Dobbel Dose (Dobbel Dram) | HaandBryggeriet

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Dobbel Dose (Dobbel Dram)Dobbel Dose (Dobbel Dram)

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Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 74 | Ratings: 120
Photo of david18
4.5/5  rDev +20%
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 +20%
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 daledeee
4.43/5  rDev +18.1%
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 +17.9%
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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Photo of HeyItsChili
4.32/5  rDev +15.2%
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 +15.2%
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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Photo of bismarksays
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
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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Photo of JamnesCameron
4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
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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Photo of wordemupg
4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
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 +13.3%
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 corby112
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
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%
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%
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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Photo of emerge077
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
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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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
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 +9.1%
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 smcolw
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
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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Photo of Crosling
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unclear light orange color with a full, long lasting foam. Nose is vibrant, with a lush malt character and fruit cocktail-like hops, although it's clearly lacking in hop aromas, probably due to that long boat trip across the Atlantic. Malt character is very nice, revealing a lovely softness, with notes of biscuit, caramel and toffee. Flavor hops balance very nicely, but don't have much character. Not a Double IPA at all, maybe due to the age, but it probably never was. It's a malt accented ale, but a very nice one. Haand rocks.

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Photo of drpimento
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very well made beer even if it's a bit fruity for me. Poured with a nice foamy frothy thick light tan head and no lace. Color is a hazy/cloudy amber. Aroma is hops malt yeast must. Flavor is similar but the hop fruitiness really comes out. Some caramel in there too. body is very good and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor over medium length and tapering to malt sweet.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
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 BEERchitect
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The aggressive showcase of hops continue to take Europe by storm. This Norweign variety leads the way, but doing so with borrowing a few characteristics from familiar ingredients that lead to oddly compelling, yet complex taste.

A heavy haze casts a rusty shadow over the beer and captures the rusty orange coloration of the ale. Billowing with carbonation, the beer fuels a Belgianesque head of rocky, airy, and withstanding proportions. Firm retention yields intricate patterns of lace as the beer fades. Even with its murky appearance, the beer provides a strong and favorable impression to the eye.

Strong aromas speak "America" with a focused aroma of citrus, tropical, and domestic fruit sharpness. Background notes of fresh grass, tea leaves, and fragrant woods support the aroma of acidic hops. All the hop components seem to drip with light caramel, honey, and yeast.

Equally as tasty, the flavor of hops govern the flavor spread that starts off with grapefruit, freshly zested oranges, muddled herbs, spices, and grasses, and with the blanketed bitterness of dried wood or stems. Malt support is mostly bready with firm starch flavors, but also carry enough caramelized sweetness to keep the hop flavors tasting juicy and vibrant, but without challenging for command of the overall taste of the beer. Minty alcohol flavors give the beer a somewhat lemony, woody, and grassy taste to finish.

Firm malt textures and strong presence of alcohol ensure its imperial nature, but the beer's early creaminess and fullness is quickly shed and favors a dry-malt finish with growing hop resinous, and cutting power of alcohol. The beer drinks surprisingly as crisp as a standard IPA, but with the fortified strength of 9 percent.

Although it veers off of the common path for American imperial IPAs, the complexities that rise from the Belgian-type hops provide the palate with as much intrigue as it does satisfaction.

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Photo of stevoj
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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Photo of jdhilt
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger light head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving no lace. Strong carbonation and medium bodied. Cloudy amber color. Nose is flowery and slightly sweet. Flavor is sweet and sour citrus. Nice mellow DIPA without hops in your face. Pricey at $9.45 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

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Photo of JackieKu
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Photo of mjryan
4/5  rDev +6.7%
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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