The Bollocks | Brash Brewing Company

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243 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:
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Added by PeterIngemi on 07-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
243
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.76%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
19
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 243 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of nickfl
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours with a small white heads n a very hazy, orange brown body. An aroma of pine orange and toffee. Caramel, orange, and bread with some pepper. Medium thick body, average carbonation, and a balanced finish. Drinkable, reasonably hoppy, though a bit muddy and one dimensional.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: no head really on a murky burnt orange with golden hues body.

S: little to the aroma. Some candy sugar, citrus, mostly orange and apricot

T: fairly tart and resiny with orange and tangerine mostly. pale malts, really simple overall. Some earthy flavors throughout too.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: Simple with the alcohol very very well hidden. I wouldnt have it again.

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Photo of Lovely85
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of tectactoe
2.85/5  rDev -25.8%
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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Photo of drunkheathen
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Beaver13
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Pours clear copper with a medium creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet caramel malt with tropical fruits and piney resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet caramel malt with some fruit and a big piney resiny hop finish with a good amount of bitterness. There's quite a bit of warming alcohol (but not much in the flavor). The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a solid over the top DIPA.

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Photo of scxcrunner
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of mrebeka
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of APB
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of MCMASTERSANCHEZ
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of RKing44
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of santomark
4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours this deep, hazy gold with a nice 2 finger width white head and little carbonation bubbles. The head will disappear very quickly to a little lacing.

S - Very subtle on the nose, everything is greatly balanced with this brew. Little bits of hops, citrus, malts, again, I'm going to say this, citrus. Grapefruit, lemons, oranges, this is what comes to mind in the hops.

T - A splash of flavors at first, everything hits at once. Hops and their characteristics of citrus undertones, the content is very noticeable, it does taste like alcohol if you concentrate, but the wonderful hops cover it up fast.

M - A tad spicy, carbonation is very light, and not thick at all. This can definitely be a session beer if sold in a larger amount.

O - I will definitely be enjoying this again on a weekend night. Very good and a nice brew, the only reason I am docking it this much points is due to the head disappearing so fast. Other than that, this is a great brew and should be tried!

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Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of BostonHops
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of KevT
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Fahhqu2
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of JorSince88
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy amber with a large head.
Malty aroma, quite sweet-smelling. Also piny and resinous hops alongside marmalade notes.
Very aggressive flavours, big piny and resinous notes throughout. Also a fair bit of booze and a load of malt. The bitterness definitely wins out though.
Nice syrupy body.

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Photo of tcblack4d
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of rkarimi
3.88/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BRD14
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jaasen64
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of mpedara429
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured out a hazy amber color with two fingers of frothy pale orange head. Good retention and rings of lacing.

S: Big, sweet orange smell with a fair amount of pineapple. Slightly tart lemon creeps up in the background.

T: Similar to the smell. A little bit on the maltier side, but still has a good bitter hop presence. An earthy hop finish. A good amount of booziness.

M: Medium, sticky body that is also a bit creamy. Medium-light carbonation. Definitely getting a boozy burning feeling from the 12% ABV.

O: Enjoyable, but a little bit boring. It tastes a lot like some of the other DIPAs I've had. What I like about this one is that it is 12% where a lot of DIPAs shy away from that range. A nice experiment would be to cellar this one and I'm sure it would really smooth out.

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The Bollocks from Brash Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 243 ratings.
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