Double Dog Double IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

Double Dog Double IPADouble Dog Double IPA
BA SCORE
74.4%
Liked This Beer
3.9 w/ 1,935 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RblWthACoz on 03-08-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,545
Reviews:
993
Ratings:
1,935
Liked:
1,440
Avg:
3.9/5
pDev:
12.82%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
298
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,935 |  Reviews: 993
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.

 704 characters

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.

99 characters

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.

 743 characters

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

29 characters

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.

 643 characters

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

Photo of madelf66
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.05/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark amber color, thin 1/5" beige head. Aroma was huge amounts of alcohol, but it is a huge beer.

Taste is like straight up a double everything. All that malt and alcohol. Its hot. Kind of reminds me of North Coast's Old Stock Ale, kinda like that, where alcohol is the main thing you feel/taste.

 301 characters

Photo of Nightmare1972
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rock_Glenn
2.68/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Looks the part of a well-made craft IPA, smells incredibly strong of alcohol and hops, it's just way too much. Tastes as strong as it smells, and it's really just not very good. A beer with this much alcohol is hard to pull off, and unfortunately Flying Dog created a bit of a mess with this one. I normally enjoy citrus hops, but this one tastes like boilermaker IPA.

 368 characters

Photo of Squire123
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jpd026
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerlover
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Daniel9913
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of AD17
3.31/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Hilarytheguy
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ktvton
3.47/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a hazy copper color with one finger of head. Nice sticky lacing.

S: Overwhelming boozy caramel malt sweetness with hints of tropical fruit - I'm getting some grapefruit, apricot, and mango.

T: Strong bitter, boozy malt backbone, yet not too sweet.

F: Medium body, drinks more smoothly than I expected.

O: Not my style of DIPA, but worth trying. This is a boozy one. Drink slowly.

 393 characters

Double Dog Double IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 74.4% out of 100 with 1,935 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.