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Son Of Wrath | Dust Bowl Brewing Company

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Son Of WrathSon Of Wrath

Brewed by:
Dust Bowl Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Beerandraiderfan on 02-13-2012

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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 81
Photo of kaseydad
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

"Bottled on" was blank. Hmmmm.

Pours a hazy copper color with a nice sized cream colored foamy head. Nice staying power. Not much lacing.

The aroma is piney with some blood orange, apricot and more citrus. Big malt comes through as it warms.

The taste is downright hoppy with a good dose of sweet malt trying to match it....but alas...it fails. Just citrus and more citrus followed by a mouth watering aftertaste of grapefruit rind. Spicy on the swallow.

Overall this was darn good. It is definitely a hop bomb but the malt is there and enough to showcase both elements...but again....this be a hop bomb. I didn't mind because I enjoy them but for the malty lovers of the world..stay clear. Don't let the lil bunny on the label fool you. This brew know's what's up...doc?

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Photo of remingtonsteele1987
3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A 22oz into a snifter with a slight hazy, burnt amber color and white, half finger head. At slightly under cellar temperature, it produced a rich caramel, spice, resin, and burnt orange rind nose. Spiced baked apple, sarsaparilla, burnt orange rind flavors with very little tropical fruit flavors, if not any. The carbonation left a tingle on the tongue. Had just the right amount of hops to balance it out. The pleasantly sweet and hoppy finish would linger for some time.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.07/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clean orange pour, looked impressive. Aroma was lacking. No dry hopping perceived. Woefully inadequate.

Taste was substantially bitter. Didn't impart much hop flavor. High carbonation seems to go hand in hand with overly bitter bombs.

A lot of these types of average ipa, high bitterness kind of beer.

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Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Above average across the board. Smooth, citrus and pine double ipa, very much west coast in nature. My experience with dustbowl is that their IPA must be consumed within about 6-8 weeks. It falls off quick

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Photo of vikinggary28
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First of all I was a reluctant fan of Dust Bowls "Hops of Wrath". It is a very good American IPA but the "Hops" in it's title was misleading. Now with its child, "Son", the mission is complete. Copper/honey colour with a clear orange head. Aroma is what you expect with a California IPA; Hoppy, earthy, citrusy. Taste is the same with the slight pine taste you would expect In the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is good. PROST!

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Photo of stakem
3.21/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bomber into a snifter, the brew appears a clear copper color with yellowish tan cap.

The smell includes caramel malt and pine with a vegetative touch. Almost a cheesy aspect like some highly hopped brews have. Some soapiness is evident as it warms.

The taste is pine to herbal bitterness, grassy and some noticeable cardboard-like oxidation and papery caramel malt flavors towards the finish.

This is medium bodied and modestly carbonated. Not bad but not that great either. Regardless I appreciate the chance to try these Tim.

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Photo of Dsimenson
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a pilsner.
A: lovely honey-golden color, two-finger head, nice lacing
S: heavy scent of citrus hops with a hint of toffee and sweetness
T: citrus hops heaven--wrap fresh grapefruit rind inside-out around a brick! A bit of malt and toffee, then a hint of alcohol, and a grapefruit finish
M: thick side of medium, like melted butter
O: truly outstanding, one of the best double IPAs I've tasted. I love Hops of Wrath, and this one is simply awesome. The guy who started this brewery in Turlock, I heard used to be a high school teacher just 8 miles down the road from where I live. Try this one if you can find it!

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Photo of everyman
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bitter up front and a little piney. Lots of carbonation and some bite in each initial sip. Nice sticky lacing. The malt character is barely present and seems mostly blanketed by the hoppiness. It's interesting that the 'Son' does not quite represent the 'Hops of Wrath.'

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottled 9/26/14.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, earth, and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid citrus forward hop qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of AimToCheat
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 22oz, 1 1/2 months old. One of the more boozier tasting dipa's, which isn't a bad thing by any means (in my opinion). Has a nice hop forward flavor with a very subdued caramel toffee malt following. Great carbonation. I've bought this a few times and will be buying it again. I drink a few high ABV brews "when applicable" , and I don't what it is about this beer, but it's just a very relaxing calming brew, at least for me.

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Photo of Alron
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 13oz mason jar.
Bottled 5/01/14. So, fairly fresh.

Overall all not bad. Im not a huge fan of Hops of Wrath. Then again Im not a huge fan of single IPA's. I actually really liked this one one tho. It was slightly boozy, but that is ok in my book and its a staple of Dust Bowl Double IPA's. Personally, I still prefer Therapist, but this one wasn't bad at all. Ive been waiting a long time to find a fresh bottle of this. Honestly, if you dont like this beer, then you either dont like big, strong, hoppy, IPA's or you didnt try it fresh. :)

Cheers and happy hunting.

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Photo of cjnuxoll
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I liked it a lot. Fruity, but like the name implies, kind of a dusty finish. Solid DIPA. Little bit of a bite, probably due to a slight over-carbonation, but not overwhelming. It's almost perfect; get rid of the "dust," and it'd be in my top 5.

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Photo of Shamb
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very under rated DIPA ' S, tropical fruits on the nose and palate. Well balanced with bitter hops. Tropical fruits are backed up with a nice amount of bitterness.This is one of my favorite DIPA and anyone who hasn't tried it doesn't know what they're missing. This is a solid 4-4.5 Very well crafted! Nice balance of flavors.

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Photo of BierJager89
4.51/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Translucent orange with a white head.

S: Orange, pineapple and tropical fruit in the nose.

T: Pine, orange, pineapple, apple, mango and tangerine.

M: Medium bodied with typical IPA carbonation.

O: Way underrated. That seems to be the case with a lot of these little breweries in the central valley/sacramento areas.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a finger and half of head on a clear, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is lemon, apricot and grapefruit. Nice combination.
The taste has a sharp pine bitterness throughout with a touch of honey and a biting pine bitter finish.
The texture is soft with a low to moderate carbonation.
Quite good and enjoyable.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into an Allagash cervoise glass.

A: Two fingers of white head. Great lacing. Clear amber.

S: Grapefruit. Juicy hops are aromatic and vaguely herbal. I like it!

T: It tastes even better! A great DIPA, with loads of (fresh?) hops, high bitterness, and perhaps (probably) Simcoe hops? Amidst sweetish orange lurks woody-piney flavors, and a hint of onion.

M: Robust and full. Juicy and alluring.

O: A surprisingly excellent DIPA! *Slightly* oniony, but more fruity-bitter than not. Highly enjoyable and recommended.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.29/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another Bistro dipa fest review, another orange pour, this one looked very clean though, not much sediment or haze to this one. Aroma, what aroma? I almost gave it a straight "2" in aroma, but since there was no off flavor, I'll give it a minor reprieve, but really, there was just no hop aroma, no aroma period.

Taste, decent, bitterness kicks it up a notch, high carbonation. A decent double ipa, I think I like the hops of wrath single slightly more. All the usual descriptors, grapefruit, citrus, cascade hops. Good enough, not going to knock the socks off any hophead though, and the lack of a dry hop aroma really leaves you feeling disappointed right out the gate on this one.

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Son Of Wrath from Dust Bowl Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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