Double Dog Double IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

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Double Dog Double IPADouble Dog Double IPA
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3.9/5
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Double Dog Double IPADouble Dog Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
flyingdogbrewery.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RblWthACoz on 03-08-2007

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#13,055
Reviews:
1,007
Ratings:
1,982
pDev:
12.82%
 
 
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Photo of agreenman19
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cardfan212
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a shaker pint.

Look - Pours an intimidating cloudy dark orange with a thick white head. Much brighter than a lot of other beers I'm used to.

Smell - Basic light piney hops, smells more like a session than a double. Lures you in with its quietness.

Taste - Hops immediately on the tongue, but the flavor quickly develops into a complex dark roasted malt flavor and ends on a peppery alcohol sting. A lot going on. Like drinking a west coast IPA and a Russian imperial stout at the same time.

Feel - Medium-thick body with a slightly tingly carbonation. The alcohol is definitely present and clears out the sinuses.

Overall - This beer doesn't hold back. It's incredibly in-your-face and full of interesting character. A lot to dig in to, but it's slightly intimidating.

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Photo of tylerjin
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.31/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevotex
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Happyyb
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bbock13
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monkist
4.64/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Dann! I didn't expect it to be 11.5% ABV... I screamed after having popped the bottle open and seeing the label - on a Wednesday night. No it's not THAT night, I said, refuting the quite on the sleeve...
I started sipping it while cooking dinner on an empty stomach of course and it almost got the best of me - but I guess it's because it's quite easy to drink. When it warms up though it tends to pick up some barley wine-esque qualities... but overall it kind if reminds me some of the classic Stone Anniversary series like the Citracado? with that thick hop-honey-dew-infused-alcohol quality - which I love of course! Feels awesome! This is how a true WIPA should be like! All hardcore, pedal to the metal style. Definitely sone serious shitness going on.
Of course in the end it would never be a Stone but it is as good as it would get with booze, hop intensity, semi sweet malts and good spirits.
Hey, maybe it's like the bottle said, maybe it's really one of those nights after all! Because it's all in the bottle...

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours a clear, orange-reddish / copper hue with a decent sized satin white head that fizzles away quickly, leaving moderate lacing.

Aroma: Very gentle for an 11.5%er. . . The nose is akin to sweet, red d'anjou pears, peppery and somewhat savory, funky, pine resin oriented hops and mellow caramel custard.

Taste: Baked, savory, caramelized, maleae and apple tribe fruits drizzled with honey - particularly syrup glazed pears, candied apples and mild strawberry/blackberry tarts. While it's well balanced, the beer retains enough spicy, tree sap bitterness so as to not be cloying.

Feel: Dry/Sweet. Low carbonation. Mid/Light body. Oddly drinkable, goes down effortlessly.

Overall: An incredibly good example of a double digit ABV IIPA that isn't obnoxiously alcoholic or one dimensional in it's malt and hop bill.

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Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice: color is copper/light amber, head is off white to light tan with mixed bubble sizes, head presents 1/3 inch thick and then lingers with a frothy top with some side clinging on the glass.

Smell starts slow with light honey like sweetness, then piney bitterness with some grapefruit/citrus rind.

Taste begins as moderate malt with some honey and light caramel sweetness quickly balanced by the bitter pine and grapefruit, flavor transitions to a strong bitter and pithy flavor; lingering flavor is some boozy heat. At first i had some barleywine like qualities but that booziness seems to overpower, still fairly drinkable for 11.5% abv.

Mouthfeel starts smooth with low to moderate carbonation, hop bitterness and boozy flavor creep in in the back of the mouth and throat.

Overall a good boozy brew - interesting flavor development with malty, honey like, and quite bitter flavors and aromas.

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Photo of avisong
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

About 30 days past it's best by date. Pours a crystal clear amber with a quickly receding head, no lacing at all. Piney hop aroma with a hint of citrus. I like big beers and this qualifies. I think that if I created this beer I'd call it an American Strong Ale. No matter what you call it it's pretty damn good.

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Photo of vikinggary28
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark copper colour and off white head. Very hoppy aroma you would expect from a double IPA. Strong piney/grassy taste and citrus peel undertaste. Very bitter with a lingering aftertaste. If you like your IPA's strong you should enjoy this one. Prost!

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Photo of DarthVorador
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
3.09/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mikeduas
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Its ok in taste. but good buzz to the head with high alcohol content of 11.5%.

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Photo of rjp217
1.64/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of rjd722
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewnme
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gwydno
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Double Dog Double IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 1,982 ratings