The Bollocks | Brash Brewing Company

The BollocksThe Bollocks
244 Ratings
The BollocksThe Bollocks

Brewed by:
Brash Brewing Company
Texas, United States

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.

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Ratings: 244 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of mpedara429
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
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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Photo of pveilleux
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of dougorey
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of liquorpig
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of DrinkingDrake
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of BrewmanCapote
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of CCutch
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of neckbracesub
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of JohnnyB
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of StoneTSR
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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Rado for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with honey and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice honey and citrus presence in the aroma and flavor.

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Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a curious imperial ipa, and my first beer from brash. it pours a peculiarly light golden color, pretty clear, with a lacy white head. looks light for what it is. the nose is more fruity and sweet than bitter, although this is obviously hoppy as hell. its got that fresh squeezed hop oil profile, rather than that bittering American ipa crispness. malts are super light for how big this is. alcohol content is obvious. the taste is just like the nose, very very sweet for an ipa, and the alcohol blisters though the pale malt body easily. bitterness only comes on the finish, which is hot from the booze, and still a bit sweet. there is a lot going on here, but this is a beer in need of refinement. its good as it is, but need to find its center so to speak. more carbonation would help, as would a bigger grain bill. its a massive beers as it stands, not something I even need 10 ounces of, but its obvious that brash is going to be making some pretty interesting beers, and they have my attention with this one, although I will not seek this out again for some time.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Bottleneck says Bottled On 10/09/12

A- Pours a medium amber color with a full inch of beige head that retains very well before sinking to an 1/8 inch head. Non-resilient jagged ring of lacing slides quickly down the glass.

S- You can tell some of the hop aroma has faded with age but it's still pleasant and has a caramel-like malt backing it up. After a few short sharp sniffs, some tangy citrus is detected and not as much alcohol fume as one would expect of a beer with such a high ABV.

T- There's still a substantial amount of bitterness that sinks in slowly and portrays more citrus notes. On the other side, there's a burnt sugar sweetness that actually complements very well creating a dangerously smooth drink. The bitterness eventually comes out on top.

M- Quite bitey and dry with medium carbonation and a surprisingly soft body.

O- I think I cracked this at the perfect time since it's aged enough to have the alcohol decently toned down but not so old that the hops have mostly deteriorated. Quite well done for such a big DIPA.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This one wasn't even on my radar. A buddy found this 12% bad boy and I really enjoyed it. I was expecting an overwhelming alcohol kick but was pleasantly surprised. There are many weaker DIPA's that have a stronger alcohol presence. You knew you were drinking a hard IPA here, as the tongue tingled with that bitter grip. The downer was the price tag, $10 for a bomber.

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Photo of ADZA
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Starting to like these guys more not only they brew good styles they keep the ABV up where it seperates the men from the boys and also great artwork on labels and pours a hazed golden orange hue with a frothy three finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is pineapple mixed with citrus,orange peel and boiled candy,the mouthfeel is full bodied and well carbonated with tastes of pineapple,oranges,grapefruit,bubblegum,boiled candy and finished with a tropical bitterness and overall I love this drop and rate it above item nine,without doubt would buy this again and again cheers.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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