Double D Double IPA | Old Dominion Brewing Company

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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
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
560
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
13.5%
 
 
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Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.34/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE - 2F light brown head that dissipates, lots of lacing, amber, hazy

AROMA/SCENT - Hops, malts, pine, a little sweet.

TASTE - Hops, bitter, nutty, pine. ABV well-hidden.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Good carbonation, dry, bubbly, light, effervescent, crisp, refreshing.

VALUE - Good value - 6-pack for $11.99.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Very nice Imperial IPA. Too bad they don't distribute in NY. I had to go to Hoboken to buy it.

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Photo of fishmanpa
4.57/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice orangy color with a good 1+ finger head that left a thick lacing on the glass. Citrusy overtones in the aroma but very balanced with malt as well. It smelled "smooth". A complex taste with the citrus hitting you first, then a smooth malt middle and finally a nice bitter bite at the end. Overall, a really nice offering. Careful though, at 9% ABV, those Double D’s will hit you upside the head!

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Photo of Csikic93
4.23/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a blood orange with a thick white head. Smells piney and very citrusy. Tastes citrusy and finishes with a strong pine. Bitter initially but not terrible even for 90 ibu's. Would drink again.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +10.2%
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 Mooslerfitness
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good could drink a few of these great blood orange color with 1/2 finger head off white lacing till the end smell of lite citrus fruit and pine taste just like it smells nothing great nothing bad will drink again

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Photo of droomyster
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper body with a rich, frumpy white head with excellent retention. Big floral aromas blend with fresh leafiness and a hint of caramel, with the sweeter notes less pronounced than in my favorite double IPAs. Tastes good but simply lacks the sweetness of many double IPAs. Hop-dominant, with zesty orange peel and resinous flavors overwhelm the taste from start to finish. I wish it had a maltier mid-palate to make it more interesting.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Appearance: golden orange; slightly effervescent; medium frothy off-white head, long lasting, good lacing

Smell: sweet malts with piney hop notes

Taste: malty sweetness in the background with a noticeable upfront resiny bite; finishes slightly dry due to the hops lingering, but you can tell the malt is still there; kind of astringent aftertaste

Mouthfeel: a bit creamy with noticeable carbonation

Remarks: not bad, but I don't care for this type of hop

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Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. has a golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is kind of malty, some fruits. Taste is piney hops, malts, light fruits, mild bitterness, a touch of alcohol. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall surprisingly easy drinking considering the abv, but if you are looking for a hop bomb, this ain't it.

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Photo of hopflyer
3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark orange and clear

Smells of malt and booze.

Taste follows he nose. A lot of malt a a tad boozy. Hops take far back seat to the malt sweetness here. What little hops are detected are extremely bitter and don't carry much citrus or pine.

Medium to heavy body and medium carbonation.

Not too pleased with this. Pissed I bought a whole case but it's thankfully all gone now. Will not revisit.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%

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 TreyIsWilson
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

A - Pours a clear golden orange with a one-finger creamy white head. Heavy amount of sticky lacing.

S - Aromas of citrus and sweet caramel malts.

T - Taste is sweet malts fading into resinous piney hops. There is a light citrus flavor throughout. Finish is lingering bitter hops.

M - Medium bodied with low carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel. Slight alcohol burn in the finish.

O - This is a decent DIPA. The flavors are nicely balanced with an emphasis on resinous hops.

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Photo of Brenden
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
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 mthomp081
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - golden yellow hue, crisp white head, some lacing

S - citrus, hops, rather strong alcohol note

T - very zesty and citrus hops, can definitely taste the alcohol

M - creamy, medium carbonation

O - Good IPA. Nice amount of hops and very zesty and citrusy. Warming alcohol. Would consider drinking again.

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Photo of Timmmer1983
2.85/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Not really my kind of Double IPA. To sweet and no balance. I can't even find any hop flavor at all. The only saving grace is that the bar I am at serves it in a 16oz pint glass. That is all I have to say and why do these things have to be so damn long.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Dark amber gold color that is very transparent. Heavy bubbles creating a white head rising maybe to about one finger's length.

Smell: Light citrus and that's it.

Taste: Bitter and a little sour, feels biting into a mellow grapefruit while still leaving the skin on. Hoppy but not too bitter.

Mouth: Lacks that after-taste you crave. Chewy, and slight sour finish.

Overall: Average at best DIPA,I have and you have had better. Doesn't do much to surprise the palates. It's a little in flavor but strong in alcohol giving you a slight buzz. There's definitely room for improvement. Grab a glass and have a taste....salud!

