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Never Mind The Bollox! - Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-06-2008

Mainly hopped with Centennial.

NB: This is not the same beer as the IPA "Bollox!",  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profi ... 2172/34762 
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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Popping the cap releases some ripe fruit aromas, traces of caramel, spice and dark sugars, very faint chocolate and a suspicion of wet cardboard. It pours cloudy amber brown under a 1” foam cap that quickly collapses that produces light lace. It enters with fruit, prunes, sherry notes and an assertive bitter finish. The carbonation thins the beer out a bit and is not particularly malty. The body is medium to a little less and the carbonation is a little above average.

Photo of BrianQuinn
2.85/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of bubbigunz
3.12/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Faroveryonder
3.52/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Durge
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of baakabak
2.58/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Deep clouded copper with a thin cap of cream colored head

Scent is...well...odd. Wet dog comes to mind. Musty cellar,toffee,pennies,and booze.

Taste is more toffee, raisins, and plum.Boozey and very sweet. Hops are missing.This is a double ipa?

Thin with minimal carbonation.

Not what I was expecting given the double ipa label. More barley wine malt bomb than double ipa, and not a very good one at that.The wet dog certainly didn't win me over either. Just odd

Photo of DrunkinYogi
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of PumaSaysRawrr
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

I only got this because of the name and it was on clearance for $5 down from $16. The bottle is marked 11/11 so I'm not sure how that factors in....I am drinking it from the bottle and a Samuel Smith pint glass.

I am quite happy this beer. I would say it is much more of an American barleywine than a DIPA. Sweet and malty with just enough hops. The smell is almost too mild-(Please note I dumped a bottle of perfume on my hand a few hours ago so maybe that is the issue)

I liked this a little more on the too cold side. After it warmed a bit the syrupyness was a little hard to over come. The flavor of the hops did become much more noticeable as it warmed.
I wish this came in 8 oz cans/bottle. The 16.9oz bottle is just too much for one person.

Photo of JDavidRice
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of joechandler
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of lvoutlawjlh
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of cyclonece09
3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a snifter. Pours a dark amber with a small white head that leaves lacing. Smells of deep hops with earthy tones, very inviting. Tastes of sweet hops with syrupy aftertaste. Light bodied beer has a bit of a heavy overtone, but still goes down easy for a DIPA. Overall, a pretty good beer.

Photo of Immortale25
3.86/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. Notches on label indicate it was bottled in November of 2011.

A- Pours a dark copper color with a 1/4 inch tan head bearing decent retention time before slinking down to an 1/8 inch head. Fluffy residual lacing.

S- I could sense the pungent, boozy aroma when my face was a foot away from the glass. Has that earthy hop scent common in European craft brews but with a caramel sweetness to back it up.

T- Sharp bitterness accompanied by a moderate alcohol twang. The malt plays its part by bringing a bit of balance but doesn't play off the earthy hops as well as expected. Faint glassy taste.

M- The only redeeming quality of the beer. Quite creamy and frothy with medium-high carbonation and a middle-of-the-road body.

O- Good, but not great. Just lacking complexity.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Never Mind The Bollox!
Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB

LOOK: Deep copper bordering into amber. Fluffy light tan foam, little lace. Active carbonation rising to the surface. Fine clarity.

SMELL: Fruity ale yeast aroma upfront with some citrus, pine and honey. Smells a tad sweet with a presence of alcohol.

TASTE: Mildly sweet malt flavor with a helping of piney herbal hops. Bitterness is moderate. Hop flavor has a mild citrus note, but there is a substantial sugary malt body with notes of caramel and toffee taking away from the hops. There is a presence of alcohol and kind of malty for a double IPA.

FEEL: Full bodied, medium-low carbonation. Small hop bite with a hint of alcohol and sweetness in the finish.

OVERALL: An interesting take on the IPA style. Interesting and fruity nose, which may be the best aspect of this beer. A nice strong import IPA with a barleywinesque edge.

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.3/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish to amber color with a light tan head. In the aroma, a big orange citrus rind. In the taste, a small bitterness to smooth, but all about the orange citrus rind flavor of hop. A small hop bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry orange juice citrus rind in the aftertaste. Hides the alcohol with a big orange citrus rind all throughout.

Photo of spunionring
2.58/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not a great beer, but an interesting one. Quite far from what you'd expect from an IPA (even a double) being that it is quite dark, with heavy malts, and oak and berry flavors. The hops are almost overwhelmed, though if you really focus you can find them, and they are quite good. Not a great beer, but I cant say it was terrible. An interesting one to try.

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of mactrail
2.82/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

So sweet and strange I have to imagine this is what ant poison would taste like. The dark amber color is clear and attractive with a big coarse head. The flavor is sugar; sorghum syrup with some aspartame sweetener. The aromatic flavor in the nose is quite intriguing-- some kind of English hard candy with menthol and fermented prunes (footnote: "Gravity's Rainbow"). The carbonation dissipates so that after a few sips from half a glass, it tastes nearly flat. There is a modest burn of bitterness, but whether it's hops or some unusual chemical process I couldn't say.

This stuff is almost drinkable if you can wrap your mind around it-- pretend it's a date liqueur from South Yemen. I hate to pour half a buzz down the drain.

Photo of Knapp85
2.51/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I had higher hopes for this one. It poured out as a boring looking muddy orange color with a white head on top. The smell of the beer was a little hoppy but not floral or anything it just didn't seem to come to life much like most IIPA's do. The taste of the beer wasn't that great either to me. I found it to be very strange and not even in a good way. The mouthfeel was decent, it had a mild carbonation to it and a heavier body. Overall I just wasn't a fan of this. I kept trying to gulp it down and I eventually finished it but I really didn't want too.

Photo of litheum94
2.6/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

16.9 oz bottle. Best by (?) 11/11.

Dark body, umber color. Very scant head, only pools of big bubbles. The cap didn't make much noise when I opened it, so this may have lost some carbonation.

Very fruity smelling, almost like raspberry syrup. Robust, caramel malts. Very herbal, like black tea with some pine.

Somewhat syrupy, with sweet berry flavors. Brown sugar and herbal tea flavors. Very faint hints of pine hops on the finish, with some alcohol burn.

This has to be a bad bottle, although I can't say for sure. There are almost no hop flavors. I'll have to try another one.

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a hazy dark tea color with two fingers of quickly fading beige head.

Aroma is quite sweet with caramel malts, tropical fruits, light fig and brown sugar. Not much if any hop presence.

The taste is also quite sweet and malty with caramel malts, candy sugar, pear, fig and boozy notes. The 9% alcohol gives a warm tickle to the palate.

Medium bodied and chewy with a moderate carbonation.

I miss the hoppiness present in many American IIPAs.

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of PthPndr
3/5  rDev -10.4%

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