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The Roustabout | Societe Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co.
California, United States
societebrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Big IPA

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#784
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
135
pDev:
8.24%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of eawolff99
4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grapeshops
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERRACER
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at BT's BBQ, like a giant Pupil, only better! Doesn't taste like a double, so watch yourself.

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Photo of MDDMD
4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nugganooch
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at BottleCraft – Little Italy San Diego, CA
Had this on 09/25/15 – 8oz pour

My pour arrives a brassy looking dark golden amber. Mostly clear and fine with a good finger width of ivory white foam. Good stay power and stick action noted.
The nose blossoms with a posy of fresh fruity of hops. Grapefruit, mango with peach, tangerine, and a touch of ripe gooseberry. Light underpinning of sticky pines. Not getting much malt character here other than a dash of sweetness to it. Very floral with some light tropicalia.
Superb balance for such a beastly brew with a full course flourish of fresh fruity hops. Pink grapefruit, mango, tangerine, and green melon with a light herbal pine mixed in. Resinous but not abrasive. There is some faint malt cracker underneath and a fairly calmed bitterness to this. Keeps the alcohol dangerously well masked making for a very smooth beverage. Moderately to lighter filling body and incredibly dry for its size.
Another Highly recommended from Societe. Definitely worth checking out.

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Photo of Lorihall1
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of manifold1
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brianmandell
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taster: Big IPA delivering a hoppy punch. Similar to the pupil but more sweet honey malt flavor and bigger hop flavors. Nice floral, citrus and pine flavors. The finish is also a little smoother but still ends on a bitter grapefruit pith note. Boozy but well integrated. Smooth, slightly viscous mouthfeel with good carb. Very nice beer.

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Photo of jooler
4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdrickCS
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.11/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JRod1969
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.32/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

- 4oz. pour into tasting glass with growler fill off tap at the tasting room (San Diego, CA) on 27-Jan-16

I've been told that this is now only brewed once a year. I enjoyed this as much as the Pupil and Apprentice, if not better.

Also told by the same bartender that plans to bottle or can are currently in the works, but only non-IPA's are in consideration.

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Photo of bouncepass
4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jeff1973
4.03/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, a 9% abv dipa that is this yellow!?! Alright alright alright. Almost a full inch of head on her, she pretty. Great lace, decent retention, phenomenal clarity. The hop aroma just kicks ass. Juicyfruit. Mega tropical. Excellent.

Taste, jeez, massive hops and minimal bitterness. Uber flavorful, no alcohol heat. All them expensive hops up in this. Easily a world class, 1st tier dipa. Super dry.

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.25/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of t2grogan
3.25/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of malfunxion
4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of cyates3
3.68/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spreetaper
3.81/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at brewery.

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The Roustabout from Societe Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 135 ratings