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Double Dog Double IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

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Double Dog Double IPADouble Dog Double IPA
BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
1,946 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:
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Added by RblWthACoz on 03-08-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,951
Reviews:
998
Ratings:
1,946
pDev:
12.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear, brilliant golden orange with a 2 finger head and good retention, resulting in a nice, sticky lace.

Smell - Aromas are caramel and yeasty bread, a bit of citrus hops and some grain alcohol notes.

Taste - Starts with some citric and raisin notes with a touch of caramel... unfortunately the alcohol heat shines through and eats away the potential for a deeper flavor.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied and slightly syrupy. Low in carbonation.

Overall - A beautiful looking beer with potential, but unfortunately saddled by the sheer dominance of the alcohol; there's simply not enough flavor to mask it. Probably won't buy again; there are better "imperial" beers out there.

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3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a tulip glass

A: pours a hearty amber color that is just slightly hazy and has a small amount of tiny carbonation bubbles working their way through the brew, pouts with a finger of head that is light tan in color with some medium sized bubbles on top, lingers nicely before leaving spotty lacing
S: nice scent of cereal grains with a bit of malty depth to them and a slight tingle of alcohol
T: interesting complexity and depth, actually pretty much exactly what i had expected given the ABV and the brewery, begins with a taste of dark fruits like figs or raisins, then moves into a bit of sweetness, and finishes with a tiny amount of alcohol character and an interesting bitterness which im assuming is due to large amount of hops thrown in throughout the boil to counterbalance the alcohol intensity
M: thick and viscus, slight alcohol tingle, medium carbonation, leaves the mouth feeling sticky and dry
O: not the best beer ive ever had but i guess its not a terrible effort given the high ABV, pretty middle of the road, id go with something with a bit more flavor if i was gonna drink something with an ABV similar to this, perhaps the harpoon leviathan lineup

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3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew was served from the cask at The Blind Tiger in New York, NY. It arrived in a generic mug. The brew gave off a dark amber hue, and held a half finger tall head of egg-colored bubbles. This had poor retention, leaving only little flecks of spotted lacing around the glass. There was a mild haze throughout, but no sediment was noted. The nose was bold, with lactic sours, faint oak, and a lemon freshness. Booze was stinging, holding clove, mint, and licorice tight to its breast. The licorice spiciness came even further forward with warmth. Our first impression was that the booze was not well hidden at all, but it still had room for a nice woody flavoring. As we sipped, burning fusel booze hit hard. This was mildly cut by honey and fig sweetness, woody dryness, and a spicy mustard seed. Caramel sugars came in late, with notes of cotton candy sweetness mixing in at the peak. Soon after, ripened red cherries and mango came forward, with honey sweetness and citric hops. The finish continue with this sweetness, bringing more cherry, pineapple, and mango in to cut the now bright citric hops. The aftertaste breathed with more of those hops, Lysol cleanliness, a phenolic bite, and an enormous booziness. The body was medium, and the carbonation was low. The abv, and huge booze character made this a very warming brew. With each sip there was decent slurp, but little cream or froth. The beer was easy drinking, but was a sipper due to that initial boozy punch.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was how the sweetness nicely balanced out the heavy booziness through the middle and end of the flavoring. The spice in the nose was equally as nice, but in the end, this was just too boozy for our liking. Having had this brew from the bottle numerous times before, the cask was a nice treat, and proved a superior brew to the standard bottled format.

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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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