed smoothness. It finishes just off-dry, the hops weirdly reasserting themselves, pine branch and musty earth now the order of the day.

A fair bit disappointing, as Euro-clone DIPAs go. It starts off well, but, aside from concealing the 9 points of booze with the best of 'em, doesn't carry off the big malt/hops showdown that we, spoiled on the West Coast Beer Wars (TV rights pending), find lacking. On par with the aforementioned underdeveloped English on the label - I 'reckon' that this here beer just didn't suffer well the lost in translation journey to North America.

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Photo of avalon07
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an amber color and a thick, murky texture. There was a quarter inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Very little lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops (a lot of hops, it seems), a little citrus and a bit of malt.

T: Tasted of hops, a small amount of citrus (less than most American Imperial IPAs) and a malty backbone. Decently well-balanced and not overly harsh.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: A well made, drinkable IPA.

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Photo of mjryan
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A few years ago I never thought I would be drinking a Norwegian DIPA. I love these Scandinavian versions of American beers! Pours a hazy orange with a fizzy white head. Good retention with poor lace. Aroma is of lemon zest and sour something. Not at all unpleasant though. Flavour is huge, big citrus and hay like hops, nice honeyish malt chracter and a bruising bitterness. Again there is a slight sour note, maybe a weird by product of their yeast, or just the long voyage from Norge to Little Norge aka Minnesota. Has a higher level of carbonation, which lightens the body a bit. Hides its alchohol well. Good beer! Very unique and interesting. Ill buy this agian.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Brewed 20.01.09. BB 20.01.12. Consumed 15.03.11. Batch 206.

A: A glass consuming head evolves almost instantaneously giving me suspicion to believe a wild Belgian yeast strain was used. Soapy and porous was the head, initially 3 plus fingers high but lapses rather quickly per size sliding cleanly down the glass void of lace. A dense murky orange obstructs most, if not all light from passing through, revealing a strong effervesce.

S: Musky damp yeastiness is evident on the nose confirming my suspicion of a wild yeast strain. Cellar like, sour dough and slight hints of barnyard notes. Overall more yeasty then hoppy with a bit of sour musky fruit.

T: Musky barnyard flavor, damp grains with cellar like attributes. Again it is the dominant yeastiness that leads the drink rather then its hoppiness. Sour oranges, horse blanket, sweaty saddle, hospital like phenolics and mildewy fruit, its all here in a yeasty package. The hops are mostly limited, sour fruit, more so then bitter, well restrained, but mostly overshadowed by the heavily handed yeastiness of the drink.

M: full bodied, viscose and bubbly from the active carbonation. A warming of musky citrus and sour fruit is left behind.

D: Have to be honest, I usually like the musky wild Belgian beers, this was very much so, but I had my heart set on a good double ipa helping of hops, which ended a bit in disappointment. Not a quick downer nor of multiple quality, though the 9.0% was as well hidden as the hoppiness. Slow to moderate rate of consumption, best served slightly chilled.

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Dobbel Dose (Dobbel Dram) from HaandBryggeriet
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 121 ratings