Double Dog Double IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

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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 Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by RblWthACoz on 03-08-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,923
Reviews:
989
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
12.72%
 
 
Wants:
74
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290
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5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.5abv???

wow. i didn't notice when i bought it...

ok, pours magnificently, thick, creamy, a bit hazy (my favorite look) and some great rorschach lacing all around, settles in slow motion against all quantum odds...leaves a thick veneer of off-white.

smells, deep rich cereally-hoppish, great balance, not overwhelming (wish it was!); sure the alcohol is there, but lurking, being a supporting actor to all the true flash (thus far)...something more subtle i will have to return to and solve...i love that. perhaps (3rd big sniff), burnt maple syrup but from a mile away? NICE

ok, taste, wow, there is that (not burned, but) carmelized maple or dried plums...not too sweet, perhaps due to the complex hop tsunami. i mean it, this is deep, rich, alot going on, much like Nugget Nectar (the latest benchmark) but the alcohol depth and the cereal/hop-bill is simply more complex. can't compare to other greats. this is just another GREAT brew. greatness is even greater when difference abounds!

aside from all this weight there is a snappiness to this, carbonation hinting at some sort of bourbon or rye sense...i don't get that lasting 'finish' from most brews. maybe it is the alcohol making the flavor/vapor trails just linger that much more.

yeah, you can't session this IF you are smart. IF you can control your urges. but it can't be denied, this is very palatable, so much flavor going on, i forgot about focusing on hops. VERY drinkable. scarey, too.

another sniff and i catch freshly sliced anjour pear...this is amazing and surely the best Flying Dog has done. at least for me. i have never found such a wonderful blending of malts and hops. the label is totally accurate here.

i can't deny it. exceptional across the board. i will return to this, despite the coast. this is premiere craft brewing.

the aftertaste is the key...it lingers on in the memory. the echo fades, but i can still taste it...

edit addendum:

ding dang i can't stop talking about it (to myself)...another swallow and i am catching odd grilled tangerine. things like that. etc...

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer, is remarkable!! At 11.5% ABV, it has an incredible taste.
At that alcohol %, one would think it would taste a lot like a barley wine. Well, that couldn't be farther from the truth. I highly recommend this beer. :o) This DBPA, in fact, EVERYTHING I've tasted from Flying Dog, has been REMARKABLE!! Looking forward to trying their better than 9% Porter!!!

P.S. BEER ADVOCATE, IS THE B E S T beer review site, on the Net!!

Thanks, BA!!!! :o)

Sully

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can't beat this smooth 11.5% IPA.

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5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing double IPA. Great malty body with carmel notes and slight citrus undertones balance the hops that sting the front and back of the tongue. The hops pair with the carbonation and alcohol for a powerful mouth feel. Great deep and slightly translucent color adds to the experience.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A good beer, a strong sort of periphery taste of bitterness and richness/complexity, that sort of surrounds a really satisfying and filling almost, taste of "beer", really a multi-layered beer that sort of hides a tasty more traditional beer within a shell of hoppy-ness. A good capstone beer if one will.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

had this on cask at Blind Tiger Ale House in the West Village. the chalkboard said that it was double hopped. i'm not a huge fan of beers from a cask, but this one blew me away!

it looked a bit cloudy, like lemon iced-tea with a bubbly head that thinned quickly.

the aroma was awesome! smelled floral and citrusy with grapefruit and bubblegum.

the taste was incredible! all kinds of things going on... grapefruit, papaya, fresh flowers, grass, complete with a malty sweet backbone. the bitterness crept up on me and stung like novocaine. my mouth started to feel numb. it had a zesty spiciness, almost like jalapeno peppers.

it was absolutely perfectly balanced.

this beer was unbelievable. the closest thing to perfection for a hop lover that i've ever found.

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