Double D Double IPA | Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Double D Double IPADouble D Double IPA

Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company
Delaware, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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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 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 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 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 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 NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Old Dominion Brewing Co. "Double D Double IPA"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLING DATE 03/21/16" and sampled on 07/03/16
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Claymont, DE

Appearance: Very nice. Mainly clear deep gold/amber body beneath a rocky head of white that leaves craggy rings and patches of thin lace behind.

Aroma: Earthy, leafy, grassy and mildly citrusy over a dull malt component.

Flavor: Not surprisingly the flavor follows the aroma with little variation other than the addition of a solid bitterness that you could never smell anyway. It's solidly malty and solidly bitter with a good deal of hops but they don't appear very lively. Fruitiness, whether it be from yeast or hops, lingers in the back. It's almost as if there's a touch of pine as well, but that may just be the impression I'm getting from the leafy and grassy hops mixed with the 9% ABV. The alcohol never really steps forward though, which is good, but it does add a touch to the dry and bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full in body with a moderate carbonation level that leaves it just gently tingling and smooth and velvety. No faults here!

Overall: Blocky. As it stands, nothing really stands out. Either the hops need to move forward and become brighter, or the malt needs more character. It's strong, and it's rounded and balanced, but it lacks excitement and has no memorability.

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

Poured from 12-oz bottle into Belgian tulip glass. Clear, dark-orange color with a three-finger eggshell head that leaves sheets of lacing. Aroma was malt forward, without much going on from the hops. Nicely balanced flavor, solid malt backbone with a little citrus and pine and a whole lot of grapefruit zest-like bitterness on the finish. The sample was bottled a little over 4 months ago, so the hop character may have faded a bit. A pretty good DIPA nonetheless.

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Photo of ksimons
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
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 Marraybay
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
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 -2.7%
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 stevoj
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hoppy enough, for an east coast DIPA. Orange golden color with nice foamy head. Pure hop aroma, piney, resinous, more of the same in the taste. Short finish, but overall pretty good.

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Photo of estimatedprophethawk
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into an IPA crystal glass. Born on date 12/01/15.

Color. How do you rate the color of a dipa? Yeah. It's dark golden.

Nose. Spicy, sweet, mango, citrus with a touch of pineapple. A touch of pine and onion.

Taste. Brown sugar quickly moves to bitter piney dank, with a long bitter/crisp dank finish.

Mouthfeel. Creamy with a slight syrupy finish.

Thus is quite possibly the perfect representation of an American DIPA about two years ago. Today? It still is, but the competition is right there.

I really like this beer. The alcohol is completely masked by a very nice mildy east coast Hoppy presence. I really like this beer, but I'm a hop head and have been for ten years. I would never turn down this beer unless someone offered me this and a Hill Farmstead or Treehouse IPA.

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

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This beefy DIPA pours a deep honey amber color with a nice head of white foam that subsides to a thin ring and pooling layer with nice lacing. Nose of heavy pine, pineapple, and rich caramel malts. Flavors follow the nose with pineapple and citrus laden hops drenched in caramel malts that fade in the middle to back with a VERY strong pine hop note that finishes piney and bitter. Good carbonation to cut through the caramel and hops with subtle heat on the back from strong alcohol content.

A Christmas gift from my old boss........Thanks Larry!


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Photo of crisis1290
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big fan of Old Dominion brews , for the most part. This Double D IPA was very good. Cracked the bottle and the aroma was pleasant. This was nice and foamy on the pour. Sweet citrus fruit aromas filled the air and not over powering. This was a combo of bitter hops and sweet malt. No bad after taste. I would order this one again !!!

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Photo of Gajo74
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This one pours a hazy golden orange with a nice foam head and plenty of sticky lace. There is an almost intense hop oil aroma; it feels like you are breathing citric and resiny hop fumes as well as alcohol. Similarly the taste is quite hop forward. There is a big grapefruit finish and a big bitter aftertaste. The palate is also bitter and dry. There is also alcohol. The feel is medium bodied, slick and oily. The carbonation is prickly. This one is good for a hops fix, but not particularly balanced. Also, I wish the alcohol was masked a bit more. Overall, I would have again as it was tasty enough. Nevertheless it's not the best example of the style.

