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HaandBryggeriet
Norway | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Monkeyknife on 10-17-2008

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120
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3.75
pDev:
18.93%
 
 
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Photo of bobhits
1.5/5  rDev -60%
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 Phyl21ca
2.51/5  rDev -33.1%
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.

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Photo of mulder1010
3.06/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ML poured into a Great Divide globe

A-- Almost a gusher on opening. Poured a hazy, dark orange honey amber color. Lots of active carbonation in the pour and a pretty large off white head. Two fingers that slowly died down. No lacing left but noticeable alcohol legs to this. Very active on swirling as get a three finger head. Once again slow fading head.

S-- Orange and Carmel mostly. Bits of ethanol in the nose. Very malty nose to this.

T-- Rye stood out off the bat. Lots of bread in the taste. Hops are quite reserved in this. Lots of orange and citrus in the taste.

M-- A malty orange cream soda is what I thought. Lots of orange and bits of cream from the malt. Some orange or mandarin bitterness in the mid and also quite gritty, or earthy, with touches of creamyness as well. Alcohol is obvious in the back with an ethanol finish. Very chewy DIPA. Pine does make a showing when it warms up more. More mid and back palate.

O-- I think the malts make this interesting. Good in some ways and in other ways not. A little too chewy at times and the alcohol does become a nuisance at times. Lively but thick and chewy and like the cream aspect of this but it does get a bit erratic at times.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.1/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ugh, this was a failed attempt at a double IPA. Just make more Odin's Tipple, that was a good beer.

Beer is light amber and mildly hazy with a decent head with minimal lacing. Carbonation appears to be low.

Aroma is all pine hops all the way, smells OK, not great, but OK.

Heavy spruce flavor on the palate, its overwhelming. Beer is medium to light in body, sweet up front, heavy spice hops in the middle and a terribly dry finish that leaves me smacking my mouth and hoping for a glass of water. Not good at all.

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Photo of spicelab
3.13/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Mr Kennedy for kindly donating. Brewed on 24 March 2010. Interesting to see how it fares.

Orange amber with a huge pillowy just off-white head. Leaves a spotty lace pattern and a die-hard cluster of bubbles.

Unsurprisingly, malt forward with baked toffee and caramel in spades. Hop character is odd and hard to separate from the malt, resulting in loads of candied and sherbety citrus notes, especially orange and lemon. Some pineapple also. The booze presence is a little offputting.

More like a Barleywine. Malt character becomes more fortified, producing brandy snap and raisin notes. Also some very tangy malt character. Hop flavour is barely there, but there's still some candied orange.

Thick and rich, which, together with the moderate carbonation presence, just accentuates the lack of hop character and wears you down. A mouthfeel this big needs a lot more to do.

Seems unbalanced and wide of the mark stylistically. Given the age on this I'm probably being unkind and would be keen to do a re-review with a fresh sample.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.15/5  rDev -16%
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.

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Photo of csiewert
3.26/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer bottled on 6/24/11 and labeled "Dobbel Dose" brought back and enjoyed at a beer tasting. The beer pours a hazy amber color with a finger of foamy white head that lingers and laces well. The aroma has some notes of citrus and piney hops, but not nearly as strong as I would expect for a double IPA. The taste also falls short on the hoppy side, with just a fraction of the bitterness remaining. Other flavor notes included caramel, and bready malts. The mouthfeel was smooth and finished relatively clean. Overall an ok beer, but I would have preferred to have this one when it was a little fresher.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.31/5  rDev -11.7%
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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Photo of SFLpunk
3.37/5  rDev -10.1%
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 lacqueredmouse
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased from the International Beer Shop in Perth, WA.

Uncaps with a sharp hiss of carbonation, and then soon after delivers on that prophecy, with a ridiculously overcarbonated frothy of off-white foam pouring into the glass. On the first pour, there was almost no body to it, just the foam. After a while, the head crackles its way down to something a little bit more sensible, and the body forms a hazy, slightly murky golden orange colour. Body is surprisingly light and fluid. Despite the head, the carbonation seems quite fine and tempered.

Nose is surprisingly sweet and malty, with big caramel and lightly acidic toffee coming through potently. Some slight resiny, slightly piney hops come through, but they're mingled with an earthy puff at the base of the aroma leaving them subjugate to the malt sweetness. Perhaps there's something I'm missing here to explain it (perhaps the "Norwegian" in their style descriptor means something), but this is a sub-par IPA nose.

Taste is a lot better. A Lot Better, in fact: bright, nutty malt is the only transient sweetness, and this is ceremoniously layered with pleasant crisp hoppy flavours, giving a distinct bitter bite across the palate. Still, there's a touch of that earthiness with the hops giving more flavours of tobacco and tannic tea, but at least the hops are more forward here.

