Hazy Alpha Domina Mellis
DC Brau Brewing Co.

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #3,572
ABV:
9.7%
Score:
87
Ranked #33,263
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 12.02%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
19
From:
DC Brau Brewing Co.
 
District of Columbia, United States
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One-off
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SCORE
87
Very Good
Hazy Alpha Domina MellisHazy Alpha Domina Mellis
Notes: In the glass, a dense, white head sits atop a hazy, deep golden-hued pour. Substantial adjuncts were used for enhanced mouthfeel accompanied by a heavy pungent and punchy aroma with notes of Grapefruit, Mango, Guava, Pineapple, along with deep citrus and heavy tropical fruit. Upon sampling, the palate is met with a light bitterness with no “hop burn” on the throat. Best drink this one fresh!
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 19
Photo of WunderLlama
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a teku glass

Translucent amber crowned by a soapy two finger white foam cap, decent rentention , sticky lacings

Pungent aroma with Grapefruit, Mango, Guava, Pineapple, accompanied with deep citrus and heavy tropical fruit.

Taste is tropical fruits, mango, guava over malt

Hop nibble that linger sin the middle of the tongue, medium sudsing

Nice beer

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Photo of Smakawhat
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Spice of life October 14th 2018.

Large frothy to creamy styled head appearance, tall at easily three fingers with a khaki light color. Fine bubbles in the head, sitting atop an opaque orange amber body color touching slightly brown.

Aroma is a bit jarring. This really has a large beeswax like smell to it. There are some nicer elements in here, a particularly real good gumdrop like quality and fruity hop angle. But that first whiff is kind of rough.

Kind of a neat palate. Real nice bold silky honey smooth quality coming off in the mouthfeel, and the beer is far from sweet. Quite a noticeable pine and gum drop like flavor, with some leaf and green grass like bitterness. Quite a juiced up a palate, a bit rough in flavor on the bitterness, but it is a good contrast to the light touches of cream honey and dank earthy gum drop flavor.

Neat take on a honey flavored IPA. Very well hidden ABV as well, but that first whiff is a bit jarring.

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Photo of teromous
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the bottom of the can: "SPICE OF LIFE 10/24/18 12:02 2749"

Appearance: The body of the beer is a hazy brown-orange that is too hazy or opaque to see through. The head is a large tobacco stained yellow-white color with a frothy and creamy texture.

Aroma: It has a nice floral scent with a light and slightly peppery finish.

Taste: Up front there is a light caramel flavor that fades nicely into a floral character, then sharply into a bitterness that tapers off quickly leaving nothing but the scantest bit of hop flavor at the end. After drinking the beer for a bit it picks up a bit of pine which is nice.

Mouthfeel: It has average bitterness and good carbonation.

Overall: The can says that this is an "IMPERIAL INDIA PALE ALE BREWED WITH HONEY." The beer tastes like a good, average Imperial IPA, but the honey doesn't seem to add any character. It could add to the ABV of the beer (listed at "9.7% ALC BY VOL" on the can) but it doesn't add any additional sweetness or acidity. I would recommend drinking this beer because it has a nice overall balance. It is an enjoyable beer to drink. I would drink it again but I would remind myself not to expect anything additional from the honey.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this kne from the can into a hotel supplied glass while visiting the Alexandria area. Bottom line on this one is someone made A NEIPA version of Bell's Hopslam or Greenbush's Brother Benjamin. Was it good? Yes. Was it worth the price when I get both the others cheaper back home? No. But I'm glad I had it.

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Photo of Lucular
3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Had on draft. Zero bitterness. Slightly too sweet. My friend said it tasted like mildew and while I didn't quite get mildew (thankfully) it was still pretty bland. Maaaaybe some wet cardboard but not mildew. Slight floral hoppiness and maybe a touch of tropical fruit.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

16oz can to stemmed, tall pint glass

Hazy orange color with about 1F of creamy head. Strong sticky lacing.

Aromas were a turn off... quite astringent. Old flowers. But bready finish.

Flavor was full of floral bitterness, with some grass in the middle, and grapefruit finish. Didn’t notice much of any honey sweetness that could’ve balanced this.

Overall, a bit disappointed at the imbalance in this one.

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Photo of metter98
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very hazy amber yellow in color. It poured with a white head covering most of the surface with a large collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of grapefruit are present in the nose along with hints of honey.
T: The taste has strong flavors of honey along with notes of grapefruit and mangos. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes a lot more like a Honey Ale than it does an an IPA. It hides its alcohol very well.

Serving type: can

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Hazy Alpha Domina Mellis from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 19 ratings