Never Mind The Bollox!
Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB

Never Mind The Bollox!Never Mind The Bollox!
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Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
 
Sweden
Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
9%
Score:
78
Avg:
3.34 | pDev: 15.87%
Ratings:
46
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 28, 2017
Added:
Mar 06, 2008
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78
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Never Mind The Bollox!Never Mind The Bollox!
Notes: We asked you what beer of ours you’d bring back if you could. You chose this hop driven ground breaker that now packs even more punch than it did back in the days. From our archives with love. Victory!

Mainly hopped with Centennial.

NB: This is not the same beer as the IPA "Bollox!", http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/12172/34762
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3.5 by hasse67 from Sweden on Nov 28, 2017
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4.18/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by rex_4539 from Greece

L: Hazy dark amber color, quarter finger fast dissipating head, messy lacing, minimal carbonation.

S: Tropical fruits, hops.

T: Sweet, tropical fruits, hops, malts. Nice.

F: Medium bodied, good flavored.

O: Nice DIPA without the usual bitterness associated with the style. Not a bad thing in this case, I enjoyed it.

Jul 14, 2017
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2.23/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: murky; medium brown in color; 1 finger light brown that receded quickly to a thick, big bubbled collar;

S: dark fruit, sweet, a hint of citrus;

T: dark fruit up front; middle to finish is all molasses; very light bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: nothing IPAish about this;

Jan 21, 2017
 
3.5 by Mattias from Sweden on Dec 09, 2016
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3.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Pours a calm looking amber appearance.

Smell is rather subtle, with caramel, pine, hops, and some general undefined sweetness.

The taste really surprised me in a positive way. While this is not a sweet IPA, the caramel and even some chocolate really comes out in the taste. The bitterness of the hops and some burning alcohol-notes are present, but are secondary to the delightful yet balanced caramel/chocolate-taste. Mouthfeel is perfect.

I was skeptical after having smelled this, but it really came through.

Dec 01, 2016
 
2.5 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Nov 05, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by pat61 from Minnesota

Popping the cap releases some ripe fruit aromas, traces of caramel, spice and dark sugars, very faint chocolate and a suspicion of wet cardboard. It pours cloudy amber brown under a 1” foam cap that quickly collapses that produces light lace. It enters with fruit, prunes, sherry notes and an assertive bitter finish. The carbonation thins the beer out a bit and is not particularly malty. The body is medium to a little less and the carbonation is a little above average.

Feb 15, 2015
 
2.85 by BrianQuinn from Pennsylvania on Jan 10, 2015
 
3.75 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Dec 02, 2014
 
 
3.52 by Faroveryonder from Missouri on Nov 04, 2014
 
3.25 by Durge from Connecticut on Aug 01, 2014
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2.58/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by baakabak from New York

Deep clouded copper with a thin cap of cream colored head

Scent is...well...odd. Wet dog comes to mind. Musty cellar,toffee,pennies,and booze.

Taste is more toffee, raisins, and plum.Boozey and very sweet. Hops are missing.This is a double ipa?

Thin with minimal carbonation.

Not what I was expecting given the double ipa label. More barley wine malt bomb than double ipa, and not a very good one at that.The wet dog certainly didn't win me over either. Just odd

Feb 16, 2014
 
2.75 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Jan 01, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3
by PumaSaysRawrr from Pennsylvania

I only got this because of the name and it was on clearance for $5 down from $16. The bottle is marked 11/11 so I'm not sure how that factors in....I am drinking it from the bottle and a Samuel Smith pint glass.

I am quite happy this beer. I would say it is much more of an American barleywine than a DIPA. Sweet and malty with just enough hops. The smell is almost too mild-(Please note I dumped a bottle of perfume on my hand a few hours ago so maybe that is the issue)

I liked this a little more on the too cold side. After it warmed a bit the syrupyness was a little hard to over come. The flavor of the hops did become much more noticeable as it warmed.
I wish this came in 8 oz cans/bottle. The 16.9oz bottle is just too much for one person.

Mar 14, 2013
 
3.5 by JDavidRice from Connecticut on Mar 12, 2013
 
3.25 by t0rin0 from California on Sep 23, 2012
 
2.5 by lvoutlawjlh from Nebraska on Aug 18, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a snifter. Pours a dark amber with a small white head that leaves lacing. Smells of deep hops with earthy tones, very inviting. Tastes of sweet hops with syrupy aftertaste. Light bodied beer has a bit of a heavy overtone, but still goes down easy for a DIPA. Overall, a pretty good beer.

