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Mischief, Double Dry-Hopped | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Halcyondays on 03-21-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Schmaltzy:
Photo of Schmaltzy
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On cask at The Bruery for St. Patrick...

A- Nice slightly cloudy yellow with 3 fingers thick foamy head that stayed throughout with loads of lacing. Served at 55-60 degrees.

S- Wow, some really dank hops!!! I'm hit with exceptional floral hops, lavender and jasmine, followed by citrusy hops and mangoes, you can get a very light sweet yeast smell in the backround but almost unnoticed.

T- Taste is nothing as promising as the smell, definate floral hop, lavender and jasmine, citurs and mango flavors are somewhat lacking almost a little watered down on the taste, of course it follows with a nice light belgian yeast to subdue the hops.

M- Very light fluffy carbonation that was in the form of a pillowy head but not much carbonation within due to the cask conditioning. Nice light/medium body, would have liked more body, seemed watery.

D- Very easy to drink especially at the temperature they were serving it. All in all a nice beer that could be a great session beer, but is lacking in body.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On cask, via hand pump, @ The Bruery (Placentia, CA) on 3/20/10. Served in a tulip glass. This was dry-hopped with whole leaf Cascade & Liberty hops.

Pours a hazy gold, with a tight foamy finger of eggshell-white head. This sticks around with about a ½ finger of richness, staying hugely frothy in both the retention and lacing. The aroma is rich with floral hops, grapefruit juice, spicy yeast, and some bready tang from the pale malts. The hops are also giving off a good bit of earthy and herbal character, which is making this feel a bit dank and is giving the overall nose a pretty hoppy and tangy feel.

The taste is very pungent with those fresh hops, giving off notes of spice, herbal dankness, lots of juicy fruitiness (including a good bit of bitter grapefruit) and some light pine character. Yeast is fairly sharp, mixing in with a splash of malt sweetness on the backend. Lots of lingering bitterness and dryness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a mellow and smooth feel in the mouth. I was expecting a bit more creaminess to the carbonation because of the cask conditioning but the slick oils from all of those hops seems to counteract that a bit, giving this more of a slippery feel. This is showing a touch of warmth in the feel but overall, the richness of the flavors does a pretty good job of keeping it at bay.

I would have been most pleased to just be able to have Mischief on cask during this visit but to find a double dry-hopped version being served was a real treat. This was literally just dripping with hop character (the aroma specifically was pretty awesome) and the easy slickness of the body kept this drinking well. A great variation of one of my favorites from here.

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Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-cask at the Bruery

A: The pour is a hazy golden orange color with a fluffy white head perched on top.

S: The nose is wonderfully hoppy--as you might expect. There are plenty of floral hops along with some citrus and tropical fruit notes.

T: The floral hops are well represented in the flavor as well, along with the usual Belgian yeasty esters. There is also a tea-like flavor that I've noticed in other cask IPA servings I've had.

M: The body is medium but the flat pour from the cask gives the sensation that the beer might be a touch watery.

D: I enjoy Mischief, and while this is pleasant, I think a "regular" draft serving would have bettered this beer.

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Photo of Overlord
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very light golden amber/orange.

Smell is excellent. Floral notes overlaid with a bit of the tropics with a heaping mound of pine and a splash of citrus.

Taste ... doesn't live up to the smell. The hops are more subdued than expected, and the base of a rather mild belgian pale didn't do much for me. It's a beer that smells significantly better than it tastes, but it doesn't taste bad by any means.

Not a huge fan of the cask mouthfeel/temperature, but this was pleasant enough.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On cask at The Bruery,

A: Pours a lightly hazy amber with a long-lasting white head.

S: Floral hops, perfume - but not chemically in any way, tropical fruit dominates with hints of sage.

T: Light malt. The hops are very complex, but not a crazy hop bomb. The hop flavours are restrained and elegant - mango, pineapple, light pine and cantaloupe, powerful without being over the top.

M: Very smooth carbonation, silky/creamy body.

D: This is a very nice incarnation of Mischief, it has the raw, juicy and pungent character that Mischief is known for with a lot of complexity and nuance. I liked it a lot.

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Mischief, Double Dry-Hopped from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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