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Sabotage - Trouble Brewing

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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 16.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trouble Brewing visit their website

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnfromDublin on 02-20-2013)
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-30-2014 19:04:16 | More by mdagnew
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-21-2013 19:09:29 | More by innominat
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2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

02-05-2014 00:13:02 | More by fionn13
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4.18/5  rDev +12.4%

As I write this Ireland is currently experiencing a heatwave and on what turned out to be the hottest day of year so far I picked up a few bottles of Trouble Brewing's newest beer, the Sabotage India Pale Ale to try out.

First of all Sabotage is dark in colour for a Pale Ale, a woody, golden brown colour. I've had Pale Ales before that were a similar colour so I'm not bothered by it.

The aroma, in a word hops, rich roasted hops. I'd recommend taking a big old sniff of this beer just before you taste it, it's like the appetizer before the main course.

Flovourwise Sabotage has a lovely, well rounded hops taste to it, rich but still balanced. Trouble Brewing apparently brew Sabotage with five different varieties of hops. However, I found it lacking the bitterness often found in Indian Pale Ales but also lacking any discernible citrus notes. In fact, tastewise I was reminded more of hoppy English ales (such as those made by Shepard & Neame) than of a classic IPA. Personally I like English ales and IPAs both so thats not an issue with me.

Overall, Sabotage India Pale Ale is a great tasting, very drinkable beer. It goes down easily at 5.5% and I'll definitely be ordering it again.

07-10-2013 13:22:18 | More by KarlMcGowan
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5/5  rDev +34.4%

07-05-2014 16:54:40 | More by beerinabottle
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-27-2014 21:40:48 | More by Danielr26
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-09-2014 11:41:49 | More by ManforallSaisons
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-21-2013 00:41:36 | More by gtermi
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-19-2014 20:38:16 | More by brianles
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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

This new addition to the Trouble Brewing range was released in February 2013. Five types of hops are used in the brewing of this beer, most particularly Galaxy (or so I was told). I was fortunate to be at the launch of the beer in Against The Grain pub, Dublin and was able to have a couple of pints of both the keg and the cask version.

Suffice to say, there is a marked difference between the two; the cask version having a wonderful mango/melon aroma and had a decent amount of bitterness to the taste. The keg version was more subdued with a cleaner crisper finish. Both were decent, but the cask was definitely superior so I mostly stuck with that. Both had an amber appearence with the cask having a fair amount of haze to it.

They plan to release the bottled version later in 2013.

02-20-2013 14:49:15 | More by JohnfromDublin
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

03-27-2014 21:42:24 | More by Dshep1340
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3.09/5  rDev -16.9%

500ml bottle from Blackrock cellar, poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

I'm a bit conflicted as to whether to write this review - had a bottle last week which was phenomenal, crisp, tasty, hoppy and interesting. This on the other hand....isn't. No evidence of freshness date on the bottle which should possibly have been a warning - I wouldn't buy coffee without a "roasted on" date so why buy a beer without a brewed on/freshness date?!?

A: Pours a clear, dark caramel color with a sizeable off white head - this disappeared pretty quickly though with average lacing remaining.
S: DISAPPOINTING. Smells too sweet, sickly, dank, unpleasant. Think dried berry fruit rather than bright, piney, citrus you'd like to expect from an IPA.
T: Again sweet, biscuity, bears very little resemblance to an IPA as I know them, and I dont just mean West Coast US hop bombs. This is just flat, uninspiring, disappointing and most definitely not the 'assertive hoppy bite, of both citrus and spice' claimed.
M: medium/low carbonation - not good.

O: really disappointing - last bottle was great. Consistency?!?

02-19-2014 21:32:10 | More by _bear_
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

09-11-2013 16:20:55 | More by samEBC
Sabotage from Trouble Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.