Double Duckpin | Union Craft Brewing Company

Double DuckpinDouble Duckpin
BA SCORE
4.26/5
576 Ratings
Double DuckpinDouble Duckpin
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Union Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
unioncraftbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by gillagorilla on 10-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#869
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
576
pDev:
7.75%
Bros Score:
4.16
 
 
Wants:
82
Gots:
131
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 576 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of Lingenbrau
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Double Duckpin pours a vibrant bright orange color with lots of unfiltered goodies floating around. Not an opaque looking juice bomb, but a liquid orange marmalade color if you will. A hefty and foamy white head sits on top then ripples out to just the sides of the glass. Moderate lacing.

Orange and grapefruit juice surround the air. The citrus is well met by what a morning walk through a damp forest of pine gives off. A touch of lime zest brings it back full circle.

The domination of citrus flows directly into the flavor. More tangerine like in this facet, but all are still there. There is a quick notion of what might be mango or papaya, but it's quickly taken over by a rind and pine needles taste, and yes, I've had pine needles in my mouth once or twice (or a thousand times...don't ask).

The medium juicy feel comes to a bitter and dry finish. It's a bit bubbly and prickly as it flows from front to back. The bitterness lingers,and I like that.

Double Duckpin should be able to please any DIPA fan out there, regardless of style preference. It's fresh, flavorful, big, bold, familiar, and unique all at the same time. It's what a DIPA should be without being monotonous, and a real pleasure to experience. Cheers, and thanks Craig!

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Photo of vabeerguy
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can dated 8/18/17.

L - A deep orangish-amber color with a very thick, foamy white head that leaves decent lacing.

S - A great mix of pine resin, citrus fruits, and maybe a little floral underneath.

T - The pine resin hits hard first with a nice citrus and floral pop underneath. There is a small taste of alcohol and lingering bitterness on the finish.

M - A big, think feel with medium/high carbonation.

O - A very nice beer, smooth and great flavor. The finish is a little harsh, but it's still very good.

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Photo of malfunxion
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of axxe
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rockuba
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wowza! This is a good beer. On level with Pliny the first time I had it. Great taste, less filling, and packs a wallop. Love this beer.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to cjgiant for this brew.

12 oz. Can
Canned On: 08/18/17

Poured into a Tired Hands pint glass a really nice slightly hazy dark orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit), piney. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit), some pineyness. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well. with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Glad to have gotten a chance to try this one. Thanks Craig!

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tedho21
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of clayrock81
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a copper body with two-finger head that left a lace ring down the glass. Aroma is oily, piney, citrusy with hint of sweetness. Smooth, easy to drink, piney, earthy, dank, oily, resin, yet still has this grapefruit/almost tropical fruit sweetness that offers great balance and flavor and finishes easy and is so easy to drink.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of erlenmeyer
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ntanner83
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a quickly dissipating slim head leaving messy lacing. The smell had a big sweet luscious and sliding fresh grapefruit with a kick of bitter orange peel and fresh lemon scent mixed with a bit of freshly cut grass. Superb! The taste takes that big sweet luscious grapefruit to town and enlivens eloquently and sweetly in a full richly satisfying citrus aftertaste. Sweet sticky finish rounds out the taste. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation is there but nothing overbearing. It ends up twisting itself around my tongue bitter yet smooth, sharp but pure. Making me want to gulp but leading me on. Overall, where the hell did this come from? Damn good DIPA.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of graham12
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale amber (9) pour with fairly quick off white head; solid ring and moderately heavy lace at first; excellent clarity. Grapefruit and lemon peel, floral and earthy and pine hop nose; more dankness as liquid warms. Bitter citrus, semi sweet caramel malt base; lemon zest and earthy hop flavors. Medium body, moderate carbonation with a slightly sticky feel. Overall, good balance between hops and malt; but, lite earthy bitter linger becomes more dank and dull towards the end of the glass.

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Photo of rodlavers
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BierRunner
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daliandragon
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is another Baltimore brew from the people who brought us Foxy. Solid appearance but the nose was a little faint with more malt extant than I'd expect for a DIPA.

Heavy laden up front with malt and booze but this gets overwhelmed by an oily, piney, citrus assault that controls the finish. This is blasting hop bomb after all. Texture is outstanding.

Not for the faint, but tasty and surprisingly complex.

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Photo of Blaze5445
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Double Duckpin from Union Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 576 ratings
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