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The Bollocks | Brash Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Brash Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 244 |  Reviews: 63
Reviews by StoneTSR:
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4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Bright, golden-orange in color with a stark white head that looks great to start, but collapses quickly. A thin cap with some wild topography remains on top. If the head remained a little longer and there was some head it would be rated higher.

SMELL: Big citrusy aromas waft off the top of this beauty. Orange leads the way with grapefruit and lemon behind it. There is also a good deal of booze on the nose here.

TASTE: At 12% I guess I should not be surprised by the sweet malt flavors up front. A bright, sugary caramel is what gets each sip started along with a little of that orange flavor from the nose. A large dose of hops grabs the baton mid-sip and brings the more bitter citrus of grapefruit. The lemon gets left out of the flavor. A little grassiness also creeps in. Oh, and it’s pretty damn boozy.

MOUTHFEEL: The carbonation is light and flirty, just a tickle, but that helps to maintain the bright, lively overall feel of the beer. Slightly sweet up front and devastatingly bitter in the back. Well balanced.

OVERALL: This is a pretty solid Double IPA. It doesn’t do anything to stand out from its peers (which I would consider good company – Hop Stoopid, 90 Minute), but it does represent the style very well. Finally, as is the case with most good DIPAs, this one pairs beautifully with Point Reyes Blue.

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4.46/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

22oz bomber bottle with no date

looks like frothy, cloudy orange juice. smell is very malty, sour tangerine hops. the 12% is there but not in your face, i would guess by my buzz that it's even over 12. bitter orange rind hops engulfed by sweet fruitcake malts, lots of fruity esters, borders on medicinal.

not a great iipa, but i don't regret trying it

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of tectactoe
2.85/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Thanks to Mike for splitting this one! It beams bright in the glass, kind of somewhere between orange and amber, fairly opaque with some obscured translucency near the edges of the glass. The less than stellar, gray-tinted head reduces to a thin collar in record time, though I can't say Im surprised for a brew with such heft.

Hmmm... you sure this is a double IPA? The aroma gives way to malt, first and foremost, typically not a good sign for a hop heavy beer. Check the date... wow, barely a month old. So this is how it's supposed to be, huh? Caramel, buttery toffee, and only a faint onset of leafy hops, but barely enough to cut through the sticky sweet jungle.

I normally hate when people talk about an IPA and say "oh, with age it becomes a great barley wine". I don't know why, but it just bothers me. But that's the case here, minus the age. This thing is a "hoppy" barleywine right out of the gate. I think I remember Bigfoot having a larger hop presence than this. Tsk, tsk, label your beers properly!

The taste is also mostly malty; sticky sweet iwht caramel and toffee and some butter with lighter undertones of baked bread (still sweet). Hops show a *little* more presence on the palate, but not too much. Peppery hops, with a middle o' the tongue bitterness that merely trembles in the wake of residual, unattenuated malt sugars. Thick body, heavy mouth feel, low carbonation... sounds like an old ale.

Blah, I really appreciate Mike's generosity in sharing this one with us, but I just wasn't a fan at all. I'm not a lover of sweet, thick, "huge", malty DIPAs (as evidenced by my disappointment in the Unicorn's Revenge consumed just prior to this one) and that's exactly what this beer is. Hard to think this is really a DIPA by the standard definition. I think I've learned my lesson... stay clear of DIPAs that exceed 10% ABV.

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The Bollocks from Brash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 244 ratings