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Alpha Domina Mellis - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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Alpha Domina Mellis
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co. visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HattedClassic on 10-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 9
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3/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Two ounce taster at the brewery. Aromas are tropical fruit, honey, grassy, dank. Flavors follow. Not sure about the honey. Their tasting notes are correct - long lingering bitter finish.

Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcbeers
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarrettBoots
3.59/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blinky1717
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dur921
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GCBrewery
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Austin_Cohen
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigdb
3.64/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of drabmuh
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of UlfAndreas
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Aubs723
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Saudereth
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Hopsandwich
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I get a lot of resinous hops in this one. The resin lingers on the tongue as it sits. Full of citrus flavors and the fact that it is unfiltered contributes to the piney hops and citrusy nose and lingering taste. DC Brau has done it again, I am a huge fan that has been following them since they opened ( and since OTWOA was in 22's) keep on knocking them out o the park guys!!!

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3.82/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives cloudy, with the amber liquid capped by an inch or so of foam; nice lacing action

Smell: Citrusy and piney, with grapefruit and tropical tones

Taste: There is a solid caramel malt base to this beer that is quickly overtaken by the citrusy hops; grapefruit and tropical fruit flavors mingle with the pine but in the aftertaste there is a different, almost woodsy character which may be what the experimental hops impart

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and a bit flabby, with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice DIPA though I am not crazy about either the aftertaste or the mouthfeel

Photo of jacewg
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy deep orange. Good lacing. Not a lot of retention

Aroma: Smells really nice. Lots of tropical fruit, citrus, and pineapple with a big underlying dank, piney quality. A bit of malt stickiness

Flavor: Nose quite on par with the aroma. Hop flavor is outstanding with lots of juicy tropical fruit notes with citrus hints. What holds this beer back, to me, is the hop bitterness from the experimental variety. It has a soapy, spicy, woody quality that is a bit off-putting to me. I appreciate the bitter punch, but would prefer it to be a bit cleaner.

Mouthfeel: A touch sticky but not cloying. Lifts off the palate and never gets into barleywine territory.

Overall: Another fine Double IPA from DC Brau. This has the potential to be great with a bit cleaner bittering hop. As it stands, happy to drink this any time for a hop fix.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Kegatron
3.86/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

32oz brewery filled growler. Pours a hazed copper with a sudsy bright white head. This stays rich, leaving back a good bit of frothy patchy lacing down the sides of the glass. The nose is a straight up grapefruit and pine bomb from the start but some softer notes of grains, herbs and tropical fruit emerge and help soften the edges as this warms. The taste is very similar, with juicy citric grapefruit and a strong resinous feel leading the way. Softer notes of dough, tropical fruit and herbal dankness try their best to help balance this out but the bitterness and pine just stick to the tongue in a pretty strong finish. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied with a gentle crispness that sits on top of a more slick and creamy feel underneath. The higher alcohol here is mostly well hid as far as smoothness goes but it does rather embolden the more assertive aspects of this. Maybe a tad too much in spots. While the flavor profiles here are as bold as any of the other great IPAs that DC Brau produces, this packed much more of an aggressive punch than I was expecting. For those that love their DIPAs flavorful and abusive, this is a must.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Alpha Domina Mellis from DC Brau Brewing Co.
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