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The Bollocks | Brash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
244 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brash Brewing Company
Texas, United States
brashbeers.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by PeterIngemi on 07-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
244
pDev:
12.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
19
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 244 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a dark orange to ruddy brown color with a sly finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a decent pace. Messy lace all about. The aroma starts with a nice blend of sharp dried pine to bitter citrus rind. Crisp embracing caramel malt backbone slides in for a nice balance. The flavor balances nicely between bitter and sweet, might not always be at the same time but I do like how it comes across. Dried sweet citrus to bitter piney and malty aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice smooth transition of hops to malts rolling over my tongue. Overall, this old school DIPA or west coast one as suggested by the brewer is pretty good and I could see myself coming back to.

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Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
1/5  rDev -73.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of life_of_agony
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of molasses
3.09/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An extreme beer with a hoppy nose presenting caramel, spice, cardamom and alcohol. It pours a chill hazed amber that clears up as it warms under a 1” bone white foam cap that slowly dissipates. It attacks the palate with rich malts when combined with the big alcohol suggest bourbon over spice and cola. Full to chewy body is tempered by an extremely fine soft carbonation and a very creamy texture. Everything is big, but well balance. The alcohol it warming but not overly hot or solventy.

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Photo of GSThorn
4.82/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Not sure if it supposed to be there but I Love the lightly oxidized sweetness on both nose and buds! Very complimentary to this well balanced DIPA.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Corn-fed
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of jayhunter357
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Denzo
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of mcdsports
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.16/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of malfunxion
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of ToadiesForCody
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a day-glo orange colour, bit of cloud. Head is off-white, bit cloudy and whispy. Decent, but not amazing.

Smells nice. Sweet malt with cake batter, but plenty of West Coast hops with it too - citrus, paw-paw, touch of mango. Pleasant. Right in the sweet spot.

Taste is massively hoppy from the get-go. Not to its advantage. Sweet, fruit salad flavour, with intense apricot, sultana grapes, peach and mango. Yeah, fruity sweet and could use more citric bite. Has that hop heaviness on the back, but not really flavour, which is all just sweetness. Needs more grounding.

Smooth, bit of edge at the end, but quite drinkable and pleasant.

Could see people really enjoying this. It's really quite drinkable, but for me it just lacks edge.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 10/1/13 at 40 degrees into imperial pint glass
Aroma of citrus
Head large (5 cm), off white, creamy, slowly diminishing to a layer varying from 1 to 4 mm
Lacing OK, partial rings and medium islands of small to medium bubbles
Body medium orange, chill haze
Flavor begins with citrusy hoppiness which fades to a tangerine sweetness; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, oily, lively carbonation

A quite nice DIPA at ten months old; I can only imagine how it would have been fresh. Although to hops have deteriorated some, this is still better than many of the fresh IPAs.

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Photo of TGanyone
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kenzilka007
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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