The Bollocks | Brash Brewing Company

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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

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Added by PeterIngemi on 07-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 244 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of midnitesun11
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Twal
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Copper pour with minimal white/off white head. Lacing is spotty. Head goes away

Resin aroma. Oily and boozy. Baked caramel. Pine and some citrus. Like lemon Pledge

This is a hop bomb, no doubt about that. The balance peters out midway through and the hops become resin. It's also hot at 12%, no hiding that. Pine and hot caramel come out the most with hints of lemon.
For as big as it is, the bite isn't as strong as I expected. Yes, it's hoppy, but not overly so. With the abv I expected more malt balance, but that's out the window. Lower the abv and this could be a great beer. As it is, it's a one-and-doner. Not that it's bad, but just a chore to drink.

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Photo of normanburner
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden color with thick white head and lots of sticky lacing along sides of DFH IPA glass.

Smell is initially a wallop of strong pine and tangerine. A sweetness comes in later, with more pineapple and candied character.

Taste is bitter rind and sweet malts. Lots of musty bitterness that lingers well on the palate.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall good.

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Photo of mre0683
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of pixieskid
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of JoeBlevins
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of TripelMark
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of irish01980
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of yottachem
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of rajendra82
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The cloudy orange-amber body looked more like a glass of peach or mango juice than a typical beer, except for the two finger thick, foamy, beige colored head. The aroma was sweet an tropical, and continued the impression of a fruit juice being in the glass. There were smells of tangerine, pomegranate, and white grapes that I detected. The taste was odd for a DIPA, as it had a Belgian Tripel like fruity and somewhat funky taste, and the hops were much more subdued than usual for the style. It was also the kind of hops they used, as there was some herbal bitterness and earthy and floral flavor, but there was very little citric taste or any pine. I guess they were going for an English take on the style, but without the clean punch that American hops typically provide, this came out a bit too sweet, and malt forward. The finish initially was like rock candy, followed by a herbal dryness. The body felt medium thick in the mouth. When they say English hops taste like dirt, this beer is a showcase for that.

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Photo of sparx1100
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of JackieTH
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Split the 12% ABV bomber with my brother and thank God 'cause this one packed a hidden punch. Poured amber coppery red with a nice khaki head. Not a lot of lacing. Smell is predominantly citrus and unripe mango with a big dose of sweet malt. Taste is 'east coast IPA' style with early mango, grapefruit and pine resin yielding to a big substantial malt load. The 12% ABV isn't noticeable. Mouthfeel is medium and the body holds together well. Overall when drinking DIPAs I can't help but compare to my gold standard Surly DIPA, which I drink more than my fair share of. Bollocks leans toward the maltier side of DIPAs's not very Abrasive.

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Photo of Drtfinelli
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of AleShark
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

appearance: hazy peach amber. messy swath of a slightly off-white head.
smell: biting hops on a lush bed of fruity sweet.
taste: More of the same. Sharp hops up front with a creamy bed. Nice bitter finish.
overall: another fine dipa. The 12% is well hidden.

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Photo of RingnesExtra
4.36/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This ale pours a thick, copper-colored brew with good retention on the glass. The taste is full bodied with a typical East Coast tendency to be malty instead of citrusy. I think it comes together quite well and was surprised how much I liked it. The 12% abv is noticeable but I think it adds to the flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of fank2788
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle served in a couple of pint glasses
slightly hazy copper in color with an initially thick near white head that settles to a thin layer of bubbles and laces nicely. The smell is of fresh citrus hops mainly grapefruit and a bit of caramel malt as a base, overall the smell is a bit light compared to some other double IPAs. The bitterness is the biggest player in the taste. The hoppiness is so full and almost sticky in the mouth. The malt is in there too providing some base but the hops are the real players in this one. The hop flavor is mainly citrus and pine, carbonation levels are low to medium and the body is rather heavy as a result.. The finish of this is a bit sweet and puckeringly bitter surprisingly the alcohol is well hidden throughout. Overall this is a pretty solid DIPA and it makes me want to give the other Brash Brewing beers a try.

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Photo of Thatbastarddon
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

The Bollocks from Brash Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 244 ratings.
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