Dry Dock Brewing Company Reviews




egajdzis
3.3
Dry Dock IPA
Dark golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Floral, citrus, caramel, grass, grapefruit.
Monday, May 22, 2017

Ericular
3.9
Dry Dock Grapefruit Double IPA
Murky copper brown. Tasty, nice.grapefruit balance and smooth for the abv. Smell is really good.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

ajnepple
3
Dry Dock USS Enterprise IPA
On tap at First Draft Taproom & Kitchen. Clear, deep golden appearance with a white head. Mild aroma of bread, toasted grain, pine and resinous hops. Similar flavor, adding moderate hop bitterness and a mild malt sweetness. Medium body. A little bit boring overall.
Monday, May 15, 2017

zoucrew102
4.2
Dry Dock IPA
Can. Bright, juicy citrus aroma with notes of peach, pear and citrus hop aromas. Pours cloudy golden colored with a one finger of white head that has excellent retention and good lacing. Starts with juicy mango, peach and pear hop flavors. Finishes dry, but quite smooth with grapefruit citrus and acidity that sticks to palate after each sip. Very nice IPA.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

zoucrew102
3.7
Dry Dock Tenth Anniversary Quad
Bomber. Caramel malt aroma with notes of candi sugar, dark fruit, cherry, toffee and vanilla. Pours caramel colored with a thin tan head that has no retention and very little lacing. Starts with sweet caramel, toffee, and candi sugar flavors though a little thin on the body. Finishes smooth with nice dark fruit and cherry flavors with a bit of vanilla before ending with a bit of boozy warmth. Quite nice.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

BuckeyeBoy
4
Dry Dock Signature Series Double Vanilla Porter
22oz bottle thanks to Rick. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is big vanilla bourbon barrel rich roast malt and a bit boozey. Taste is more of the nice big vanilla bourbon barrel roast malts and a nice booze kick.
Saturday, April 8, 2017

BuckeyeBoy
4
Dry Dock Signature Series Double Coffee Porter
22oz bottle thanks to rick. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is nice coffee roast malts whiskey barrel vanilla some rich booze. Taste is more of the nice whiskey barrel notes vanilla rich malts and lots of coffee.
Saturday, April 8, 2017

williamstome
3.6
Dry Dock Cassidae
Deep red pour with pink tones. Raspberry vinegar aroma, with notes of smoke, leather, oak and cedar. Tart raspberry flavor with lots of vinegar and fruit.
Saturday, April 8, 2017

onceblind
3.7
Dry Dock st. Brendanís Abbey Ale
Clear deep amber with a thin ivory cap. Thick herbal and dark Belgian malty earthy tone on the nose with a little fig and clove. Smooth malty brown Ale flavors with fig and herbal medleys and a semisweet Belgian amber malty tone. Smooth and earthy yet semisweet and complex; pretty delightful.
Monday, April 3, 2017

kevinator
4.2
Dry Dock Raspberry Imperial Stout
Nice one. Aromas and flavors of raspberry, roasted malt and chocolate. Good mix and complex. Great looking beer and heavy but smooth.
Sunday, April 2, 2017

StefanSD
3.9
Dry Dock Raspberry Imperial Stout
Bottle. Roan brown with a small khaki head that slowly recedes to a fine film. The aroma is big and bold with fresh raspberries. The taste also features raspberries, cocoa and bitter baking chocolate. The palate is thick, full and viscous. The finish is long and sticky with lingering berries. Overall: Decent--the raspberry flavor was surprisingly good, but the bitterness was just a tad strong and did not work well with the berries.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

onceblind
4.7
Dry Dock Funk & Sour Series #4: Maurea
Hazy amber under a thin white cap. Brisk lovely sour Amber aroma with woody funk and earthy cherries--lovely bright acidic aroma. Lovely flavor as well with earthy tart cherries and enchanting woody funk and lingering fruity Amber malts through the finish. A little jammy but tart and complex.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

onceblind
3.6
Dry Dock Bilberry Stout
Black pour with a thin ring of light tan foam. Slightly molasses and fruity-ish aroma with dark cocoa and roast malt. Smooth semisweet cocoa and molasses and earthy flavor. Slightly roasty but plenty sweet.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

onceblind
3.1
Dry Dock Chocolate Raspberry Stout
Deep dark cola brown with a thin ivory ring of foam. Bitter dark cocoa nose with a light fruity twang underneath. Brisk dark malt and gentle earthy chocolaty flavor with a minimum amount of raspberry that barely comes through--in fact I may not have noted it if it were not in the name. Light and cocoa and a touch earthy cocoa-bitter. Meh.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

dmac
3.7
Dry Dock Raspberry Imperial Stout
Bomber shared by Joey. Poured a deep medium thickness black body with a smaller foamy beige bead. Aroma is sweet raspberry juice, roasted malts, burnt toast. Flavor mimics the aroma. Medium to full body, softer carbonation. Solid
Friday, March 17, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.8
Dry Dock Amber
Thanks Trevor. This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a copper color with a fingerís worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a moderate pace. Subtle sliding lace. The aroma had a nice strong caramel malt backbone with some toast and then some light grassy hops, somewhat bitter but more just for the balance. The flavor leads with the sweet malt and then adds in a slight nuttiness. Toast comes back slightly. Nicely blended aftertaste. Moderate semi-dry sort of finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Good strength in the smoothness across my tongue. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, pretty good amber ale that I could have again if it was distributed in my area.
Friday, March 17, 2017

