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Dauntless - Solid Rock Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
good

25 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 20.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Solid Rock Brewing visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Gagnonsux on 04-28-2014

This IPA is a medium bodied, mildly bitter ale with a forwardly intense floral and fruity hop aroma balanced with a blend of European and American malts that lend a smooth finish leaving you wanting the next drink.
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Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 9
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Photo of Mantooth
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had at a recent bottle share @ South Fork deli, Cramerton NC - decent but largely unremarkable beer.

Photo of LittleDog
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

After reading the other reviews I was hesitant to try this. However I think it's a fine beer. I don't know why everyone is so down on it. Someone said it's really a mild pale ale. There's a complete hop inflation in these styles. Aren't Bass and Harp pale ales?

This has a fine amount of IBU. It's not a hop bomb, but rather more nuanced and sessionable.

I really enjoy this.

Photo of utfiero
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy orange. decent head and retention.

S: slight floral hops. cane sugar, sweet malt.

T: lightly hopped. distinct magnum hop. strong malt backbone. yeast characteristics very present.

F: i would prefer a bit more carbonation to make the beer a bit more crisp.

O: a decent beer. nothing special. nothing terrible.

Photo of Kaiyotee
3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: Dark Amber, hazy
Smell: Butterscotch
Taste: Overwhelming butterscotch, bitter finish
Feel: Felt like beer

Photo of HardTarget
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Photo of Realbeerguy
1/5  rDev -71%

Very bad

Photo of Getalegup
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad. Not enough hop flavor.

Photo of SavvyStudent
3.11/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

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Dauntless from Solid Rock Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.