Double D Double IPA | Old Dominion Brewing Company

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82
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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:
565
Reviews:
98
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.46%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
131
For Trade:
0
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Photo of kylehay2004
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: nice lacing and single finger head on a clear crimson body.

S: sour citrus dominates with some caramel malts.

T: candied citrus which is much for sour than sweet. The malts and hops are poorly presented and overpowered by the sourness. I almost wonder if this keg is bad.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: This is just not a good DIPA, especially in a very hard genre to compete in with so many good ones out there.

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

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Knapp85
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of brentk56
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber; a few squiggles of foam are left on the side of the glass by the modest head that caps the liquid

Smell: Tangerine, peach and tropical, floral tones

Taste: The biscuity malt takes a back seat to the tangerine and peach tones in the front with more tropical fruit flavors arriving as well; by mid-palate, the bitterness becomes more assertive and lingers into the finish; rather well-attenuated

Mouthfeel: Medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: About six weeks since the bottling date and the hop flavors are very nice

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/11/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate pale malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice DIPA style. All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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 mendvicdog
2.99/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Had on tap at Brews by the Bay.

A: Pours a copper/amber color with a small fizzy head with decent retention. Little whisps of lacing form on the glass.

S: Some grapefruit, caramel, brown sguar, and some faint pine. Slightly sweet, not as hoppy as I thought it might be.

T: More grapefruit and citrus with some pine coming during the middle. There is some more caramelized malt, a touch more than I was hoping for.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Abv was well hidden for 10%.

O: A pretty good effort, a little sweeter than I usually go for in a DIPA, would have liked to have been a bit more bitter. Will grab a bottle when I see it and give another shot and update if needed.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%

I tried this bottle from an IPA glass chilled , review from notes

The color is dark golden with medium amber hue and light hazed appearance with good clarity with 2 finger pale cream fine bead and thick lace stickage. The smell is very sweet with mild caramel type scent and mild floral quality with slight alcohol apparent in the aroma. The feel has a mild sweetness with medium carbonation and modeately high bitterness with slight warmth of alcohol as it finishes dry.

The taste is pretty decent with semi-sweet flavor which leads to bitter and herbal hop base with some caramel in the malt obvious with subtle pine type hop with sharp bitter flavor and mild alcohol intensity which makes it seem dry as it finishes but a slight residual sweetness is there as the bitterness continues with alcohol hanging on. This is certainly strong and has enough hops to make you take notice but there is a balance and it lacks hop flavor to match the alcohol. I would prefer more hop aroma for this style personally

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Photo of Jason
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
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 atrocity
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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 millerbuffoon
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Double D Double IPA from Old Dominion Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 565 ratings.
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