Ratman197
3.2
Dry Dock Bilberry Stout
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, coffee and a hint of fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bakers cocoa and a hint of fruitiness with a smooth dry lingering bakers cocoa finish.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Thechasm442
4.1
Dry Dock Hazelnut and Double Coffee Porter
Bomber. Black with an average tan head. Aroma is hazelnut, coffee, vanilla, cocoa, chocolate, bourbon, and oak. Taste is cocoa, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, oak, hazelnut, and vanilla. Slightly thick and creamy in body. Really good by itself or as dessert.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

onceblind
4.2
Dry Dock Whiskey Barrel Aged Hazelnut Double Coffee Porter
Heavy dark brown pour under a fading light tan head. Thick syrupy Porter malt roasty aroma hidden beneath some hazelnut and whiskey stickiness with a little wood and coconut and hazelnutty coffee. Rich full flavor with some boozy whiskey tones right up front with a bit of hazelnut and toasted coconut and woody tones. Coffee and sweet cocoa malt round out a warm and whiskeyed sweet finish. Not too sticky but a little warm. The nuances donít come out all that well.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

ajnepple
2.9
Dry Dock Die Ziege Helles
On tap at Hops & Pie, listed as Dry Dock Helles, same ABV. Clear, pale, golden appearance with a white head. Mild aroma of zesty hops, toasted grain and a light floral spice. Similar flavor, crisp, lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Light body with a light dry feel and a mild sweet finish. OK.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

zoucrew102
3.6
Dry Dock Hop Abomination IPA
Can. Grapefruit hop aroma with notes of floral and tropical fruit hops with bit of toasted malt. Pours clear golden colored with about one finger of off white head that has excellent retention and good lacing. Starts with tropical fruit and grapefruit hop citrus as well as a bit of toasted malt. Finishes dry with bitter floral hop flavors that coats the palate. Pretty good IPA.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

ajnepple
4.1
Dry Dock Signature Series Blighís Barleywine Ale
On tap at Hops & Pie. Deep, dark brown appearance with a fully dissipating tan head. Rich aroma of vanilla, caramel/toffee, light chocolate malt, toasted oak, light bourbon and a hint of dark fruits. Similar flavor, rich, smooth and balanced nicely. Thick, full body with soft carbonation, a creamy feel and a smooth, sweet finish. Excellent.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

zoucrew102
3.3
Dry Dock Amber
Can. Caramel malt aroma with notes of toffee and toasted malt as well as some light hops. Pours copper colored with a thin tan head that has little retention or lacing. Starts with sweet caramel and toffee malt flavors. Finishes dry and smooth with toasted malt and some earthy hop bitterness. Solid amber.
Monday, February 13, 2017

zoucrew102
4.2
Dry Dock Whiskey Barrel Aged Hazelnut Double Coffee Porter
Bomber, 2016 vintage. Hazelnut aroma with notes of whiskey, vanilla, oak, coffee and chocolate. Pours dark brown with a thin mocha brown head that has little retention or lacing. Starts with hazelnut, coffee and vanilla flavors and has a creamy mouthfeel and a rich, full body. Finishes very smooth with notes of whiskey, oak, chocolate and just a touch of coffee. Quite nice, I liked that the coffee wasnít very forward.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

brokephibroke
4.2
Dry Dock Signature Series Double Vanilla Porter
Really good. Strong vanilla aroma. Intense oak. Woot woot. Hit this one if you can. Strong too. Mm mmm mmmmm
Friday, February 3, 2017

