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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
89
very good

82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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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Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 12
Reviews by ronniebruner:
Photo of ronniebruner
3.73/5  rDev -7%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of SanFranJake
3.32/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerswag
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Tuckersmth
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dertyd
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of PaulWaters
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BSW
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of SamuelR
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
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.....

Photo of Denzo
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlisuk
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Mightykingmalard
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of MJSJr
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of SierraJosh
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Spaz7
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Abraham21
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of danwho
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of robear
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Photo of Alron
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Osseous
4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Draft poured into a 16 oz. pint. Orange-amber color, though I was in a dimly lit bar. Small-to-medium amount of head. Strong floral presence in smell. Taste was reminiscent of Jasmine - floral notes with a bitter but smooth finish. Definite kick of alcohol towards the finish, and at 11% ABV no wonder! Overall, a very strong beer with powerful fruity flavors. If you have the means, I highly recommend it.

Photo of sansho
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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"Therapist" Triple IPA from Dust Bowl Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.