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:
0
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Photo of jhc01
1.75/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

My second Dad & Dude's beer. Served in a pint glass.

Very hazy with heavy sediment swirling in the glass. The server said it was due to over carbonation. Hmmmm...

Very little hop aroma. Needs more for an IPA.

Taste was very bitter and grainy. Felt bad but I sent it back.

Tasted like a bad home brew. A little disappointed but I will give them the benefit of the doubt and keep trying their beers. The other beer I had from them was pretty good. Hopefully this was just a bad batch.

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Photo of traviseses
1.96/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer looks good, and I do like the leaf added on top of the beer at their restaurant, but the beer is not good.

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Photo of jtnord
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Moose90
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

No obvious date code on this one.

A – Head is nearly non-existent, lacing left is thin and light.

S – Piney, metallic, and earthy. Light citrus notes, lemon, lime, and not much else. Pretty meh.

T – Bitter hop characteristics, some floral hops as well, a little citrus, and some pine, nothing too complex.

M – Clean and almost crisp, has a bit of a lingering sticky sweetness to it.

O – Not bad, not great, good IPA, but nothing remarkable here.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.17/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

16 oz can. Pours a slightly hazy light copper amber with a smallish off-white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet caramel / crystal malts with fruity, piney hops.

The flavor is sweet caramel / crystal malts with sugary fruits and a big bitter resiny, almost charred, hop finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with low carbonation and is a bit watery.

Overall, it's not well blended - very sweet, extract-like with a big bitter finish.

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

Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of pisano
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Davihaw
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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 gatheredwaters
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.37/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

16oz can served in a standard pint glass.

L - lightly hazed copper color with a white head that thinned but still left a sheet of sticky lacing.

S - around the rim of the can it reads, "citrusy - piney - floral - resiny - dank". Smells mostly like pine resin to me.

T - pine resin with a hint of a medicinal taste before a mix of bitterness and sticky sweetness finish things off.

F - medium bodied with mild carbonation.

O - fair example of the style.

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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 KajII
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a hazy reddish orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that was mostly lasting, reducing to a thin cap with good sheets of streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a light biscuit malt, pine hops and a moldy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit and orange peel) and a light fruity ester.

The taste was mildly malty and a tad sweet with a hint of caramel and a slight fruitiness early on, and then become moderately hoppy with shot of grapefruit and a bitter citrus peel finish. The flavor hung on for a good long time proceeding the swallow with a bitter citrus peel taste left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was just past light in body and extremely dry in texture with a carbonation that was just past medium.

Overall this was a very tasty IPA, with a strong bitter hoppy presence that was offset nicely by a mild fruity sweetness...

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Photo of oline73
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the can into a Chimay goblet.

The beer pours a darker amber than your average IPA. It is just a bit cloudy and doesn't have quite enough head. The hop profile is intense with a bitterness that is a bit heavy. I'm getting some pine and citrus peel, but the finish is just bitter. There is some malt in the background, but it is overshadowed by the hop bitterness. This isn't overly impressive, but it's a pretty good beer.

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Photo of hiphopj5
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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 carteravebrew
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of eawolff99
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of CoryR
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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