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Dauntless - Solid Rock Brewing

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83
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Solid Rock Brewing visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gagnonsux on 04-28-2014)
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Jame515, Jun 08, 2014
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

utfiero, May 23, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

HardTarget, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Gagnonsux, Apr 28, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +15.1%

tevans2468, Aug 24, 2014
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3.09/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

SavvyStudent, May 20, 2014
Dauntless from Solid Rock Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.