Double Duckpin | Union Craft Brewing Company

BA SCORE
94
outstanding
553 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:
553
Reviews:
103
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
7.96%
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
121
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 553 |  Reviews: 103
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

Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nick_perry
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow color with a very slightly green tint. Very dank, hoppy aroma. Strong hop profile that is very citrusy. A bit of a bite on the finish, with a lingering, resin-like finish.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 2/9/2017 so 3 weeks sold. Poured can into pint glass. It pours a hazy, orange-amber with one finger of ecru-colored head and extensive, elegant lacing with great retention. It's very fragrant with aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, sweet malt, pine needles, and floral hops. It's very dank and opens with the sweetness of the pineapple and mango, along with a nice base of malt. Then, you're slapped by a wave of biting hops that leaves a decidedly bitter finish and aftertaste. It's really well-balanced and the tastes just pop. This ale is medium in body, with lively carbonation, and with all the flavor you don't really notice the 8.5% ABV. Overall, this is just a superb DIPA. I was WOWed by it!

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Photo of Josholson666
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gordavidson
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andnkuhn
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingJive
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ctb6582
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jAyRoC40
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear and golden. The aroma is fruity, but not overly. Taste is piney and finishes smooth.

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

Photo of mmoriarty
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jonbonfondle
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | 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 553 ratings.
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