Double Duckpin | Union Craft Brewing Company

BA SCORE
94
outstanding
565 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
Ratings:
565
Reviews:
107
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
7.73%
 
 
Wants:
82
Gots:
126
For Trade:
2
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Photo of clayrock81
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
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 +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of erlenmeyer
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ntanner83
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
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 -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of graham12
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
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 -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daliandragon
4.14/5  rDev -3%
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 -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
3.92/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of djfrenchy
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregf51
3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BJB13
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Caned 2/15/17
12 oz. can poured into a tulip style pint glass.

Right off this looks and smells great going into the glass. I got two fingers of bone white foam with patches of lace capping the hazy amber pour. The dank, citrusy nose has grapefruit and pineapple standouts and to a lesser extent pine and floral notes. The taste mirrors the nose with some added malty sweetness. My first sip was dominated by the bitterness but by the third or fourth sip it had settled into a nice harmony with a dry slightly bitter finish. Creamy with a medium body and moderate carbonation this one is a pleasure to drink.

Overall a great DIPA that in my opinion is among the best that Maryland has to offer. Give it a try.

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Photo of IAmThird
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look is exactly what you would expect a DIPA to have. Decent lace. The aroma has some hop floral aspects and good malt sweetness in the background; the aroma is good for style. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I would expect for this style but within range.

The taste is where I was let down. The beer taste does not live up to the aroma. There is a good bit of mineralization and the middle of my tongue goes dead for 10 seconds after a drink. This throws the beer out of balance and creates a more off or flat mouthfeel than I would expect. The mouthfeel is thin but within range for style.

This DIPA is ok but I'm not certain I agree with all the hype around it based on the two I have tried.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can for this review, after numerous times before:
This particular can pours a typical double-IPA orange golden, with a lasting white head that leaves some spots and streaks of lace.

The nose is also quite classic: citrus notes and pithy bitterness. An orange to tangerine pulp citrus note with a pithy to pine sap bitterness.

Taste is similar to the nose, but has a generic bitterness that overlays these notes. There's a bit of spice and extra pithiness with the citrus orange opening, leaning it towards orange rind. A piney note comes across next, while the malts continue to attempt a little balance - fairing decently but not completely. Eventually a combining yields a classic grapefruit pith and lightly piney finish.

Fairly clean beer that has a medium heft and a little prickly and spicy bite on the palate.

This beer isn't always the most consistent, but this batch is on point. Fairly classic and highly enjoyable, I enjoy this beer much more often than I don't; and when I enjoy it, I enjoy it more than most offerings.

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Photo of DMc8ride
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gobuccos
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nubza
3.81/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBass
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of boogerisu
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Double Duckpin from Union Craft Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 565 ratings.
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