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
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:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,744
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
579
pDev:
13.42%
Bros Score:
3.52
 
 
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15
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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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Photo of Timtac
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ordybill
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
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 -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GregSemenza
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of TAisaBAlla
3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tohibii
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
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 +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noelito76
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
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 Urs
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcotom
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
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 Dave1999
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MattXT
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of ngaron
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LisaEisMe
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of entenduintransit
4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Carolvs
3.39/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Double D Double IPA from Old Dominion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 579 ratings
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