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Southern Dobis - Cellarmaker Brewing Co.

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Southern Dobis
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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 5.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cellarmaker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Single barrel blend of Southern IPA and Dobis Pale Ale. 50/50 blend per the brewer.

(Beer added by: CheapBeerBuzz on 02-11-2014)
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled on tap at Ale Arsenal. Light golden, almost yellowish color with a slight haze and a small white head. A tame but confident aroma of citrus and fruit. A hop leaning flavor but with nice balance and complexity. This is a very easy drinking IPA without lacking its message. It's my first Cellarmaker but I look forward to more.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2014 00:00:15 | More by GJ40
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler thanks to familynight (Reddit). Filled 6/11, shared with rudzud on 6/27

light fizzy bubbly head fades fairly quickly, little lacing, hazy golden honey orange color. Chill haze.

Nose is loaded with citrus and tropical notes, passion fruit, pineapple, papaya, lots of orange, zest and pith, little tangerine and Clementine.

Taste brings more orange and tangerine juice, little orange cream, with little orange rind and grapefruit pith, touch of passion fruit but no real tropical notes otherwise, fruit pectin, little mango actually, papaya, etc. Hint of light malt base, just enough to prop it up. Mild bitterness that increases a bit on the finish, dry finish, light, more orange juice and Clementine, juicy, little floral notes. So smooth and drinkable. The more I drink it, the more dank and resinous it gets.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb for a growler,

Overall it was a good beer, but I felt it should have been better, I think I'm spoiled wth Tree House, Hill Farmstead, Alchemist, Be Hoppy, etc... still pretty nice but not amazing.

Serving type: growler

06-30-2014 01:22:18 | More by jlindros
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

06-29-2014 14:37:35 | More by BARFLYB
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to JLindros for the share.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice light haze orange hue with a two finger head that faded to leave light blanket.

S - Aromas of big wet hops, citrus, orange, tangerine, candy malts, dank hops, quite aromatic.

T - Taste is nice and bright hops, nice orange, bright, grapefruit finish, light malt sweetness, super faint Clementine. Fairly simple and straightforward but very well executed!

M - Mouthfeel is nice and lightly carbonated, incredibly drinkable.

O - Overall this beer was really nice and pleasant. Good citrus notes, tasty.

Serving type: growler

06-27-2014 22:50:25 | More by rudzud
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

06-22-2014 03:57:14 | More by BryanCDM
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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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California

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California

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AgentMunky

California

4.04/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pint glass at Ale Arsenal.

A: Hazy hay-colored. Light white head. See-through. Very pale ale.

S: Light and lightly citrusy. Hint of 'cheesiness' I associate with English house ales. Still discernibly hoppy.

T/M: Tasty and incredibly drinkable/refreshing. Full-bodied and semi-malty, while still managing to have a crisp finish. Good carbonation. Flavors are fruity, sweet, and vaguely earthy. Hoppy without being bitter.

O: Great pale ale. Highly recommended. Cellarmaker's pale ales continue to impress.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2014 02:13:24 | More by AgentMunky
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popery

California

4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale golden color. It's very cloudy but still transparent enough to see my fingers on the other side of the glass - super important info. Small white head leaving just a bit of lacing. The aroma has tons of passionfruit alongside a good dose of pineapple. It's very tropical. Not quite as juicy as some of their hoppy stuff, but I'm grasping for criticism here. Floral flavors - honeysuckle, roses. Taste is juicier with a big hit of that tropical fruit salad hoppiness. Passionfruit, pineapple, sweet flowers. Just a touch of malt sweetness. The beer finishes dry with light bitterness. Mild vegetal note in there somewhere. Feel is light and carbonation is effervescent. Packs a lot of hop flavor for the abv. Cellarmaker is brewing some wonderful hoppy beers and this is among the best of the recent offerings. It's tropical, crushable and lovely.

Serving type: on-tap

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California

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I missed the Southern Dobis that Cellarmaker presented on cask by blending Dobis and Southern Passion for SF Beer Week so I figured I had to try this now that they brewed a full batch of it. Wow. I mean I've really been blown way by Cellarmaker's continuous success with hops but this one really caught me off guard. A pale orange with huge citrusy tropical fruits in the nose this drinks so easily. Not overly bitter, the hops are balanced flawlessly in this one. I might venture to say this is the most impressive APA that Cellarmaker has made so far...that's saying a lot.

Serving type: on-tap

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Southern Dobis from Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.