Never Mind The Bollox! - Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
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2.6/5 rDev -22.2%
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
02-16-2014 02:50:46 | More by baakabak
3.33/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
03-14-2013 03:07:36 | More by PumaSaysRawrr
3.63/5 rDev +8.7%
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.
08-11-2012 00:08:06 | More by cyclonece09
3.83/5 rDev +14.7%
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.
06-17-2012 05:33:41 | More by Immortale25
3.4/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
04-27-2012 03:50:20 | More by Stinkypuss
4.33/5 rDev +29.6%
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.
04-05-2012 20:09:11 | More by OWSLEY069
2.63/5 rDev -21.3%
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.
04-04-2012 22:12:08 | More by spunionring
2.75/5 rDev -17.7%
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.
01-05-2012 06:21:11 | More by mactrail
2.5/5 rDev -25.1%
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.
01-05-2012 00:54:52 | More by Knapp85
2.58/5 rDev -22.8%
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.
01-01-2012 00:47:13 | More by litheum94
3.5/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
12-09-2011 23:27:27 | More by Monkeyknife
3.73/5 rDev +11.7%
The ale is clouded brown with orange hues, the head is firm off-white yellow, some lacing.
The smell has some toffee, then squashed grape-fruit, but also hay and some musky cellar aroma.
Starting sweet , toffee and nut cereal nuances, grape-fruit juice and peel, nuances of pine soap.
Medium carbonation, soft texture, a complex and good body.
A good complex interesting DIPA interpretation.
08-09-2011 16:53:03 | More by rarbring
3.3/5 rDev -1.2%
The colour is brown, the liquid is cloudy. The beige head is two fingers thick; it sinks slowly leaving quite a lot of lacing.
Heavy hoppy flavours dominates the smell. Some soap/perfume. Bitter-sweet fruits and hints of perfumed detergents.
The taste is fruity and bitter. Apricot jam and orange marmalade. Perfume. The aftertaste is quite light with lots of fruity (mot so much citric fruits) flavours, some of them reminding of fruit candy and a somewhat earthy hint in the finish.
The carbonation is light to medium; the liquid is a bit sticky.
Too much of those perfumed flavours, not enough of bitterness.
This beer was brewed in March 2011.
08-06-2011 20:19:48 | More by bark
Never Mind The Bollox! from Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
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