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Hops Of Wrath - Dust Bowl Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

138 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 7
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dust Bowl Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 06-18-2009

"Hops of Wrath is an India Pale Ale with moderate bitterness and a solid malt backbone. It has a fruity, citrus aroma, bright hop flavor and clean finish at 6.6% abv."
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Ratings: 138 | Reviews: 40 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of vikinggary28
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

MFG 1/20/15. Drank 2/26/15. Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a chilled glass. Very earthy aroma, smells of fresh cut grass or pine. Colour is golden orange with off white head. Flavour struck me at first as a typical IPA, though not overly hoppy. But then it doesn't take long before the subtle citrus flavours come through. It goes down easy.

Photo of Abraham21
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bomber into a snifter. The brew appears a clear copper color with white spotty to stringy lacing effect.

The smell is herbal and grassy with a bit of dank appeal. As more whifs are taken, it has a solid green grassiness and somewhat soapy feel.

The taste is herbal, grassy, pine-like yet fruity with rinds/zest. Some vegetative aspects are also included with a little soapiness and caramel malt in the aftertaste.

This is medium bodied and modestly carbonated. Not bad. Ive never had anything from this brewery before this experience but something about this seens very familiar. Thanks again Tim for the share.

Photo of tommyguz
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thesidewayz01
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tuckersmth
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of everyman
4.71/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

As drinkable as any well known IPA. The rating system is mute here with such a style-a little bitter, a little citrus, and clean but hoppy-right there with 'Lag,' Stone,' and '60.' Really, not lying. However, I prefer 'Hops of Wrath' in light of its historical significance. One aspect that is left out of beer rating, for obvious reasons, is labeling (not advertising). The allure of labeling is hardly given recognition. These guys seem to understand that the dust bowl is still very much part of the Central Valley and California's agricultural history. I can appreciate a beer that signifies - through its bitter notes - the residual tone of 'Grapes of Wrath' and all its (un, yet)savory infamy. Try it sometime and commemorate a swallow to an American hero- Tom Joad;)

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Birmz
2.51/5  rDev -35%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Good taste but needs a lil more than just strong hoppy flavor. Its a basic ipa

Photo of scuttlebutt21
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Hatzilla
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Rado
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Yackmo360
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of adhokk7
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Hoese17
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ldhughes3
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%

Photo of T1i1m1
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Lard_City
4.49/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is becoming my benchmark California IPA. Their consistency is improving at a steady pace. Juiciness and hoppy bitterness in parallel.

Photo of BobbyDigitali
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Manufactured 7/9/14.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with solid citrus forward hop characteristics that make this one tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of crowsnest
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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Hops Of Wrath from Dust Bowl Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.