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HaandBryggeriet Dobbel Dose 2008 | by Bernt Rostad
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HaandBryggeriet Dobbel Dose 2008

A bottle of Dobbel Dose from HaandBryggeriet in Drammen, Norway.


Dobbel Dose, known as Double Dram in the US, is a 9% abv double IPA brewed by HaandBryggeriet for a number of years. Back in 2008 I picked up this battle, from batch 153 (brewed April 15 2008), and completely forgot about it until January 2012.


Though it was two years past its best before date I wanted to give the beer a fair chance. It poured a beautiful golden amber color with a thin white head. But there the nice impressions stopped. The aroma had a sick chemical note, a bit like latex gloves, reminding me of a visit to the dentist. The flavor was more of the same, chemical and metallic, so I only managed a few sips before throwing out the beer. Not drinkable after all these years.

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Taken on January 22, 2012