The Roustabout | Societe Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Schmaltzy on 02-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#939
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
131
pDev:
8.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Societe Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of spycow
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of largadeer
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Churchill's and later at Societe. Pretty excellent stuff. Crystal clear golden body with a sticky white cap. A ton of simcoe on the nose bringing bright tropical fruit and citrus. Citra is in there too, but it's at a lower level. There's little in the way of malt or alcohol in the aroma, just a smorgasbord of aromatic hops. The palate feels a bit heavier than Societe's other hoppy beers, and the higher alcohol is felt slightly more. That said, it's still remarkably light bodied and dry for the ABV, and there's little in the way of harshness. Beyond a touch of malt sweetness, this is all about juicy tropical fruit flavors coming from the simcoe and citra. Pineapple is pervasive, with mango and a citrusy grapefruit/orange note mid-palate. Somewhat resinous in the finish, gently bitter. Very well balanced and easy to drink for how big it is. Hard to find fault with this beer.

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

64 oz. awesome stainless steel growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Golden body, clear with a few wisps.

Smell - Simcoe everwhere. A bit of citrus. Pine. Every kind of hop aroma. Slight biscuit malt.

Taste - Very nice. Variety of hop flavors. Citrus, pine, less simcoe than I expected from the nose. Malty, but never sweet. Grain and a bit of toast. Low bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Probably the growler. Medium body.

Overall - Very tasty IPA. Not a citrus bomb or a hop bomb like most great IPAs.

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Photo of orangesol
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of chippo33
4.5/5  rDev +3%

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

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

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 GClarkage
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lupercmda
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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 HopHead84
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2/08/2013 and 2/10/2013

On tap at Societe. Apparently they used Simcoe, Citra, and Cascade in this one.

A: Burnished yellow gold body with a mountain of white froth. Good retention with lots of lacing clinging to the glass. Crystal clarity.

S: Very fruity, with notes of cantaloupe, honeydew, spicy grapefruit, passion fruit, tangerine, and orange. Floral notes are pervasive and there's a little pine resin.

T: Mango, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, juicy tangerine, and pine resin. No malt flavor to speak of but there is a dash of sweetness. The beer is dry but not astringent. Alcohol is a little strong in the flavor, which is my only complaint.

M: Lower medium body with upper medium carbonation. Dry mouthfeel.

Overall: A very nice Double IPA from Societe. Alcohol flavor is a little stronger than I prefer, but it's inoffensive. Recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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 Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.62/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Societe's brewhouse. Its a yellow double ipa. Pretty solid 4/5" white head on the top. Somehow more clarity than the Pupil. Good lacing. Really impressive when you consider that this is a very hoppy beer.

Aroma, pungent proprietary hops. Citrus and tropical fruits dominate. Some pine notes underlying it. All the good stuff aroma wise, very nice.

Amazing way of covering up the alcohol, a very easy drinking 9% beer. Massive hop flavors without a palate destroying bitterness. If you know someone who doesn't like ipas because they are bitter, this might be the beer for them (and you!). Very dry stuff, allowing it to stay very light on the mouthfeel. It has a warming effect, I mean, you know the alcohol is there, but its still far below the average 9% booziness. A lot of what I suspect to be the amarillo and citra comes out in the beer, just enough simcoe to keep it in that nice range of not getting all bittered out.

Fantastic stuff, elite, top tier stuff.

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Photo of GraduatedCashew
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of akang
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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The Roustabout from Societe Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 131 ratings
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