Hops Of Wrath - Dust Bowl Brewing Company
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4.35/5 rDev +12.7%
Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a sturdy head that leaves plenty of foam around the pint glass
Smell: Very pithy, with plenty of pine, as well, and an underlying cookie dough malt character
Taste: Cookie dough and caramel together in the malt base with a pithy blast of pine that joins by mid-palate; the malts, which re-emerge after the swallow, provide a unique character that blends nicely with the hop elements
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Drinkability: The malt character of this beer sets it apart from other IPAs; still, it has a nice hop presence, as well, that will satisfy any hophead
Thanks, duels, for the chance to revisit
09-30-2010 23:44:51 | More by brentk56
3.95/5 rDev +2.3%
Got this from the awesome trader Bitterbill, cheers Bill!
Pours an effervescent honey color with 2 fingers of fluffy cream colored head. Average head retention & lacing, sort of a letdown, this drags down the overall rating
S: Rindy & citrussy hops that fade a touch as this warms
T: Grapefruitty & herbal hops up front, some biscuitty malt & dryness up front. Earthy hops, dryness & grapefruit also show as this warms. Finishes with much grapefruit & herbal hop bitterness, plus a touch of honey malt
MF: Medium bodied with fairly lively carbonation, making the hops pop. Great balance and a touch of creamyness
Great drinkability, not exactly in my AIPA wheelhouse, but close enough to please most hopheads. I'm fairly impressed with my first beer from these guys!
05-08-2010 04:47:05 | More by russpowell
3.55/5 rDev -8%
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.
08-29-2013 05:24:59 | More by mactrail
4.38/5 rDev +13.5%
Bought a bottle of this at Beer Revolution, just because I hadn't seen it before, I love IPAs, and it was a reasonable price. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. This is a well made beer and quite tasty. Pours a nice orange amber with a creamy white head that fades to a thin cap. Nice citrusy and piny nose, with a bit of creaminess and parrafin in the background. Grapefruit and orange interplay with pine and spicy herbs. This is an IPA with some oomph to it. Nice bitter flavors playing off of some sweet, clean malt. Lots of pine and grapefruit pith up front, with a lingering bitter finish tempered by a delicate, sweet creaminess that is very appetizing. The more I drink the better it gets. I really like this quite a bit. Big, chewy, bitter mouthfeel, with some relief from the light, sweet malt. This beer is relentlessly bitter- in a good way- and far more so than some of the big reputation bitter IPAs out there I've had. At 6.6%, it packs a lot of flavor on a relatively slender frame. Kudos! Hope we see more fine beer from this brewery.
07-26-2010 07:32:19 | More by Georgiabeer
4.4/5 rDev +14%
22oz bottle purchased from Beer On The Wall.
It pours a clear golden orange with close to a 3 finger head of foam. Some nice sticky lacing is on the sides of my glass.
The smell is hoppy with a nice grapefruit aroma mixed in with some notes of pine. I'm trying to pull some sort of malt presence out but I can't. Oh well, it smells oh so like a west coast IPA...which it is!
Taking a few sips, the flavours start off slowly but by mid palate, they start to shine. It seems to be more balanced than the nose; nice flavours of grapefruit and pine bring bitterness but that is soon tempered by a tasty bread influence, even a touch of caramel sweetness, and hence the more balance. Very good stuff if your looking for good balance in your IPA but hopheads should also be pleased as there's a very nice bitter finish.
On the high end of medium bodied with the carbonation on the higher end of light. I really like the mouthfeel here. Also of note, head retention is superb.
Drinkability? The more subtle take on a west coast IPA makes for some great drinkability? The 22oz I started off with before I started typing this review is down to, what, 8 oz? Yeah man, this a delicious brew from I brewery I've never heard of. Keep making beers like this, Dust Bowl, and I'll gladly try more!
04-29-2010 22:33:23 | More by Bitterbill
4.33/5 rDev +12.2%
Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, orange citrus, almost like orange juice. In the taste, orange citrus tartness and a nice hop. Almost tastes like a IPA made with orange juice. A hop bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry orange peel like aftertaste. Big orange juice like with nice hops.
12-12-2011 18:46:48 | More by OWSLEY069
3.19/5 rDev -17.4%
A - Bright, hazy apricot body. Thin, fine white head with nice retention and poor lace.
S - Grapefruit, green wood, peach preserves, lemon leaves.