Aug 11, 2012
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3.86/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Immortale25 from North Carolina

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. Notches on label indicate it was bottled in November of 2011.

A- Pours a dark copper color with a 1/4 inch tan head bearing decent retention time before slinking down to an 1/8 inch head. Fluffy residual lacing.

S- I could sense the pungent, boozy aroma when my face was a foot away from the glass. Has that earthy hop scent common in European craft brews but with a caramel sweetness to back it up.

T- Sharp bitterness accompanied by a moderate alcohol twang. The malt plays its part by bringing a bit of balance but doesn't play off the earthy hops as well as expected. Faint glassy taste.

M- The only redeeming quality of the beer. Quite creamy and frothy with medium-high carbonation and a middle-of-the-road body.

O- Good, but not great. Just lacking complexity.

Jun 17, 2012
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3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

Never Mind The Bollox!
Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB

LOOK: Deep copper bordering into amber. Fluffy light tan foam, little lace. Active carbonation rising to the surface. Fine clarity.

SMELL: Fruity ale yeast aroma upfront with some citrus, pine and honey. Smells a tad sweet with a presence of alcohol.

TASTE: Mildly sweet malt flavor with a helping of piney herbal hops. Bitterness is moderate. Hop flavor has a mild citrus note, but there is a substantial sugary malt body with notes of caramel and toffee taking away from the hops. There is a presence of alcohol and kind of malty for a double IPA.

FEEL: Full bodied, medium-low carbonation. Small hop bite with a hint of alcohol and sweetness in the finish.

OVERALL: An interesting take on the IPA style. Interesting and fruity nose, which may be the best aspect of this beer. A nice strong import IPA with a barleywinesque edge.

Apr 27, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by OWSLEY069 from Pennsylvania

Pours a hazy orange-ish to amber color with a light tan head. In the aroma, a big orange citrus rind. In the taste, a small bitterness to smooth, but all about the orange citrus rind flavor of hop. A small hop bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry orange juice citrus rind in the aftertaste. Hides the alcohol with a big orange citrus rind all throughout.

Apr 05, 2012
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2.58/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by spunionring

Not a great beer, but an interesting one. Quite far from what you'd expect from an IPA (even a double) being that it is quite dark, with heavy malts, and oak and berry flavors. The hops are almost overwhelmed, though if you really focus you can find them, and they are quite good. Not a great beer, but I cant say it was terrible. An interesting one to try.

Apr 04, 2012
 
3 by ygtbsm94 from Utah on Mar 25, 2012
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2.82/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
by mactrail from Washington

So sweet and strange I have to imagine this is what ant poison would taste like. The dark amber color is clear and attractive with a big coarse head. The flavor is sugar; sorghum syrup with some aspartame sweetener. The aromatic flavor in the nose is quite intriguing-- some kind of English hard candy with menthol and fermented prunes (footnote: "Gravity's Rainbow"). The carbonation dissipates so that after a few sips from half a glass, it tastes nearly flat. There is a modest burn of bitterness, but whether it's hops or some unusual chemical process I couldn't say.

This stuff is almost drinkable if you can wrap your mind around it-- pretend it's a date liqueur from South Yemen. I hate to pour half a buzz down the drain.

Jan 05, 2012
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2.51/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

I had higher hopes for this one. It poured out as a boring looking muddy orange color with a white head on top. The smell of the beer was a little hoppy but not floral or anything it just didn't seem to come to life much like most IIPA's do. The taste of the beer wasn't that great either to me. I found it to be very strange and not even in a good way. The mouthfeel was decent, it had a mild carbonation to it and a heavier body. Overall I just wasn't a fan of this. I kept trying to gulp it down and I eventually finished it but I really didn't want too.

Jan 05, 2012
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2.6/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
by litheum94 from California

16.9 oz bottle. Best by (?) 11/11.

Dark body, umber color. Very scant head, only pools of big bubbles. The cap didn't make much noise when I opened it, so this may have lost some carbonation.

Very fruity smelling, almost like raspberry syrup. Robust, caramel malts. Very herbal, like black tea with some pine.

Somewhat syrupy, with sweet berry flavors. Brown sugar and herbal tea flavors. Very faint hints of pine hops on the finish, with some alcohol burn.

