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Hops Of Wrath - Dust Bowl Brewing Company

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very good

118 Ratings

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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | 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:
"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."

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 06-18-2009)
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Photo of Tele
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 6.27.14
Consumed 8.5.14

A: 4.5 Pours a reddish gold with a large, creamy looking off-white head. The head is very uniform and actually quite pretty.

S: 4 Fairly mild aroma overall which is a bit disappointing; based on the name, I was expecting quite the hop bomb. There’s some pine first with a little bit of grapefruit as well. Fresh-cut grass, dank, and some honey/malty sweetness are present as the beer opens up.

T: 3.5 While the hops were dialed back on the aroma, they are even more subdued on the palate. The flavor starts with a pretty big dose of malt sweetness followed closely by some bitterness and a slightly sulfurous finish. There’s a little bit of lemon flavor that’s pretty nice, but any fresh flavors are overpowered by malt and bitterness.

M: 4 The carbonation is nice and the body has a good feel, if slightly watery.

O: 3.75 I was hoping for a fresh tasting, hoppy IPA with little malt, but this is kind of the opposite. If you’re into malty IPAs with a fairly strong bitter element, this might be a great beer for you, but it’s not what I look for in IPAs. At 5-6 weeks old, perhaps this beer has a crazy short shelf life before falling off.

Tele, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Lard_City, Today at 05:08 AM
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

BobbyDigitali, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

lupercmda, Oct 18, 2014
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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.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.24/5  rDev -16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

mpenske, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle. Deep, golden copper in color with a ton of head that seems to last forever. Lots of lacing. Carbonation looks to be on the light side of moderate, lots of tiny bubbles rise to the top as it sits. Earthy and floral on the nose with a touch of pine and caramel. Alcohol becomes more predominant as it warms. Sweet and tangy up front with a spicy, earthy middle and a bitter citrus finish that lingers on the palate. Crisp and smooth, this medium bodied brew packs some substance while remaining very drinkable. This is my first brew from Dust Bowl and it didn't disappoint, although I didn't find it overly memorable either. Just another solid, drinkable West coast IPA.

kflorence, Sep 01, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -18.1%

EddieB, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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Hops Of Wrath from Dust Bowl Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.