"Therapist" Triple IPA - Dust Bowl Brewing Company

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"Therapist" Triple IPA"Therapist" Triple IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 91
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dust Bowl Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Arbitrator on 05-29-2012

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.
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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 91
Reviews by kaseydad:
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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
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 (886 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of SanFranJake
3.32/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerswag
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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. (371 characters)

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Tuckersmth
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dertyd
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of PaulWaters
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BSW
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of SamuelR
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.78/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

was highly recommended....but fell well short of expectations

flat smell....flat taste....not bad....not great at all..... (123 characters)

Photo of Denzo
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CAcreeks
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

"Therapist - no appointment necessary" reads the 22 oz bottle. Finally, a beer label that's actually funny, although certainly not pretty. Purchased at Molly Stone in Palo Alto. Anyway, I don't see how an Imperial IPA could be any better than this. All the reviews so far are fairly spot-on, but I liked it more. (312 characters)

Photo of jlisuk
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Mightykingmalard
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
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. (323 characters)

Photo of MJSJr
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Vlaminck
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraJosh
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Spaz7
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Abraham21
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of danwho
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of robear
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
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. (749 characters)

Photo of Alron
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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"Therapist" Triple IPA from Dust Bowl Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.