Dank IPA | Dad & Dude's Breweria

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Dank IPADank IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dad & Dude's Breweria
Colorado, United States
breweria.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jmkratt on 04-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
97
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
14.1%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
20
For Trade:
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Photo of gatheredwaters
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LloydDobler
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHopsman
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylemckinnis
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can (pounder) from liquor store near hotel. Medium golden with small creamy head. Initial musty, funky bitter aroma, fades into taste where some sweet malt comes through. Interesting combo of funky hop aroma and sweet malt flavor.

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Photo of DereckBradley
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rossracing
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of R3ason
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Comes in a half-litre aluminum can. 6.5% ABV.

Pours a standard copper body with a bone white foamy cap that sticks around for ~6 minutes, leaving messy lacing as it recedes. Aroma suggests a run-of-the-mill hop profile lead by pine with subsidiary notes of floral hops and mild resins. Not a real fruity or juicy aroma, with no grapefruit bite or dank hop oils (counter-eponymously, I suppose).

The taste confirms suspicions instigated by the aroma, delivering the hum-ho hop profile promised aromatically and nothing more. It's imbalanced to boot, though there's adequate pale malt sweetness; the unevenness comes from the odd makeup of the hop profile, which never really resolves a fundamental clash of simple pine and muted hop oils. This build lacks a clear direction and focus, and ends up being rather forgettable. Texture is average, with the usual overcarbonation, smoothness, wetness, et al. It's unrefreshing, though the ABV isn't noticeable.

A drinkable fits-the-bill IPA that won't impress the discerning drinker, but might open the eyes of someone new to craft beer. I can't see this doing well in the IPA-oversaturated Colorado market, and I wouldn't bother with it again given the relative lack of quality, but it's enjoyable enough and I hope Dad & Dude's develops as they mature. Less dry-hopping and more hopping for flavour might be a good start to making this a more memorable beer in the style.

High C (3.0) / AVERAGE

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Photo of timontheroad
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Beau's in Black Forest, CO. Clear Copper/Amber color, nice one inch head, great retention and lacing. Aroma was very piney, with a bit of fruitiness and sweet malt. The taste was pretty close to the smell, with just a bit of citrus added in. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, with good carbonation. Hadn't had this one before, was pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep copper color with a half inch of off frothy white. Heavy lacing. Aroma is of pungent piney hops and freshly mown grass. I taste deep, dank piney hops and yet there's light malt to keep things in check. The mouth is sticky and chewy.

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Photo of kmanjohnson
3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blazer22
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ffshore545
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ASirahSyrah
3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brewsed
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Argyll in Denver; poured into an English pub glass.
Apperance - copper in color with very little carbonation; medium white head that leaves rings of lacing!
Smell - pine mostly, but some lighter citrus as well; malty and sweet similar to an English IPA.
Taste - pine and citrus hop flavor with some of the malts, and the sweetness isnt really there. This actually reminds me a lot of Sierra Nevada's Torpedo!
Feel - medium body; balanced and complex with a nice bitter and clean finish; paired nicely with an assortment of foods ranging from fish and chips, flat bread pizza and deviled eggs!
Overall - available in a 4 pack of 16oz. cans at a good price point, this is easily a year round IPA that I could see myself taking to the pool, camping, hiking or bringing to the hot tub after a day of skiing!

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Photo of Dikfour
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Two and a half fingers of creamy almost pinkish head dissipates slowly to about a half finger ring around the glass. Bubbly lacing. Clear copper in color. Light carbonation.

Smell: Caramel malt backbone. Pretty resinous. A little citrus, not quite grapefruit.

Taste: Malt forward. Caramel and some bread. Hops are a little understated and piney. This is far more malt dominant. Reminds me more of an English IPA.

Feel: Oily. Lightly carbonated. Half-dry finish.

Overall: I really like English style IPA's so I'm a bit of a sucker. It probably gets a slightly higher score if it gets categorized as such. Not very balanced and is marketed as a "Dank" earthy resinous IPA and that falls a little flat. Worth a shot especially if you enjoy English IPAs

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first try of this brewery (I think!). Right out of the 16oz can I'm already thinking it's gonna be good!

Poured into a frosted mug because that's what was available and it seemed like the thing to do. Clear orange beer rests happily under a nice off-white head that had staying power and left a nice cap and sticky clumps of lace.

Hmmm now... Dank is the quality being flogged by the can, does it meet the standard? Probably yes. I'm not the ranking "dank" judge but it's not a stretch to say this one is dank. It's also pretty enjoyable and will therefore get a good rating from me. Plenty of hops and IPA character, good job dudes!

Update: had to get another four-pack of it because it's my fav of the beers they have available at this local CO store (and there's a fair selection too...)

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Photo of gradergator
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alexipa
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Dank IPA from Dad & Dude's Breweria
3.76 out of 5 based on 97 ratings.
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