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Dobbel Dose (Dobbel Dram) | HaandBryggeriet

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Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Monkeyknife on 10-17-2008

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of Durandal_777
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of weonfire
4.5/5  rDev +21%

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 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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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of daledeee
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A nice interesting beer from Norway. It is one of their attempts at an American style IPA.

It poured a rusty copper clear color with nice head. Nose is oily citrus and spice.

Taste was hints of citrus rind and hops. Not much malt but it was there.

The mouth feel was exceptional with beautiful body. This along with the distinctive taste made it very enjoyable and one of the best IPA I have had in some time.

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Photo of JohnnyP3
4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Called "Dobbel dose" on the bottle I purchased in Norway. 50cl bottle, batch 336, best before 04.01.13, brewed 04.01.11. Poured into an imperial pint glass.

Pours a hazy orange-gold with about one finger of head and some lively carbonation.

The smell this beer kicks off is mouth-watering. Simply awesome nose here. Grapefruits and more grapefruits. Citrus, pine, lemon, everything to create a hop lover's dream aroma. I don't see how you can improve on this. You will dream about this smell for days after drinking this.

The taste by no means disappoints. Lip-smacking citrusy bitterness. Grapefruits bursting with juice, fresh pine wood (at least what I imagine that would taste like), tangerine, some orange. Wow, this hits the spot. 9% ABV?? No hint of alcohol whatsoever. Has a bit of a minty finish. And some caramel from the malt thrown in for good measure.

Mouthfeel is remarkably smooth. Not at all overly carbonated. This double IPA is a true winner. Perhaps the best IPA style beer in Norway, in my opinion.

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4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured from a bottle marked Batch 206 into a tulip glass. Pours dusty amber with golden highlights and a medium tan head that disappears quickly.

S - Floral and citrus hops, roasted malt, brown sugar.

T - As other reviewers have noted, the biting citrus hops note so everpresent in American DIPAs is not really a factor here. Much more of a resiny sour-like bitter with lots of malty mellow flavor and sweetness to even things out. Lingering bitterness on the tongue is quite pleasant.

M - Nice body, just a slight bit sticky.

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very hazey amber with dark copper highlights. So hazey, you can hardly see any bubbling. Lack luster head and foam for this DIPA. What a sweet smelling DIPA. Some grapefruit and mandarin peel rock candy aroma. The alcohol pushes some warmth and sweet caramel malts at the finish of each sniff. Orange sap and grapefruit juice make mix with some sweet malts and even a little yeast. The alcohol helps bring the back to the finish of this beer. Makes me thinkof bitter Haribo gummy bears. Oily, bittersweet texture. Actually, a little more on the sweet side. Good sipping beer with a very well integrated 9% abv.

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4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured a dark orange color. Nice finger of head on there that struck around. Lacing was present.

S- Sweet, citrusy (a bit of grapefruit, perhaps lemon), floral

T/M- Sweet with a large hop presence that is alarmingly balanced by the malt. It never felt muted nor tame, but it didn't bite at you either. I worry that some hopheads are going to say it was too malty for a DIPA, but imho, there is nothing wrong with having a more balanaced approach.

D- While it was a mouthful and certainly it slowed me down a bit, I never felt like I was not going to finish and certainly never wanted to stop.

Note: It was hard for me to judge how "true to style" this beer was because of its exceptional balance, but I high recommend it regardless of style.

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4.29/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Hadn't seen anything from this brewery before yesterday on my trip to Binny's. Served from a 500 ml bottle into a SN Anniversary Ale glass. Label states brewed on May 4, 2008, and best before 5/4/2011. My guess is that it was bottled on 5/4, as I doubt that it could have been brewed, bottled, and shipped in 18 days. Anyway.

Appearance is cloudy/opaque, and hazy. Poured with a thick, rich head. Good mix of large and small bubbles. Disappears after a few minutes to a thin head. Leaves nice belgian lace down the glass as it's sipped.

Smell is wonderful hops, piney and citrusy. No discernable malt in the aroma.

Taste is like the aroma. Piney, citrusy hops. I let this one warm up a bit after the pour and got a good taste of malt backbone, with the hop finish.

Mouthfeel was good, not syrupy, but coats the tongue and mouth and throat as you swallow. Lip smacking good.

Overall drinkability is expectional. I'll have another. But at 9% abv, not tonight.

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4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into tulip 19/12/11

A murky dark orange without enough clarity too see bubbles but I'm sure there's lots because there's a massive soapy cream colored head that has great retention and leaves a few thick rings of lace, the foam ever so slowly falls to an island leaving thick lacing well down the glass, beautiful

S floral pine with loads of grapefruit rind, there's some toffee in there with a little grass and faint booze, pineapple with some other tropical fruits, smells sexy and very strong

T some peppery spicy hops to go with what I smell, more rind then the nose but not as intense in other areas, booze is well concealed and just a little cereal

M fairly heavy and quite creamy from carbonation, creams up upon entry and leaves some grit behind on the gums leaving a long lasting rind aftertaste

O very solid brew with an interesting and complex hop profile, booze is well hidden and it leaves me craving another

I'm thinking this one will hit my glass again in the near future the price is reasonable and it went down a little too quick.

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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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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of corby112
4.21/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy dark amber/orange color with golden orange hues when held to a light source and a massive 3 finger off-white head with excellent retention, only slowly settling into a lasting cap that leaves sheets of soapy lacing behind. This looks great!

Floral citrus hop aroma with hints of grapefruit, orange and lemon peel, mango and dry earthy pine and subtle caramel and biscuit malt.

Chewy resinous body with a huge bitter floral hop presence up front. Lots of sweet citrus balancing out the earthy dry pine presence with hints of grapefruit, mango and orange peel. Caramel malt backbone is a little stronger than I like but provides decent balance. Crisp dry finish. Very good.

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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 OhYesILoveBeer
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Haanbrygeriet Dobbel Dram served in 4oz tasting glass @ The Brick Store at the Hop Harvest party this year. Poured a very hazed golden hue, with a decent sized off white head. Smells very fruity with piney hop resins, floral hops, beautiful Belgian yeast esters, slightly sweet malt character, absolutely fantastic. Taste matches the nose fairly well, floral hops smack you first, followed by the awesome yeast flavors, and a tad of sweet malts. I don't recall much other than what my brief notes describe, BUT this is one superb DIPA. One that i would drive many miles to seek out. If you see this beer and you are a fan of Belgian IPA's, BUY THIS, you wont be disappointed!

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4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a 3F pub glass (thanks Jay), the beer pours orange at first, becoming murky and caramel colored with the last pour. Creamy sticky foam puffs above the rim, and falls like a soufflé.

Spicy and floral notes mingle with a pineapple juice aroma. A sweet citrusy fragrance meets you at each sip.

Rich, earthy, resiny hop character, spicy and moderately bitter. Floral and fruity hop notes come out and linger into the aftertaste. Fairly complex and holds interest. Full bodied, almost to syrupy capacity, but it cleans up the palate nicely. Some heady alcohol presence, mellowing in the middle, and soft florals in the finish.

Sort of a refined take on an American DIPA, it has a nice depth and full range of flavor.

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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 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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4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich, thick head that recedes quickly but in a chunky way with a limited amount of spotty lace on the glass.

A lighter hop aroma than most DIPA's, but enough that it provides an interesting blend with the round malt.

A rich malty broth on the tongue, but this is a story of a hoppy and bitter beer. It has a lot of the elements of an English IPA, but the potency says American. This is a smooth beer with deceptive levels of alcohol. Lots of prickly bitterness in the aftertaste which lasts in terms of minutes, not seconds.

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