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Alpha Domina Mellis III | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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4.04/5
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38 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co.
District of Columbia, United States
dcbrau.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MNishCT77 on 12-19-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
38
pDev:
8.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamLand
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DucksFan16
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

03/29/2016

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Photo of HeartofMiami
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OGShotzy
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JandJMD
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ljkelly2171
4.86/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjd722
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billab914
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mendvicdog
3.02/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Knapp85
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of GeuzeInTheHouse
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the growler, it pours a slightly hazy slightly orange amber with a small head. Scent is slightly hoppy and very pleasant. Taste is slightly sharp and hoppy, but extremely enjoyable. Dangerously easy to drink.

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Photo of HattedClassic
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice white that dissipates quickly while the beer itself is a clear but slightly cloudy medium amber color. The look isn't anything to write home about and is kind of dull. However, it still looks nice and fits with the style guidelines.

The smell is nice and what someone would expect from a double IPA. The aroma seems to consist of a strong hop note that mixes with a very sweet honey note. The hop notes seems to be a blend of different hop varietals. One hop note underlying the others is a tropical pineapple note that seems to be the lightest one but still manages to make itself known. The other notes consist of a sharp and bitter pine note with a bit of grassiness to it. In contrast, the beer also has a nice sweet honey note. The malt is also sweet but also has a bit of grain to it but can be overwhelmed by the stronger honey smell.

The taste is pretty good and a bit better than the smell. The hop notes come out a little bit more while the malts come out more as well. The hop notes are still the same from the smell but lean towards a more bitter and pine note with a slight tropical aftertaste. The honey is still strong while the malts come out more in the aftertaste a slightly toasty and sweet flavor.

The feel is good and what you would expect from the style. It has smooth full-body with very little carbonation. It has enough carbonation to give it a bit of texture but not much to do anything else.

Overall, after three years, this is still a pretty good beer. However, I seem to remember the first one being a bit richer and fuller. Still, it's a good DIPA on its own terms aand is very good when you can get fresh. Go for it.

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3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kubishark
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had at DC Brau. Hazy and light brownish orange in color, smells malty and honey-like. Taste has a nice balance of hops and malts, with sweet honey tying the flavors together. Very good mouthfeel as well, even a bit heavy. Overall another quality beer from DC Brau, though not my favorite of theirs.

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

Tap pour into a snifter.
Easy drinking and smooth for an 8.5% IIPA. I found it to have a good balance of hop and malt/honey sweetness. Overall it was good, but fairly unremarkable.

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Photo of polopaul20
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Alpha Domina Mellis III from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 38 ratings
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