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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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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double D is a full-bodied Imperial India Pale Ale, flaunting sultry guava, mango, and tropical fruit aromas as a result of dry hopping with Citra, Zythos and Crystal hops. Brewed with light toasted malt and Bravo bittering hops, this double delights with smooth warming alcohols and a torrid finish.

Added by BuxMontBeerLover on 05-19-2011

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Ratings: 576 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of metter98
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is quite hazy yellow in color with some orange hues. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down but left a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of peppery spices are present in the nose.
T: The taste is mostly dominated by flavors of spicy hops—cinnamon and peppers seem to stand out in particular—along with some hints of tropical fruits and caramel malts. The spicy hops linger into the finish and also have some semblance to dank pine.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied, crisp, and somewhat prickly on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The spicy hops in this IPA really deliver a lot of "bite" to both the taste and mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of RickStalzer
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThePold
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle into a glass. Not a lot of head, okay lacing. Smells not much... taste is just okay for a double IPA. I'd say this is a standard issue modern IPA but not something I'm going out of my way to buy. Kind of ubiquitous round here anyway.

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Photo of mythaeus
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of slhuggy
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of q33jeff
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle to pint glass.
LOOK: Yellow, some haze, small white head.
AROMA: Plenty of citrus.
TASTE: Citrus, touch of hoppy/woody.
On the deck with dinner; grilled "Kobas"
FEEL: Above avg Carbonation, easy drinking.
Nice citrusy ipa.


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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a burnt orange to copper color with a lasting finger's worth of white foamy head that glistened and fell off at a moderate pace. Sly messy lace.
The aroma had a decent blend of soft sweet caramel/toffee malts gliding into some grassy/semi-tobacco leafy and citrusy sweet pulpy hops.
The flavor had a dried malty sweetness up front and then a touch of the hops (somewhat chewy and leafy). For the most part, they blended and slid into the aftertaste to follow on into the finish.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Tobacco leafiness restrained some of the smoothness and this ended up being a bit more drier than I had hoped for.
Overall, seemed like an aged barleywine to an extent. Unsure if I would have again, only if I can find fresher. Would be nice to find a date, but hey, this will stand until the brewery learns to start putting dates on their beer bottles.

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Photo of Dillinger
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of haines710
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
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%
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 +8.5%
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 +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyclonece09
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
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 +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maillard
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of mikr
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anthony-s
4.07/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jricharc
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
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 +10.7%
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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Double D Double IPA from Old Dominion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 576 ratings
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