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The Roustabout - Societe Brewing Co.

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The Roustabout
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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 8.37%
Wants: 21
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Schmaltzy on 02-09-2013)
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

05-26-2013 13:30:57 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.14/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Societe Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2013 20:39:06 | More by UCLABrewN84
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largadeer

California

4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2013 21:16:00 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-27-2013 05:36:28 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-27-2013 21:46:58 | More by SocalKicks
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GClarkage

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-08-2014 05:39:06 | More by GClarkage
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-18-2014 23:50:23 | More by orangesol
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -9.5%

10-09-2013 22:14:55 | More by drewone
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2013 23:49:21 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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HopHead84

California

4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2/08/2013 and 2/10/2013

On tap at Societe. Apparently they used Simcoe, Citra, and Cascade in this one.

A: Burnished yellow gold body with a mountain of white froth. Good retention with lots of lacing clinging to the glass. Crystal clarity.

S: Very fruity, with notes of cantaloupe, honeydew, spicy grapefruit, passion fruit, tangerine, and orange. Floral notes are pervasive and there's a little pine resin.

T: Mango, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, juicy tangerine, and pine resin. No malt flavor to speak of but there is a dash of sweetness. The beer is dry but not astringent. Alcohol is a little strong in the flavor, which is my only complaint.

M: Lower medium body with upper medium carbonation. Dry mouthfeel.

Overall: A very nice Double IPA from Societe. Alcohol flavor is a little stronger than I prefer, but it's inoffensive. Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2013 19:56:18 | More by HopHead84
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GraduatedCashew

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-24-2014 18:04:48 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.14/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: growler

07-30-2013 00:43:02 | More by Alieniloquium
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chippo33

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

11-05-2013 01:57:20 | More by chippo33
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mhaugo

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-05-2013 15:50:23 | More by mhaugo
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ehammond1


4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: growler

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-27-2013 07:39:41 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -32.1%

12-29-2013 05:21:58 | More by jenray
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Zbeetleman

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-09-2013 07:15:46 | More by Zbeetleman
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notchucknorris

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-25-2014 01:32:00 | More by notchucknorris
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akang

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-27-2013 22:12:17 | More by akang
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-21-2013 01:35:26 | More by lupercmda
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GABrew

Georgia

4/5  rDev -9.5%

10-28-2013 21:17:33 | More by GABrew
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CoolEthan

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

10-18-2013 18:02:18 | More by CoolEthan
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-12-2014 23:42:28 | More by bostonryan
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-17-2013 05:51:15 | More by FLBeerGuy
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The Roustabout from Societe Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.