C Bomb | HopDog BeerWorks

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Brewed by:
HopDog BeerWorks
Australia
hopdog.com.au

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by dgilks on 01-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.06
pDev:
12.09%
 
 
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours murky copper with a massive head.
Nose shows some piny and resinous hops with a fair whack of sweet malt underneath.
Hoppy flavours, more resinous pine. Also a fair bit of sweet clean malt followed by a bold bitterness and a fair bit of sharp booze.
Carbonation is way too high.

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Photo of spicelab
2.62/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

640mL Bomber. Been holding on to this for a while because I wasn't particularly fussed by it the first time round.

Mahogany amber, quite opaque with a modest beige head that falls sans lacing over a couple of minutes or so.

Nose shows decent candied citrus and tropical fruits, competing with vegetal, plasticy boozy notes. Seems teetering on the edge of a boozy abyss.

These suspicions are confirmed in the taste, with hot alcohol and harsh nail-polishy phenolics taking over. Barely lets through some toffeed strawberry and a moderate spearmint bitterness, which saves it a little.

Aside from the booze heat, it's suitably full-bodied and syrupy body for a IIPA.

Not one of HopDog's better beers. Achieves very little hop expression, and the booze is far from hidden.

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Photo of heygeebee
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of dgilks
3.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hop hazed amber colour with a smooth, off-white head. Fair head retention.

Aroma is interesting. The hop character appears to have faded and some butterscotch comes out. A little fruity. Not bad but not great.

Big hop hit up front with a resinous hop note that sings. Lots of bitterness too. The malt is there but so is some diacetyl. Damn.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Okay.

Not a bad beer and certainly it shows a lot of promise. My biggest problem is the diacetyl which covers up some hop character.

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C Bomb from HopDog BeerWorks
3.06 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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