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The Bollocks - Brash Brewing Company

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The BollocksThe Bollocks

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very good

237 Ratings
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 8
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brash Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: PeterIngemi on 07-14-2012

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Bottled 06/2012, just hit stores last week.

A: A cloudy orange pour with an enormous effervescent tan head. Fades very slowly with excellent retention. Leaves a huge swatch of lacing behind.

S: Loads of caramel malt dominates here. Very sweet. Big pine and grapefruit aroma tries its best to counterbalance.

T: Unlike in the nose, the hops dominate here. Huge amounts of bitterness from pine and grapefruit primarily. Almost hurts my teeth it's so overtly bitter. The hop flavor is at a good level but the bitterness is doubly strong. There is a strong caramel malt but it's getting buried badly, especially at room temperature. Finishes piney and resinous. Pure bitterness lingers in the aftertaste forever. No sign of alcohol at least.

M: Pretty heavy, super bitter and drying.

O: Not a bad DIPA but the bitterness is insane. As mentioned the hop flavors balance well with the caramel malt but there's this hidden pure bitterness that has no real flavor. It takes over everything and lingers for several minutes after each sip.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a duvel glass.

A: pours a hazy orange amber with a nice finger of slightly ambery brown head, head dissapates nicley into a film.... You can see active carbonation bubbles running up the side of the glass. Anniv amount of lacing.

S: a nice fresh citrusy hop aroma, tropical fruit, a touch of pine and a hint of a sweet malt backbone.

T: deffinatly a sweet malt backbone, it wasn't until tasting this that I looked back and saw the abv was 12 percent! Sweet caramel mixed with a fair amount of hops, caramel and sticky citrus fruit, I feel like the malt slightly dominated this beer, especially when it was cold. The hops, as the brew warms, become bitter, piney and resinous and venture through the thick malt sweetness, little to no alcohol flavor.

M: medium to heavy bodied and slick, medium to low crisp carbonation that tries to keep this brew from being to oily and slick.... The alcohol is fairly well hidden considering the high abv. Bitter on the finish,

O: a decent brew, I just wish the hop profile was a bit more dominant, This one was on the sweet side for me, but I'd your looking for a high abv ipa, here yah go. Sticky sweet caramel and citrus with some deep bitter, resinous pine notes.

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The Bollocks from Brash Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.