The Double India Pale Ale from Dry Dock Brewing Company in Aurora, Colorado pours out a coppery bronze in color with good clarity and is topped with a voluminous white head that is still over a finger tall after 5 minutes. On the nose, pine and citrus rind dominate but there is an underlying toffee sweetness. More complex in the mouth with layers of hop bitterness and a good malt backbone that provides balance but does not take away from the hoppiness. Flavors of pine, grapefruit rind, mango, toffee and a hint of pepper. Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Beautiful lacing on the glass. Some oil in the mouthfeel. The finish is a bitter monster, in a good way, and seems to last forever.
A solid Double IPA with a somewhat subdued nose that leaves you wondering if you've just bought a dull DIPA. Don't let the nose fool you. One taste and you will be convinced this is a solid DIPA with great layered flavor and wonderful bitter hoppiness. Highly recommended.
22 ounce bottle, 9.0% ABV, 90 IBU
Beer 141 of 366 for 2012