DocJitsu
4
Dry Dock Grapefruit Double IPA
Pours a murky golden and sports a dull white head. The nose is nothing short of phenomenal. Pink grapefruit and passionfruit. Clean, fresh and juicy. Heavier mouthfeel. Pink grapefruit flesh is dominant. It even finishes with the bitterness that is noted in grapefruit. There is a natural sweetness from the grain that helps balance this brew nicely. I like this a lot. Very well-engineered.
Monday, January 30, 2017

ebone1988
3.8
Dry Dock Signature Series Blighís Barleywine Ale
At the Barleywine event. Vintage 2011. Aroma is slight booze, caramel, vanilla, barrel, toffee, good. Appearance is brown, clear, light tan head. Taste is caramel, toffee, barrel, dark fruit, booze, good. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, dark fruit aftertaste, super smooth. Overall, itís nice.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

koleminer20
3.6
Dry Dock Funk & Sour Batch #1: Brett Stock Ale
From notes. Enjoyed at a tasting at Corbetís house on December 21. 375 mL bottle. Batch #1. The pour is a darker ruby brown with a thick ring of khaki head that hangs around for a while. The aroma is really, really funky. The brett is huge. There is a lot of darker fruits and a good toffee mix with a light breadiness and a good malt backbone. The funk just dominates, and everything else is in the background. Not so much on the flavor. The dark fruits, darker bready malts, and a lighter earthy funk really pop. The barrel and alcohol arenít too bad. The mouth feel is surprisingly chewy for a sour. This is not how it should be. The carbonation is soft, and there is a lingeringly tart dark fruit and strong funk. Itís not terrible, but itís really interesting.
Friday, January 20, 2017

CObiased
3.5
Dry Dock Vanilla Porter (URCA)
12oz can - it pours an intense brown, almost black with a thin light brown head. Wonderful aroma is vanilla dominated with notes of coco puffs, coffee and cream soda. Almost seems like a thin body and a sweet aftertaste. Artificial flavors overwhelm the porter base. However I do taste vanilla beans, chocolate, mild roastiness and a hint of coffee.
Monday, January 16, 2017

onceblind
4.2
Dry Dock Hypothetical IPA
Clear golden with a sticky foamy white head. Lovely citrusy and piney resiny nose with a little pith. Lovely dry bitter flavor thatís grapefruity and pithy but also piney and resinous. Flavorful and complex hoppy and dry and bright and crisp.
Monday, January 16, 2017

onceblind
3.6
Dry Dock Schwarzbier
Clear deep amber, not quite brown or black, unfortunately, with a thin ivory cap. Nutty and roasty nose with a dark lagery bready thouch. Flavor is tasty with bready malts and a touch of lagery clean yeastiness, gentle nutty roastiness and a semisweet cocoa touch.
Monday, January 16, 2017

Thechasm442
3.6
Dry Dock HMS Bounty Old Ale
Nitro draft. Hazy brown with a nice beige head ans ok lacing. Aroma is toffee, caramel, and nuts. Taste is toffee, caramel, brown sugar, grassy hops, and nuts. Creamy with a semi dry finish, very smooth.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Thechasm442
4
Dry Dock Seven Seas Double IPA
Draft pint. Clear golden orange with a thick white head and nice lacing. Aroma is pine,citrus, grapefruit, and light caramel. Taste is grapefruit, orange, mango, papaya, and caramel. Super juicy.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

StefanSD
3.8
Dry Dock Signature Series Double Coffee Porter
Bottle. Blackish with a small tan head. Aroma of whiskey, dark fruits and some mocha. Taste is similar to the nose, dark fruits like, raisins and dates seem to dominate with coffee, whiskey and vanilla also present. The palate is full and viscous. Finishes long and semi-sweet. Overall: I donít get much in the way of hazelnuts, but its still decent.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

onceblind
3.9
Dry Dock Grapefruit Double IPA
Slightly hazy golden with a thin sticky white cap. Delightful grapefruit flesh and zest on the nose. Crisp bold and fruity flavor with a big grapefruit citrus zesty flavor and a bit of citric bitterness. Itís fruity and zesty and bitter, but not too much in any direction, so itís delightfully balanced and actually a tad sweet. I normally donít like the grapefruit fruit flavor but this is delightful and makes a great IIPA.
Monday, January 2, 2017

blueshockey24
4.2
Dry Dock Raspberry Imperial Stout
Bomber. Pours black with brown head. Aroma is sweet bourbon chocolate toffee malt. Taste is sweet raspberry chocolate bourbon with a bourbon finish. Pretty good. Raspberry up front and looking forward to see how it might linger after warning up. Would buy again.
Monday, January 2, 2017

blueshockey24
3.9
Dry Dock Whiskey Barrel Aged Hazelnut Double Coffee Porter
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is sweet toffee coffee bourbon. Taste is coffee toffee sweetness with a nutty toffee bourbon coffee finish. Iím not picking up a ton of hazelnut but hope more comes out as it warms. Iíd buy it again.
Monday, January 2, 2017

RSRIZZO
4.2
Dry Dock Signature Series Double Apricot Blonde
22oz bottle of the 2016 series poured into a Snifter at 41į. Color is a nice golden amber with good carbonation and a thin tight head. Aroma is fruit and oak. It has a medium body that give a light smooth mouth feel. Flavor is wonderful with oak, vanilla and dried fruit. The oak shows first giving whiskey and vanilla notes and a rich feel, then the apricot shows on the end giving it the fruit notes and a faint sweetness. After taste is dry which balances out the sweetness. Overall it a great brew with big bold flavors, non of which overwhelm the palate. Thanks go to my nephew Brandon for this Christmas present.
Monday, December 26, 2016