Slight booze on the back lends a bit of heat and astringency, but the feel overall is surprisingly light. With the heat and vapours, and the light feel, it has a texture somewhat like cheap whisky. The carbonation, while perhaps absent in the body, makes its presence felt, leaving the beer bloating and gassy.

Overall, a pretty disappointing drop from Haand, and easily their weakest offering I've had to date. Possibly not their strength as a brewer—I'll stick to your rustic Scandi smoke-and-funk ales, thanks.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
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 JohnQVegas
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle into Sam Adams lager glass. brewed April 17, '08.

Pours clear copper, very effervescent, with a creamy, dense long-lasting off-white head. Really nice looking.

Nose is floral, with some citrus and tropical fruit coming through, reminiscent of pineapple and mangos. Lots of caramel sweetness. Hops definitely take a bit of a backseat in the nose.

Taste is sweet, caramel malt, a bit bready and toasty, with a dose of spicy hops that gives way later to hints of citrus, pineapple. Very sweet, hops are quite understated. Finish is long and very lightly bitter. I wonder how long this one has aged to have ended up so malt-forward.

Mouthfeel is creamy, a bit syrupy. Full bodied, very light carbonation.

Hard to tell what this beer tasted like fresh, as it's almost a year old now. The hop profile has receded significantly, I would assume. The sweetness and the tropical fruits are.. a bit much at this point, without some beefy bitterness to hold them back.

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Photo of Gavage
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: clear dark orange in color with a 2" head that lasts quite a while. Moderate lace sticks to the glass.

Smell: yeast and some grapefruit tones are soft but pleasant.

Taste: big malt profile here. Caramel, soft grapefruit tones, yeast, and a hint of earthiness is wrapped in a sharply biting bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout with some dryness late. Very long aftertaste as the bitterness lingers a while.

Drinkability: this was a slow quaffing beer and I found the bitterness to be a bit too sharp. One bottle is enough in a session.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Batch 153, Brewed April 2008; Sampled February 2009
A solid, but careful pour produces, three-fingers of pale tan colored froth in my 25cl tulip glass. The beer is an orange tinged, honey color that shows an incredible carbonation and an orange-gold color when held up to the light. The aroma is quite hop focused, but seems to have lots of sweet malt character that accentuates fruity hop aromatics. Notes of candied orange-zest, concentrated tangelo, orange cream candies, essential citrus oil and a touch of herbal character are concentrated at the front of the aroma, while the back end adds notes of toasty, biscuit-like malt and some dusty grain notes.

Not as sweet as I was expecting, though this does have a light sweetness to it. Flavors of alcohol tend to dry this beer out a bit and it has an ample carbonic bite to it as well. The citrus character that was so prominent in the aroma is not nearly as noticeable in the flavor; this is lightly accented by notes of bergamot, a touch of lychee and some orange juice flavors. The bitterness is fairly soft for your Typical double IPA, but does provide a lingering bitterness to this beer. The alcohol also accentuates a grassy, herbal hop character just a bit, with a bit of green, vegetal astringency in the finish. This vegetal note seems to grow as the beer warms up. The body of this brew is definitely on the light side for a 9% abv beer, which is right in line with how I like my Double IPAs.

The flavor is surprisingly un-hoppy considering the aroma of this beer, or perhaps it is better put that the hop character is the most dominant part of the flavor but it comes off as weak and flabby somehow. This is definitely one of those beers that did not live up to the promise of its aroma.

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Photo of BeerSox
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
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 rfgetz
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazed golden amber, small white head, gone quickly. Scent is dominated by notes of orange blossom - quite floral, light citurs. malts akin to honey roasted nuts provide the backbone. First taste again is quite floral, llight notes of orange cream - since ive never eaten an orange blossom, im hesitant to declare it as such, but thats what i have going on in my head. Malt backbone is quite muddy and earthy, lightly sweet and nutty. Bitterness is at a minimum. Medium bodied, slightly grainy feel, dry. Not what i was expecting out of a dIPA, unique notes that dont necessairly work great together.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yam jam orange with a moderate yeasty haziness and coppery tangerine trim. The manilla colored crown filled at least half the glass after the pour and has a good look about it. The foam is both pillowy and sticky, resulting in arching streamers of sea foam lace.

The nose is fine in a general sense, but it isn't anywhere near hoppy enough for the style. Some Scandanavian breweries use American hops *and* use them aggressively. It looks like HaandBryggeriet hasn't gotten around to the second part yet. Fuggles and Goldings were used for flavor (and, presumably, aroma). Too bad they aren't more prominent.

Dobbel Dram is a friendly, approachable DIPA. Whether that's good or bad depends on how one feels about hops. Hopheads won't be satisfied, but those who desire balance in all styles probably will. The alcohol is nicely masked, which helps. Having said that, the beer still drinks every bit of 9.0%.

