Blimey That's Bitter! | Reuben's Brews

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4.3/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Reuben's Brews
Washington, United States
reubensbrews.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An Intense citrus, pine and tropical aroma are followed by a smooth medium full mouth feel. First brewed in early 2014, Blimey That's Bitter has become a loved brew! Using ludicrous amounts of hops - about 6lbs per barrel - we focus on hop flavor and aroma, with 90% of these hop additions are in the last 10 minutes of the boil and later.

Added by Adamostella on 02-21-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,786
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
89
pDev:
8.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Rutager
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

B1, bottle 893. Cheers to the guy working at Chuck's for pointing out this bad boy that was sitting behind the counter! Nice to deal with a real beer guy. It's less common than you'd think, even in killer places like Chuck's.

A. Pours a really nice orange with a touch of amber, half a finger of thick, sticky looking head that fades to a skim.

S. This hit me as I was pouring it. Massive red grapefruit, mango and mandarin orange, some sweet pale malts, some fresh pine wood.

T. Nice sweet malt and resinous hops that build as we go. Before that building grassy, resinous piney bitterness, there's some nice citrus and a little bit of sweet tropical fruit.

M. Medium+ body, medium-low carbonation.

O. Yeah, get it if you can. The bro behind the counter saw my fremont tipa and other .rar's, knew I was a bro, and totally bro'd down with me pointing this one out. Cheers to this bro, and all the other bros out there helpin' bros out. We gotta stick together. Bro.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drone
3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kevlee722
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an awesome balanced BITTER IIPA. Clear yellow body with a fair amount of white head. Good lacing, fair head retention. Tons of pine and grass up front on the nose with a little bit of sweetness from citrus and tropical fruits. The taste is very citrus with pine notes and a very nice balance from a decent malt backbone. Sticky and nice tight carbonation. So drinkable, very enjoyable. I love this beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of DrIPA21
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Reuben's Brew pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a one finger whtie head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt, orange family citrus, a little apricot and tropical fruit, citrus and piney hops with a hint of dankness. Flavor starts semi-mild, with a nice mildly biscuit and caramel malt, then the hops really start asserting themselves, piney and dank with grapefruit and tangering rind. Finishes with assertive hop bitterness, but with a pleasant memory of the lightly fruity balanced malt. Medium bodied with light creaminess and great carbonation. Anticipating an imperial IPA hop onslaught, I thought the name of this would be redundant, but I have to say that this is a sneaky one and the the initial flavors lulled me into thinking this would be a mellow IPA. The finish really did make think "Wow (Blimey) this is really hoppy!" Aptly named with a really well done flavor progression and great resiny, flavorful hops. Missed this rare beer several times, but snagged one of the recently bottled ones. Well worth the wait. A brewery that just keeps getting better.

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Photo of Shortbox81
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vutoq
4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OldGriz
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of msds
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As close to a 'perfect' triple IPA as any such beer I've ever had. Like some others, I feel it's the delicacy that makes this one so great. Typically, IIPAs in this ABV range tilt towards the sweeter and more heavy-bodied side. That is not necessarily a problem, if they still taste great, hide their alcohol, and showcase their hops. But Blimey somehow manages to be light and refreshing, despite being huge, and ultra-hoppy. From a brewing perspective, it's something of a magic trick.

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Blimey That's Bitter! from Reuben's Brews
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 89 ratings