The Bollocks | Brash Brewing Company

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Brash Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American 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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5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of kawilliams81
4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- Pours a dark caramel with a 2 finger off-white head. Big coating of lacing remains on the glass.

S- caramel, big juicy pineapple, grapefruit, pine and herbal aroma.

T- sweet caramel and citrus, pineapple, big bitter citrus rind (this clearly is over 100 ibu's!)

M- medium body and carbonation. Creamy with a slightly oily feel and the bitterness leaves a lingering bitter, tingly feeling. At 12% there is hardly any noticeable heat.

O- i can sum this beer up in 2 words: big, potent, citrusy hop bomb!

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of ghostwalker
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange body. Thick white head. Nice looking brew.

Nose is candied hops. Almost a marshmallow odor, but then there's a hint of grassiness. Interesting.

Woof, that's a mouthful. Thick, syrupy sweet malt with crusty, overarching hops dominant. Serious palate blaster. I like it, even though it is a bit sweeter than I usually prefer.

Mouthfeel is heavy, thick, chewy moderate carb.

I'm giving this one a pretty good overall score. Less than the sum of it's parts? Maybe. It's a bit heavy to ever be truly drinkable, but I think it's a really good beer anyway.

Who on earth is Brash Brewing? Guess I need to find out.

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Photo of JTK713
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 22 bottle, thanks to 1 beer Jay brought from Massachusetts.
Strong aroma notes of sugary, hop goodness. Grapefruit, citrus, pine, its all there.
Bottle says 12% but can't taste 12%. Drinkable double, a bit sweet, hops take aver after initial taste.
Look forward to more from this brash brewing freakazoid!

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 06/2012, just hit stores last week.

A: A cloudy orange pour with an enormous effervescent tan head. Fades very slowly with excellent retention. Leaves a huge swatch of lacing behind.

S: Loads of caramel malt dominates here. Very sweet. Big pine and grapefruit aroma tries its best to counterbalance.

T: Unlike in the nose, the hops dominate here. Huge amounts of bitterness from pine and grapefruit primarily. Almost hurts my teeth it's so overtly bitter. The hop flavor is at a good level but the bitterness is doubly strong. There is a strong caramel malt but it's getting buried badly, especially at room temperature. Finishes piney and resinous. Pure bitterness lingers in the aftertaste forever. No sign of alcohol at least.

M: Pretty heavy, super bitter and drying.

O: Not a bad DIPA but the bitterness is insane. As mentioned the hop flavors balance well with the caramel malt but there's this hidden pure bitterness that has no real flavor. It takes over everything and lingers for several minutes after each sip.

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3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a duvel glass.

A: pours a hazy orange amber with a nice finger of slightly ambery brown head, head dissapates nicley into a film.... You can see active carbonation bubbles running up the side of the glass. Anniv amount of lacing.

S: a nice fresh citrusy hop aroma, tropical fruit, a touch of pine and a hint of a sweet malt backbone.

T: deffinatly a sweet malt backbone, it wasn't until tasting this that I looked back and saw the abv was 12 percent! Sweet caramel mixed with a fair amount of hops, caramel and sticky citrus fruit, I feel like the malt slightly dominated this beer, especially when it was cold. The hops, as the brew warms, become bitter, piney and resinous and venture through the thick malt sweetness, little to no alcohol flavor.

M: medium to heavy bodied and slick, medium to low crisp carbonation that tries to keep this brew from being to oily and slick.... The alcohol is fairly well hidden considering the high abv. Bitter on the finish,

O: a decent brew, I just wish the hop profile was a bit more dominant, This one was on the sweet side for me, but I'd your looking for a high abv ipa, here yah go. Sticky sweet caramel and citrus with some deep bitter, resinous pine notes.

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