Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
A wonderful big, rich, hoppy double IPA. Made with seven hops that start with "C": Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Challanger, Citra and Crystal!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 On cask at the brewery. Poured a golden orange with a small white head that quickly dissipated, very good lacing. The aroma is great with smells of citrus, pine, big weed, and grass. Taste is citrus, pine, caramel, ganja, and a touch of bread ending with a big bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel with low carbonation. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (3138) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Pours unclear orange golden in color with a small bubbly off white head. The aroma is plenty of muted sweet and citrus notes that are pleasant on the nose. The flavor is similar, a bit of spicy hops with the 7 hops flavors blended well to bring smooth flavor on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarrettB (1414) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Dry Dock is Auroraís best kept secret - a small, incredibly active and lively brewery with spirit, vivaciousness, and a wall of awards that back up their success. One of my favorite beers from Dry Dock is their Double IPA which I had the pleasure of sampling with other Colorado Double/Imperial IPAs. Itís an orange marmalade color with a light thin foam on the top, allowing the aroma of graham rackers, marshmallow, pear and, oddly, banana baby food. Itís not at all bitter, but not cloyingly sweet. The Dry Dock Double IPA packs a lot of favor without indulging in excess, and that seems to be a hard thing to brew. It lacks the serious IBUs of a regular IPA, but delivers a deep, satisfying flavor of clover honey and sweet malt sugars on a slightly oily body with medium carbonation. While not the most complex Double IPA, Dry Dock is showing its flag with this beer - a harbinger of future awards and victories at beer competitions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12128) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2011
on tap-pours a white head with trailing lace and slightly hazy yellow. Aroma is grapefruit/lemon zest/floral, some light malt. Taste is grapefruit/lemon zest/floral hops, secondary light malt. Smooth. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2011
taster tray at Dry Dock on 11/19/11. clear golden pour with a small white head. citrus hop nose - nice but not jumping at me enough. med body - lively citrus bitterness with soft orange peel. med+ lasting finish with nice citrus bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a small soapy white head. Aroma is really nice with pineapples and lemons, hints of pine and a nice sugary sweet malt character. The taste brings more grapefruit than the aroma and itís sweet, almost sugar-coated, in character. There is a subtle malt backbone with the hops leaving a slightly bitter, floral finish. The mouthfeel is sticky with hops and medium bodied overall. Iím pretty impressed by this one. Itís one of the better DIPAs Iíve had lately with lots of citrus but still sweet and not overly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
On tap at Home Made Liquids and Solids during GABF week. Pours with a hazed yellow body with a large and lasting white head. Aromas are fruity, citrus, caramel, estery, lightly dank. Flavors are of citrus, pomelo, dank, CTZ, grainy, caramel. Dry. Light bubbles. Alcohol is pretty well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle shared at Samís, Durham, at an event sometime in September. Thanks to whoever cracked this! Cloudy deep orange pour, with a substantial sticky head and a big piney nose. Initial impression was that this is a solid, by-the-numbers DIPA. I was impressed by the relatively restrained malt that provided some balance to the otherwise intense grapefruit and pine flavor profile. But it was nothing particularly memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4108) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
On tap at Falling Rock. A pale DIPA, golden-yellow and fairly hazy with a fingerís width of white head. Citric and herbal aroma with some lemony notes and even a bit of yeast, with sweet malt. Sweet pale malt base on the flavor, maybe even some wheat, with light fruit, tangerine, lemon, and resin. Not as hoppy as it probably should be, but not bad. Medium-plus bodied with some hop oils and medium-plus carbonation. Not too shabby overall, but Iíve had far better in this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Pours a blonde hue with a light white head with Aromas of skunks, limberger cheese, and not much else goodness. The flavor is on the sweeter side with a nice bitter finish. A little creamy and a little scary.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7  8  9 10 11 12 13

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50