Double D Double IPA | Old Dominion Brewing Company

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82
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568 Ratings
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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:
568
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.46%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
132
For Trade:
0
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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 DuncanBishop24
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noelito76
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 Urs
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Dave1999
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 MattXT
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mastema
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of LisaEisMe
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of entenduintransit
4.14/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Carolvs
3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of speaking_for_trees
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AaronNQ
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AD17
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChipChaight
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shanty76
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 jkonte
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ebeemer
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Walleybeer
4.48/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Double D Double IPA from Old Dominion Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 568 ratings.
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