Castle Dankskull DDH West Coast DIPA

Review Date 8/7/2021   By John Staradumsky

IIIIIII draaaaaankkkkk the power!!!!! Well, kinda I did. I drank a can of Castle Dankskull DDH West Coast DIPA from California’s North Park brewery. North Park is located in San Diego, and if you don’t know, DDH stands for double dry hopped. Dry hopping is the practice of aging brewed, fermented beer on fresh hops in the conditioning tank. This adds fresh, flowery notes from the hops that wouldn’t be imparted in the brew kettle.

Here’s the thing, though. Castle Dankskull DDH West Coast IPA wasn’t really, ummm, dank. That said, it was very tasty, and I am glad I bought a can. I would for sure buy more if I could. Alas, it’s not sold here in Georgia, and I had to get my sample from There’s no information on the beer on the brewery website.

From the website:

Double India Pale Ale brewed with rye, Nelson Sauvin, Simcoe, Citra Incognito, and double dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin, Southern Cross, and Citra Cryo.

Castle Dankskull DDH West Coast DIPA has an alcohol content of 8.2% by volume, and I paid $4.19 for my can. I do not have any additional pricing. That can is stamped on the bottom: I have the power! 05/24/21. I drank it on August 2nd of 2021.

Castle Dankskull DDH West Coast DIPA pours to a hazy yellow color with a thick head of tightly packed bubbles and a nose of fresh grated lemon and white grape. Taking a sip, the beer is light to medium in body with zesty lemon and grapefruit rind, white grape, grapefruit pith, a pinch of spicy rye, and a long dry bitter finish.

I love the soft white grape notes here, and the citrus. You don’t have to be a he-man to enjoy this beer, but after a few sips, you too will feel like a master of the universe.

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, canned