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Double D Double IPA | Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Double D Double IPADouble D Double IPA
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3.65/5
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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:
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Added by BuxMontBeerLover on 05-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,643
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
572
pDev:
13.42%
Bros Score:
3.52
 
 
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15
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3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottling date: July-12
Poured slowly into a standard pint glass.

A: Poured with almost no head forming at all. The small amount of head that did form disapated almost immediately. The brew is a copperish orange and mostly clear.

S: The aroma is very mild. There is just a bit of sweet malt and a little floral and citrus hops.

T: The taste has lots of sweet and bready malt. The sweetness is balanced by a sharp and bitter earthy hops flavor and a little bit of alcohol heat.

M: The body is medium, maybe just a little to the lighter side of medium. It leaves a little bit of a slick mouth coating and a pleasant bitter aftertaste.

O: Overall, this is a pretty good DIPA, particularly if you like bitter brews. The strong malt backbone and the bitter hops bomb balance out to a very robust and flavorful beer. Perhaps this beer is not in the top tier of a very competitive and large field of DIPA's, but it is a solid offering worth trying.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Marraybay
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: Copper amber; Bit of cloudiness and some lacing.

Smell: Typical pine and citrus notes.

Taste: Grapefruit and pine. Not much else.

Feel: Non-descript.

Overall: A bit one dimensional. Decent body; heavy on the citrusy pith. Not enough malt-sweetness to
counterbalance. Better examples available.

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Photo of farrago
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Finger plus of creamy off-white color, mixed bubble set with divots across the surface, retention is just above average, the lacing is broad and sticks well if not exceptionally. Clean, clear coppery color with widely dispersed bubbles of larger size, shines well in the glass. Fresh, if at times hollow, nose of wet leafy matter, dried pine sap, tarry earth, black tea, mandarin oranges and jasmine, the pineapple, apple, pear to apricot fruit guileless and of few words. Light to medium-bodied with a creamy texture which helps it flow with relative ease, the carbonation more of a subtle churn than prickle. Does not really emphasize any specific element, seems intent on blending it all into a whole. Orange and minor pink grapefruit, flowers, pine breeze and mineral water, stays fresh rather than indulge in anything beyond a patina of breadiness, caramel and brown sugar, not dry yet nowhere near “sweet” either. The peach, apricot, apple fruit clean and not tropical. There is a bitter and unbalanced quality to the finish which stands out because of how integrated and unassuming it was beforehand. You’d run out of conversation halfway through dinner if sat next to it.

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Photo of ksimons
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Color is a cloudy honey orange color with a thin layer of white head. Aroma is of citrus, pine, and caramel malt. Taste is heavy on pine and citrus with light malt sweetness. Medium body and crisp carbonation. Overall this is an old bottle (at least 3 months old) so taste may be a bit off, but seems a little too heavy on the pine and citrus.

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Photo of cimms001
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Photo of TTripp725
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Jason
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz brown bomber.

LOOK: Cloudy amber hue, thin sticky lace

SMELL: Mandarin oranges, caramel, rose water, grassy, estery

TASTE: Creamy, slick, fullish body, very bitter, faintly astringent, citrus overload, rind, pith, zest, warming alcohol, bittersweet finish

A bit off kilter, could be considered a hoppy Barleywine. Regardless, flavorful enough and fun enough to make me want to take another sip.

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Photo of Jammyman
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dankjohn
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of juicebox
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of donscott
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a variety pack of beer from Old Dominion. It was called their pin up girl collection. It had three different types of beer. Overall all the beers where decent. This is a decent middle of the road IPA. Nothing great but good enough to get again. Worth a try.

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Photo of mjh0527
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of jminch
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of briandaube
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of toutaboutstout
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served: straight out of the bottle...I know...wasn't expecting much.

Appearance: I can't rate this. I drank it from the bottle. Kudos for using a brown bottle though.

Aroma: quite nice. Unexpected from a beer with a screw top. It's defiantly all hops. Lets see if the taste matches.

Taste: wonderful. Fresh hops, citrus and some malts. The high gravity is masked. Always a plus.

Mouthfeel: it is a bit too carbonated, but that's ok. One should take their time savoring this one.

Overall: good double IPA. Very true to the name. Nice label. Don't underestimate the screw top.

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Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmk91
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of BBQWhisperer
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of mtpHokie
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BraveMountie
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Brenden
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a deep, richly honeyed sort of amber color, fairly thick in the middle and opaque, for the most part, with some cloudiness to it. The head is a creamy yellow-tinted one, almost a full finger's height with adequate lace sticking to the glass.
Lots of citrus and a boozy note hit the nostrils, an impression of triple sec before some candied orange peel and powdered sugar sweetness transitions to more of a floral and perfume note.
Hops show up a little more strongly in the flavor; it's not an exceptionally hoppy beer, particularly for the style, but it isn't weak. It works in such a way that it does find balance without being overly malty. Oddly, it's a beer that someone who doesn't like hoppy beers may actually like, but it doesn't give up the bitterness. There's a ton of overall citrus character, but the zest (rind) and pith show quite a bit.
The body is medium, fairly creamy and plenty crisp, going ever so slightly astringent just on the end.

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Photo of kevvoe
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

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Double D Double IPA from Old Dominion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 572 ratings
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