A 'best by' date of more than two years into the future is laughable. There's no way the hop flavor will last that long. The malt tastes mostly pale (Maris Otter and wheat), with a hint of something more toasted (crystal). The hops definitely taste English and are orange and apricot fruity. Must be the Fuggles.

All things considered, the body/mouthfeel is slightly too light and contains too much finely sizzlicious carbonation. Since there's the suggestion of chewiness and since the bubbles settle down eventually, all is not lost.

HandBryggeriet Dobbel Dram is a better beer than their IPA, but it's still in no shape to compete with the best. If you're looking for hoppy Scandanavian beer, better to swim across the North Sea to Denmark. Mikkeller All Others Pale and Stateside IPA will do you right.

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Photo of tpd975
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
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 illidurit
3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
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 biboergosum
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
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 froghop
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a semi-cloudy orange with a large mountainous white head, great lacing.

smell is faint, grass, hops, light grapefruit, and dry leaves.

taste is creamy, hops, some grapefruit, caramel, earthy, some pine in the back, ends a little bitter.

overall a really good brew.

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Photo of popery
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A malty, sweet IPA, Dobbel Dram is good but doesn't suit my preferences for the style. This DIPA is squarely in the sweet, malty side of the style, the DFH 90 min camp. That doesn't mean it isn't hoppy. There are certainly some delicious hop flavors knocking around the glass. However, it's not nearly as hop-aggressive as I would like. HaandBryggeriet is a very fine brewer and clearly made this beer with the utmost care, like everything that I've tried from them. Whether you consider this beer great or just good will probably come down to your feelings on the style, generally. So, with that long-winded caveat out of the way, let's get to the review.

The beer pours a dusky amber and leaves a fine mesh of bubbles coating the surface. The aroma is rich with caramel malt flavor and hints of fruity hops. The flavor suspends a big hop flavor in a pool of sweetness. It's like they've de-clawed the hops. There's some bitterness around the edges, but many a DIPA would scoff at the lack of palate-stripping bite. The various components are all high quality. Still, for me, it's barely even the same style as beers like Pliny the Elder and Hop Stoopid. Nonetheless, it's an enjoyable beverage.

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Photo of Converge
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into a 22oz snifter.

A - Within about 2 seconds of pouring this brew yields a monstrous head of frothing off-white foam. Murky burnt copper color, with tons of sediment and yeast floating in the body. Sort of an ugly looking beer to be completely honest. The head retains as a chunky, rocky head of foam that leaves lots of spotty lacing.

S - Huge pine character with a spicy citrus in the background. Orange presence is strong, but the malty side is really subdued. Some woody caramel malt comes through, but it's light. Alcohol is clearly pronounced. There's also a fair bit of somewhat herbal spiciness. After warming up the alcohol totally dominates the aroma, with only a faint trace of herbal hops in the background.

T - An odd combination of piney and herbal hops, sugary sweet malts, spices and alcohol. The finish is spicy, herbal and very alcoholic, with a lingering bitterness form the hops. The malty sweetness and herbal hops are balanced well, although the hop presence is a little muted for a DIPA. I'm not really a fan of herbal/medicinal hop profiles, but the alcoholic burn and firm spiciness only add to the problem. The only redeeming quality is the powerful yeast character in the finish, which helps balance the more abrasive flavors here. After a while, some nutty malt notes begin to come into play as well.

M - Easily the strongest asset of this DIPA. The body is exceptionally smooth, with a full and thick feel to it. The heavy yeast presence just makes this DIPA impossibly smooth, and a far-cry from some West Coast DIPAs that feel syrupy and prickly. However, this still feels way too hot and spicy in the finish, which is a real shame. Gets pretty sticky on the lips towards the finish.

D - In the end this DIPAs flavor profile just doesn't boast enough to cover up the 9.0% ABV, leaving it feeling hot and overly spicy. The hop profile is also far from what I prefer when it comes to DIPAs, as I enjoy the citrusy, West Coast feel in them, as opposed to a more herbal and spicy feel in the finish. Overall this is a decent brew from Norway worth trying once, but I'll be passing on this one next time. My last experience with Haand (Dark Force) went much, much better than this; and my next (Odin's Tipple) will likely be a home-run as well. However, this one was unfortunately not.

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Photo of jhtipton
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Madrid at Cervezorama on a whim. Was trying to get all of their non American IPAs for a testing. Half liter bottle with a best by date of June 2013. Pours a very frothy off white head and leaves nice funky lacing in my wine glass. Murky orange color. Actually improves on the second glass as the carbonation escapes and it breathes. Smell is malty with mild pine. Taste was very balanced and somewhat mild on hops at first and they built up on the second pour of 4 oz. mouthfeel is very nice. Medium bodied and bold. Overall one of the better craft beers I have found in the IPA arena. Would try again despite the $9 price tag.

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Dobbel Dose (Dobbel Dram) from HaandBryggeriet
85 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.
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