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"Therapist" Triple IPA - Dust Bowl Brewing Company

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"Therapist" Triple IPA"Therapist" Triple IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dust Bowl Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Science will try to tell you that the tongue cannot detect more than 80 bittering units, but this hop centric imperial IPA will not leave you wanting more. So, have a seat and leave your worries to the Therapist.

(Beer added by: Arbitrator on 05-29-2012)
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Reviews by kaseydad:
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4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Visited a buddy near Tracy and found this there. Funny...can't get it in the East Bay. Go figure.

Pours a relatively clear amber ale and a bright white foamy head. I mean white. Nicely done there. Just a very nice looking brew.

Was getting heavy pineapple on the aroma right after popping the cap. As it sits in the glass, I'm getting big hoppiness, citrus, malt, dank, pine and rubber. Much to smell here.

The taste is very malt/dank forward. Getting the sticky citrus flavor with an grapefruit rind swallow and aftertaste. Tis good. I used to suck on grapefruit rind and this brings me back. I like. Extremely juicy is the thing I think after every sip.

This is a big beer so proceed with caution. It's very drinkable, but catches up to the party fast. Big and bold and hearty. Worth seeking out. Happy to have one more and will be on the lookout for another...and another...and

kaseydad, Feb 13, 2014
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

SanFranJake, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

The color is a 24k gold color.This beer has a citrus orangey, bite..smells of pine and citrus, slightly fruity smell..the taste is piney, citrusy hops, with a light-medium body that I like. Lots of carbonation, for high abv, which makes for a more pop and action to the mouth. Vibrant, fruity, bitter, resin apparent. Not too much diacetyle. Much bigger taste than smell.

Beerswag, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

aquazr1, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ste5venla, May 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

dertyd, Apr 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

SamuelR, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

jlisuk, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of Mightykingmalard
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: perfectly transparent amber color. White head that lasts a while.

S: floral and very hoppy. A little citrus in there too.

T: citrusy and very hoppy. Very good malt taste too.

M: great smooth finish.

O: reminds me of Pliny the elder. A little hoppier and and a little less smooth, but I feel this is a great dipa.

Mightykingmalard, May 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

MJSJr, Sep 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

SierraJosh, Mar 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Spaz7, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of robear
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottle received as a trade extra.

Appearance: Rich gold with a touch of amber in the deeper parts of the glass. Very attractive. Little head, dissipates quickly, to be expected on a beer of this style with this abv.

Smell: Tropics, citrus, some grass in there. This beer truly has a bouquet.

Taste: Holy cow. Bitter chased with a great orange juice sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Excellent. Smoother than Simtra, meatier than Sculpin.

Overall: Highly under-rated beer. This is a more drinkable version of Simtra, which is one of my all-time favorites. Reminds me of Permanent Funeral if it were brewed by Russian River- lots of West Coast bitterness married to oranges, the malt only exists to make this beer feel good. I'll drink this any day.

robear, Aug 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Alron, Feb 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

sansho, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of cjnuxoll
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer on tap locally here in Sacramento, and I regularly get it in bottles. It's a heavy Imperial IPA with a solid citrusy flavor, which is a tribute to the vast array of citrus grown in the region. It's got low carbonation, so there's no bite, and despite clocking in at 11% ABV it's not boozy at all. It pours clear, and is almost amber in color. It's smooth but mouthfeel is almost light for such a powerhouse of flavor. Very complex notes throughout, from start to finish. And when you're done, you'll realize you just got back-doored by The Rapist.

cjnuxoll, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I'm new to the Dust Bowl brand, but I am quite impressed. There seems to be a new trend in hoppy double and triple IPAs recently and honestly most of them are all exactly the same. Therapist though, has a unique feel to it. It's appearance is a tan to copper coloring, about what you would expect from an IPA. For being as hoppy as it is, the smell of fresh cut grass and vegetation is not overly powering. Its aroma is gentle and somewhat sweet. The taste of this beer is where the real story is... it is very good. Most double and triple IPAs are overpowering and too intense to be enjoyed, whereas Therapist is relatively smooth and sweet, considering it is 10.4% ABV. The mouthfeel is above average, though it does seem to linger on the palette a bit, but nonetheless fresh and sweet. Picked this up on a whim while visiting Northern California and for $7.99 for a 22 oz. bottle, I do not feel let down. Having never even heard of Dust Bowl, I give them props on a great product and look forward to seeing if they get bigger.

ronniebruner, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Rick778, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

sweemzander, Apr 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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"Therapist" Triple IPA from Dust Bowl Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.