Dobbel Dose (Dobbel Dram) | HaandBryggeriet

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Brewed by:
HaandBryggeriet
Norway
haandbryggeriet.net

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
120
Reviews:
74
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
14.93%
 
 
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4
Gots:
7
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of spoony
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of Chrily
3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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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3/5  rDev -20%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -40%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of dansmcd
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark red jarrah under a finger of creamy head with good retention. Decent sticky lacing.

S - Citrusy hops, mandarin, grapefruit, bitter orange peel, some malt and yeast for balance.

T - The malts play a bigger role here, with caramel and bread outduelling the grapefruit heavy hop profile. Solid bitterness.

M - Medium in body and carbonation. Dry bitter finish.

O - A couple of grades below the top DIPAs.

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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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1/5  rDev -73.3%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
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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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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
3.75 out of 5 based on 120 ratings.
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