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DUB Double India Pale Ale | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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DUB Double India Pale AleDUB Double India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Kelso unloaded the hop cooler on this beer. It comes in at a little over 10.5 pounds of hops per barrel, and is off the IBU charts. This beer is NOT balanced, and was NOT intended to be, and will never be balanced. Seriously, if you don't like hops, this beer might possibly ruin your day.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 11-11-2012

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Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 95
Reviews by DaveAnderson:
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4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really hate undated bottles. I got this via IP trade when I was in Seattle last week, so I will presume the trader did his due diligence, and got me a fresh one.

A: A vigorous pour into a goblet reveals a lot of fine, swirling bubbles, and a moderate white head that slowly recedes, leaving persistent lacing. The beer is slightly hazy, and has a nice apricot color. I enjoyed watching it settle, much like a cask beer drawn from a beer engine.

S: Great tropical fruit smells on this one. Mostly, I get pineapple. But I also smell something that I can only describe as: "this smells like durian tastes". Believe it or not, that's a compliment.

T: Good bitterness, but by no means overpowering. There's enough malt to carry it, without being sweet or heavy. If anything, I would say it has good, lingering bitterness.

M: Light, light, light! I can't stress this too much, but the one thing that bothers me about most IIPAs is how heavy they are. This is clean and refreshing.

O: The label says this beer is not balanced, and will nerver be. I call BS. This is a well-crafted IIPA. It's quite easy to drink, and hides its 9.5% well.

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Photo of Beaver13
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy dark golden orange with a medium creamy off white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is fruity, resiny, dank hops with a little caramel / crystal malt.

The flavor is a little sweet bready malt with a little fruit and a lot of piney resiny hops that have a bit of a harsh tarry alcoholic aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice hop bomb of a DIPA.

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Photo of aquazr1
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy copper orange under a 2” cream colored foam stand that takes 4 minutes to descend to 1/3 its original size. The foam has a very fine bead and produces extensive lace.

S: Moderately high citrusy tropical fruit and moderately low malt aromas.

T: Medium high hop flavors featuring tropical fruit with a medium malt background providing support. Medium to medium high hop bitterness is well balanced by the malt and fruit and is not harsh. Some soft alcohol flavors is not sharp, harsh or solventy. Lingering bitter with fruit and a light malt sweetness. Clean fermentation character.

F: Very creamy mouth filling texture provided by fine, soft carbonation. Medium body. Mild alcohol warming, not hot or harsh.

O: Very well balanced between the hop flavors and the malt, hop bitterness and alcohol.

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Photo of sgttibbs
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jdp11284
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasty and well balanced at 9.5%. Beautiful golden-amber hue. Lovely pine and tropical fruit notes followed up by a nice hop backbone to round things out. I am continually impressed by 10 Barrel's 'small tank productions'. I will definitely seek this out again.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours hazy and golden orange in color with an off-white, finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of surface suds.

Smell - Balanced aroma, hitting on citrus with a light mango kick and a prominent caramel malt character.

Taste - Follows the nose. Fruity grapefruit and mango hops, with a touch of pine, backed by a sturdy caramel and light bready malt backbone. Balanced finish before a lingering, bitter grapefruit pith aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Near full body with moderate carbonation. Stupid smooth for a 9.8% beer; it doesn't even register as such a monster.

Overall - 100+ IBU's? I guess I'll have to take their word for it. This would probably burn the tongue off a rookie, but I find a nice, mellow DIPA laden with grapefruit and especially mango character that's stupid easy to drink. At 9.8%, this is almost dangerous. Will buy again.

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Photo of dankabier1
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roland7792
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The label doesn't lie, this is a hop bomb. Pours a murky golden orange. Aroma is very boozy, sweet with some grapefruit and earthy pine. Taste is very similar with lots of dank pine flavor and no hiding the alcohol content here. While its not balances there is a nice bread like sweetness, which I like. Feel is thick and oily. Overall a well done hop heavy DIPA.

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Photo of dertyd
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dirtylou
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, hilliards can-pint

Bright glowing orange body - aromatic hop profile. Moderate bitterness and a bit syrupy - sugary orange peel, lemon grass, pine sap. Oily body with a palate coating hop bitterness. A good, relatively textbook, NW DIPA.

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Photo of Glibber
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Booner818
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spark3148857
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stopped by the Boise COOP for a tasting/meet and greet with Shawn Kelso... Tasted this and picked up a few bottles for $9ish a piece... Pours a slightly hazed golden... nice white head with great lacing.

Jesus... That is hoppy!! Tons of mango... melon... tangerine... pineapple? A freaking tropical fruit bowl... Seriously, it smells like it will cake your nose hairs with lupulin glands... a very tiny bit of residual pale maltiness makes all the different fruity hoppy notes mesh.

WOW.... Caking hop flavors, but surprisingly not as bitter as I would have guessed... Again... a massive tropical fruity presence... just enough malt to deliver the hop whollup.. oily and clinging.. body is spot on, but the carbonation seems at touch light... amazing how FRESH this tastes.


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Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vlaminck
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with active carbonation, a one finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, pineapple and other tropical fruit, light citrus and light pine hops. Flavor follows with citrus, orange, sweet malt, piney hops; finishes with lemon rind and herbal and pine hops. Nicely balanced, despite the label description. Medium bodied. A well made, pleasant to drink IIPA

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3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 1424IpA
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of COR8RFAN
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wlynch
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Birmz
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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