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Dammed! - Belching Beaver Brewery


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very good

33 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.51%

Brewed by:
Belching Beaver Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 03-05-2013)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, onion, garlic, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with herbal hop and slight onion and garlic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an herbal and somewhat vegetal hop presence all around.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 07:36:13 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of Nugganooch


3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Now coined "Dammed" - 22oz bottle with my FW Snifter glass
Notes taken on 01/30/14

A: Dark amber with some orange and reddish hues. Considerable hop haze lessens the visibility of some lightly streaming carbonation. Thin layer of khaki tan suds forms over top with some minimal retention. Light dots and ribbons of lace stiock to the glass after every sip.

S: Smells of pungent pine hops with spiced grapefruit, gooseberry, and some musky white wine grapes. Sweetened bread and some sugary malts lend a candied citrus note. Alcohol is rather apparent. Pretty solid nose overall. Like fresh hop pellets soaked in alcohol.

T: Tastes a bit more malt forward than the nose leads on with some lightly toasted breads and a soft caramel-honeyed sweetness. Touch of dried stone fruit there even. Remains light and dry however with a big and resinous hoppy bitterness. Great combo of gooseberry, white grape, citrus, and some dank herbal weed. Less pine than the nose but it is not really missed. The alcohol is not very shy here and mixes in a touch of earthy spice. Minimally sweet which is a saving grace. Pretty big DIPA and nicely hopped.

M: A touch on the heavier side with the filling malt body and some sappy oils that really coat the palate. Moderately high level of constricting bitterness and some warming alcohol. Lightly dry on the finish with a long lasting linger affect.

D: A pretty decent DIPA. Firm malt bill with a nice dank tropical and resinous hop schedule. Would have again.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 00:38:52 | More by Nugganooch
Photo of markchristenson


4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm clearly an outlier compared to the community, but I thought this was a fantastic beer. Cutting to my biggest complaint, which is just stylistic, is that this was too dark and the malt character/flavor was too noticeable on the finish for a DIPA. IMHO :-) Other than that, this was a winner. Nice, resin-y notes, quite rich, good balance. I would drink this one again in a heartbeat.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 03:35:17 | More by markchristenson
Photo of mactrail


4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

As you can see from the photo, they call this "Dammed!" now. Attractive dark coppery amber. Lots of bubbles and swirls of foam. Quite spritzy on the tongue. Lucious aroma of ripe pears and citrus.

This is almost a holiday brew, though one with a hop problem. Rich and tangy with an underlying dark roasted malt flavor. Hot with alcohol and sharp with hoppy acidity. some fresh fruity flavors followed by plenty of bitterness. Peppery green mango flavor.

Lemon peel finish. One of the more drinkable DIPAs I've had this year, and this along with the Rabid Beaver Bite is more evidence that these guys know what they're doing in spite of the silly names. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Belching Beaver's tasting room on 30th Street.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 05:59:53 | More by mactrail
Photo of BucannonXC5


3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 8 oz. draft
Glass: ½ pint glass
From: Belching Beaver Taste Room in North Park (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $4.00
Purchased: Aug. 4, 2013
Consumed: Aug. 4, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a drake reddish color with four fingers of khaki-tan head when I got it. Lots of uneven foamy lacing on the sides. Decent retention on the top of the glass all the way down.

Smelled dark red hops, interrupted by a roasty and toasty malt. Chocolate, toffee, slight floral hops, earthy malts and cocoa.

The first thing I thought in the taste was this a IIPA? Earthy, rye hops, toasty, roasty, caramel, toffee and bitter. Reminded me more of a Vienna lager.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, slightly bitter finish.

This beer was just OK in my opinion. Probably wouldn’t try it again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2013 05:06:30 | More by BucannonXC5
Photo of MiScusi


2.66/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the TapRoom in PB. Color is way too dark, a very dark orange, almost brown. Neither the smell or the taste of this beer would ever lead to me to believe it's formulated in the IPA or DIPA style. WAY too much use of darker malts here, completely overshadows any hops that are used in this. This beer, for the style, definitely does not fit in around this region whose lighter, hoppier, more fragrant DIPA's just taste a lot better.

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2013 00:35:47 | More by MiScusi
Dammed! from Belching Beaver Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.