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Photo of dank203
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pretty decent DIPA, big grapefruit note on the nose, white wine characteristics, earthy. booze coming through. bit of tropical fruit. not overly bitter, well balanced. some citrus peel/lemon. overall, really drinkable, flavors are pretty complex but it has a harsh burn to it

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Photo of Emnmarko
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Clear golden amber, on the pale side. A hard pour gets a creamy two finger head that leaves plenty of lacing.

S- Sweet citrus fruit aromas dominate the nose. There is a earthly, metallic sense to it.

T- Bitter hops meet sweet malts. A good mixture and balance. A pine needle aftertaste lingers

M- Medium to heavy bodied with a sticky feel.

O- This DIPA is very well balanced and a good example of the east coast variety. Not a hop bomb according to style but well balanced with a moderate malt backbone. Sits on the fence so to speak. I could see myself drinking one of these again in the future without a doubt.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange ish color with a soapy froth and plenty of lace. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, granola and pineapple. In the taste, grapefruit and pine flavor from serious hop additions, to go along with a sweeter pale malt backing. Fair coarse leafy bitterness and a warming sensation round out the brew. Medium bodied, a bit on the thin side, but smooth and very drinkable. Not a bad imperial ipa.

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Photo of donscott
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
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 M_C_Hampton
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a clear plastic hotel cup, orange amber colored with a white head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: earthy pine resin smells, quite sweet, honey, brown sugar, slight citrus

T: fruity bubblegum flavors, herbal, basil, grassy, really odd

M: medium to full, good carbonation

O: flavor profile is strange

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

Pours a clear golden copper with a dense, frothy cream head that lingers.

Aroma is resiny, with thick caramel malt forming the backbone. There's a muted grapefruit underlying character. Toasted, bready notes accent the profile.

Sweet caramel malt, on the cloying side, finishes resiny and bitter. There are accents of citrus pith. Toasted, bready notes offer relief from sweetness.

Body is slick and fairly full, with moderate carbonation, a bit of hop astringency, and moderate alcohol warmth.

Rich, overly sweet malt, bitter hops to counter, but the sweetness is overwhelming. Fairly boozy and resiny.

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Photo of Kendo
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the bottle into a Duvel tulip. Body is hazy orangey-amber with a 1-finger off-white head. Some good splotchy lace.

S: Juicy citrus over cereal grains.

T: Citrusy - think oranges and lemons - over sweet caramel malt. Quite sweet, actually, though it finishes with a lingering bitterness that fights the sweetness for dominance in the aftertaste, with the sweetness ultimately prevailing. Some sort of earthy spiciness is present too, along with alcohol at the finish.

M: A bit thinner than expected. Call it medium in heft, but it feels a little weaker. Carbonation is quite low, leaving it with a juicy, slick feel.

O: OK. Reminds me more of an American Barleywine with all that sweetness and the clearly-noted alcohol.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into sam adams custom glass, color is copper, transparent, nice carbonation, great presenting head with some good lingering lace and top.

Smell is pretty malty, some biscuit, very solidy hop bitterness, mostly pine and some light citrus.

Taste is malty forward, clean pale and some biscuit or toast type flavors, quickly overtaken by the strong hop bitterness, slightly sweet lingers; hops are less pine than scent, some citrus and some solid earthy notes. hard to believe this clocks in at 9% - alochol notes are hidden well.

Mouthfeel goes cloying as it warms, pretty strong lingering sweetness, hops try to balance but the bitterness is not compensating.

Overall, a fairly neutral double ipa, a bit cloying in the lingering sweetness, good malty flavors upfront but do not finish pleasantly from the slightly over sweet flavor. Hop notes are nice and balanced up to the mouthfeel.

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Photo of Glennlawless
2.78/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

poured into pint glass

A - hazy orange one finger creamy head. a really solid looking DIPA

S - smells like mild bubblegum...mild mango citrus type fruit....alcohol is definitely coming though as well.

T - i get some grapefruit and maybe even a little bready at the end. everything is kind of masked by the tint of alcohol though so its hard to pin point exact flavors.

M - kind of a velvety mouth feel. very carbonated.

Overall...this beer had potential...if that grapefruit blasted through the entire time with out being interrupted by alcohol it would of been better. beer poured and looked awesome as well....taste wasn't there though. average DIPA.

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Photo of Omnium
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a decent gold orange color, 2 finger of thick fluffy white head, nice lacing.
S - Aroma is full of lots of sweet malt, overly ripe tropical fruit and some alcohol.
T - Taste is very sweet, lots of candied kinda malt, some dark fruit in there, a little hop dankness, and some over ripe mango.
M - Very sweet and bitter, finishes dry.
O - Everything is off balance in this, too much malt sweetness, not enough hop flavor or aroma.

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Double D Double IPA from Old Dominion Brewing Company
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