Double Trunk | The Dudes' Brewing Company

BA SCORE
59.5%
Liked This Beer
3.72 w/ 173 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Dudes' Brewing Company
California, United States
thedudesbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 04-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,095
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
173
Liked:
103
Avg:
3.72/5
pDev:
15.86%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
48
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 173 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Santosizer
1/5  rDev -73.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I genuinely love the taste of this beer. But I always regret it the next day with that hangover feel after 1 of these. I think they're adding a generous portion of sugar in this during fermentation and this is the reason I am keeping this beer from being a high 4 review. Reason I claim this is the body... It is very thin with a very mild malt profile. There's just no other way they're hitting these ABV numbers and getting this body without adding sugar during fermentation. Because of this practice you essentially have a malt liquor brew and claiming it to be craft beer. For this to be a great craft, they need to care about the beer. Use a Wyeast, dry hop with some simcoe, and get that abv up there from the boil. Calling this a DIPA or anything remotely close to an IPA is a disservice to the craft community. If cheaply hopped malt liquor is your thing, then this beer is for you.

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Photo of Penrodeo
1.32/5  rDev -64.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of JohnPecod
1.91/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

As an LA resident I really want to get behind the plethora of new local breweries that seem to be popping up almost daily. I love the name "The Dudes" and sure they are capable of making some decent beers but Double Trunk is not one of them.

The smell is heavy on malts and doesn't inspire confidence in the hop bill. This beer starts out super malty and sweet with very little hop flavor. The bitterness comes in way late with a heavy hand as if the makers knew they had a sweet cloying mess and tried to cover their tracks. This beer drinks hotter than the 10.8% abv.

Drain pour.

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Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
1.95/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of ConradKenney
2/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of Dougsurf50
2.04/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of transbeman
2.21/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Tastes like a sick cross between Colt 45 and that one Safeway-brand IPA (Green Something). Smells sweet and gross. Tastes strongly of alcohol.

There's no reason this should be commercially available.

I'm as qualified to call myself a surgeon as this company is a brewery.

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Photo of HopsintheSack
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of leodarko
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of kiki3drt292
2.96/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beernazi
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of azdback
3.02/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Idrankitall
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Zorro
3.09/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Dark amber colored beer with a tall off-white colored head. I can describe the color best as a burnt orange.

Smell is sweet and woody with a little eucalyptus and orange scents. Unfortunately that is about all not a very aromatic ale.

Starts out sweet and bitter with a woody orange aftertaste. Bittersweet describes the flavor. And that is all she wrote just bittersweet.

Mouthfeel is thick.

Overall, I don't care for this one much.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a half finger of head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is lemon and flowers.
The taste is mild bitterness... a little lemon and other citrus.
The texture is medium.
It's easy drinking but not much flavor.

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Photo of SierraFlight
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Naja’s Place in Redondo Beach. Piney and citrus hop aroma. Similar flavors with measured bitterness and sold mouthfeel. Easy to drink for a 10% beer.

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Photo of campfirebrew
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of dominic4beer
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of mattvandyk
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of eDawgs
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of mroberts1204
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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Double Trunk from The Dudes' Brewing Company
Beer rating: 59.5% out of 100 with 173 ratings
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