"Therapist" Triple IPA | Dust Bowl Brewing Company - Downtown Taproom

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119 Ratings
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"Therapist" Triple IPA"Therapist" Triple IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dust Bowl Brewing Company - Downtown Taproom
California, United States
dustbowlbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Science will try to tell you that the tongue cannot detect more than 80 bittering units, but this hop centric imperial IPA will not leave you wanting more. So, have a seat and leave your worries to the Therapist.

Added by Arbitrator on 05-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
9.27%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
36
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a sunlit patio, on a hot day. Sipping in the shade, leaning into a fragrant Morning Glory hedge.

At first a wee bit watery, yes, but tasty as hell. Typical bread-grapefruit-pine. Strong booze but hidden well enough. Citrus leaning towards Lemon, with notes of mellon.

Grand!

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Photo of zach_960
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ElleL
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ssgunbond
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjrider
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oidmoe
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TimmyRo
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of colts9016
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An absolute hop bomb. The beer is a slightly golden color with some amber hues. The head is one finger that is creamy and frothy with decent retention.

N: Typical hops notes, grapefruit, resins, pine, floral, and perfume. The malt backbone is caramel, with some toasty notes. Yeast and bready round out the nose.

T: Big grapefruit and resin rip the tongue first. Then pine floral, perfume, caramel, some toasty notes, yeast, and bready.

M: Carbonated, astringent, and slightly creamy.

This is a huge beer, it is really good. If the beer has a little more finesse, this would be perfect.

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Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.52/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an absolutely enormous ipa, on tap at hopmonk in novato. it has a tall wispy lacy white head on top of a slightly hazy golden body. it smells like wet pine and smashed lemons, pungent as can be, impossibly dank, and really intense on both alcohol and bitterness. i think one of its finest features is that its not too sweet. the grain is flavorful and big, even toasty for a second, but clean rather than sticky, the hops take care of that feel, i think they nailed the malt aspect. its easy to get sugary when you get this strong, and to have avoided that here is a real win. the hops are very west coast, oily and resinous and almost honey textured in the beer, bitter for sure, but also floral in an intense way. lemon is still there, sweeter orange peel, and christmas tree. it reminds me of some of the comically absurd ipas out there, you know like a 120 minute or something, its got that same gnarly aspect to it, just seems to be more refined, less kitchen sinky sort of thing. thankful for all the carbonation and the small pour, i dont think this would warm up well. overall a really robust brew, not for the casual ipa drinker, but the die hard hop freaks should love this one. my first beer from these guys and its great. i also really love the name!

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Photo of jonboy1138
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travolta
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sudsy, highly aromatic brew. Notes of resin, cedar, and grapefruit peel, with a touch of onion. The piney bitterness is the main flavor. Interesting but too much of a good hop flavor to balance the bitterness. Just slightly sweet. Tangy and hot mouthfeel.

Even more bitterness in the finish. The alcohol does not taste at all. I sipped this bottle over a couple days and didn't realize the ABV. This edition is 10.4% according to the label. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Healthy Spirits in San Francisco.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwagner003
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of raiderob
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a bomber into das boot.pours a honey amber color with creamy foamy head that lingers awhile then gives way to very nice lingering lacing.a bouquet of citrus fruit aromas.mmmm yummy,anyways very tasty and goes down nicely with the classic tounge sucking finish❗ Prost

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Photo of vikinggary28
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hypno
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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"Therapist" Triple IPA from Dust Bowl Brewing Company - Downtown Taproom
4.1 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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