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The Bollocks - Brash Brewing Company

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The BollocksThe Bollocks

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very good

226 Ratings
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 8
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

maltlikker, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

superspak, Dec 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

koes0024, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

SmellsofMahagony, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Hobo, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of beergoot
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

beergoot, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

BuckeyeFaninMI, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

mjstacker, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

Phyl21ca, Nov 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Dicers, Nov 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Mycescephalus, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

King_KongDCO93, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

brywhite, Nov 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

MsMae42, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

arnold931, Oct 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

wrycon, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Stum-pub, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Beerlover, Oct 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

The_GrassHOPper, Oct 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jakecattleco, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.06/5  rDev +6%

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.

lacqueredmouse, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

ejimhof, Oct 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

mattst, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Sammy, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

bralston345, Sep 20, 2013
The Bollocks from Brash Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.