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The Roustabout - Societe Brewing Co.

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 22
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Schmaltzy on 02-09-2013)
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KevT

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

08-05-2013 16:17:56 | More by KevT
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06-28-2013 04:30:22 | More by Altenor
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ehammond1


4.43/5  rDev +0.2%

Growler

Thanks for picking this up for me, VaTechHopHead!

Darker yellow and golden. Thin near-white head. Lots of sticky lacing left down the glass. Clear.

One of the finest-smelling D/IPAs I've experienced in a long while. A complete, San Diego IPA, hop experience. Melons, tangerines, peach, orange, and pineapple mix with tropical/passion fruits with just a touch of pine. Malt may be there only to bounce the hops off of, if it's there at all. Truly exceptionally smelling DIPA. When I first cracked the top on the growler, I thought I may have been duped and my friend filled the growler with pineapple juice instead of world-class DIPA. Fortunately, I was wrong and I'm still friends with him.

The flavor isn't quite as good as the aroma, but little is. Lots of fruit flavors (melons, tangerine, orange, and mango) combine with a little bit of pine. Minimal malt. Alcohol is slightly present, but largely minimal at the understood, known ABV. Moderately bitter. Fantastically drinkable for its heft.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Fantastic DIPA and would rival any of the best available options. I still think Bachelor Mosaic and Pupil are better hop-forward beers from Societe, this one is exceptionally well done. Will drink again if given the opportunity.

07-18-2013 03:02:57 | More by ehammond1
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.63/5  rDev +4.8%

On tap at Societe's brewhouse. Its a yellow double ipa. Pretty solid 4/5" white head on the top. Somehow more clarity than the Pupil. Good lacing. Really impressive when you consider that this is a very hoppy beer.

Aroma, pungent proprietary hops. Citrus and tropical fruits dominate. Some pine notes underlying it. All the good stuff aroma wise, very nice.

Amazing way of covering up the alcohol, a very easy drinking 9% beer. Massive hop flavors without a palate destroying bitterness. If you know someone who doesn't like ipas because they are bitter, this might be the beer for them (and you!). Very dry stuff, allowing it to stay very light on the mouthfeel. It has a warming effect, I mean, you know the alcohol is there, but its still far below the average 9% booziness. A lot of what I suspect to be the amarillo and citra comes out in the beer, just enough simcoe to keep it in that nice range of not getting all bittered out.

Fantastic stuff, elite, top tier stuff.

05-09-2013 23:49:21 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Florida

4.14/5  rDev -6.3%

64 oz. awesome stainless steel growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Golden body, clear with a few wisps.

Smell - Simcoe everwhere. A bit of citrus. Pine. Every kind of hop aroma. Slight biscuit malt.

Taste - Very nice. Variety of hop flavors. Citrus, pine, less simcoe than I expected from the nose. Malty, but never sweet. Grain and a bit of toast. Low bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Probably the growler. Medium body.

Overall - Very tasty IPA. Not a citrus bomb or a hop bomb like most great IPAs.

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largadeer

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4.48/5  rDev +1.4%

On tap at Churchill's and later at Societe. Pretty excellent stuff. Crystal clear golden body with a sticky white cap. A ton of simcoe on the nose bringing bright tropical fruit and citrus. Citra is in there too, but it's at a lower level. There's little in the way of malt or alcohol in the aroma, just a smorgasbord of aromatic hops. The palate feels a bit heavier than Societe's other hoppy beers, and the higher alcohol is felt slightly more. That said, it's still remarkably light bodied and dry for the ABV, and there's little in the way of harshness. Beyond a touch of malt sweetness, this is all about juicy tropical fruit flavors coming from the simcoe and citra. Pineapple is pervasive, with mango and a citrusy grapefruit/orange note mid-palate. Somewhat resinous in the finish, gently bitter. Very well balanced and easy to drink for how big it is. Hard to find fault with this beer.

02-21-2013 21:16:00 | More by largadeer
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4.6/5  rDev +4.1%

On tap at Toronado SD, poured into tulip glass.

Orange in color but completely opaque, the brew yields a tight sudsy head that leaves a trail of sticky lacing as it slowly recedes. The nose is citrus rind and honey sweetness - particularly orange-y and zesty. It's flavors are bold and distinct, as the brew's unusual viscosity penetrates every corner of the palate.

The hop profile has a distinct orange-bent, with zesty vinous tones nicely balanced against a bold, honey-sweet malt-backbone. White pepper is easily parsed, along with floral notes and a good dose of booze. The disparate flavors are artfully harmonized, leading to a short, singular finish.

One if the best IPA's floating around San Diego. Reminds me of a lighter version of Alpine's Exponential Hoppiness.

10/23/13 Edit: Having this at the brewery right now, for whatever reason this isn't opaque at all. Not sure if it was a chilled haze or some other batch variation, but there it is.

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The Roustabout from Societe Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.