Ratman197
3.2
Dry Dock Chocolate Covered Cherry Porter
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, roasted malt, light coffee and light fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of cocoa, light roastiness and light fruitiness with a smooth dry lingering cocoa finish.
Friday, December 23, 2016

Ratman197
3
Dry Dock Cranberry Tart
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of bread and light cranberry. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of bread, light cranberry and light yeast with a crisp dry tart finish. Needs more cranberry flavor.
Thursday, December 22, 2016

Ratman197
3.9
Dry Dock Egg Nog Cream Ale
On nitro at Hops and Pie poured a clear gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of cream, nutmeg and eggs. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of cream, nutmeg and light egg with a smooth lingering eggnog finish. Actually quite well done!
Thursday, December 22, 2016

zoucrew102
4.6
Dry Dock Signature Series Blighís Barleywine Ale
Bomber, 2016 vintage. Rich sweet caramel malt and dark fruit aroma with notes of whiskey, toffee, warming booze and a hint of coconut. Pours mahogany colored with a very thin tan head that has no retention or lacing. Starts with excellent caramel malt and dark fruit sweetness with a bit of toffee as well as rich, full body and smooth mouthfeel. Finishes impeccably smooth with whiskey and vanilla flavors with a nice amount of warming, comforting booze at the very end. Excellent barleywine for cold winter nights, however Iíd happily drink this anytime.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Sammy
3.4
Dry Dock Signature Series Double Apricot Blonde
A boozy bourbon character, and some apricot. Sounded better than it tasted. A bit sugary sweet, like the sugar they put in to preserve fruit salad. Thanks Jason B. A good sharer on a cold night. Saved most of the bottle or a couple of days and got more bourbon with wood and apricot in the finish.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

SudsMcDuff
3.9
Dry Dock Funk & Sour Batch #1: Brett Stock Ale
Holy brett bomb batman!! .. Deep chewy bruin malts and Brett .. Some fruit of the darker variety.. Clean and dirty, a mess of enjoyment.. . Why are you wearing eye protection during dinner?
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Beaver
4.6
Dry Dock Grapefruit Double IPA
12 oz can. Pours hazy golden orange with a small creamy white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet grapefruit juice and some piney hops.

The flavor is sweet caramel malt with tons of grapefruit and a bitter piney resiny finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, I like the huge grapefruit and the sweet caramel and fruit is balanced by a big piney resiny bitterness.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

ajnepple
3.7
Dry Dock Grapefruit Double IPA
12 oz single can from Mollyís Spirits, no freshness date. Hazy orange appearance with a white head. Big grapefruit juice and dank citrus hops in the aroma. Similar flavor, fresh and zesty with moderate bitterness and a mild toasted malt sweetness. Medium plus body with a nicely balanced finish. Refreshing.
Monday, December 5, 2016

Dogbrick
3.6
Dry Dock Sour Apricot Blonde
This beer is a cloudy golden color with a medium thick foamy white head that diminishes gradually to a film. Strings of lacing. Aroma of apricot, yeast and malt. Light to medium body with flavors of tart apricot, yeast and biscuit malt. The finish is mildly sour with an apricot and cherry aftertaste. Decent overall.
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Thechasm442
3.2
Dry Dock Sour Apricot Blonde
Can. Pours a deep golden honey with a average white head that quickly shrinks to leave no lacing. Aroma is apricots, marmalade, wheat, and honey. Taste is sour upfront. Apricots, unripe peaches, and lactic acid. Some mild grains and a slight sweetness in the finish. Average thickness, somewhat juicy, and semi dry.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

zoucrew102
4.5
Dry Dock Raspberry Imperial Stout
Bomber, 2016 vintage. Wonderful roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate, dark fruit, raspberry, vanilla, oak and whiskey. Pours black with a bit of ruby color with a thin light brown head that burns off very quickly leave no retention or lacing. Starts with a bit of roasted malt but mostly sweet flavors of dark fruit, raspberry and chocolate. Finishes very smooth with excellent complementing flavors of vanilla, oak and whiskey before ending with a bit more jammy raspberry. Absolutely delightful!
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

onceblind
4.2
Dry Dock Funk & Sour Batch #1: Brett Stock Ale
Hazy dark amberish Chestnut hue under a lasting light beige creamy head. Bright tart and citrus juicy fruity nose with yummy jammy berries and dark English raisin-y malts. Bright earthy flavor that has a little bit of a funky bretty pop with dark nutty English malts and a bit of raisin and date, but overall mostly dry and funky and has some dried English fruity tones. Like fruit cake without the sweetness. And then a bretty dry funk at the end. Interesting.
Monday, November 28, 2016