Sarcosuchus Double IPA | Dragoon Brewing Co.

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Sarcosuchus Double IPASarcosuchus Double IPA
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4.33/5
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Sarcosuchus Double IPASarcosuchus Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dragoon Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States
dragoonbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,389
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
30
pDev:
15.7%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of arizcards
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 16 oz single from King's Beer & Wine 5-25-18 for $4.49. No canning date but it was newly released at time of purchase. Cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured orange with a very nice white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is earthy and floral along with some grapefruit. Malt base is sweet.

Taste is a huge sweet honey malt base that combines quite nicely with the floral and grapefruit hops. Finish is classic old school west coast DIPA bitterness that is the eqalizer and then some to the malts.

Overall this is a very good DIPA. It reminds me very much of Hop Slam with the honey but definitely a hoppier brew. Would definitely do again!

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Photo of ChuckTom
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbone1384
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeCross
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lobina
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Out of a Crowler fresh from the tap. Good color and head. Taste was extremely pleasant for a high abv dipa. Complex mix of flavors all well balanced. Get it as I think I heard it will be limited.

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Photo of SCW
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PassMeAZima
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Teen-o
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breadwinner
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I don't tend to love gigantic DIPAs, and the most recent iteration of this checked in at >10%, but darned if they didn't make it work, smoothly concealing the booze with a nice mix of fruity, piney hops and apparent but not distracting malt sweetness, and an undercurrent of bitterness that never veers into hot booziness. Well done.

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Photo of Rafunchuni
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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1.08/5  rDev -75.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Phelps
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

In the glass, it's a liquid of outstanding clarity. Rarely have I seen filtered water this translucent. Colored the bright gold of a piece of bullion, topped with a head of snowy white froth that evaporates after a short time.

Floral honey. Grass blades. At once sweet and resinous, a juicy hop. If you smushed a hop with a juicer, I'd imagine it would produce this aroma. Lemon-lime. Citrus peel is moderate. Some stone fruit sweetness -- honeydew! Smells like brunch.

Blueberry, pear, green grape, vodka, wet grass, grapefruit pith, sticky icky. A very berry-fruit hop character punctuated by ethanol -- reminds of the blueberry vodka I that gave me so many hangovers as a young'n. Bitterness is pretty mild for a beer of this much hop character, as is sweetness. So many double IPAs tend to lean way too far one way or another: Sarcosuchus has found a realm that can support his heft. The flavor of alcohol is just a bit too pronounced for me, but it's balanced out by a dry, Chardonnay-like character that becomes even more pronounced as the beer warms. Yellow sour patch kids.

Body is sugary, just medium-light but viscous. Alcohol numbs the tongue and adds peppery heat. Carbonation is mild, tingly.

Brilliant. Despite the alcohol flavor, it's still deceptively easy to drink -- you don't know how much trouble you're in until you stand up. What makes it great is its clean, clear flavor. The melon and grape notes -- derived entirely from the hops -- are likewise reasons to keep coming back.

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Photo of xenjoiii
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks for the recommendation, Mark.

On tap at Boulder on Broadway.

Poured pale golden with half finger of bright white head. Moderate sweetness in the nose, along with huge notes of ripe melon. Taste is really bright. Huge notes of ripe melon (think juicy honey dew), with a balancing sweetness and bitterness. Light bodied with light carb.

Very solid DIPA - defintely in the same league of Pliny. Really surprised by this offering.

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Photo of ralphw56
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Sarcosuchus Double IPA from Dragoon Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 30 ratings