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Double Dog Double IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

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Double Dog Double IPADouble Dog Double IPA
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1,946 Ratings
Double Dog Double IPADouble Dog Double IPA

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

Style: American Double / 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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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JDavis92
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hashiru
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of undulatingfrequency
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tried my first in a tulip glass. Was hoping for a lighter, crisper feel. This is somewhat heavy with a lingering, bitter aftertaste. Not a smooth drink. Somewhat harsh. 11.5 ABV, but not boozy at all. Not a bad IPA, but I've had better.

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

Photo of F1Rumors
3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I enjoy IPAs, including the double and imperial variations. Unfortunately, this one was not for me. Way too sweet (did the sugars finish converting?), throwing it out of balance and proving itself unworthy of the alcohol content.

Can't remember the previous time that I opted to stop drinking an IPA half way through, but that clock got reset today..

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Photo of Mandpasbury
2.86/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Alcohol....that is the one attribute of this beer that sticks with me more than any. It has a very strong aroma and the taste of alcohol is slightly overbearing. The the other underlying tastes amd aromas in the beer seem to be good but it is hard to decipher because the taste of alcohol is so mu h in the forefront. This beer is not for the weak of taste. I like it but it is best savored, at least in my case, in small amounts.

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Photo of Buck89
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. Moderately hazy golden-amber color with a modest off white head. Not much retention but some laces left in the glass. Bright orange and grapefruit zest on the nose with some caramel malt. The taste was big and bitter citrus. Mainly grapefruit with a bit or orange rind. Seriously bitter with a slight sweetness from the high ABV and the malt, which seemed well balanced. Slightly waning but not boozy on the finish.

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5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My beer of choice! Nice golden in color with a half finger of foamy head. Aromas of sweet malt and light citrus, refreshing. Tastes are of citrus with a good amount of alcohol feel, though not too much. Overall, feel is extremely decent, a touch of welcomed roughness around the edges, nicely bitter, but relatively clean on the finish and citrusy

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4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stingray5
4.72/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eammon1920
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Redman414
2.09/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of shreead
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Double Dog pours a clear bronze color. It has a nice stately looking foam tan head that is about the length of a long thumb. Great retention, creamy film and sudsy lacing.
A whiff of tropical fruit hits the nose at first. After that, the aromas are malt forward, with brown sugar and caramel malt leading the way.
Going into my mouth it is immediately evident that this is a strong DIPA with a gooey, full bodied sweetness. It would seem at first that it is one of those malt forward DIPAs that emphasize caramel malt. However, it soon becomes clear that this bad boy...err...dog...has a high IBU count. The hops nearly burn the mouth with their spice. There is also a strong resiny and bitter pine finish. All throughout, the full malt backbone continues to display its sticky and chewy sweetness, always interplaying with the hops. However, it bears to mention that this is a high ABV DIPA that does little to mask the alcohol warming.
I enjoyed drinking this DIPA, although the strong alcohol content tends to overshadow and keeps this in the good but not great category.

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Photo of glf60
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of clm9
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the label: "FOR OPTIMAL FRESHNESS ENJOY BY: 08.19.17"

Appearance: The body is a nice dark copper color with hints of brown and dark orange. The body is has good clarity. The head is a short tobacco stained off-white color with a creamy texture and a short stature. It has very good retention and at "11.5% ALC/VOL" (as indicated on the label) it is simply amazing.

Aroma: There is a nice spruce aroma to the beer with somewhat of an oak wood scent. It has a very forest-like presence. The aroma strength is moderate. Overall it smells nice.

Taste: Up front there is this nice caramel flavor that transitions into a bit of a toasted toffee flavor. There is this bitter pine flavored backdrop which seems to line up nicely alongside the malt flavors. It is also important to note that there is no alcohol flavor to the beer.

Mouthfeel: It is medium bodied and velvety smooth. It just has this oozy texture to it which coats the palate. There is a nice strong bitterness underlining the beer. It's enjoyable to drink.

Overall: It's an outstanding beer with a lot of great flavor and character. Although the aroma is pretty mild it is still very good and it adds to the overall quality of the beer. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a malty pine-forward Double IPA. I would drink it again.

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Photo of scooterr62
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

dark gold malt color.little f foamy head. smell of alcohol not much else. smooth without much strong citrus or pine taste

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Photo of 2D2F
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It had a nice taste, and strong buzz that rolls in nicely. I prefer buying a 6 pack and splitting it with a friend.

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Photo of Lorgeous
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a copper caramel color. Very boozy smell for a beer with faint citrus notes. Malty taste with a strong boozy finish left on the pallet. Beer feels frothy and thick.

= A DIPA that will assault you. It feels better suited as a barley wine than a DIPA. At 11.5% the alcohol is evident but it's not too overdone. Enjoy one of these. If you hit them back to back they will put you in the dog house... I give this a high overall since the alcohol doesn't trump the taste in what I thought it almost certainly would.

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Double Dog Double IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 1,946 ratings
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