Dauntless - Solid Rock Brewing
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3.56/5 rDev -2.5%
Color- murky light amber. Slight head.
Aroma- a mild hop nose.
Taste- a mild malt forward IPA, more like an English ESB than an IPA. Very relaxed brew and the ABV of 7.1% is well masked. Only 43 IBUs.
Poured from 355 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 5/23/2014. Purchased locally in Austin from HEB (Hancock Center) in late March 2014.
05-23-2014 20:34:12 | More by utfiero
3.65/5 rDev 0%
Appearance: Golden amber glass has good clarity and holds a sticky off white head that puts a lot of lace on the side of the glass. The foam on the second pour is a bit excessive, a long lasting 2 fingers.
Smell: Odd, like a butterscotch note, burnt sugar, not a lot of hop notes, some light grass and as it warms light citric notes.
Taste: The butterscotch note comes through pretty heavily and the hop notes don't. It ends up being around an APA in hop intensity. There is a sugary gritty finish that saves the day and wraps the other flavors into a good package.
Mouthfeel: Medium light body, low carbonation, slightly oily finish, a bit flat but into the "cask" range.
Overall: Pretty sure the butterscotch note is diacetyl, I would recommend letting the yeast process the beer a bit longer after fermentation (diacetyl rest). May also want to look at venting during the boil. In home brew, covering the boil can lead this way. That said, it's not a bad flavor, it's just generally considered a flaw. The beer ends up tasting very much like an English IPA, which given the title may have been the idea, but as you're a Texas beer, I assumed American IPA was the product I was buying.
I don't regret the 6 pack, but I think I'd try a different style next time I see them. I like my IPAs large and from the West Coast. This is a quirky Brit lost in Texas.
Worth a try to see if the flavor suits you.
07-29-2014 01:08:33 | More by HardTarget
3.09/5 rDev -15.3%
A: Good lacing and medium head. Very transparent with the normal IPA coloring.
S: Off the nose you can gather this is not the most hoppy of IPAs but instead more of the grain/malt-forward blend. Sweet wheat, bitter orange.
T: Leads with the yeast-hop balance that I think tend to lean towards Amarillo hops. Some bittering but not very fresh.
M: Medium mouthfeel with a long lingering bread taste on the tongue. Does drink clean though so that is a plus.
O: Not a bad beer by any means but more of a pale ale (and a mild one at that) in my opinion. Dont plan on trying again but open to try other beers at this brewery.
05-20-2014 23:04:11 | More by SavvyStudent
Dauntless from Solid Rock Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.