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

A- Hazy orange-copper, white head, sticky lacing,
S- Resiny hops, bit of citrus
T- Follows the smell- Bitter resiny hops, pine,
M- Slick, heavy bodied, medium carbonation, nice to drink.
O- A very solid DIPA all the ay around.

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Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Tulip glsss out of the bottle. Nice appearance with a white foamy head and excellent lacing. Somewhat typical IPA aroma, but not overpowering scent. Extremely strong hoppy bitterness not for the casual IPA drinker.

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Photo of MerryTapster
4.37/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Copper. Nice head that lingers.

S: Citrus, Pine and Resin. Some malt character as well

T: I really like the flavor. It's a pretty big hop bomb, but it's balanced nicely with maltiness. Pine and Resin come through nicely, with some big malty biscuit notes showing up.

F: Typical Double IPA. Smooth with decent carbonation

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Photo of qchic
3.24/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks good, smells ok, tastes unappealing. I liked Dominion when they were in northern Va (and still independent), but this doesn't take me back. A bit syrupy, making it hard to get through.

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Photo of not_an_evil_overlord
2.68/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Disclaimer: I grabbed this for a "build your own 6 pack" batch and it may have been sitting in the bottle shop for quite some time.

Look: Gorgeous, an absolutely beautiful clear dark amber - copper color. Poured a fair head at 1.5-2 fingers (I have big fingers) with a slightly off-white color. Visible carb.

Smell: A little muted (which is why I think I may have gotten unlucky with my selection) with some grapefruit notes that promised something nice and refreshing.

Taste: Now, I hope this was a bad one because the taste was really bad. Loads of phenol alcohol that made it taste like hand sanitizer. I was eating it with some chinese pork sausage, belgian endive, and crab cakes if that effects anything.

Feel: Didn't quite burn going down as much as it did scorch my insides.

Overall: DIPAs are my favorite style but this made me sad. I really wanted to like this beer and I am going to give it another try in the future but as of right now I'm not happy with it.

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Photo of Raime
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Double D.

Old Dominion is so far on a streak to prove that they are ( in my opinion) one of the absolute best in terms of widely available brews on the market. Let's hope this one can follow in the foot steps of the others.

Look - This nectar flows from the bottle forming into a burnt sunset orange with a two finger off-white head that is slowly taking its leave as I watch it sit. Carbonation appears to be on a medium level with this one. Head retains well and leaves an excellent amount of lacing. 5.

Smell - Oh lawd Satan of Hell. The nose is not strong on this one. Grapefruit dominanta with some medium hits of malt...end. 3.

Taste - Where did this shit come from?! Fruityness and juiciness is on a near ten with this nose!. Grapefruit juice, mango juice, a few drops of pear juice to round it all out!. HORY SHIT ( in my best Asian accent) this is a tasty brew. The maltyness does come in upon the swallow to arrest the other flavors and charge them with crimes against my taste buds Legislation 666 of the taste bud code for being too tasty. Damn system man. 4.5.

Feel - Creamy and contrived ( not even sure what that word means, but damn if this beer doesn't make me feel like an aristocrat) " No work here! Shouts the fat well fed man in his sealskin coat " . Medium bodied, with medium carbonation. A four will do good here since I never let intoxication levels determine my scores. 4.

Overall - Well...In my opinion Old Dominion cannot do any wrong. Admittedly, if it weren't for the malty finish this would have gotten a touch higher score in the taste category. Doesn't smell great. But everything else is up there. And at 9%? You bet your virgin asshole I'd have it again. 4.5.

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

Good DIPA. Pours a slightly hazy light copper color. Medium size off-white head with good retention. A covering remains on the glass throughout. Thick band of lacing form on the glass. Aroma highlights bitterness and biscuity malt. Flavor is bitter, without any heavy citrusy or floral notes. The biscuity malt presence is prominent too. Mouthfeel is dry and bitter. The 9% abv is well hidden. A well crafted beer, nothing exceptional in the taste, but a nice smooth bitter IPA.

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Double D Double IPA from Old Dominion Brewing Company
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