travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Orange colored, light camel colored head, and cloudy. The smell was piney at first, tropical fruits, hops of course, some malt background, and sweetness. The taste us hops, fruit, sweet, touch of alcohol, pine, and fruit. jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Hazy orange with an average off-white head. Aroma is of bread dough, tropical fruit, citrus. Taste is of grapefruit, light pine, citrus, caramel. JaBier (8027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Citrusy nose with notes of potato and grassy hops. Malty flavor with caramel character before a grassy hop finish. decaturstevo (6257) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Orange pour with watery white head and lace. Citrus hops and bread aroma. Sweet caramel malt and a grapefuity bitter finish. Medium full bodied with good carbonation. Pretty nice 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!
Damico (3147) - 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. GarrettB (1607) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Dry Dock is Aurora’s 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. It’s 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. It’s 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. jcwattsrugger (12465) - 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. 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. GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
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 it’s 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.
I’m pretty impressed by this one. It’s one of the better DIPAs I’ve had lately with lots of citrus but still sweet and not overly bitter.