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
Very Good
1,949 Ratings
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

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Added by RblWthACoz on 03-08-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,022
Reviews:
999
Ratings:
1,949
pDev:
12.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Nemesis1735
3.19/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- amber color, creamy off white foam with some lacing
S - slight citrus, piney, and alcohol
T - strong amount of bittering throughout. Strong alcohol taste
F - Good amount of carbonation and very dry,
O - I feel like this needs more malt flavor and more hop character to balance it out. I am getting a bit too much of the bittering and alcohol flavors in this one

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Photo of CraigP83
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very floral, sweet malty, sticky, muted on the nose

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Photo of Space_Flight_Navigator
4.76/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of khargro2
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bkbeer17
4.79/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vabeerguy
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikr
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper colored with an inch of creamy tan head. Moderate lacing. I smell a fragrant pine to citrus hop double IPA. I taste a tart blend of mostly citrus hops along with some piney hops and some light malt to keep things from getting out of hand. The mouth is dry and highly resinous.

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Photo of AMarkle6524
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of rdooley
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 0_0
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer smells excellent, Fruity elements great hops and amber in color. I expected more from the taste but the hops completely overshadows the other elements.

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Photo of Imperialjake
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wer34truh
3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4.49/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: pours clear amber with light copper highlights producing a 2” mousse-like cream colored foam stand that takes 5 minutes to reduce to 1/3 its original size.

S: Fruit aromas with tangerine predominating, bread crumb, slight earthiness, light spice.

T: Starts with a rich maltiness with traces of caramel sweetening the tangerine. Ends with a hop drying astringency. The bitter finish lingers. Some alcohol flavor especially on the finish but it is not overbearing. More caramel flavors emerge as it warms.

F: Very creamy, medium full body, moderate alcohol warming, carbonation moderate to moderately low, very soft carbonation.

O: Very nice and repeatable – can stand in for a mixed drink.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the potsdam ny iga for 3.50. Almost like a Barleywine. Alcohol is pretty well hidden.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Liegel
3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Peaches13
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbl_delta
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 23A16 (best by August 23, 2016?) into pint glass. Pours a hazy dark amber with an eggshell-white head. Initial impression is a quite malty, resinous, chewy DIPA with a significant bite and a lot of booze up front. Medium to thick mouthfeel; moderate carbonation. Finish is smooth but you know you're drinking something over 10%. Slightly bitter aftertaste (oh, THERE are the hops) but the overall impression is malty booziness.
All that having been said, this doesn't seem like it fits in the DIPA slot. Maybe a Scotch Wee Heavy (of which I'm a huge fan) would be a better descriptor. I reviewed it in terms of my own person enjoyment, not in terms of the stated style.
It's good but you're not gonna drink a bunch of these.

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Photo of beveragebattle
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

High abv with malty sweetness

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Photo of HockeyBrewmeister
3.39/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

L: Nice cloudy golden/orange with two finger off white head.

S: Huge sweet malts, alcohol, tiny bit of citrus and hops.

T: Very sweet, malty beer. More citrusy hops in the taste than the smell, but this is dominated by the sweetness and big alcohol.

F: Full.

O: I have a huge issue with them calling this a Double IPA. This is basically a malt-ball that severely lacks any substantial hop presence. More of a barleywine or old ale. It's a decent beer if you sit back and drink it for what it is... but the label and description is extremely misleading.


Flying Dog - The Truth is 100x better than this one if you're looking for a big IPA.

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Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Double Dog Double IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 1,949 ratings
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