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

"Therapist" Triple IPA"Therapist" Triple IPA
BA SCORE
85.2%
Liked This Beer
4.04 w/ 122 ratings
"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
Ranking:
#4,456
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
122
Liked:
104
Avg:
4.04/5
pDev:
9.16%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by ronniebruner:
Photo of ronniebruner
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I'm new to the Dust Bowl brand, but I am quite impressed. There seems to be a new trend in hoppy double and triple IPAs recently and honestly most of them are all exactly the same. Therapist though, has a unique feel to it. It's appearance is a tan to copper coloring, about what you would expect from an IPA. For being as hoppy as it is, the smell of fresh cut grass and vegetation is not overly powering. Its aroma is gentle and somewhat sweet. The taste of this beer is where the real story is... it is very good. Most double and triple IPAs are overpowering and too intense to be enjoyed, whereas Therapist is relatively smooth and sweet, considering it is 10.4% ABV. The mouthfeel is above average, though it does seem to linger on the palette a bit, but nonetheless fresh and sweet. Picked this up on a whim while visiting Northern California and for $7.99 for a 22 oz. bottle, I do not feel let down. Having never even heard of Dust Bowl, I give them props on a great product and look forward to seeing if they get bigger.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SanFranJake
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerswag
4/5  rDev -1%

The color is a 24k gold color.This beer has a citrus orangey, bite..smells of pine and citrus, slightly fruity smell..the taste is piney, citrusy hops, with a light-medium body that I like. Lots of carbonation, for high abv, which makes for a more pop and action to the mouth. Vibrant, fruity, bitter, resin apparent. Not too much diacetyle. Much bigger taste than smell.

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Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Tuckersmth
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dertyd
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of PaulWaters
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BSW
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of SamuelR
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

was highly recommended....but fell well short of expectations

flat smell....flat taste....not bad....not great at all.....

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Photo of hypno
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Denzo
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CAcreeks
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

"Therapist - no appointment necessary" reads the 22 oz bottle. Finally, a beer label that's actually funny, although certainly not pretty. Purchased at Molly Stone in Palo Alto. Anyway, I don't see how an Imperial IPA could be any better than this. All the reviews so far are fairly spot-on, but I liked it more.

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Photo of jlisuk
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Mightykingmalard
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: perfectly transparent amber color. White head that lasts a while.

S: floral and very hoppy. A little citrus in there too.

T: citrusy and very hoppy. Very good malt taste too.

M: great smooth finish.

O: reminds me of Pliny the elder. A little hoppier and and a little less smooth, but I feel this is a great dipa.

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Photo of MJSJr
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Vlaminck
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraJosh
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Spaz7
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.08/5  rDev +1%
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 TimmyRo
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abraham21
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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"Therapist" Triple IPA from Dust Bowl Brewing Company - Downtown Taproom
Beer rating: 85.2% out of 100 with 122 ratings
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