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Hops Of Wrath - Dust Bowl Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

111 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 8
Gots: 15 | 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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Ratings: 111 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of MastaShonuf
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

MastaShonuf, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of dertyd
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

dertyd, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of MacQ32
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

MacQ32, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

GraduatedCashew, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of PHBoiler
4.39/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured bottle into Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Deep yellow into orange color with slim white head. The smell is bright and hoppy with citrus and tropical fruit. This IPA is bright and juicy. Reminds me of Jai Alai and Odell IPA in terms of the tropical fruit flavor and balancing maltiness. Really delicious and 6.6% alcohol which is lower than most with this amount of flavor. I certainly wouldn't hesitate to go to this IPA. It certainly isn't a citrus bomb or heavy on pine. Well balanced, juicy, and easy to drink.

PHBoiler, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of freduardo
4/5  rDev +3.9%

freduardo, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of jakecattleco
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

jakecattleco, May 29, 2013
Photo of KiMiRaiK
4/5  rDev +3.9%

KiMiRaiK, May 24, 2013
Photo of bruindre
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

bruindre, May 04, 2013
Photo of JacobGumina
4/5  rDev +3.9%

JacobGumina, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of vfgccp
3.19/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

vfgccp, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of lordofstarside
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz to a snifter, no freshness date. Serving this one a bit warm

Pours an orangish gold with 3/4 finger of foam. Good transparency and very mild carbonation. Lacing isn't bad either, this beer meets most the checks of a good ipa

There's an aroma of up front hops with a sweet fruity malt. Hints of grapefruit, lemon, and some pine shine through with a splash of alcohol. Malty citrus is what distinguishes it from other ipas

The taste follows well, very hoppy with a strong fruity citrus. The malt is balanced well which the fruit comes across better with instead of the hops. The result is pretty interesting and well executed

Feel is also on par with the rest of the beer- nice bitter bite backed up with a sticky dry finish. Alcohol's well concealed and this stuff is pretty easy to drink

Overall this beer is probably one of my favorites I can't usually get from my excursion to California last month. Also stands out against many of the ipas I've had so far, something I'd get regularly given the chance

lordofstarside, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of Beerswag
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Beerswag, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

TheSixthRing, Feb 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

huskermike12, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

moondog426, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of litheum94
4/5  rDev +3.9%

litheum94, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of WizzardOfHops
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

WizzardOfHops, Dec 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

sloelco, Dec 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

jmccraney, Dec 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

ucsbmullet, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of ThePaleRider
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Scored the 6 pack while on Thanksgiving vacation in Yosemite.

A - Very dark ambery/orange. Very nice off white, one finger head. Very nice retention and lacing on the glass. Crystal clear without any floaters.

S - Plenty of orange, lemon, and mango piled up on some bready malts that also seem to be giving off a hint of something spicy.

T - Starts off very dry and bitter. Not picking up a whole lot of the citrus. Seems to drink a pretty heavy on the malts with the hops just being there to add the bitterness. Not as hop forward in flavor as I like my IPA's.

M - A little watery without a lot of afterthought. Loads of carbonation!

O - Eh, not too impressed. Way too many other IPA's in the world to settle for an average one.

ThePaleRider, Nov 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

drewone, Nov 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Chris_Cali_2o9, Nov 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

PaulStoneAnchor, Sep 25, 2012
Hops Of Wrath from Dust Bowl Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.