This has to be a bad bottle, although I can't say for sure. There are almost no hop flavors. I'll have to try another one.

Jan 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Monkeyknife from Missouri

Poured from the bottle a hazy dark tea color with two fingers of quickly fading beige head.

Aroma is quite sweet with caramel malts, tropical fruits, light fig and brown sugar. Not much if any hop presence.

The taste is also quite sweet and malty with caramel malts, candy sugar, pear, fig and boozy notes. The 9% alcohol gives a warm tickle to the palate.

Medium bodied and chewy with a moderate carbonation.

I miss the hoppiness present in many American IIPAs.

Dec 09, 2011
 
4 by RichH55 from Illinois on Dec 02, 2011
 
3 by PthPndr from Florida on Nov 27, 2011
 
3.5 by deapokid from Pennsylvania on Nov 25, 2011
 
3 by Jenray from Texas on Nov 23, 2011
 
3.5 by JAHMUR from Connecticut on Nov 16, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by rarbring from Sweden

The ale is clouded brown with orange hues, the head is firm off-white yellow, some lacing.

The smell has some toffee, then squashed grape-fruit, but also hay and some musky cellar aroma.

Starting sweet , toffee and nut cereal nuances, grape-fruit juice and peel, nuances of pine soap.

Medium carbonation, soft texture, a complex and good body.

A good complex interesting DIPA interpretation.

Aug 09, 2011
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3.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by bark from Sweden

The colour is brown, the liquid is cloudy. The beige head is two fingers thick; it sinks slowly leaving quite a lot of lacing.

Heavy hoppy flavours dominates the smell. Some soap/perfume. Bitter-sweet fruits and hints of perfumed detergents.

The taste is fruity and bitter. Apricot jam and orange marmalade. Perfume. The aftertaste is quite light with lots of fruity (mot so much citric fruits) flavours, some of them reminding of fruit candy and a somewhat earthy hint in the finish.

The carbonation is light to medium; the liquid is a bit sticky.

Too much of those perfumed flavours, not enough of bitterness.

This beer was brewed in March 2011.

Aug 06, 2011
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3.97/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by shand from Florida

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a Sierra Nevada Hop Tulip.

This brew pours a very hazy red-amber color crested with two fingers of head. The head quickly drops down, not too much lacing to speak of. The smell is a nice hoppiness, balanced out with a fairly substantial malt presence. The taste is very interesting, at first this feels more like a barleywine with the huge up-front sweet malts with a decent amount of hoppiness, but more hop character along with some nice citrus and yeast aspects come in for the finish. Either way, I'd still consider this closer to a barleywine than a DIPA. Still good tasting though. It's got a thick mouthfeel with a fairly light level of carbonation. The drinkability is alright. This was a good beer, but nothing outstanding. Not worth the premium price.

Jul 20, 2011
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3.89/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Tone from Missouri

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, citrus hops, slight roasted malt, alcohol, hint of pale malt, slight dry hop, and hint of spice. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, earthy malt, citrus hops, alcohol, and hint of roasted malt. Overall, weak in appearance, but good/complex aroma, and good body.

May 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Cmack15 from Massachusetts

Appearance: brownish, darker then a normal ipa

Aroma: I think the malts and yeast come through more then the hops. you get a hop aroma too tho but not as pronounced as it should be

Taste: starts with the hops and malty sweetness then fades into the yeast. Somewhat reminds of a Belgian Ipa but with a stronger malt backbone.

Mouth feel: carbonation seems a little weak medium body

this is not a bad beer but for the price I would not buy it again. maybe if I was in Sweden and could try it on tap

May 16, 2011
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3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Pellinore1 from Illinois

Pours deep amber, nearly brown, and produces less than a finger of light tan head. This fades, leaving just a bit of lacing.

The smell is very light for a DIPA. I pick up some citrus and floral hops, and just a bit of caramel sweetness.

The taste is not quite what I expect. There doesn't seem to be much there when it first hits the tongue, but then it opens up with a subtle mixture of bread, caramel sweetness, and hop bitterness. Unlike any DIPA I have had before.

Medium bodied, with relatively low carbonation. This is pretty smooth, and a bit sticky at the end.

Very interesting overall, I'm not sure I would have identified it as a DIPA had I tasted it blind.

Apr 21, 2011
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