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The Bollocks - Brash Brewing Company

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The BollocksThe Bollocks

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BA SCORE
86
very good

224 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 224
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | 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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Ratings: 224 | Reviews: 61 | Display Reviews Only:
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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%

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.

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%

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.

11-11-2013 04:15:51 | More by Phyl21ca
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Dicers

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-11-2013 02:36:33 | More by Dicers
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Mycescephalus

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

11-09-2013 04:40:44 | More by Mycescephalus
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-06-2013 23:35:18 | More by King_KongDCO93
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brywhite

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-04-2013 22:28:29 | More by brywhite
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MsMae42

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

10-23-2013 14:29:52 | More by MsMae42
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arnold931

Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-23-2013 02:28:12 | More by arnold931
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wrycon

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-19-2013 23:35:31 | More by wrycon
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-13-2013 21:35:37 | More by Stum-pub
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-12-2013 00:29:47 | More by Beerlover
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The_GrassHOPper

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

10-09-2013 23:09:48 | More by The_GrassHOPper
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jakecattleco

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-08-2013 08:28:00 | More by jakecattleco
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.06/5  rDev +5.7%

22oz bomber purchased from Whole Foods in Los Altos, CA.

Intensely goopy pour, reddish orange and insanely thick and syrupy, forming a solid foam of yellow-white that I imagine only stays around because it's too much effort to sink back into the body. Carbonation is understandably fine and languid in the glass. Looks very intense.

Nose is bold and fresh, with mandarin and sweet orange coming through strongly above a toffee and barley sugar sweetness that not only holds up the other fragrances, but pushes them into the stratosphere like a slightly out of control rocket booster. There a herbal tones as well, which provide a grounding earthiness. It's pretty intense and pretty impressive.

Taste is thick. Thick and sweet with a valiant but ignominious hop character that seems to be a bit embarrassed about why it bothered to show up. Huge sugary barley sweetness is the bulk here, with the hops only providing a slightly earthy, slightly peppery counterpoint at the back that makes its presence felt with the assertiveness of an anaemic accountant stuck in the middle seat on an aeroplane between two obese African elephants. No offence to accountants, or African elephants. Seriously. It's big, it's sweet, and the hops are only an afterthought.

Feel is good and chewy: it's everything you want if you buy into the intensity of the palate.

Overall, this is big and intense. It's also pretty ridiculous—it overrides such petty concepts as "balance", "sophistication" or "common sense", but there's a heady glory in its abandon. I just hope that I managed to let go of my inhibitions and come along on the ride as much as it wanted me to.

10-05-2013 03:52:06 | More by lacqueredmouse
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-04-2013 13:08:09 | More by ejimhof
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mattst

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.9%

09-26-2013 23:29:20 | More by mattst
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-22-2013 03:17:03 | More by Sammy
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bralston345

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-20-2013 01:52:04 | More by bralston345
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Tyrus

California

3/5  rDev -21.9%

09-17-2013 23:06:14 | More by Tyrus
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MickeyHops

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-08-2013 14:05:44 | More by MickeyHops
The Bollocks from Brash Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.