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Hops Of Wrath - Dust Bowl Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

96 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | 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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shleepy

California

3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Hopyard in Pleasanton on 9/1/2011 (going through my notes and posting older reviews).

A: Golden, clear. Medium head and head retention. Tiny white bubbles.

S: Subtle, earthy hops.

T: Light on hops for an IPA. Super-balanced with the malt flavor. Ultimately, it tastes more like an ESB or British pale, rather than an American IPA. Pleasant earthiness and green tea flavor. Light fruitiness (certainly not as much citrus as a lot of West Coast IPA's, though).

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Minus points for being un-IPA-like, but it's a tasty, highly drinkable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2012 23:06:12 | More by shleepy
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Beerswag

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-27-2013 21:53:49 | More by Beerswag
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-20-2014 01:14:19 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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Mightykingmalard

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-09-2014 08:19:14 | More by Mightykingmalard
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Devi0us

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-13-2012 06:43:30 | More by Devi0us
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scot959

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-10-2013 10:10:13 | More by scot959
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guezarka

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-08-2012 03:06:12 | More by guezarka
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bruindre

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-04-2013 18:01:06 | More by bruindre
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OnWisconsin

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-23-2014 12:25:50 | More by OnWisconsin
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-19-2013 17:39:14 | More by dfhhead25
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i4ourgot

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-20-2014 17:17:20 | More by i4ourgot
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-23-2012 15:33:22 | More by t0rin0
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halo913

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-26-2012 02:01:58 | More by halo913
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-25-2013 00:54:02 | More by XmnwildX12
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whiteysacto

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-07-2013 00:40:25 | More by whiteysacto
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brewerburgundy

California

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

20oz pour into a shaped pint-like glass at the Standard Pour, Standard (Sonora), CA.

Like a proper West Coast IPA, the beer is a very clear middlin' orange with a nice sticky white head.

Sharp citrus dominates the nose; grapefruit, lemon, with a good bitterness apparent. Fits the profile for a good Californian IPA but hops aren't flowing from the glass like the top examples and it seems to be balanced right in the middle.

Moderate bitterness greets the tongue, and like I guessed, not destructive bitterness. Grapefruit and orange have the attention with malt that doesn't garner much attention.

I like where the Standard Pour has their carb set. After twenty minutes this one is a softy in the mouth. Not flat but not spritzy.

I'm glad there is another Central California brewery, but so far this is their only beer. Please be more interesting. I understand the need for a beer such as an IPA to pay the bills, but experiment and let us decide. Good IPA, but there is no lack of those.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2011 22:56:57 | More by brewerburgundy
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mactrail

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Handsome dark orangey amber in the Duvel tulip. Starts with a nice foam but that dissipates after less than a minute. Thin with a light body that seems to accentuate the acidic tang. Aroma of pineapple and orange peel.

Rather sweet with a sharp taste. This tastes like a Pilsener that had a hop attack. Interesting spicy notes. There is just the faintest fruity note of sour citrus and then the endless bitter grapefruit peel.

A highly hopped-up and tremendously bitter brew that keens on a single sharp note. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Beer Revolution in Oakland.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 05:24:59 | More by mactrail
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Burlyn


3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dark golden honey color with a medium lasting head.

Smells like citrus and earthy hops

Citrus all the way. A little floral and malty. Not nearly as hoppy a most beers of this style.

Medium bodied with a good level of carbonation

Overall I'm happy to see a central valley brewery producing quality beer such a this. Although its a lot less bitter and hoppy than the average American ipa. In a way this is appreciated since this makes it pleasant mild and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2012 07:07:40 | More by Burlyn
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kaseydad

California

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pete's Brass Rail in Danville.

Brought to the table in a pint glass and I view a bronze copper ale with no head whatsoever as Pete's tries to fill the glass as much as possible, which I like and dislike at the same time. Can't fault the beer on this one. Hoppy aroma with citrus but lacking anything special. Not overpowering. Very hoppy taste with a peppery finish on the swallow. Very long bitter aftertaste. A lot of grapefruit in this one. Rather thin mouthfeel. Drinkability was so-so for myself but worth a shot for all the grapefruit lovers out there. I would love to give this another shot from a bottle as I feel it was somewhat shortchanged due to the pour and possible dirty glass.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2010 18:31:52 | More by kaseydad
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TheSixthRing

California

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a crystal clear, bright golden orange with an off-white, frothy 2-finger head. Good retention. Lace clings to the side quite nicely.

Smell - Faint aroma. Pine sticks out. Mild citrus. Faint breadiness.

Taste - Malts come across light and bready, while the hops show moderate citrus character. Light pine. Faint orange pith bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light in body, with moderate carbonation. Very smooth. Goes down clean and with relative ease.

Overall - Hops of... Wrath? Hops of Moderation might be a more apt name for the brew. Not to say it's a bad beer, just a poor choice of name for a beer that's shows more balance than the name might infer. This beer lacks strong flavor, but it does have a nice, drinkable and approachable quality. Even so, the name it's just.... it's a head scratcher.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 09:02:01 | More by TheSixthRing
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-24-2014 01:28:50 | More by ste5venla
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huskermike12

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-18-2013 01:05:56 | More by huskermike12
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-22-2012 04:52:46 | More by jmccraney
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brywhite

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-22-2014 21:04:36 | More by brywhite
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-23-2012 06:32:47 | More by drewone
Hops Of Wrath from Dust Bowl Brewing Company
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