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The Bollocks - Brash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

217 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 7
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brash Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PeterIngemi on 07-14-2012)
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lochef81

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 8/2013. Considering the abv of this offering I suspect the age may have done this one a few favors. The ale pours a very cloudy Orange amber hue with a small cream colored head that quickly dissipates to a nice film and substantial lacing. The nose is very rich with lots of malt and booze up front followed by a bready quality and finishing with a bitter hop bite, mostly citrus and tropical fruit. The flavor confirms all these expectations. Not west coast style hops, more like a good bottle of dfh. The malt on the front seems overwhelming (almost reminiscent of a barleywine) but it gives way to a wonderfully bitter hoppy finish. There is a decent boozy note but it is well balanced within the spectrum of this ale. The mouthfeel is a little stickier than I'd like but still coats the palate with a very nice hoppy finish. All in all this is a damn good beer and actually much better than I'd expected.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 04:45:36 | More by lochef81
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-26-2014 01:54:07 | More by DrFunkenstein
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

02-24-2014 01:43:02 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

02-08-2014 18:41:29 | More by DWolf
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TubaDan

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-26-2014 04:18:43 | More by TubaDan
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Beerbuddy21

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

01-23-2014 04:13:10 | More by Beerbuddy21
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber with a bottled on date of 7/2012, so aged 1.5 years

A - Amber, with a bit of clarity. Lots of head and some sticky lace left on the glass.

S - Bitter hops and booze. Lots of booze.

T - Wow! Boozy but smooth. Bitter, but not overly. Lots of grain. Sweet. Tasty! Definitely a barley wine rather than a DIPA or TRIPA.

M - Full bodied and oily.

O - This Triple IPA is a year and a half old, and the hops have definitely changed and bittered, causing this beer to taste like a barley wine . This is a great thing....love it!

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 02:06:09 | More by BeerDawgs
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-22-2014 21:53:25 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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JLT

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-20-2014 17:43:33 | More by JLT
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-18-2014 02:17:17 | More by vermilcj
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JMCrocker

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +30.2%

01-03-2014 01:54:35 | More by JMCrocker
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Shagator

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-02-2014 04:12:26 | More by Shagator
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TigerOwl

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

12-30-2013 20:29:27 | More by TigerOwl
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DruC4

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

12-30-2013 08:03:07 | More by DruC4
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Was able to snag a bottle of this marked down from 13 bucks to just 7.95. Found it a steal since most places charge 10+ dollars for it. Going in assuming it has at least a few months age on it.

A - Well its carbonated giving me a 1/2 inch of foam thats pretty amazing for such a massive beer. Color is a very dirty/hazy amber brown orange. No sediment so it wasn't sitting too long.
S - Smell is nice no ethanol like alcohol smells or hardcore pine but it does have a bit of bite. Does seem kind of old and muted though.
T - Well I could see fresh this beer would be amazing but with age it does have some herbal hop bitterness, somewhat cracker malts, and a dry finish with just a tough of booze.
M - ABV is pretty masked if I were to try this unknowing I would assume not over 9 or 10%

Overall Triple IPA's are a bit tricky some have muted hop bitterness, others with strong vodka like taste (looking at you Double crooked tree) This beer was pretty good but I don't see myself getting another.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 19:38:51 | More by DrDemento456
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hophead869

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

12-14-2013 01:15:50 | More by hophead869
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maltlikker

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-12-2013 00:50:10 | More by maltlikker
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/21/2013. Pours very hazy orange copper color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, orange rind, candi sugar, caramel, floral, grass, pine, bread, and floral earthiness; with a bit of booze. Nice and unique aromas with good balance of malt and hop notes; with big strength. Taste of big tangerine, pineapple, orange peel, grapefruit, orange rind, caramel, candi sugar, floral, grass, pine resin, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine resin bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, orange peel/rind, caramel, candi sugar, floral, grass, pine resin, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hop flavors and malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a slick, sticky, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice and unique DIPA. Good complexity and balance of the big hop and malt flavors; and pretty smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 21:38:04 | More by superspak
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koes0024

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-01-2013 21:16:02 | More by koes0024
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-01-2013 05:26:07 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Hobo

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-29-2013 23:33:50 | More by Hobo
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beergoot

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy, amber colored body with a clinging, foamy white head. Pine and citrus hop aromas predominate. Strong bitter taste intermingling with an orange juiciness and bit of soft, warm malt flavor. Soft, medium-light body; crisp and dry finish.

An eye-popper IPA. Strong on the hop bittering with just the right amount of malt smoothness and warmth. Bold and complex. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 00:04:04 | More by beergoot
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-23-2013 15:51:39 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-18-2013 23:37:24 | More by mjstacker
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a bright beige/orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of fruity and citrus hops with light sweet notes. Taste is sweeter than expected with some light fruity notes and some citrus hops also easily noticeable. Body is about average for style and no apparent alcohol. Enjoyable but a bit too sweet for my taste. I would suggest dropping the ABV which would also help drop the residual sugars.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 04:15:51 | More by Phyl21ca
The Bollocks from Brash Brewing Company
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