T - Super earthy. Dusty peach, lemon, raw wood. Dry, slightly funky pot.
M - Medium body with a light, dry finish.
O - Great nose, but unfortunately the flavor profile falls short of expectations.
03-09-2013 02:38:41 | More by vfgccp
3.36/5 rDev -13%
Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.
A - Poured a nice crystal clear honey amber hue with a good half a finger head that faded to leave a thin light blanket and halo.
S - Aromas of sweeter malts, caramel, acid, light metal, herbal, older hops. Not much going for the nose.
T - Taste is much more malt heavy than it should. Caramel, sweeter malts, faint faint bitter grapefruit, lightly vegetative. Definitely past its prime.
M - Mouthfeel isnt bad, lighter, smooth.
O - Overall, clearly not the freshest bottle. Bet this would have been much tastier fresh.
05-21-2014 23:20:36 | More by rudzud
4/5 rDev +3.6%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #39 (Apr 2010):
Clear and copper, with an impeccable off-white lacing on the glass ... a beautiful-look- ing brew. Orangey, with mineral salt, floral notes and a little biscuit in the nose. Crisp medium body with a deep smoothness that runs well with the assertive hop bitterness. Fruity, with hints of caramel, hermit cookie dough and a little bread. The malt stands tall enough and does not topple over as the hops make a hard push of bitterness and flavor. A bit of orange rind, herbal and faint tobacco show as the hops unfold. A quick kiss of warming, alcoholic, fruity esters in the middle lingers on the breath. Long hop finish with a base of malt to help it along.
Sip after sip, the hop flavor grows on you, and near halfway through the bottle, this beer becomes near exceptional. Soft goat cheese coated with fresh cracked black pepper, can- died walnuts and fresh figs seem like a good pairing here.
01-11-2011 02:19:33 | More by BeerAdvocate
4/5 rDev +3.6%
Bottle from BevMo in Modesto, CA
A - Poured a copper color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind
S - Is of citrus hops on a decent malt backing
T - Lots of bitter citrus hops up front with the caramel malt in the finish
M - This beer has a medium body with higher carbonation to it
O - Overall this is a good IPA has a good flavor thats enjoyable and keeps me coming back for more worth getting if you see this fairly new brewery around
06-27-2011 23:54:26 | More by armock
4.26/5 rDev +10.4%
A - Pours a clear copper gold with a finger of fairly dense light tan head, good retention, perfect lacing.
S - Very bitter citrusy, grapefruit loaded hop aromas with a kick of pine.. Sweet tropical fruits are present as well as hidden sweet malty undertones.
T - Grapefruit bomb. Lots of citrusy grapefruit and bitter hops up front, slightly piney as well. Mild sweet bready malts tame the citrus/hop burst. Extremely well balanced yet still fairly aggressive. Malts and citrusy dry hops linger through the finish as well as the aftertaste. Slightly metallic/astringent
M - Great, medium bodied (maybe a little less than what id consider medium), appropriate carbonation (a little light on the carb) fairly smooth, very refreshing.
O - Probably one of the best combinations of decent hoppy aggressiveness and delicious balance that i have every experienced. Great balance of both.
06-21-2013 02:41:27 | More by MacQ32
3.76/5 rDev -2.6%
Pours a finger of head on a clear medium straw colored body.
The aroma is lots of citrus: orange, mandarin, lemon and grapefruit.
The taste starts with a strong pine bitterness, moderated by the malt, but still finishes with a dry pine bitterness. Good balance.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A delicious IPA.
12-14-2013 21:05:23 | More by Fatehunter
4.05/5 rDev +4.9%
Serving Type: 22 oz. bottle poured into perfect pint glass
A: The beer is a medium amber color. When poured into the glass there was an ivory colored head that took nearly 40% of the glass.
S: One of the most pleasantly fragrant beers I have had in a while. There are hints of citrus and pine. The overwhelming aroma comes from the very clean and crisp smell of hops.
T: This is one of the best IPAs I have ever had. The hops are at the forefront of the bold and bitter taste. The pine and the citrus that are found in the aroma is mirrored in the rich flavor of this beer.
M: The beer is a little viscus but not as much as some other IPAs. If there is one fault in the beer then it is here but the mouthfeel is still above average.
O: This is my second time drinking a 22 oz of this beer and it will definitely not be my last. I could drink this beer every day.
10-27-2011 01:54:32 | More by jvillefan
Hops Of Wrath from Dust Bowl Brewing Company
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