The Bollocks - Brash Brewing Company
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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
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
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
The Bollocks from Brash Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.