Double D Double IPA | Old Dominion Brewing Company

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82
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566 Ratings
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Double D Double IPADouble D Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company
Delaware, United States
olddominion.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BuxMontBeerLover on 05-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
566
Reviews:
98
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.46%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
131
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 566 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of Dillinger
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of haines710
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried one in a make your own six pack from Wegmans close to Wilmington Delaware. Pours from bottle into a pint glass beautiful copper orange color with thick head that has staying power. Lots of lacing tools I slowly drink. Taste is bitter and malty bit much fruitiness which is more present in the smell. Decent beer with high alcohol content. Enjoying it.

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Photo of Panamericano86
4.71/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Cold bottle poured into a clear plastic 12oz McCafe' cup ok ok "get it together americano" try & see if I can do a proper review. Wow! hot damm almighty mmmm mmm buddy that 1st swig ooouuu wheeee, strong & fruitful, very berry fruitful yet smooth with a pleasing to the eye, thick ambery orange color that resembles an October harvest moon, & i aint talkin sierra, nevada folks lol I cant even see the mickey d's logo through the cup! Thick & plentiful. 15 minutes of drinking with half the beer already gone and its still fairly carbonated & cold! magical, Like drinking tropical punch out the bottle, wow these are some good hops that linger throughout the mouth. Brew like this, is why ill never go back to "domestic. Its been a little bit over 45 minutes & the feel is pretty nice & hearty. Good stuff

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Photo of musicsherlock
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle
Bottled 1/24/17
Reviewed 3/30/17

Crystal clear orange with nice effervescence. 2 inch cream colored head that lasts forever. Nice break from Hazy IPA's if only for one beer.

Weaker in the smell department. Classic hops and pine.

Bitter hops, piney bite, few tropical notes, good Malt coating on the palate. Reminds me of Deviant Dales though without the onion taste. Clean taste

Nice, sparkly on the tongue. Relatively dry, not cloying. Clean. Goes down easy.

Overall a nice DIPA in the style of the past 15 years, prior to Juice Bombs

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyclonece09
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Pours semicloudy orange with a white head. Smells of citrus and floral hops. Tastes of citrus hops with a decent grain backbone. Beer is light to medium bodied with good carbonation and easy drinking. Overall a very good beer.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maillard
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chillin
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikr
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anthony-s
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jricharc
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
4.11/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The Bottle Backlog at Chez Woody continues to discharge its veterans. Next up to get a medal on her ample chest is A1C Deanie Davis for her keeping the home fires burning! A1C "Double D" was a popular pin-up whose ample likeness was emblazoned on the nose of one of the many troop carriers shot down over Normandy during the prelude to D-Day. How do I know? I am a plankowner aboard the USS Normandy (CG-60) and a recipient of the Normandy Survivors' Association torch! We inherently know. Salute!

From the bottle: "Her parents named her Deanie Davis. Uncle Sam assigned her call letters: Double D. This daring Imperial IPA detonates at 9- IBUs and 9% Alc. By Vol."

I brought some silk stockings with the line running up the back for A1C Davis & she showed her appreciation by first rolling them up & securing them with her garter belt and then rolling them back down! I warned her about the Pop!, but she threw back her head & laughed. Boo! She turned out to be one of those screwed-up screw-tops. I still proceeded gently, though, and was surprised to find that she is a blonde. More laughter on her part. I asked her about her preference on the pour & she said that she liked to be upended & thrown. Ahh. I just haven't the energy, given my advancing age & cumulative drinking habits, She remained amused, however, and smiled as I lifted her towards the light to note her Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper coloring (SRM = > 9, < 13) with a slight haze which may have been due to her being chilly. Her high beams seemed to indicate that such was the case. She smelled deeply of mint & caramel, both of which were in short supply during combat. She laughed & asked if I had seen combat, I replied that I did my best duty in the bad bush and she opened her mouth to slip me the tongue, Mouthfeel was medium-to-full & I was quick to engage her in hand-to-hand (ahem!) combat. She was quite tasty, musky with an overload of pine-y, resinous hops followed closely by a caramel sweetness. Mmm, baby, yer gonna be tough to leave when my unit ships out! She gave me that same sly smile that had caught my eye at the USO and winked. I finished fairly quickly thereafter. I mean, the finish was semi-dry, just sweet enough to bring me to the verge of tears, but not enough to forget the bitterness that would accompany our inevitable separation. I'll miss you, A1C Deanie Davis! Wotta bombshell! Fare thee well.

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Photo of TooLucid
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I quite like this brew and Old Dominion in general. Not for the faint of heart, it's not so much the taste (although it is quite bitter) as it is the ABV and the HEAVY feeling of the beer. Perfect for when I want something more hearty. I must have picked up more than a handful of six-packs over the last couple years.

Taste - It's been a while but, it's not particularly complex, bitter and earthy I'd say.
Feel - You'll feel every sip until you are drifting, it's a pleasant fulfilling, warming beer.

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Photo of Timtac
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky amber color with a thin white head. The aroma is full of citrus and caramel. The taste is a bitter citrus driven IPA . A nice beer.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GregSemenza
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of travelguy
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TAisaBAlla
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tohibii
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

This isn't bad with the main point of merit being that it hides the 9% ABV rather well, which is nothing to scoff at. However, it hides it with a straightforward IPA Pine-resin bitterness that doesn't really do anything beyond that once on your palate, so it's something of a mixed bag there. Needs more nuance which is why I gave it a poor "feel" rating.

The other beers in the Pin-Up 12 pack are better than this, but it's certainly passable.

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Photo of DuncanBishop24
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Double D Double IPA from Old Dominion Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 566 ratings.
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