Excess Is Not Rebellion | Blue Lobster Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84.9%
Liked This Beer
4.05 w/ 53 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Lobster Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
One of our interpretations of a Double IPA.
*Batch 1: Galaxy/Centennial/Citra, 7.8%abv
*Batch 2: 100% Galaxy Single Hop, 8%abv
*Batch 3: 100% Columbus Single Hop, 7.8%abv
*Batch 4: 100% Galaxy Single Hop, 8%abv

Added by Jason on 10-17-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
53
Liked:
45
Avg:
4.05/5
pDev:
12.84%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
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Thanks to Jeff for the growler. This is the 100% Columbus hop version. It pours out like the color of bruised oranges and rusty copper pipes with a microbubble, foamy white head that lumps up at about a finger and a half and retains itself for a respectable amount of time. Decent lacing on the way down, spotty and webbed, from nearly the top of the glass to the bottom.

Excess wastes no time slapping you senseless with a sensory overload of piney, resinous, and dank ass hops; we're talking Pineapple Express here, guys. The nugs are surrounded by dripping wet fruits; oranges, grapefruits, mangoes - a good collage of both tropical and citrus that mold together to form one, cohesive hoppy fruitgasm. Very fruity, very dank, resin to the core. Droppin' that sticky icky into a blood orange sweat bath.

Pale, cracker-y malt makes itself known in the first sip, but only for about a second or two before the hops come in an seize everything like Poland in 1939. So many flavors going on at once; pine, resin, oranges, buttery bread, stanky danky hop oils, sweet papaya, mango, holy shit what the hell is going on here? Lovin' the tropical fruit, lovin' the citrus, lovin' the hop juice. Bitter... quite bitter indeed, hitting the back of the tongue like a box of rocks in the final moments.

The finish is dominated by more hop oils and fading tropical fruits with a mild grassy and green onion-like note in the background. It's fairly light bodied, perhaps thick enough to reach the "medium" range, but I'd still like something a little more full from my 7.8% IPA/DIPA/whatever you call it. Moderately sticky and resinous and coating, get ready to brush them hop oils off before they eat away your gums.

Didn't really have any expectations from this one and it turned out to be really quite awesome. Not quite as explosive as other citrus-centric hoppy DIPAs out there, but it's approaching exceptional status, no doubt. Crazy to think that all of those flavors were coming from a single hop. Columbus hops nonetheless... color me impressed. I'd like to try other hop varieties of this brew, but I'm afraid they won't be as good.

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Excess Is Not Rebellion from Blue Lobster Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84.9% out of 100 with 53 ratings
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